I was trying to come up with ideas for blog posts and I noticed I haven written anything about gaming, and particularly about this one game currently consuming all of my free time.
Overwatch is a team-based multiplayer first-person shooter type of game brought to us by Blizzard, the company that created World of Warcraft, Diablo, StarCraft and many other well-known video games. In it two teams of six players each are put against each other, with each player choosing one of the currently 23 pre-defined hero characters with unique weapons, movements and abilities. Heroes are divided into four classes: Offense, Defense, Tank and Support. Players on a team must work together to secure and defend control points on a map and/or escort a payload across the map in a limited amount of time. The team that manages to complete the objective before the time runs out wins. I got the game for Christmas and up to this date I have more than 30 in-game hours in quick play mode. The graphics and the gameplay are amazing, but the thing I love most is the diversity of characters and their backstories. For the first time we have characters with so many different body types, skin colours and appearances overall. We have a dwarf, cyborg ninja, robots, even an intelligent talking gorilla. It is really hard for me to choose a character that I love most. When I first started playing my favourite character to play as was Sombra because I adore her character design, but now I play D.Va or Lucio most of the time since usually no one in my team wants to be tank or healer. Another cool about the game is that Blizzard have a strict policy for fair playing and ban hackers and cheaters. There are, however, some things I don’t like. In my opinion a few of the characters are overpowered (could be just because I am not the most skilled player and I die easy). And of course just like any other multiplayer game it has those annoying jerks that just love to ruin the fun for everyone else. Nevertheless, I can say Overwatch is without doubt my favourite game at the moment.
If any of you reading this play it I am always looking for new people to play with, so feel free to add me. My user name is Royalsunbeam.