How much do you love this game?
Thinking of asking for this game for my upcoming Birthday. Is it worth it? On a scale of 1 explodey drones to 10 explodey drones, how much do you love this game?
Edit: I recently purchased this game by turning in older games I no longer play. It's tutorials aren't very clear (they're too small to read easy on my tv) but I can typically figure stuff out by messing with buttons enough. Of course with the first skill point I got the exploding drone which has given me plenty of laughs. Thank you for encouraging me to buy this game! I'll give it 9/10 explody drones for now ;)
POPULAR The Division 2 End Game Content Coming Next Week
The Invasion: Battle for D.C. is coming to The Division 2 on April 5th. The update will introduce the Tidal Basin stronghold, which upon completion will bump players up to World Tier 5. There is also a new heroic difficulty mode, which will reward more drops for players capable enough to handle it. Finally, the patch will also include the game’s first weapon balance changes.
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POPULAR Should I play The Division 1 before starting The Division 2?
I have the first Division game but I haven't beaten it yet. How closely are the stories aligned? I was playing the The Division with my friend (we're probably around level 15) but lately our schedules haven't worked out so we haven't made much progress. Is it worth it to finish The Division before starting The Division 2?
POPULAR The Division 2 Ain’t That Great
Before everyone gets all riled up let me start out by saying this: The Division 2 is definitely a good game. There’s plenty to do, plenty to see, and it’s easy to pour in the hours just taking it all in and enjoying the experience. This post isn’t meant to deter anyone from buying and loving the game. Now that we got that out of the way, let’s get into it.
Maybe I set my expectations too high. Maybe I let the hype get to me. Of all the games I was excited for in 2019, The Division 2 stood alone at the top of my list. Tom Clancy games have a reputation for being the highest quality. The Ghost Recon, Rainbow Six, and Splinter Cell series are all prime examples of that.
Although it had its weaknesses, the original The Division was a solid game. In some ways its weaknesses only contributed to my high expectations for The Division 2. When there’s clear things to improve on, it should be easy for developers to make the changes and release a more refined game as its sequel. This isn’t to say that The Division 2 isn’t better than the original; it definitely is, but it’s still lacking in many of the most important areas.
Let me tell you some of the good things first: The Division 2 is absolutely stunning. It’s easy to get lost in the environment and atmosphere because it truly is that breathtaking. The gunfighting is satisfying, the ability to improve your gear is endless, and there is always something you can do.
Unfortunately, the “something” you can always do is really just one thing, and you do it over and over and over again. Yeah you can always improve your gear, but it really isn’t all that satisfying. You end up grinding a bunch of encounters and side missions just to become a high enough level with good enough gear to do the missions you really want to do. And keep in mind that in terms of gameplay, the missions you really want to do are no different than the encounters and side missions.
While constantly running from one place to a next is no problem when the game is fresh and you’re spending most of your time simply enjoying the stunning environment, the game quickly becomes a marathon simulator even with the fast travel safe houses. The story is underwhelming and the sense of purpose is completely lacking. Yeah I can run over to that encounter, but why exactly am I doing this? Am I here to save the world or to briefly solve street crime? Unfortunately the game never really answers these questions.
At the end of the day, the gameplay at its core level is undoubtedly fun, but it certainly lacks variety and a grander sense of purpose. What The Division 2 provides is a game that is good, a game that is fun, but ultimately a game that is disappointing. Not because it’s bad - far from it - but because it truly could have been great. It could have been a generation-defining game, but instead it falls flat on the key aspects that turn a game into more than just a game and give it a legacy that stands the test of time.