Overwatch is a team-based shooter where heroes do battle in a world of conflict. Overwatch™ is a team-based shooter where heroes do battle in a world of conflict.
http://comic.playoverwatch.com/en-us And it's a totally free PDF to download and read online by clicking the link below. Train Hopper is a very fun and short ride though a slice of the Overwatch world alongside the gunslinger McCree. Blizzard has said this is the first issue of a few comics to come and is well worth reading.
Are you going to pickup Overwatch? If you pre-order it now you will be in the upcoming open beta. Pre-ordering it secures you into the open beta but I imagine they will let people in that just want to try things out which I would prefer. I'd like to try it out before I decide to pick it up. From Hearthstone I know Blizzard is very capable of making multiplayer games I love, so hopefully the open beta is open to everyone.
The character shown in this gameplay reveal is Hanzo a parkour assassin that can climb walls and pick off other heroes with his bow. Whereas I don't typically enjoy playing heroes like Hanzo, the overall game mechanics seem interesting to try... Read All Overwatch is a upcoming game by Blizzard that is a FPS first for the studio. With each new gameplay footage drop the game looks like a really fun entry into the team shooter space. Taking nods from Team Fortress and Unreal Tournament, Overwatch is a game in a dystopian far future that doesn't bring the gritty dark tone with it. It's also an entirely new set of IP so nothing from the Diablo, Warcraft or Starcraft universes here.
The character shown in this gameplay reveal is Hanzo a parkour assassin that can climb walls and pick off other heroes with his bow. Whereas I don't typically enjoy playing heroes like Hanzo, the overall game mechanics seem interesting to try and I can't wait to try the game out.
Blizzard is still unsure if Overwatch will be a free to play game or have some sort of up-front cost but if the success of Hearthstone or Heroes of the Storm is an indicator, we might be able to play this one for free too.
I do wonder how long after Overwatch releases the characters will show up in Heroes of the Storm. Maybe a preorder bonus! Buy overwatch and get the characters for free in Heroes.
More importantly, though, this game looks tons of fun! I can't wait to get my hands on it.
Blizzard isn't sure if this will be a standard priced game or be free to play. Many people have compared Overwatched to Team Fortress, DoTA or League and I think those... Read All Blizzard dropped quite a bit of interesting news at BlizzCon yesterday. Not only is Blizzard dropping the last installment of Starcraft 2 on fans but they are also working on an entirely new game called Overwatch. Billed as a team based hero shooter, Overwatch looks really interesting and features a very unique art style that isn't common with existing Blizzard games. There are certainly characters that have the Blizzard feel, but overall, the art style is very sleek and has a very comic book feel.
Blizzard isn't sure if this will be a standard priced game or be free to play. Many people have compared Overwatched to Team Fortress, DoTA or League and I think those comparisons seem fair. For an entirely new IP that seems to compete with other free to play games, free to play does seem to make sense for this game.
What do you think of Overwatch? Does Blizzards upcoming shooter excite you?
This looks like a ton of fun. It looks like sort of a cross between TF2 and the Halo games. I didn't read your post fully, but I see that you mentioned the comic book feel. I agree completely. Not quite as cartoony as TF2, but lighter than Halo.
I would love to see a 1st person shooter with the amount of heroes as in Dota or LoL. I worry that this could get lost as "just another 1st person shooter." More variety in heroes and abilities would make for a more varied experience.
So, I read that Hearthstone is getting a new single player mode, which definitely intrigues me. https://www.gamespot.com/articles/blizzcon-2017-news-and-announcements-overwatch-cha/1100-6454639/
Yeah, it really is interesting. I’ll write more about it soon!
I'm excited about it, but then I realized that it might actually cost something. I'm not sure how big that single player mode is going to be either.
I read something about how Diablo was missing from this event, which is kind of disappointing. I'm hoping for more Diablo and I'd love if they'd remaster the firs three Warcraft games.
Just wrote about all of that in my latest post. Funny, I just read your comment after I posted this so it's nice the post could address it.