The Escapist Offers a Nicely Appointed Review of The Division

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It broke records when it first came out and Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s The Division is undoubtedly one of the most popular and well-received games of the generation thus far. Combining the depth and intricacy of a tactical action game ala Rainbow Six with the accessibility and ceaseless action of a traditional shooter, it caters to a very wide audience. And now that the game has been available for a while, we’ve selected one of the most accomplished and informative reviews out there.

It comes from The Escapist and critic Mitchell Saltzman, who penned an excellent assessment of The Division, breaking down every important element and providing the reader with an all-encompassing analysis. Don’t forget that despite its relatively straightforward gameplay, there’s quite a bit to talk about, as the production is indeed larger and more complex than some might imagine. At the same time, Saltzman doesn’t lose the reader’s attention by getting bogged down with technicalities; instead, we get a nicely flowing, well-appointed review that tells us everything we need to know. Nicely done.

This is Saltman’s second nod here at VGRHQ; his first was for last year’s Just Cause 3.

Why We Like It:

— Rather than waxing rhapsodic for a paragraph or two before getting into it, this critic doesn’t waste any time. Reviews are creative, yes, but they’re tools for consumers first and foremost.

Goes the extra mile to address just about every positive and negative that might be of interest to the reader. There’s no glossing over anything.

— Despite the necessary length and depth, the critic maintains reader interest with a brisk pace and interesting writing. Lose the reader’s interest and you lose the very purpose of the review.

Read Mitchell Saltzman’s Tom Clancy’s The Division Review Now

5 thoughts on “The Escapist Offers a Nicely Appointed Review of The Division”

I wish I could get into this game. I’ve tried and tried and TRIED but the bullet sponges and bad teammates are just too annoying. Good review though.

LOVE it! I usually don’t get into games like this but The Division hooked me from the outset. It just has this great combination of depth and story (yay!) and structure. It can feel like a grind sometimes but I guess because I’m an RPG girl it doesn’t really bother me. 🙂

It’s a fun game but I agree with the flaws mentioned in the review. And I think the Dark Zone has issues, too… I’m pretty sure I’ll finish all the main missions but I don’t know how often I’ll go back to it after that.

It’s a decent game that has a few big issues, but those issues might get fixed over time. The bullet sponge thing is frustrating, for one, and the cover system isn’t quite right, either.

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