And, while the story-based campaign and leveling system provide plenty of thrills, it takes about 50 hours to actually get to the real shit. The endgame is where I can now choose between playing as a sniper, a bomber, or a non-specific character who can do a bit of everything, and join up with other super-achievers to take down a tougher gang called the Black Tusk.
This is what we expect from games as a service: huge amount of content (at launch day!), exciting endgame and a lot of quality-of-life changes which were never implemented by other competitors.
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Right now, The Division 2 stands strong as an addictive, well designed, and complete looter shooter. For how dynamic and intricate it is, its open world sets the bar for the genre, and its tense, tactical combat is, for the most part, a real joy.
The game doesn't rely on narrative reasons to entice the player, leaning instead on endorphin-releasing gameplay hooks.
Ubisoft's latest entry in its third-person shooter franchise The Division is a breath of fresh air in a world filled with flawed loot shooters.
Tom Clancy's The Division 2 surpasses The Division in all ways. It's a great co-op shooter with nice graphics, detailed environments and interesting battles.
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The division 2 offers many enhancements over the first game. End Game content especially is very well done and a lot of fun.
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Although The Division 2 is not a perfect game, most evident in its story and murky politics, it improves on almost everything from the original.
With a stronger endgame and a solid loot treadmill, The Division 2 preaches to the choir, fully uninterested in converting those who find the series unpleasant to play for one reason or another.
Despite squandering a great setting and premise, The Division 2 is an incredibly fun game to play which improves on almost everything the first one brought to the table.
The Division 2 expands every element of the original and provides an absolutely massive world that's filled with content.
As flawed as the first The Division ended up being, it was still an enjoyable experience. The sequel doesn't take a revolutionary leap forward and rather just settles on improving every flaw, but sadly this comes with a downgrade in the scope of the story which is unfortunate.
Fantastic world design, exciting combat, and a seemingly unending sense of meaningful progression make it easy to get completely rapt by The Division 2.
The Division 2 is a substantial evolution on the mechanics of the first game, with a more immersive world to boot. This is an impressively complete game, with heaps to offer players across all of its content prongs and a level of polish that belies the size of the game's open world.
With a deep, interesting city full of content to explore and an endgame that seems very fleshed out, The Division 2 is incredible value, and will likely go down as one of the most successful sequels of all time.
The Division 2 is everything a player could want in a sequel. It reinvents and recalibrates where it must, but it also wisely builds off all the work Ubisoft put into refining the first Division. This sequel definitely makes you work for your rewards, but its fine-tuned gameplay and expansive suite of different activities ensures the journey towards earning those rewards is one worth taking.
Recent games have reminded me that sometimes great execution is better than a noble failure, and The Division 2 executes on its concept with finesse. The story is lackluster, and the real-world aesthetic will turn of some players, but it doesn't matter because the core and flow of this looter shooter is great. There are something things that could be tweaked, like enemy density and their ability to one-shot you, but overall The Division 2 is a sequel done right.
Ultimately, The Division 2 is a safe sequel for Massive Entertainment to have made and is a safe purchase for anyone looking to grind for loot in a well-paced, co-op experience set within a gorgeous open world.
The Division 2's campaign is full of great gunplay, loot, and missions. Only toward the end of my 60 hours of play did it start to suffer from a lack of interesting incentives, but the journey was enough fun that it made up for the destination.
The shooting and looting of The Division 2 each are strong enough on their own that a lackluster story and proliferation of glitches aren't enough to sour this trip to America's capital for a bit of R&R in the Dark Zone.