Surprised I couldn’t find a topic about this game yet.
I’m not into competitive FPS games, but I really love the style of this game. It’s incredibly beautiful and the character designs are really cool! And the style of it all is like watching a Disney/Pixar animated movie.
Speaking of which, Blizzard, who is making the game, are also making animated shorts for it and the first one is out now!
The open beta is up today at 4. Going to download it and see for myself. The art direction is impressive, all I need is the gameplay to be solid. I’ve slowly lost my touch with shooting games, hope this game brings me back on board.
I’ve oft been quoted to say that I really love TF2. In fact, the idea that I have over 100 hours poured into it is a testament to how well it’s formula works. So Overwatch was a game that had been on my radar for some time and I was quite looking forward to it, preparing for it to scratch that itch that TF2’s hat simulator couldn’t scratch.
So I installed the open beta, played the tutorial, played a real match and met the game with a resounding meh. It looks pretty, but looks aren’t everything in today’s market where saying a game looks good is the same as saying it showed up to school that day. The game play itself is fun and I’ve found myself a few times letting out a giggle in glee.
But for all the things it does right from TF2, variety of characters, fast paced and chaotic game play, really awesome movies; it does a few things rather wrong. The character variety is almost too broad. There feels like a bloat somewhere in the cast list. This makes things decidedly difficult when you’re unsure what a character does and you can find yourself dying suddenly without a clear reason why other than you’d just been ventilated by a hail of gunfire.
Also, I can’t count the number of times I unloaded an entire magazine into the back of one of my teammates because it was difficult to tell who was who. Maybe it’s because I need glasses or more time with the game, but I has having some trouble making these distinctions.
It’s not a bad game by any means and these are just first impressions with a game that I’ll probably keep playing during the beta event. But it just feels underwhelming, as most Blizzard titles do. They should have really been a marketing company or an animation studio because I’m certain they could put up a counter on their website with a picture of toast and lens flair and get people excited for it.
Well, I am buying this game. It’s practically a futuristic TF2 with a lot more depth. Blizzard did a fantastic job here!
Really liking the classes in this game; the builder is basically the classic Engi, Tracer the Scoot and so on. But, it doesn’t just stop there, their are a ton of classes all full of stories and unique weaponry.
I do hope they eventually add a co-op mode like MvM. Also expand on the cosmetics in this game, need a solid replacement for the hat simulators
I played the Beta a ton yesterday. The experience ranged from solid fun to mind boggling frustration.
Awesome character designs/variety, decent gunplay, lots of cool abilities…
You’ll only do as well as your team, though, and online matchmaking is pretty notorious in most games for making things difficult on Lone Wolves like me. Being a decent shot and trying to make the most of your role doesn’t do much when you’re the only on on your team who knows how to play the objective. If the enemy team is coordinated and you’re not, it’s pretty dismal.
Defense is markedly easier than offense, since your aren’t working against the clock. If you can hold the enemy back with good positioning and cooperation things will go pretty smoothly most of the time. Offense is where you really need to use your noodle.
As far as characters go, McCredie, Reaper, Bastion, Hanzo, Tolbjörn, and Roadhog have all done good things for me. I really want to like Pharah since she seems like the Quake character, and Widowmaker is the sniper character I’ve wanted for a long time, but they don’t feel like controller friendly characters so much as they’d really shown with Mouse & Keyboard (which makes me happy that Xbone is getting Mouse & Keyboard support to accommodate Halo Wars 2, which will make a lot of games much better ) . Maybe I’ll just sit down and git gud by force. Maybe if Pharah’s rockets had better splash damage. Oh well.
Overall, it’s been fun. I’d probably give the full game a go. I will say though, I don’t think it warrants a full price release, especially since it looks like there’ll be a ton of microtransactions. Even if its good, I fear it’ll run into the same issue that Titanfall and Evolve ran into. Maybe if the unlocks for character skins were based on how much you played the character and not RNG/currency I’d be less bitter.
Free maps and characters is always a good sign.
I really like the game, and I know its pedigree is fantastic. It’s nice to see Blizzard branching out from the 3 IPs they’ve had for the last 20 years (not counting Heroes of the Storm because it’s dead)
Still, after all the new multiplayer shooter IPs that have come and gone in the last few years it’s best to be cautious. I’m optimistic, but it’s difficult to tell how it’ll fair a few months down the line.
It has potential, though. Overwatch hasn’t been on my hype list for very long but it is a good game that seems balanced enough. Just need to get people together to play it with.
this game is for sure going to favor the premade groups, but its the same for all online shooters of this nature. i have a clan that plays planetside 2, warhammer 40k eternal crusade, but i am not sure the boys are even goin near this game atm. ill be lone wolfing it as well, BUT we all do have an option to all join together (is this game even cross platform???) and try to do somethin. even a group of 4 guys can make a difference
always, as long as you have voice comms and willing friends to cooperate/listen/strategize you can turn any bullshit around. been doin it for many years whether it was online FPS shooter, or an MMORPG. my best days were back when Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning was around on phoenix throne server