(Picture of the Overwatch characters Reaper, Soldier 76, and Genji.)
Overwatch is a widely known, very competitive video game released on May 24, 2016 by the game company, Blizzard. Overwatch is a multiplayer first person shooter game centered around capturing, delivering, and controlling certain spots and payloads. In the story, Overwatch is an organization dedicated to protecting the world from evil people. There are 25 characters, 30 different maps, and many things to customize your characters. About every month or two, Blizzard adds an event and/or map to Overwatch. Every three to five months, they add a new character. So far, they have added four characters since it was released. They also incorporate mini games within Overwatch.
I enjoy playing Overwatch because I know I’m playing against an actual person or team, unless I choose to fight characters within the program (referred to as “AI’s”). Blizzard is constantly adding new material, the graphics are excellent, it has well designed maps, and it’s fun to play. You can also connect and play with your friends and coordinate attacks with your team.
Sadly, Overwatch does not have a story mode, therefore it does not have an ending. Animated shorts are shown on YouTube and comic books are published to give you background information about the Overwatch members and Talon (an organization that wants to rule the world).
Overwatch doesn’t contain totally unique content because it is very similar to the Paladins and Team Fortress 2 video games. Team Fortress 2 introduced the payload game mode that Overwatch uses while Paladins has very similar characters as Overwatch. One of the reasons I like Overwatch more than Paladins and Team Fortress 2 is because Overwatch can be downloaded on a computer or console (XBox or Play Station) while Paladins and Team Fortress 2 can only be downloaded on the computer.
When playing Overwatch, each player selects his or her favorite character to represent in the game. The selected character is referred to as your “main” while you still have the ability to play as other characters. My main is the Japanese bow master Hanzo. I’m able to get a few headshots and kills per game. My success varies each time I play the game. Some days I’m very successful playing Hanzo. Other times I am more successful with other characters.
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