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PostPosted: February 8, 2019, 10:34 pm 
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Been playing the demo the past two days. It's really well polished and fun. The level of detail in the game is amazing. Everywhere you go is as far from cookie cutter as I've seen in an FPS game.

I didn't play Division so I'm impressed with the UI and how the map works and how the quest info is integrated into the game. Been two-manning the main quests and side missions. It's felt challenging and fun.

Only negative is the butt-ugly female designs but that's really minor.

Best graphics yet. Your first base of operations if the White House. I spent awhile roaming around. I was highly impressed with the amount of area designed that didn't need to be there. It's a game where you can admire the scenery as well as the game play. Everywhere I go feels like though was put into the design to make it look unique. They somehow managed to handle night right where it doesn't feel like a nuisance and too dark.

We just unlocked the Dark Zone so will have to see how the PvP is.

Also, best audio and NPCs I've encountered in a game. Using headphones and setting the in game audio to headphones makes for a great experience.

I killed a dog and then felt kind of bad about it.

A couple crashes so far but nothing like Anthem's issues. This is a keeper.


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PostPosted: March 3, 2019, 1:10 am 
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I played this for about two hours.

The UI seems mostly intuitive compared to Anthem. The only thing I had to look up was weapon swapping. If they tell you how to do that early I must have missed it but nothing a Google search couldn't resolve.

Cover is crazy marked so everywhere you go it pops up the X on the screen. I'm fairly certain that is a selectable option not to show that but I didn't try to change it. If it's not able to be turned off I'd find it distracting when playing for any long period of time.

Like Anthem the enemies seem too small unless they're right next to you. I guess I'm just used to Destiny where the enemies are big and beefy. For the most part they don't seem bullet spongy except for the heavy guy I ran into and tried killing a few times with no luck. Even when throwing out a turret and hitting him with a grenade I didn't seem to even get rid of his shield. And I think he was level 3 the same as I was. So that's where I decided to quit the game.

This isn't my sort of game/setting but maybe in a year when it's $20 I might look into it again. I did have one crash but overall it seems more polished than that other game I recently played a beta/demo for. When I came back it did put me right where I was so there was no real progress lost.

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PostPosted: March 5, 2019, 10:23 am 
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Division 2 is a solid game. I'm not a fan of the Dark Zone PvP setup but the CO-OP is great. I like Borderlands type loot games with lots of weapon/armor drops. The game looks even better with HDR active. We'll probably play though the Campaign and stick to Overwatch (by far the best FPS/PvP I've ever played) for PvP.


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PostPosted: March 5, 2019, 11:33 am 
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Yeah I don't know how the PVP changed from the first game, but there was way too much trolling in the first one and it just wasn't fun to me at all.

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PostPosted: March 5, 2019, 1:34 pm 
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My main issue with it was that I'm not a fan of cover-based shooting for the most part. And that seems a big part of the game. Or at least the first two hours I played! And when you're in cover unless the enemies are running towards you they've fairly far away from you and hard to see.

I also don't like the ole "hold out against waves of enemies" tropes that a lot of games like this have. It got boring 'defending' the dumbass Ghost in Destiny and it got boring here where I encountered it like 3 times during the time I spent playing it.

I'd be interested in playing the campaign if it gets decent reviews and I can pick it up for $20 in a year. Division 1 was on sale recently for $10 I almost picked that up until I realized I already have way more than enough games to play.

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PostPosted: March 12, 2019, 1:46 pm 
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I've never seen such a positive reddit for a game launch as I am seeing for The Division 2. Total opposite of the Anthem launch catastrophe. Looking forward to playing it this weekend.

https://www.reddit.com/r/thedivision/


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