Welcome to my third entry in Our Year in Games 2016. I hope everyone has had a merry Christmas and festive period so far, and with 2017 just around the corner, I think it is about time I actually talked about some of the games from this year that I have been playing.
The Division, it’s no longer such a new game now, and I imagine that most people who play it have long since reached the level cap and are in the ‘End Game’. Me? I’ve played about 24 hours’ worth, am at level 21 and just over halfway through the story missions. I might as well share some thoughts on how I’m getting on…
Ubisoft’s answer to Destiny is now a month old, and you would be forgiven for having shied away from diving into The Division for fear of the emphasis on co-operative play. I’ll admit, I feared that I wouldn’t be able to enjoy the game solo, but I have had a great time so far. Surprisingly enough, I’m not alone in playing the game like a lone-wolf.
As I’ve explored the wintery, post-virus New York setting of The Division, I’ve been a bit trigger happy with my screenshot key as there has been some great artwork, warning messages and other assorted details that have caught my eye. A gallery of some of my favourite pieces follows.
In something of a surprise, even to myself, I found that I was playing The Division briefly on the weekend. I was surprised, because I truly didn’t expect that I would be playing any, or many, of the AAA releases of the past week or so until the autumn at the earliest. But I spied The Division on Steam, and I just couldn’t help myself. I had to get a taste of what this possible Destiny beater was all about and squeezed in about an hour with the game, and took in the sights and sounds of Brooklyn.
For this, the first Sunday on 2014, we here at Reticule Towers decided we would take a look at some of the games we are looking forward to this year. Why not hit the break to see what titles we are excited about.
As the title of this post implies, if you want to see some videos of some of the upcoming big hits all you need to do is hit the break. Down there you will find videos for The Witcher 3, Thief, The LEGO Movie Videogame and most spectacularly of all, The Division. What are you waiting for?