The best PC games ever The best PC games of 2018 so far Best graphics card 2018 Best free games Rainbow Six Siege operators guide Monster Hunter: World guide

60

Overwatch Watch: Another 35 Minutes Of Blizzard's FPS

Blizzard are jolly good at observing trends in games, noting what other developers are doing, then reworking existing ideas to repackage into a polished and accessible game of their own. EverQuest and other MMORPGs became World of Warcraft, Hearthstone riffs heavily on Magic: The Gathering, Heroes of the Storm is one of the few interesting League of Legends/Dota-inspired doodads, and Overwatch [official site]… hm. I’m not sure Overwatch is working out so well.

More long gameplay videos showing complete rounds are arriving, and the more I see, the more I think Overwatch looks like an iffy attempt to combine MOBAs and Valve’s Team Fortress 2.

Here’s gunslinger McCree playing a round on a Payload mode map (escort a self-moving MacGuffin by standing near it). Somehow he makes a revolver look boring, and y’all know how much I like FPS revolvers.

Over here we have Hanzo, an archer whose wall-climbing does look pretty fun.

And here’s Mercy, a Team Fortress 2 Kritzkrieg Medic who of course wears tight armour highlighting her tracts of land.

I’m really not digging it. The characters are very MOBA-y and pretty disparate, which is more noticeable when folks fill the whole screen. The environment style has TF2-ish clean painterly texturing in places, but then fills the levels with props and guff. From what these videos show, the flow of battle looks… I don’t like it. It just looks a bit of a spammy mess.

Also, this ‘London’ accent is ear-splittingly awful.

No word on a release date yet, but you can sign up for the beta.

Tagged with , .

If you click our links to online stores and make a purchase we may receive a few pennies. Find more information here.

Who am I?

Alice O'Connor

News Editor

When not writing news, Alice may be found in the sea.

More by me

Support RPS and get an ad-free site, extra articles, and free stuff! Tell me more
Please enable Javascript to view comments.

Comments are now closed. Go have a lie down, Internet.

Advertisement

Latest videos