Tom Clancy's The Division Review

What's the sniping like in Tom Clancy's The Division?

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655 days ago

If you like heads to pop when you click them, you're going to be disappointed. This is a shooter in which you'll be thinking about DPS, not one-shot-kills, and on the harder modes especially you can expect to sink a whole clip into an enemy - even if you're sinking those bullets into their skull.

There ARE rifles with sniper scopes, however. And lovely big propane tanks strapped to the backs of enemy Cleaners to aim for. Good fun, that.

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650 days ago

The bullet soaking / RPG nature of the game takes away the camping and even satisfaction from sniping. Players will do themselves good by jumping between sniping and forward assault.

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513 days ago

You should play division with a friend. Do not solo, you will find the game boring.

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652 days ago

It's pretty good. The marksman rifle is my favorite weapon and it works quite well.

652 days ago

as good as it can be

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Does Tom Clancy's The Division glorify criminals?

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653 days ago

Not so much. You play as a federal sleeper agent shooting looters. You'll hear your colleagues dismiss your targets as mindless or "animals". The tone errs towards dehumanising rather than empathising.

652 days ago

lol no!

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652 days ago

Only if Santa Claus is a criminal.

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650 days ago

It glories killing under the false pretense of being the good.

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Would you want to live in Tom Clancy's The Division's world?

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653 days ago

Christmas every day? Perma-snow on the streets? That doesn't sound so bad. In all seriousness, though, the plausibility of The Division's premise is what makes it compelling. No, I would not want to live in smallpox-decimated NY. But exploring it is fascinating.

652 days ago

i do....its called the UK

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652 days ago

Do I have to?

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How bleak is the end of the world in Tom Clancy's The Division?

652 days ago

brilliant game!

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650 days ago

The game probably pictures the events leading up to the time when the elections go the wrong way.

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653 days ago

The Division is pretty much unparalleled for bleakness, certainly within Tom Clancy. There's an early mission that has you navigating the makeshift morgue the city's metro has become. The centrepiece of another is a burning department store Christmas tree. It's by turns bleak and beautiful.

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'Murica?

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652 days ago

Amen to that

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How does Tom Clancy's The Division reward you for playing tactically?

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652 days ago

It depends. It's pretty tactical if you team up with others. If you play solo it's way less tactical, of course.

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650 days ago

In all honestly, the game designed on better stats and better weapons/gear instead of being a better player. This is more to do with the design of the game being an Action RPG.

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653 days ago

With mission success. The bullet-sponginess of enemies means you have to pay attention to their position and coordinate with teammates to take them down. This is one of the sources of greatest satisfaction in The Division.

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How open is Tom Clancy's The Division to explore?

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652 days ago

Very open. There are no hidden walls. Exploration is at the core of the experience.

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650 days ago

The game world is very open but at the same time, focused. There are lots of hidden areas leading to higher and lower terrain throughout Manhattan.

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How deep is the crafting in Tom Clancy's The Division?

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652 days ago

It's a mixed bag. Crafting gives you quite good items, but they are not really "special". It's usually just a more powerful version of stuff you can collect or buy elsewhere. I think it's sad that you can't craft unique gear or weapons that have a distinct look at least.

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650 days ago

I would say very basic. Most of the time players are forced to pick better items instead.

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How grindy is PvE in Tom Clancy's The Division?

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It diverges from the Ubi open world formula by embracing Diablo-style progression systems. You can reattempt past missions on harder difficulties for better loot, that sort of thing. So the possibility of grinding is there if you want it. But I haven't felt any frustration on that front playing through the main missions.

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650 days ago

Not much. There are times when you do come across enemies who are significantly higher level than your character, forcing you to do either the previous missions or do some of the extra curriculum activities, all which raise the EXP to level up. There is a good amount of diverse ways to grind so it is isn't all that bad.

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652 days ago

It depends how you define grinding and for what it is used. I hate grinding in narrative-driven games that block your progression if you don't dorepetitive stuff and grind. But in a game like The Division grinding is part of the core experience. You play the game for killing people and looting their stuff. The core storyline is nice and creates a very good atmosphere but it's not really the prime reason to play the game. So yeah, there is grinding, but it's not "used in the wrong way".

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How active is the PvP community in Tom Clancy's The Division?

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650 days ago

People prefer the Dark Zone (PvP) because of the loot and the unique game conditions set by it - risk vs rewards go up by several notches.

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Would you buy at full price or wait for a Tom Clancy's The Division sale?

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653 days ago

Sales of The Division have been huge; hopefully that'll guarantee it a steady pool of potential matchmakees for many months to come. Beyond that, it'll still be a great co-op shooter to dig into with friends. So I wouldn't feel any particular pressure to hop in immediately.

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650 days ago

Not really. Depends on whether you and your friends already decided to jump in and play together from the start. Co-op/multiplayer is the core to the game, so a good group can make all the difference.

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How good are the graphics in Tom Clancy's The Division?

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655 days ago

The environmental design department had most likely a lot of fun developing this game. Most of the visuals, while also above average, contrast somewhat with the general environment. The fog, snow and blizzards are just insane though.

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652 days ago

Outstanding, simply outstanding (on PC, maxed out, at least). It's honstely one of the best looking video games ever created with an amazing atmosphere and state-of-the-art graphic techniques.

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650 days ago

It is very good. The lighting, the particle effects, textures and the level of detail is just astonishing.

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How does Tom Clancy's The Division run on your PC?

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655 days ago

Slightly above min requirments (7870), runs and looks fairly great on a mix of low-med settings for extended periods of time

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652 days ago

It runs quite well for me @1080 at pretty much maxed settings on an overclocked GTX 970.

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650 days ago

Runs well around 1080/60 on my system:

Intel Core i5 4670K
GTX 970
8GB RAM
Windows 10 Pro

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How good are the sounds in Tom Clancy's The Division?

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650 days ago

The ambiance sound really paints a bleak picture of Manhattan. The voice acting are well done as well. The music kicks up appropriately as action intensifies.

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652 days ago

good and fitting

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