The latest from Tom Clancy and Ubisoft is nothing short of breathtaking.
Back in 2001 the US government conducted a simulation of a bio attack of smallpox on major cities to see how the nation could cope, it failed miserably. That wasn’t from the game, that was the real world scenario that The Division is based on. In the aftermath of the test, which was called ‘Operation Dark Winter’ the president made a new law called Directive 51, which helps the government keep order in such events. Enter The Division where in its universe the Homeland Security, has placed sleeper agents into the population so if anything ever happens they are in the perfect position to help out in any way they can. It is in this world that someone has infected a large amount of cash with a virus on Black Friday and so begins the emergency. The player must then do missions to gain materials to build up their base, this is more important than it looks. There are also side missions which will shine a bit more light into the story.
I’ve been interested in The Division since last year when a lot more details came out at E3 but it wasn’t until a friend told me about it after an all weekend binge that it got me frothing at the mouth. Now that I’ve finally got it, I love it, the visuals are stunning, the game play is easy to learn, clever and the story is gripping and makes you want to keep going. This is a game that has been 3 years in the making and it really shows with its attention to detail, is a must for any lovers of shooters, RPGers and fans of either Destiny and/or Gears of War.
Written by Dan Harlond
As I said above I bought this game while on holiday in Italy from a friend of mine who runs a gaming store in Albenga called Games Universe Albenga, if any of you are at, near or going there check them out, super friendly staff who are always happy to help and very reasonably priced. No website at the moment so check their FB page HERE!
I play The Division and many other games on the Xbox One console, my gamertag is Ronon Pheniox, add me. DH