WHAT IS Overwatch?Overwatch is a highly stylized team-based shooter set on a near-future earth. Every match is an intense multiplayer showdown pitting a diverse cast of heroes, mercenaries, scientists, adventurers, and oddities against each other in an epic, globe-spanning conflict. In Overwatch, bold characters with extraordinary abilities fight across fantastic yet familiar battlegrounds.
Teleport past rockets while an ally dives behind a double-decker hoverbus on the cobblestone streets of London. Shield your team from a shadowy archer’s ambush, then hunt him through a bazaar beneath a high-tech Egyptian pyramid.  .
I cannot stop playing this game. I've got at least 60+ games on my computer and I find myself forcibly prying this game away so that I can give my others a turn. The constant updates and free DLC make this a model in which all other gaming companies should take note of and aspire to live up to. The fact that it was only $40 from launch makes it a lot more palatable than the $60 norm.
The gameplay and graphics style are stellar and feels extremely well polished. The fact that it doesn't include a "single player" or "story mode" is actually a plus for me, as I've found that a lot of games that have both tend to half-ass the single player and put most of their development into the multiplayer, or vice versa. I'd rather have a dedicated team to making one truly amazing, and Blizzard has done that for me with this game.
Despite the many characters and continuous additions, they somehow manage to keep it balanced, which blows my mind.
I am absolutely obsessed and would recommend this to any fan of multiplayer first-person shooters. 11/10.
This game is just great! in open beta I fell in love with the game and spent 30 hours straight. But then I wondered "How long it will be interesting to play this game?".
Overwatch is not a stupid clone of Team Fortress 2 as many thought. Overwatch is much more interesting, more colorful, it is much nicer to play. In Overwatch a large number of characters that will only grow. Each character not similar to each other both appearance and gameplay. Fun to play for each character. Don't focus on one, try different characters for different gameplay (even the doctors are different). Yes, the game has gameplay similar to Team Fortress 2 (even some characters), but still it is distinctive. Overwatch can be called mobay, especially all the characters have their own special ultimate. Timely filed ultimate can change the course of the match (I will not say. that's good). You can even combine ultimate between characters of the team.
The maps where we play as different. The design of the game is good, and the game itself looks great. Let some say that cartoony is the style of the game very well. Some cards, I think. there is a certain imbalance: some are easier to win for the defense, and the other for the defense.
Overwatch refers to the type of games easy to play but hard to master. In this game, just need to have a full team. You are alone in this game will not do anything, how skilled you wouldn't be. This game decides the interaction between the team. Even if you'll play well, because teams still lose. For playing Overwatch you need to have a good team. Yeah, playing with random players is also possible, but will be less fun at times.
So how long will be interesting to play this game? I played Overwatch in a little less than 200 hours and is tired of playing games. She no longer brings me joy. The problem with Overwatch is annoying (although I won't speak for everyone). In this game there is no plot, Yes, there is lore and wonderful videos on YouTube, but that doesn't count. Overwatch is a wonderful multiplayer game, the interest of which is purely individual - someone she will hold for long, some don't. I fell in love with these characters, but the gameplay is boring, and it is very annoying that this is purely a team game - sometimes because of his bad team, you just can't do anything and only have to suffer until the end of the round. In Overwatch a lot of random moments that I just hate. I played Overwatch in a little less than 200 hours, and she gave me so many emotions, and what you want.
In short: good game, but gets old quickly (even with updates) mainly due to its simplicity.
At the first glance, the game is very good: distinct and colorful visual style, diverse cast of characters to play, admirable amount of polish and quite a few maps. It is important to note that Blizzard doesn't abandon the game and continues to add new maps, game modes and characters free of charge (so far). This is a shooter, but there are "aim in the general direction" characters, so, even if your accuracy isn't that good, you won't feel helpless. Playing with friends is preferable, but going solo doesn't really ruin the experience either, since the community isn't all that bad. Sure, you can run into some toxic players once in a while, but they can be muted, chat can be hidden and those players themselves reported (although, reporting system is far from perfect - 5 premades you play with can easily gang up on you). Matches are quick (usually 5-10 minutes long), so even if you lose, you don't really feel the blow. Matchmaking is on and off kind of deal - if you play in off peak hours, your chances of being stomped or run into some inadequate players increase; in peak hours, it's rare, but still happens once in a while.
