The Division isn’t for me.
It’s a very beautiful-looking game. The graphics are fantastic, and the urban environments are very realistic and detailed.
Unfortunately I didn’t see anything new or innovative in the gameplay. The whole time I was playing, I kept thinking, “This plays just like Defiance, and Defiance is free.” The only thing The Division has is the cover mechanic. And the fantastic graphics, of course.
I also couldn’t help but notice that there were very few other people around in this alleged MMO game. Perhaps that’s why they keep talking up the Dark Zone-because that’s the only place that has any people in it?
Anyway, I recorded my impressions in a video.
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