This review is a little bit different than my normal sort of review. State of Decay 2 released nearly a year ago, I never gave it a proper review at the time but it made the list of my top disappointments of 2018. The reason for that is I pretty much adore the concept and gameplay. It nails the feel of living your own zombie apocalypse better than any other game. But the lack of challenge was broken, badly. Keep in mind the game is a survival game that boasts permadeath as a core feature.
Traditional base-building real-time strategy games have been somewhat of a rarity the last several years. Warparty takes us back to the glory days of the genre but also plays it very safe. However, the game features dinosaurs, and I am probably the biggest sucker for those.
As I noted in my review in progress, I was very impressed with The Divisions 2’s gameplay, and not so much by its story. My biggest concern was whether or not the game would remain interesting due to the limited creativity of its setting. After reaching and playing some of the end game, I’m happy to report that it does.
To say that The Division 2 is a big game would be an understatement. It is a long game packed full of content and Ubisoft went out of their way before release to showcase the end game. It’s an important aspect that many looter shooters have done poorly. With that in mind, I feel like rushing through the game as fast as possible simply to be the first in line with a review would be disrespectful to the game, to Ubisoft and most importantly, it is disrespectful to you, the consumer.