However, after having played around 100+ hours, the game's lack of depth is starting to show. The characters are pretty straight forward - once you've learned how their gun and abilities work, you have nothing new to discover. Same goes for the maps. After a certain amount of time, you know how the match will unfold, where the enemy will come from (sometimes even in what formation) before it even begins. It gets tiresome even though I didn't play this game on daily basis for hours at a time. Despite Blizzard's continuous support of the product and updates, there isn't anything that would make the game feel interesting again (I liked Halloween Terror, but that was an event - can't play it now).
Overall, the game is good, but designed for more casual play. If you want something you can play once in while, have a bit of fun and be done with it - you should buy it during the sale (I'd recommend going for standard editions, since the skins in the Origins edition aren't even that good). If you're looking for a game with high learning curve, complicated mechanics that can still give you something new even after hundreds of hours played, you better look elsewhere. In the end, I got my money's worth, but there are f2p titles that can do basically the same thing (TF2, Paladins).
The first Blizzard shooter excels above the current competition in all aspects. A distinctive audiovisual style and plenty of pleasant details on each step are nice additions to its precisely-tuned gameplay. [Issue#265]
I fell in love with Team Fortress 2 because in that game, you win by being smart and considerate instead of quickly sniping off everyone you see. Overwatch improves on this concept tenfold.
Blizzard has created a solid team FPS but right now it's light on content.
Overwatch is pure gold. A brilliant multiplayer action game with the seal of quality of Blizzard.
If you are a first-person shooter fan generally, and if you enjoy team-based FPS play specifically, not at least trying Overwatch feels criminal. Blizzard always imparts a deep sense of holistic quality into its games, and Overwatch is no exception.
It's truly a great successor for TF2.
The gameplay is simple but good. There is a large place for improvements. I can't wait for ranked mode.
Blizzard will improve the game and it may become a new standard in esport.
Whether it's a small victory, like narrowly saving an ally's life, or a pivotal ultimate that lets you obliterate the opposing team and secure the final objective, Overwatch is ripe with the kinds of memorable moments that define worthwhile multiplayer.
Just as Team Fortress 2 burst onto the scene and captivated so many with its charm, and accessible gameplay, Overwatch is poised to do the same with its sharp gameplay and likable characters. There’s little doubt that the next great class-based shooter has arrived
Easily one of the best multiplayer first person shooters. Vastly better than Team Fortress 2, which i used to play in the past.
The graphics , sounds, and general production values are incredible. The game is very polished, and runs incredibly well even on very low powered hardware.
Movement is fluid and fast, and the shooting is satsfying.
Heroes are really distinct and have their own personality and gameplay. No hero plays the same like another. Also, since i have seen this online lately, disregard anyone who complains about hero balance and about cheesy tactics that are somehow "unbeatable". This is clearly a "learn to play" issue. I played the Beta a lot, and let me tell you, that balance is in a very good place, though could be improved even more. Everything has its counters.
While this game has only 12 maps right now, and it is repetitive, it manages to stay fun and interesting for a surprisingly long time. The main reason for this is that the game has immense depth under the casual-friendly appearence, it is one of those easy to learn but very hard to master games. There is always something new to try and learn. And the competitive aspect of the game will keep you coming for more.
The main downside of this game, is that if you have no friends to play with, you won't get nearly the same satisfaction with those who do have their own party. This game is heavily based around teamwork and tactics. You can still find success solo, of course, but will be more difficult.
Other than that, the game deserves its price. Totally recommended.