Overwatch is a first person team based game that was released on May 24, 2016, to overwhelming praise from both critics
Overwatch is based in the near future. Thirty years before the current events of the game, robots known as omnics turned against humans and started the omnic crisis. To combat this, the world set up a group called Overwatch, consisting of members Jack Morrison, Gabriel Reyes, Torbjorn Lindholm, Reinhardt Wilhelm, and Ana Amari. The group ended the omnic crisis. Years later, the public turned against them, and the government shut Overwatch down.
Around 8 years later, in the current events of the game, a genetically modified gorilla named Winston (Yes, I’m not joking. A talking gorilla) activates a recall for the group, as Talon, a terrorist organization, is posing a threat for the world.
I will now describe the gameplay.
This game is amazing. It is incredibly fun. Most game modes involve an objective, in which you are either defending or attacking. The game is easy to play, but hard to master. Both teams battle it out with the heroes the team selected. All of the characters have weapons they can use to damage and eliminate other players, and their abilities also help out their team, either from damaging, healing, or leaving a player on the enemy team vulnerable.
Mechanics: Characters are set into groups.
Tanks are able to withstand tons of damage. They are also able to inflict damage.
Damage characters are designed to do damage, as implied by the name. They do not have as much health as tanks.
Support characters are meant to heal teammates and keep their health in tact to prevent them from being eliminated and having to respawn at spawn point. Support characters also inflict damage.
Ultimates: Ultimates are charged by inflicting damage on the enemy team. Each character has a vastly different ultimate than the others and once charged, is capable of wiping out the entire enemy team. An example of one is Junkrat’s riptire, where he unleashes a controllable exploding device.
I would recommend Overwatch because on the surface, it looks fairly simple, but after a while of playing it, you’ll learn it will take more than just charging at the enemy team to get to the objective.
Overall Score: 8.5/10
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