What a beautiful teaser huh?! Okay, so I was going to wait until I played the Beta in early May to write a “My Experience: Overwatch Beta” article (which I will still do) but my anticipation can not be held any longer! I must talk about the game and WHY I cant wait to play it! I know there are a few of you out there who have been wondering “what is this game all about?” and “I would like to know more about this game”, so I am here to try and answer you questions the best I can by the power of awesome YouTube videos, and my own personal excitement for the game! So lets get started!
First off, Blizzard Entertainment is the developers behind this wonderful game and for those of you who don’t know, they also are the ones behind World of Warcraft, StarCraft, Hearthstone, and my personal favorites Heroes of the Storm and Diablo! So when Blizzard announced Overwatch, you could say I was already excited for the project! But it wasn’t until I got to see some gameplay from gamers like Day9Tv (< Click here for his Overwatch Gameplay videos) and many others where I really started to become infatuated with the game.
I am not a HUGE first person shooter type gamer, I have played Call of Duty and Medal of Honor and all those games but it was mainly because of friends and I wasn’t engulfed in any of those games. I think I have a thing against real to life games because it doesn’t really have any imagination behind it (if you know what I mean). Playing FIFA may be fun for a while but at the end of the day, its playing real life soccer on your gaming system. However playing a game like Rocket League sends me OVER the moon and back because it is so imaginative! So this is where my first great impression of Overwatch comes in. The game isn’t a real to life, military, shoot em up, FPS. It is very colorful, flashy, cartoony, while still being awesome and gorgeous to look at. Take a look at the 1st cinematic trailer and also a piece of gameplay footage to see what I mean:
So as you have seen in these 2 videos, it isn’t just a bunch of look a like military characters running around trying to kill one another. Overwatch has MANY different unique characters that have very unique abilities! For instance Tracer here can go forwards or backward a small period of time and that is pretty awesome! In the Cinematic Trailer you saw the Reaper (smoke and mask guy) start a rapid fire assault shooting in every direction, and when Reaper broke Winston’s (the gorilla) glasses, Winston went into a furious rage! There are a LOT more characters and each one has a cool ability and you can check them out HERE!
When I watch those 2 videos the thing that it screams to me is FUN! The Cinematic Trailer was freaking awesome and it gave us a little sneak peak into the story surrounding the game! In my opinion, Blizzard is ALWAYS perfect with their story telling for their games, so I am not surprised that Overwatch is enticing! But lets keep up with the story and watch the next animated short titled “Recall” followed by another awesome gameplay video!
I don’t know about you but “Recall” was amazing! We took another step into the world of Overwatch and it was awesome! In the Reaper gameplay, did you see him poof into a cloud of black smoke and basically teleport to higher ground?!! Just looking at the thumbnails for the videos I have shared with you so far, the characters of this game are so well designed and the maps look fantastic! But before I geek out even further lets watch the latest animated short titled “Alive” again followed by a gameplay video! I know you are excited!
For all you Sniper lovers out there, Widowmaker may be the character for you! The gameplay alone makes me want this game in my hands as is, but these animated shorts are unbelievable! I would love to watch a complete series or even a movie the way they produce these shorts! Even with all that I have shown you here, there is still TONS of gameplay and characters to check out for yourself via the Overwatch YouTube channel but before I send off let me leave you with this final video by “Unit Lost – Great British Gaming” where he shows off Hero Gallery, Loot Boxes, and some of the Skins and other awesome content you can unlock for each character! If I haven’t convinced you by now that Overwatch is a game you NEED to pick up, then maybe it isn’t for you, but for those of you that just had there mind exploded by the epicness that is Overwatch…. You’re Welcome!