N4L Gaming Day 1 Impression – The Division

 

From Beta-Hater to Believer

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Tom Clancy’s The Division Title Screen

Let me be the first to say I was not impressed by The Division’s Open Beta, I was not blown away by what some have dubbed “The Destiny Killer”. Not that Destiny needed any help killing itself, Bungie made sure to keep that game on life support and bled it dry as long as it could, but that is beside the point. The open beta didn’t sell me over as quickly as some for a few reasons: I felt the skills were bland, I had no idea what the Talent or Perk system entailed since it was not accessible, and also had no idea what the crafting system would be like since it was locked out. Now that I got to spend some solid hours playing the full game (shout out to a stout Gamestop trade in deal) I can say that my view on the Division has changed for the better.  Continue reading