Ubisoft’s online shooter will be familiar to Destiny veterans, but its gritty take on New York amps up the misery and leaves us powerless to care

There is a strange dichotomy at the heart of The Division, which says a lot about where games are right now.

In one sense, it is an utterly artificial experience. The Manhattan we see in this post-pandemic nightmare is an ethereal filmset of a city. A majority of buildings are inaccessible, the vehicles are useless, and the enemies take dozens of shots to bring them down.

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