Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Division

I fell to the peer pressure that is Social Media.  Last week, I had no plans on buying The Division.  I figured it was just another multi-player shooter.  One of the many out there.  Although, I do love me some Tom Clancy.  Then I started to hear folks talking about how it is slower paced, has a story, and has RPG elements.  That combined with the modern setting pushed me over the edge and I bought it for the PC.

So far, I have been having fun.  What is most surprising is that it is actually pretty difficult at times (or I just stink).  For example, I did the Hudson Refugee Camp mission yesterday.  It took me at least 25 times to complete it.  I died, a lot.  I was solo, of course, but still.  I'm not used to that kind of difficulty these days.  It felt good when I finally beat it.

The story elements are pretty cool.  I like how there are different types of intel you can come across that fill you in on what's going on.  The narrative is top notch too.  The base building aspect was unexpected as well, but welcome.  Anything that provides more customization for your character.  I do wish the world was more interactive though.  It looks so nice, but I want to loot everything!  Thanks, Fallout 4.

Sadly, this is taking time away from Black Desert Online at the moment.  I want to get back into it, but the modern setting of The Division is doing it for me.