Before You Buy – Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
Tom Clancy’s Division 2 is the latest installment from the Tom Clancy series. It is an online action role-playing game released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in March 2015. Division 2 is essentially a looter shooter game played from a third-person perspective. The game was generally well-received by fans and critics alike, but sometimes that isn’t enough to convince people to buy the game. The consensus is that the game is a significant improvement on the previous volume.
To clear your confusion, we have laid down a detailed analysis of the game, examing every aspect. This will help most of you to make an informed decision about whether to buy it or not. We’ll scrutinize the game based on the Plot and the Gameplay, then we’ll give a final verdict. So, let’s begin.
We won’t give you any spoilers, just a little briefing on what’s what. Division 2 is set in the near-future Washington DC after a smallpox pandemic. The game follows the story of an agent of The Strategic Homeland Division in their efforts to rebuild the city. If you have played the Division, you’ll be familiar with most of the controls and the feel of the game.
On the story front, things are pretty much the same. The plot is not that great, and players have complained about the lack of engagement. Many players have said that the cut-scenes are not up to the mark and do not persuade the viewer not to skip it. The game takes you through many Washington monuments and buildings, which is fun, to be honest.
What Division 2 lacks in plot, it more than makes up in its gameplay. Up to 4 people can complete missions together. The graphics are state of the art, and notable improvements can be seen over its predecessor. The game is for the ones who love to shoot. There are some enriching aspects of shooting. The city is sprawling with gas canisters that explode when shot at. You can kill multiple enemies by shooting at canisters that are near enemies. The explosions and the enemies dying look very realistic. The game allows you to shoot people in various ways, which you will definitely enjoy.
Various types of guns are available, including assault rifles, sniper rifles and SMGs, and explosives like grenades to defeat enemies. You can explore the city of Washington and recruit non-playable characters by completing missions and quests. The movement like climbing or running has vastly improved.
Two PvP modes are present, the Dark Zone and the Conflict model. The Dark Zone has been taken from the Division and is the area where players battle fierce enemies for rare and valuable loot. Players’ gear becomes normalized when they enter the dark zone, to make sure its a level playing field. There is a catch though, the loot needs to be extracted by calling in choppers, and that’s going to leave you vulnerable to attack by rogue agents, who could be anyone.
So, this is it. Should you buy it? Well, it depends if you are the type of gamer who doesn’t really care about the plot, then you shouldn’t think twice. Go ahead and buy it, the game excels in every aspect apart from that. If you are more into the cut-scenes and plot of the game, then you should think about it, as it would cost you almost ₹3-4K depending on your platform. Overall, the game is fantastic and provides an enthralling shooting experience. We recommend that you buy this game and you will get your money’s worth.