Firstly a bit of an admission. I did not care for The Division when I tried the Beta. You can read my full view on it elsewhere on this site, but whilst I was more impressed than I thought I’d be, I said it lacked soul. Worse still, I said it was like Destiny.
Idiotgamer high command convinced me to buy the full version and I’m glad to report that I was massively wrong. The game is great.
Granted, most of that is due to the glorious band of reprobates that I’ve been playing with, but I owe The Division a firm handshake and an apology for judging it so harshly after only playing the Beta.
I owe The Division a firm handshake and an apology for judging it so harshly
Part of the reason that I love it so much is the unexpected absurdity. Some of this comes from bugs, some from player ineptitude (often mine) and some from the array of clothing choices. Below are some of my favourite screenshots from our sessions so far:
1. The Underworld.
I fell through the floor. The sight of my character’s arms flailing as he fell about 100 metres, before landing in what I can only assume is some kind of post-apocalyptic netherworld, left me grinning for ages.
2. Johnny Biscuits and the incredible floating gun.
See that thing floating just by the entrance, that’s Johnny Biscuits’ gun. For his next trick he’s going to…
3. Johnny Biscuits gets trapped in a cupboard.
Seriously, he was behind those boxes for about five minutes. Eventually he had to fast travel to me. Yep, fast travelling out of a cupboard.
4. Dressed for success
Every well-organised team needs a uniform. Early on, it was established that purple jackets and bobble beanies (any colour) were the way forward for our group. Some members of the team still can’t find a purple coat and it’s driving them up the wall.