Ways The Division 2 Succeeds Where Other Looter Shooters Fail
Very Little Filler Content
One of the biggest advantages that The Division 2 has over games like Destiny 2 and Anthem right now is the fact that this game doesn’t beat around the bush. It cuts the nonsense and gets straight to the point.
After all, the point of playing a looter shooter game is to get through the campaign quickly so you can get to that sweet end game grind, right? Well, The Division 2 does exactly that.
While the campaign itself will likely take you around 30 hours to complete, it rarely feels like there’s any downtime between missions. You’ll certainly need to complete a few side missions here and there to get your level up, but for the most part, you can zip from one story mission to another without missing a beat.
Not only that, but while there’s a crap ton of stuff to do in The Division 2’s open world, the nice thing is that all of it is completely optional as well.
Destiny 2, as great as it is in its current state, still regularly pumps the brakes in between story content to force players to complete patrols or other mundane open world activities that aren’t necessarily very interesting to check out at that point.
The recently released Anthem also completely stalls story progress at one point, forcing players to grind out public events, loot chests, and getting different types of kills before you can move on.
The Division 2 doesn’t waste your time with any of that, and it’s actually extremely refreshing.