The much awaited game has arrived and it’s available across multiple platforms and for this review I’m playing it on the PlayStation 4 (as stated on the title) and let me start by saying that this game doesn’t disappoint.
Sure, I do come by some feedback saying that some BETA testers didn’t like the game and all well that’s very likely because the game doesn’t suit them to begin with.
“A devastating pandemic sweeps through New York City, and one by one, basic services fail. In only days, without food or water, society collapses into chaos. The Division, a classified unit of self-supported tactical agents, is activated. Leading seemingly ordinary lives among us, Division agents are trained to operate independently in order to save society. When society falls, your mission begins.”
Put it simple – You go save the city. 😛
The key feature that makes The Division interesting is that it’s the Open World RPG style game-play. Work solo or work together to complete missions, level up and progress. This is also the downside of the game because you MUST be online to play it, it’s pretty much an MMO so to speak.
The game summarizes your mission and status on the overview, head over to any mission you like. Complete them and level up!
As you level up you will unlock more items and skills, all these will enhance your in-game character. Again – think RPG, more DPS, more armor, more health. If you Google around there are even guides on how to build the best agent for PVP and all.
Graphics and Audio
The game looks great. The scenario itself for example is mapped after New York City and I can’t begin to praise the developers enough for the amount of detail they place on every scene, it looks beautiful regardless the time of the day or weather condition.
While parts of the introduction are in video, the in-between scenes are done using the game’s 3D engine.
The game doesn’t disappoint when it comes to audio. The sound of the environment, the sound effects, the speech and all, it’s like being there and being part of the show.
The Division is an excellent game, the only complaint I have is that I have to be ONLINE no matter what even though I’m playing it solo. Should you play solo though? While I think it’s fine to play solo, I highly recommend enjoying the game with other players as that’s the beauty of The Division.