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The Division 2 [PC, PS4, XBone] - March 15th 2019

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:45 pm
by Medicine Man

Re: The Division 2 [PC, PS4, XBone] - March 15th 2019

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:17 pm
by Jez
Must avoid any hype!!! Got totally sucked into the hype last time.

Re: The Division 2 [PC, PS4, XBone] - March 15th 2019

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:31 am
by DjchunKfunK
Having played the Division at launch and then a year after, I think Massive learned a lot through the development of the game and they managed to create a really good game post launch. So I think the sequel could be pretty good and I like what they have said so far about post launch support. I think it will still have the issue with bullet sponge enemies that will put people off, but I don't think it is something you can get around when developing a game in which humans are the protagonists. The Destiny games are full of bullet sponge enemies, but people ignore that because they are aliens, so I think the Division gets unfairly maligned for that.

Overall I had more fun with the Division than I did Destiny and I think the sequel looks more interesting than Anthem, so I am cautiously optimistic.

Re: The Division 2 [PC, PS4, XBone] - March 15th 2019

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:25 am
by Snowy
I will probably go for this, I definitely had my money's worth from the original, going back for a lengthy stay earlier this year and enjoying all the new content. It is what it is - I would have loved it to be more tactical and could have done without the PvP element being there at all, but as I say it is what it is and if you take that as read what you have is an enjoyable game.

Re: The Division 2 [PC, PS4, XBone] - March 15th 2019

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:35 am
by Jez
Yep the bullet sponging is just too much for me to overcome I'm afraid. I hated it in the first one.

95% Not a buy for me.

Re: The Division 2 [PC, PS4, XBone] - March 15th 2019

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:15 pm
by DjchunKfunK
They are adding armour to the tougher enemies to help mitigate things a bit for the sequel, but it wont remove the issue entirely.

Re: The Division 2 [PC, PS4, XBone] - March 15th 2019

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:44 pm
by STuG
Borderlands had many bullet sponge human enemies, the Witcher series has you slashing repeatedly at humans with an assortment of longswords until they finally fall over..dare I say it after watching the gameplay footage of Cyberpunk, that too has what can be construed as 'sponge' enemies. I don't think it's an entirely fair critique. Especially as once fully geared and modded your character can melt most enemies with relative ease.

The original Division after a very, very shaky launch and some pronounced birthing pangs turned the corner into a fine co-op game. One I still play most nights.

Very excited to play this.

Re: The Division 2 [PC, PS4, XBone] - March 15th 2019

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:51 pm
by Jez
I think you actually can critique a game on this issue but I'll concede that there's probably a very slim tolerance on "how much is too much" in my case. I've played many games with similar mechanics but with Division at least in my own personal experience I disliked it a lot.

Re: The Division 2 [PC, PS4, XBone] - March 15th 2019

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:00 am
by Snowy
STuG wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:44 pm
once fully geared and modded your character can melt most enemies with relative ease.
This is very true - when I went back to it I happened on another player who had the gear of the gods and we got chatting. He took me on some hunting sprees where I basically hid until the bads were dead (in WoW terms, I was a level 15 toon being powered through an endgame zone). I then had all the loot to pick through. He was at a loose end and kept at it until my character and vault were dripping with virtually top-tier gear. Having armed and armoured myself appropriately I then took on some top tier missions of my own and rounded out my loadout.

On anything bar top difficulty, a little tactical awareness sees me tear through enemies.

Re: The Division 2 [PC, PS4, XBone] - March 15th 2019

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:31 pm
by Mantis
https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019 ... ames-store

Not coming to Steam but will be on the new Epic Games Store. Presumably you'll launch it through the client and then it'll force you to log in to the uPlay client in order to play, as seems to be the way with all Ubisoft PC games nowadays.

Re: The Division 2 [PC, PS4, XBone] - March 15th 2019

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:19 am
by DjchunKfunK
The story I read seemed to suggest that this was the first in a line of titles coming to the Epic store. If Ubisoft is leaving Steam then that means all the big players no longer launch on Steam and that's a much bigger deal than the odd indy game being exclusive to the Epic store.

Re: The Division 2 [PC, PS4, XBone] - March 15th 2019

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:58 pm
by Snowy
It would be good for devs, as it would probably force Steam to drop their ludicrous margins.

Money talking, as it always does.