I know +Brad Leclerc
had all sorts of issues with the PC version of The Division yesterday, but I had a very playable experience on the Xbox One myself.
I played 4 hours of The Division last night and had a great time. 2 of my buddies joined me and we had fun completing the Madison Square Garden quest along with getting our asses handed to us in the Dark Zone.
PVP was smooth and generally understandable and not too confusing. I absolutely love how squishy
everyone is. This makes it feel a lot more like an RPG/MMO than a shooter and I'm completely okay with that
The cover based elements are well done and definitely extend the game play time per round. Although the cover management can be a little wonky at times, but that's the case with all cover based shooters.
I did notice that the Xbox One version does have some screen tear, although it must use some sort of adaptive v-sync, as it only tears on the very top and bottom 3rd of the screen. This makes most of the tearing not too noticeable and doesn't affect game play all that much. The game runs at a native 1080p/30FPS and feels...okay. The difference between 30 and 60 is very noticeable in most games, but I think this will work just fine. I would have been happier with 720p/60fps though, but whatever...it works well enough
I had no crashes of the game, but the in-game party chat option is exceptionally fucked up
as some people will just all of a sudden not be able to talk with you, even though there's no indication that they aren't being heard by you. This is troublesome this far along for a game where communication is so fundamental
. I'd recommend using the Xbox One's own party chat feature to get around this if possible and turning off the in-game voice chat. I'm also not completely understanding how proximity chat works, as it seems as though your group party chat is not completely private when you're in the Dark Zone....weird. Please explain that one to us Ubisoft.
Other than the few quirks mentioned I really enjoyed my time with the beta and plan on playing it some more this weekend. The group co-op is what's really enticing me and I think Ubisoft may have the best alternative to Destiny that we've seen yet with The Division. The game has a lot
of potential and I'm still excited for it's release on March 8th.