Tom Clancy's The Division Review | Starburst Magazine

Whether you’re looking at his literature or the video games he helped inspire, having the late Tom Clancy’s name on a product is supposed to be a seal of quality. There’s supposed to be a sense of prestige to it, the idea that it has met some high set of standards to be deemed worthy of bearing the name of the man who helped bring about Rainbow Six. Yet after twenty hours of playing The Division, you’d be forgiven for wondering just what it did right, in order to earn that stamp of approval.

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Kerppamaister3057d ago

"but even if you were to stomach those flaws, you’re left with a bargain bin title any half competent developer could have squirted out in six months"... Riiiight. Seems legit. Don't bother reading.

Pongwater3057d ago

Yeah all I needed was the score to make me not the read the actual review. I agree that the Clancy name shouldn't have been used but I'm loving the game itself. My score after 15 hours or so is more like a 9, or maybe even a bit higher. I only have one real problem with the game and it has nothing to do with gameplay.

G20WLY3057d ago

I respect your opinion, but to me this game is nowhere near the heights of a 9/10. It's not a 3 either of course, but this is not the next MP I am looking for.

Aeery3057d ago

Terrible, poor and ugly review like this is one of the many reasons why reviews in these days are completely *pointless*.

If you have even half brain to reason is really easy to understand this kind of review is just pure trash.

Lonnie183057d ago

Yeah I give it a score of 9, loving how I can craft my own gear and weapons by breaking down other equipment. I also like how the single-player level up is separate from the Dark Zone, and DZ level cap is 125 nice.

JackBNimble3057d ago

Even the beta was better then a 3/10. This review is only a trolling attempt.

Cdn_Seahawks_Fan3056d ago

The Clancy name was used because the game is based on an actual government scenario where this could actually happen, and we know how Tom Clancy stories in the past play to some of the scenarios that could happen. It deserved the name.

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MRMagoo1233057d ago

The game isn't very good most people know this it will last less time than destiny......it's about as shallow as a poem by Peter Griffin.

Lonnie183057d ago

Doubt it, not with the DZ having a level cap of 125 lol. Destiny had like a cap at 30 plus some stupid light level lol.

Shiken3057d ago

Well I guess we know why you only have 3 bubs lol.

U even play the game?

hiredhelp3057d ago

Wait wait....starburstmagazine is this a actual magazine or made up site.. Eaither way that low score taking into account everything not even reading just thought come in ask the question.

Volkama3057d ago

Trying to diversify their content. There is only so much they can report on the sweets every month.

Relientk773057d ago (Edited 3057d ago )

Yeah I wanna see REAL reviews for this game, not Starburst Magazine...

solar3057d ago

Ubi is holding as many of them back as they can....by design.

Artemidorus3057d ago

Finally a reviewer that speaks the truth I gave this game 5/10.

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Next_gen_20153057d ago

you dont even have the game. Ubisoft haters please get a life...

SegaGamer3056d ago

You're not allowed to give shooters low scores without people accusing you of trying to get clicks. If it was a platformer getting a low score though, nobody would bat an eyelid.

GoGoGadge73057d ago

I'm reporting the domain name out of principal to The Wrigley Company and Mars Inc.

Artemidorus3057d ago

Bet you're exciting at parties.

magiciandude3056d ago (Edited 3056d ago )

3/10?? This can't be real. The Division would be a 7 at its very worse. This is a dishonest review.

showtimefolks3056d ago

is this game a 3? no
is this game a 9? no

this game is 7.5

over promised=ubi
under delivered=ubi

trying to be mini ea=present ubi

sadly the division could have been so so much more. but instead we got an average 3rd person shooter.

should have been a story driven RPG with survival/city rebuilding elements

instead we got a destiny wanna be but atleast destiny had amazing gameplay

Bigpappy3056d ago

Not agreeing or disagreeing with the review. Not Everyone Is going To Like Every game. I don't buy game based on reviews, so I see that this guy hates the game and I move on. I am waiting for ghost. I am not feeling the need to get into anymore shooters at the moment. But this looks interesting enough that I could consider it.

joab7773056d ago

I'm a bit worried about its lasting power b/c of the type of game it is...as even insanely rich mmo's run out of content. Ask Bungie how it feels to dream so big you can't come close to creating enough gameplay to satiate rabid fans.

That said, this reviewer is reviewing this game as a single player Clancy game. It is not! We need an mmo/Destiny player to review this game and let us know how it stacks up

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Pongwater3057d ago

I actually agree that the Tom Clancy name shouldn't have been used for this game. There are too many unrealistic elements and I think his name is there for marketing purposes more than anything else, but I strongly disagree that the game deserves that low of a score. Oh well it's not the first review that made me shake my head and it won't be the last.

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jb2273056d ago

Did he have anything to do with this story or scenario? If not I just don't understand why his name was even included. He was a writer only concerned w/ storytelling...from what I can gather The Division is a loose scenario where you create your own story through journal entries & gameplay. Is there any kind of core narrative with a beginning middle & end here? I'm genuinely curious.

Either way, if Clancy wasn't directly involved w/ the creation of source material, how in the hell could it warrant his name? If Stephen King kicked the bucket tomorrow, I wouldn't want to play some survival horror game w/ his name on it but no actual work from him out of principle. Licensing is one thing, but applying a deceased artist's name to a story he may have had nothing to do with is something entirely different...no reason to run the risk in tarnishing his legacy, fairly certain the amount of gamers who would be buying The Division solely off of the Tom Clancy name would be negligible either way.

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Kyosuke_Sanada3057d ago (Edited 3057d ago )

I have my doubts about The Division but 3 out of 10 puts it in to unplayable territory due to broken game mechanics. After viewing multiple game footage, this score seems bogus.