Tom Clancy’s: The Division Beta Review
The Division Beta graphics are superb. Possibly not as remarkable now taking into account there are many great-looking games on the current gen consoles now. That being said, the visuals were executed well in capturing the beauty of ruin in Manhattan.Gameplay
The Division isn’t exactly groundbreaking gameplay, but it feels familiar and it works. Like most modern third-person shooter developers, Ubisoft presents us with duck and cover mechanics that aren’t fancy because they don’t really need to be.Where The Division Beta differs from similar games is that enemies are indisputably difficult to bring down. Due to the RPG gameplay, enemies have stamina points instead of predefined hit points, thus depending on the weapon you use, your skill set and customization, each hit will vary in the amount of damage caused.You can Teams co-operatively take part in the missions of up to four players, which you can create in the safe houses, from friends or by checking if others are available at the time, but we also didn’t feel any unfair balancing by doing objectives on our own like we did in games like Destiny.Enemies don’t go down easily, and that’s the main reason we enjoy the combat. The game doesn’t offer much beyond this in terms of experiences though. Finding ways to take out eneimes using the skills and gear at your disposal is pretty much it. Missions have various goals and objectives, and adventuring around New York is rewarded, but if you don’t enjoy long, at times difficult battles, you’re looking into the wrong game for you.
No issues with the servers at all. Unlike the obvious comparison, Destiny, once you’ve left a base or safe house, The Division is for practical purposes a single-player game until you join others intentionally. You won’t be burdened by the street of New York being filled with thousands of players or getting in the way while you complete a rescue mission. This could possibly change as more players start picking up the game post-release and the servers could start to get barred down.
Tom Clancy’s: The Division is Ubisoft delivering the great immersive experiences we can typically expect from their Tom Clancy titles. Nothing new in the Division Beta Gameplay department, but it is a slightly different approach to the MMORPG shooter genre with addicting and challenging gameplay.