Back in March of 2016, I wrote a review of The Division – Vulgamification in my terms – where I praised the game quite a bit. At the time, I was enjoying the game, and I felt there was plenty of content for the money I invested. Eventually, the content seemed a bit stale, but that’s because I was playing the game so much, and it took the developers quite a while to release anything new.
The game has undergone A LOT of changes since then, which is more noticeable in the pacing and balance you see when picking up the game right now. More importantly, it has a shitload of content from Underground, to Survival, both of which are DLCs, yes, but substantial enough to warrant the cost. It’s had so many free updates too – one more recently that added a whole new area for free – that I’ve lost count of everything added.
When the game launched, I bought the total edition – whatever the hell it was called back then – which included everything, even the season pass content which had yet to launch. The funny thing is, I never did the same with Destiny, or Destiny 2. I took a chance with The Division – many would call it stupid – because I enjoyed the Beta, and knew I would enjoy the full game.
I’ve seen a lot of people shit on this game; people love to hate. But over time, it became something more. I can and will – without a doubt – say that the current state of the game is spectacular.
Bungie fooled me again, after I gave in and picked up Destiny 2. I had an enjoyable time with the core game, especially with my online buds. That said, I decided not to pick up the recent content drop Curse of Osiris, and I probably won’t be returning to the Destiny world anytime soon. If any game series should be associated with content drying up, it’s that one.
The Division has a shitload of content.
I’m not screaming to the heavens that The Division is better. Honestly, some people will never enjoy the game as-is, because it’s remarkably different. It has a different tone, it plays differently, and the gunplay is, well, again, different. Destiny has – and always will have – unrivaled gunplay and mechanics. As for content, The Division definitely has it now.
I have been playing for the past couple of months – taking short breaks here and there, one for Destiny 2 included – and I still have so much to do it’s crazy. And I absolutely love it. I don’t feel like I have to logon every single day either without missing out on content. I am free to play other games or have other experiences, and then come back when I’m in the mood.
The Division, I think, has the content most of you are looking for. Give a try if you haven’t already, and if you’ve played it before, dive in again. I think you will be pleasantly surprised.