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Tom Clancy's The Division (March 8, 2016) Video Game

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by Anthony_, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. Anthony_ Jan 8, 2018
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    Anthony_

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    Tom Clancy's The Division, published by Ubisoft and developed mainly by Massive, is a shooter/RPG hybrid for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The game casts players as agents of the titular Division, a clandestine government agency of sleeper agents who await activation in times of crisis. After a weaponized plague is let loose on Manhattan around Christmas, agents are activated and sent to the city.

    Often described as "Diablo with guns," the game launched to much hype but quickly fizzled out due to technical issues, lack of endgame activities, and problems with the loot system. Over the course of two years, the game has seen numerous updates, balance passes, and expansions that have put it into a position where many are claiming it is worth coming back to.

    For fans of Diablo, Path of Exile, Destiny, & Borderlands.

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  2. dylan

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    ugh fine
     
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  3. CoffeeEyes17

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  4. Anthony_

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    Glad you picked it up! I played a good deal when it first came out so I'm already done with the story and at lvl 30 but we should play for sure.
     
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  5. CoffeeEyes17

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    after u ruthlessly ignored me to play Final Fantasy i think we should play and catch up i havent talked to you since last year
     
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  6. Anthony_

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    It's been a minute, that's for true. Nothing mends friendships like grinding the Dark Zone and getting pubstomped by tryhards, though.

    also v sorry bout FF jus wanted 2 get it finished imma p bad friend I no
     
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  7. CoffeeEyes17

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    nah its fine i totally understand wanting to listen to the story/get immersed without having people talking. all good

    do it again tho and ur fired
     
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  8. tucah

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    i could play but now i want to play a final fantasy game
     
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  9. Rob Hughes

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    might have to get into this game again. it was just bleh for the first few months (which is the make or break for most games)
     
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  10. Anthony_

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    The only fantasy you need is the one where you're an elite government agent grinding for loot in a plague-ridden version of lower Manhattan.
     
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  11. Rob Hughes

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    the real problem I have with this game, is lack of interesting enemies
     
  12. Anthony_

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    You mean "Steve, the dude with the flamethrower" isn't interesting enough for you?
     
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  13. Rob Hughes

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    haha p much, they all just blended together too much after a while
     
  14. Anthony_

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    I definitely agree that enemy diversity could use some improvement in this game. That's a fair point for sure.
     
  15. Rob Hughes

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    The thing about this game is that it's hard to take it seriously as an outright RPG, it has some makings of it but the lack of proper customization, limited enemy designs as well as the world itself being empty, makes it hard to really immerse yourself in it. I know the whole point to this game is that people have all been infected and died off, but man can walking around just be boring when there's not a lot actually going on around it.
     
  16. Anthony_

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    They've apparently fixed that lack of things to do in the open world with roving bands of enemies and tons of world bosses that appear and drop high-level loot when taken down. Plus there are a ton of activities out in the open world to do, like High-Value Target contracts.

    I always thought the RPG systems and customization in the game were really strong, though. There are six gear slots and three weapon slots, plus the cosmetic slots that are available for hats/pants/jackets/scarves/shoes/accessories etc. Plus the stat game is really deep and there are lots of different perks things can roll with. It's a pretty involved loot/customization system that's apparently only gotten better.
     
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  17. Rob Hughes

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    Yeah I see what you mean, I think my problem more or less lied with the appearance of the game than the game itself. To me it just felt like going round as some agent with a few friends who also are agents and shooting some bad guys with some RPG elements to it. Oh, and every now and then you can get a new hat or new jacket haha.
     
  18. Anthony_

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    That's what it's all about baby chasing that loot dragon mmmmmmmmmmm shoot it right up. Gonna be mainlining some RNG tonight.
     
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  19. Rob Hughes

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    lmao, good luck to you generic agent #12345678 - hey wait a second, he's not an elite agent, he's got a cowboy hat!
     
  20. Anthony_

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    i also have a p cool purple and lime green jacket and also a matching purple beanie thank u v much
     
  21. CoffeeEyes17

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    theyve fixed the customization and the rpg elements quite a bit it seems. lots of unique clothing and armor that doesnt require microtransactions!!!!! wild as hell i know.

    i really like the gunplay and the "HUD" being on the backpack. i like that the menu screen is being projected off of the watch on my characters wrist. i like that when i enter a contaminated zone my character will reach back and put their mask on but when outside of those zones it hangs on my backpack.

    the world feels alive too. i havent really seen anything like Public Events from Destiny where i just see people running around on the map but maybe its because im low level. there are mini events and side missions and all kinds of shit going on, plus public bosses and such. the matchmaking is really easy and its nice that all of the content has that option.
     
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  22. Anthony_

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    *GASP* the matchmaking for all content is coming from inside the game!!!!!

    Don't tell Bungo, they're ascared of that
     
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  23. CoffeeEyes17

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    and get this

    you dont NEED the DLCs to play the endgame! fucking crazy i know

    its pretty wild that the game has great PvE content on top of PvP, a horde mode, and a fucking Battlegrounds mode.
     
  24. Anthony_

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    Survival (the Battle Royale mode) does require DLC though. But yeah the new Resistance mode (which people have been comparing to CoD Zombies) is free for everyone, which is cool.
     
  25. CoffeeEyes17

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    well yeah but thats what im saying, its just an extra. Survival, Underground, and Last Stand are really cool game modes that i WANT because theyre extra things to do and seem well designed but i dont NEED them to progress or enjoy the rest of the game.

    its very similar to Warframe in that way. Archwing is Warframes take on flying shooters, The Index is Warframes horde mode, Plains Of Eidolon/Eidolon Hunts are Monster Hunter-esque endgame, just adding extra on top of an already great foundation.
     
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