The Division 2
The Division 2 review
Tom Clancy's The Division 2 is an online shooter game published by Ubisoft. It was released in 2019 and is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows, and Google Stadia.
Gameplay: A True Sequel
The Division 2 follows the rules of a good sequel: everything the players enjoyed in the first part of the series is present in an enhanced form. The Division 2 is an RPG multiplayer session-based shooter, which implies completing missions, leveling up your character, upgrading your gear, and teaming up with other players to beat the armies of bots cooperatively. The developers have put much more effort into the endgame content with this sequel: there is much more to do after you reach the cap. There are world tiers, raids, special missions, strongholds, bounties, bosses, events, and lots of other content to discover in the endgame.
Graphics: Got Better
It is important to understand that The Division 2 is an MMO game, which means the Optimization is more important than the graphics. The developers have managed to optimize the game properly, and the system requirements are rather fair for desktop. At the same time, the game looks decent enough, mainly because of the great work with light. The environment is averagely filled with objects, and the graphics are not very detailed for 2019. Still, it is compensated by animations' smoothness, high framerates, and realistic lights, pleasing your eye.
Controls: Nothing New
In terms of controls, the game feels pretty close to the original. At its core, it is a very typical third-person view shooter with corresponding controls: you can move your character, rotate the camera and aim, shoot, use various utilities and take cover from the incoming gunfire. There are several insignificant deviations from the typical controls, but the game does an excellent job of introducing them to the player.