The Division 2.
I know it's a squad based, online first person shooter. And basically nothing else. Oh, and it's dirt cheap bordering on free now. Has anyone played it enough to have an opinion of it?
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Posted 18 February 2020 - 03:55 PM
You know what: it's three bucks. Even after tax and exchange rate (cause the epic store is american only, apparently.) it's still less than five. I'm just going to do it.
*58 gig download*
... am I the only one that thinks the size of the game should be included in the specs? I mean, canada still has a LOT of bandwidth restrictions, and if we hadn't upgraded our service, this would have killed one entire month's cap, and bitten pretty deep into next.
Posted 18 February 2020 - 11:58 PM
If it were on Steam, the size would be in the specs. Listing the size of a program has been standard practice in the industry for as long as hard drives have existed, because people needed to know how much free space they needed. Not surprised this is yet another thing the Epic Store can't be assed to do.
"If you can keep your head while everyone around you is losing theirs, chances are you're not paying attention." - unknown
Posted 19 February 2020 - 01:29 PM
Right, of course. It's a ubisoft title, so even if it's the greatest game in the hugging world, it's still a giant pain in the ass to play because of the Uplay crap.
Edit: it wouldn't recognise or validate the epic download, so I had to actually run uplay as an administrator. That got it, and it's updating now. So if it actually RUNS we got ourselves a game.
Edit 2: and shocking absolutely NO ONE, there is NOW a 14 gig update to the game. This is where you see quebec cultures influence on ubisoft. Frustrating, pointlessly obfuscated and frequently broken. A better model exists, but damned if they'll use it.
Edited by wonko the sane?, 19 February 2020 - 03:24 PM.
Posted 19 February 2020 - 04:50 PM
Alright, so: Gameplay.
I like it so far. It plays alot like destiny 2 (tactical game play, but third person.) and has a slightly less... frantic, overloading pace and splash. Kill enemies, sometimes get loot from them, do missions for rewards. Not hard to get wrong, but not hard to get right either. So far, it's pretty right. Course, I've only done the intro tutorial...
What's annoying me is the inconsistent use of key commands for menus. I had trouble backing out of the skill menu once I bought my first skill at the quartermaster because the RIGHT key to hit was spacebar and not escape, with escape being the standard "back one" key to that point. And absolutely no indication you had to hit something different because I was able to access all the menus around and over the skill, but just not go backward... Also, you were already all the way in game BEFORE you could set any graphics settings or resolutions. At least changing the graphics level and resolution didn't require a restart. Even more: when you're playing (or want to play.) single player: you're still required to be connected to the service. But that's always pissed me off.
So, long story short: fun so far, but giant pain in the ass to actually get going. Par for the course for ubisoft games.
Posted 19 February 2020 - 05:29 PM
I took a walk from the white house to the theater district. I ran into 3 hyena patrols. One was just walking, but there's a price to that when I'm around. The second had a hostage, so I iced them. The third was involved in a gun fight with civilians, I reinforced the civvies. I walked away with some new gloves, new body armor, and a bitching new rifle.
Yeah. I think I like this game.
Posted 19 February 2020 - 07:32 PM
It's a Ubisoft Live Service game. Based on what you went through despite the game having been around for a year, it's still got problems on install that doesn't bode well for the future of the game.
Ironbite-that and it's just kinda boring.
Posted 19 February 2020 - 09:10 PM
Yeah, it's pretty hugged up on their end. Buying through another service only actually gives you a key, and you're still required to play through uplay regardless, even when you can download in the other service. Why "validating files" in uplay (which is what I had to do to get it to recognize the copy that the epic launcher downloaded.) is tied to the administrator mode which is not how software runs by default hugging boogles my mind. And then requiring you to link the other launcher copy of the game to uplay with every hugging game instead of just letting me tie my epic account to my uplay account ONCE and get it over with since they still sell their games in other stores is just hugging stupid. It's not like it's hard: Please input your steam credentials, please input your epic credentials. Okay, we'll check against game keys when you load uplay and prompt you for update in the launcher itself. Nope, instead you get shunted to a hugging webpage which only half works.
All the rest is just their software design. Not having access to the configuration menu before you play was a design choice (a poor one.) but understandable since they basically went with "no hugging main menu at all" (again, bad choice.) and you either have to be through character creation OR playing to get those options.
What I will give them credit for though: I've always had problems with ubisoft games on the first install, and ONLY on the first install. Every other time after was generally problem free and straightforward.
*reads what was just written*
hug me, why do I bother with ubisoft at all...
Edited by wonko the sane?, 19 February 2020 - 09:12 PM.
Posted 20 February 2020 - 02:10 AM
Gonna guess this is digital only. Is it possible for PS4? Much as I'd rather have a physical copy, for three bucks... I mean I enjoyed what I got to play of the first Division.
Or should I try for the xbox since I got the first division on it? Hmm...
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