As you walk the mostly abandoned streets of New York, the scope of The Division is quickly realized. Blocks away in any direction players can find a variety of things to do. From narrative based missions and side missions, to gathering resources and collectibles, the game is not short on things to do. The Division is an elite group secretly embedded all over the world to fight back against disasters from the inside. After creating your character, you are active to help fight back against rioters and newly formed militias that are wreaking havoc all over Manhattan. A solid amount of boroughs are yours to explore in travels to find out who caused the Green Flu epidemic and why, as well as the mystery behind the missing first wave of Division Agents. The narrative is great if you pay attention before and after the excellent gunplay brought forward, and is a story I am eager to finish.
The shooting is covered based, and almost flawless in my opinion. It is not as sticky as games like Gears of War, and comes of fluidly in terms of cover-to-cover transitions. Each weapon has distinct feelings depending on its statistical layout as well as type. It all just works so well, which makes tense moment’s all the more fun. In addition to 2 main weapons and a side arm, every agent can have 2 abilities as well. These range from tech, security, or health based. Working with your team to have a good balance between aggressive and defensive abilities makes all the difference when tackling those tough boss fights.
Stay tuned for the full review, coming hopefully soon!