If you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere. Toughest place on Earth. If you’re weak, you’ll get killed. If you slip, you’re rat feed. If you blink, you’ll find yourself in the pits of the city, or worse, on your way to Jersey. The Big Apple is a huge man-eating plant that devours weaklings. And that’s WITHOUT a deadly infection.
Add deadly infection and you have Tom Clancy’s The Division Dark Zone.
The story trailer tells us what we already suspect when we hear big city, big infection: city is sick, literally, and not only physically, mentally. It’s chaos. Soldiers had to run for it, leaving all their gear and the last hope for a cure. So, is it hopeless? No, because you are the “elite sleeper agent” who will infiltrate the city, take back each building, and make New York right again.
Dark Zone is an RPG that features a whole lot of standard RPG features like weather, day-night cycles, customizable skills and equipment, etc, etc. It promises to show some new Gen wow-factor realism. For now, we’ll have to take their word for it because the trailer only shows some cut-outs moving around and some nice artwork.
The beginning of the trailer reminded me of John Carpenter’s Escape from New York. Classic flick. That would actually make a killer game. Get in, blow things up, get out.
Tom Clancy’s The Division Dark Zone is out March 8, 2016 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.