The Division: Game Feasibility

I posted a review of The Division earlier. The game plays quite well and if you’re looking for an FPS to play with your friends then The Division should fill that hole nicely.

The plot though!

The plot is barebones, with most of it being shown to the player in hidden conversations between NPCs throughout the game instead of directly telling you what’s going on (a good story device!).

In the game an evil scientist has altered the small pox virus to be extremely lethal and resistant to treatment. Continue reading

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The Division: Game Review

On a friend’s recommendation I purchased Tom Clancy’s The Division, that some people are calling a “Loot Shooter”.

I’d been wary of The Division due to a few reviews I’d read of it. Fortunately, all of the problems I read about are gone!

Zero latency issues. The game crashes occasionally, but I’ve come to expect that from Ubisoft, so it doesn’t phase me.

The tutorial missions no longer have any of the snafus that were present at launch.

Most of the enemies in the game take a believable amount of bullets to eliminate. Only the elite enemies take more, AS THEY SHOULD! If they took the same amount of damage to eliminate then they wouldn’t be elite enemies would they?

I’ve just tasted the end-game content and it is definitely the most exciting part of the game. The mix of PVE and PVP is amazing and tons of fun.
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Diablo 3 Instead of D&D

Me playing around a little on my monk to show off for the blog.
Me playing around a little on my monk to show off for the blog.

Sundays are typically D&D night for my friends and me, but we didn’t play for a couple of reasons.

One of my friends couldn’t make it and two others had to be in and out for a few reasons.

So instead of D&D we played video games!

League of Legends is a popular one. We also did a little bit of Warlight.

We also showed Diablo 3 off to one of our friends who hadn’t played it yet.

The original Diablo game came out in the 90’s and gained amazing success.

Diablo play focuses around killing monsters and collecting the magic items that fall from their bodies.

The magic items are stuff like shields, hats, rings, swords, shirts, etc. All stuff that your character wears in the game.

The game has a interesting story to play through, but after that’s been done the goal moves from the story to collecting more magic stuff.

There are certain extremely powerful magic items called legendary items.

The later goal of the game is collecting the perfect set of legendary items to make your character the most powerful that it can be.

At least that’s the goal for me. Other people can, of course, have separate goals for their own character if they wish.

The original Diablo game was so successful within its genre that subsequent games that use a similar interface and magical item system have been called Diablo clones.

Diablo 2 quickly outsold the first Diablo and the third game has done even better than that.

I started playing with Diablo 2 around when its expansion pack came out.

I’ve recently got back into playing Diablo 3 because its expansion pack was just released last month.

Diablo 3’s biggest improvement for me is the ease of playing with your friends.

Diablo 2 had a few minor barriers to playing with your friends.

Diablo 3 has no such barriers. You literally just click one button to join your friends in a game.

Playing with my friends makes the game a lot more fun. I probably wouldn’t have picked it up again if playing with them wasn’t an option.

If you’re interested in Diablo 3 you can learn more about it or buy it at the website: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/

That’s all for tonight!

-Mister Ed