My review of Ubisoft’s The Division 2 will be delayed, and I’m not sure when I’ll get back to wanting to play the game, to be honest. I will post a review at some point. I just don’t know when that will be.
My reasoning for not going back to The Division 2 right now is simple: Following the tragic events that happened in Christchurch, New Zealand last Friday – my home city – where a deranged hate monger killed 50 innocent people and injured numerous others using semi-automatic weapons – I’m just not in the mood to play a game where shooting people with a variety of weapons is a core component of the game play.
I’ve played about two hours of the game but haven’t touched it since Friday’s event. I’m just not in the right frame of mind.
This is not a political statement about video games: I still love video games and will continue to play them. It’s just that I don’t feel comfortable playing The Division 2 right now – or any shooter, actually – when the events of last Friday are so raw and so real to everyone in Christchurch.
I also work for the New Zealand Emergency Ambulance Service so the tragic events of Friday are very close to home for me on a daily basis as I interact with the heroic ambulance officers who did what they were trained to do in a horrific environment.
I will go back to The Division 2 at some point but I’m not sure when that point will be. Now is not the time for me. I’m sure you understand.