Saturday, 9 April 2016

VIDEO GAME REVIEW: Tom Clancy's The Division - Ubisoft

Release Date: 08/03/16
Publisher:  Ubisoft


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, The Division agents are trained to operate independently of command, as all else fails.

Fighting to prevent the fall of society, the agents will find themselves caught up in an epic conspiracy, forced to combat not only the effects of a man-made virus, but also the rising threat of those behind it. When everything collapses, your mission begins.

Total Breakdown

We live in a fragile and complex world, a web of interdependent systems we rely on every day. When one fails, others follow, creating a deadly domino effect that can cripple society in days. In Tom Clancy’s The Division, immerse yourself in a frighteningly chaotic and devastated New York City, where all has failed. As a Division agent, your mission is to restore order, team up with other agents, and take back New York.

A new take on the Clancy series

Welcome to an online, open world RPG experience where exploration and player progression are essential. Use your skills, weapons, and wits in combat. Play in a persistent and dynamic environment that combines the Tom Clancy series’ core authenticity and tactical decisions, RPG action, trading, and much more.

100% social

Team up with friends in co-op, jump in and jump out at any time, and use your combined skills to fight the crisis, investigate the sources of the virus, and engage all threats... even your own citizens. Seamlessly engage in PvP, player-to-player trading, and experience suspenseful scenarios where danger can come from anywhere and anyone.

Only on next-gen

Powered by the new game engine Snowdrop, tailor-made for next-gen consoles, Tom Clancy’s The Division achieves a whole new level of gameplay quality. Snowdrop takes full advantage of the new consoles, with dynamic global illumination, stunning procedural destruction, and an insane amount of detail and visual effects.

Gear up and live your own adventure

As part of The Division, harness state-of-the-art technology, both networked and prototyped. Loot fallen foes and craft new, improved gear. Completely customise your go-bag, an agent’s only supplies in the event of collapse, and communicate with the other agents at all times with your smartwatch. Customise your agent with thousands of weapon types, skill combinations, gear, and much more. The choices you make can help forge a recovery or plunge the city deeper into chaos.


There are times when you have to wait quite a long time for one game to land and then two crackers land at once, however when two of these arrive from one company, you have to sit up and take notice. Firstly I want to deal with The Division. If you love your Action Shooters, then this is going to be one for you to sit up and take notice. Here within this title is a story that has a terrifyingly possibilities. The gamer is thrown into a city in chaos, where you find better items and can buy great weaponry with the funds that you earn. It’s tough but as a gamer you don’t want one you can finish in a short time, you want to feel rewarded for achieving missions.

But for me, not only do the characters you meet make this up, but the sheer variety of combinations of clothes and even weaponry makes this something that can be personally tailored for your own choices. Fun will be had. Frustation will be matched but for me the graphics and fluidity of the title make this a must play. Back this up with the options of playing with friends and being able to call in others to help with missions, make this a title that has a lot of variation for your cash as well as a PVP area where even better gear can be earned.

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