Tom Clancy's The Division 2 is an online action role-playing video game developed by Massive Entertainment and published by Ubisoft.
MARCH 15 2019
PlayStation 4/Xbox One/Microsoft Windows
After almost 3 years since taking my first step down the streets of a post pandemic ( and perpetually snow covered) New York City I am thrilled to say that The Division 2 has met my expectations for what a sequel to the first game should be. Filled with more content than a launch title should have these days and a bug free launch ( so far) , The Division 2 is off to the races for a successful follow up story.
With so many cross hairs on it and too much internet hate leveled at the first game its a wonder that Ubisoft didn't just call it quits and make another sequel to Watchdogs instead. Gamer's should be blessed to have a developer so invested in a franchise that they listen to feedback BEFORE the game launches instead of releasing a game then fixing it when everyone complains.
Enough of my gushing. Have a look below at what I thought and make sure you sound off in the comment section to let me know your opinion.
Boasting some of the best open world graphics this side of Assassins Creed Odyssey , The Division 2 pulls you into its world and manages to outdo the first game!
Improved audio for gun shots and adding in proper acoustics when inside buildings are just a couple ways it has outdone itself. Ambient effects such as thunder and wildlife are just the icing on the cake. A full soundtrack to accompany each mission as you play it is pure 80's fun!
Cover based shooting has never been as fun as it is in The Division 2. Character animations are smooth and give you a real sense of urgency when sliding behind a stone barrier or derelict car. I never thought I would say it but the PVP "Conflict" mode is some of the most fun I have had in a multiplayer adversarial mode ever! The entire experience is a super clean and tight without any frustration in the form of getting lost in menus or your character not doing what you want him/her to do in a tense firefight.
Shooting endless amounts of roving gang members has never been this much fun! I am not a loot driven player by any means and the desire for better loots does not drive me to keep playing. Immersing myself in a fully realized open world and participating in the activities the developers have fed to me is what gets me excited. In the case of The Division 2 Massive Entertainment has scratched a big itch in this genre for me. Top notch!