Tom Clancy's The Division - Game View
I first saw this game during E3 a few years back, and it didn't really interest me.
(If you read my review on Factorio, you probably already can tell where this is going).
Last week, I was given a copy of the game by a friend, so I felt it fair to give the game a fair try, to see how it was.
I had seen some fairly average reviews for the game, so I did not have high expectations for it.
Well, long story short (too late!), I ended up really enjoying this!
So, I have about 12 hours invested in the game so far, and I'm really digging it.
The game feels kinda like Borderlands, in a way. Except without the over-the-top cartoony aspects.
You are a Division agent, and your goal is to help rebuild the city, after it was basically destroyed after a virus outbreak. To make matters worse, there's a lot of looters and other hostile enemies around, causing trouble.
So it's up to you to help find missing people, retrieve lost supplies, restore power, and just help-out in general wherever help is needed.
It doesn't really sound all too exciting, but the realistic graphics, fully voiced characters, and interesting story elements, and other side-story elements to collect, it really keeps you engaged.
It's another Ubisoft game, which by now pretty much gives anyone an idea of what that means. You have a map, and a large open world, where you can pick which missions you want to do, and you have safe areas that will unlock more details on your map with more missions. Assassin's Creed has that, Watch Dogs has that, Far Cry has that. (Speaking of Far Cry, I've been playing Far Cry Primal, and been enjoying that as well).
So, if you've played any of those games franchises, you kinda know what to expect in that regards.
There's a lot of detail in the game, and it's really quite beautiful, even if the setting is basically a run-down and desolate city. It's still really quite amazing to look at.
Long story short (again, too late!), there's a lot to do in the game, so if you enjoy it, it'll keep you entertained for dozens of hours. You can also play with friends, with missions scaling up in difficulty if you play with other people. And there's a whole "dark zone" which pits everyone against everyone else. I spent a few minutes in there, and kept dying. So I left. Maybe I'll go back once I've leveled up and earned better gear.