Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 - does it worth it?
7th March 2019
Tom Clancy’s The Division is an open-world post-apocalypse multiplayer shooter released back in 2016. The game has faced some serious troubles, for example, people dropped it quite fast due to the lack of end-game content, which made this game boring. But after a while, Ubisoft has “fixed” The Division – patch 1.4 brought back tons of players, most annoying issues have been solved and gamers were happy.
After almost 3 years of The Division, we’re going to have a sequel – Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. There’s not a lot of info about this game yet, but legionfarm.com team has collected all that we have at the moment to answer the most intriguing question – does it worth it to play The Division 2?
As we’ve mentioned before, Tom Clancy’s The Division wasn’t that successful from the very beginning. Yes, it started great, but gamers have become bored way too soon. Honestly, most of the following issues are very typical for MMO-industry, we’re not sure if there’s even one game that hasn’t experienced those:
- Repetitive missions
- Not friendly for solo players
- Connection problems
- Technical issues
- Lack of end-game content
This list above can be applied to almost any MMO-project at the start, for real. On the other hand, some of them are very questionable. For example – grinding is totally fine for MMO genre, and The Division is definitely some kind of MMO/cooperative shooter. The same goes with playing solo – multiplayer games are meant to be played with your friends or in the cooperation with other players, that’s why they are multiplayer, after all.
The most game-killing issue in the case of The Division was lacking end-game content. Completing the main storyline wasn’t too hardcore, as well as leveling your character, but there was almost nothing to do after you’ll reach this point. Even clearing Dark Zone can’t be fun and interesting endlessly.
In order to fix that, Ubisoft started to release DLC and it really helped. For example, patch 1.4 brought back so many players, that The Division has scored it’s starting online numbers, which was a great success. With all that experience, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 has to be much more polished at the very beginning if it doesn’t want to be like it was with The Division. By the way, what can you expect from The Division 2?
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 takes part after 6 months from The Division events and now we’re exploring Washington. The first thing you’ll notice is that the game is more colorful now, there’re a lot of trees and grass around and you’ll visit a real forest at some point! But overall, you won’t find any significant graphics changes, more than that, sometimes it really can look like you’re still playing The Division.
Another noticeable change – enemies are hitting much harder now, so you’ll have to play more safely, using covers. More than that, we’ve noticed that NPC AI has become much smarter – it's even more challenging to fight them now. Also, it’s still not very fun to play on your own. Most of the interesting tactical decisions and fun are coming from playing with other agents, but as we’ve said before – this is why The Division series is a multiplayer shooter.
Apart from that it still feels like you’re playing almost the same game in new decorations, which is good for franchise’s fans because it won’t take much time to get used to. It’s also important to know that Ubisoft won’t stop supporting The Division with the release of The Division 2 – it'll continue to receive updates, but the major part of the updates will be focused on The Division 2.
Most of those, who have played The Division 2 are saying that sometimes it may feel like this is not even a separate game – The Division 2 feels like it’s a new DLC for The Division with a new map or some kind of reskinned version of it. Yes, there’s a whole new city to explore, but after your Washington euphoria will expire, you’ll notice that some things are very similar to each other.
All of that doesn’t mean that The Division 2 is a bad game, you can love it even if you’re not familiar with the previous one, so it’s better to try this out and made a decision by yourself.
If Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is not your first MMO-ish game, then you probably know that sometimes people are getting tired of leveling their characters in different games even if they’ve used to love one. We,
After doing your Division 2 leveling, you’ll have to get yourself some powerful equipment and in some cases, The Division 2 farming is a very time-consuming thing – this is where
Speaking of the high-level activities (apart from The Division 2 farm), Dark Zone is not the only way to go. You can also get yourself Division 2 Skirmish boost or if you’re not a fan of a skirmish - Division 2 Domination boost. PvP activities are also hard to do due to the need of dealing with other players, some of them are playing good and some of them aren’t. Sometimes you can lose even if you’ve done everything correctly and this is really disappointing.
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is definitely a good game for all The Division series fans. If you’re new to MMO/multiplayer/cooperative shooters, this game is a nice way to go as well. But if you haven’t liked the first game of the series, it’s almost 99% that you won’t like this either due to their similarity. Ubisoft chose the easy way to success – they took their own successful product and made it even greater in most aspects. We hope that they’ve understood the mistakes of the past and won‘t let this happen again – in this case, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 and it’s players will live a long happy life.
See you later, agents.