Blizzard's Modern Take on the FPS Genre
Written by Nate Lakritz on June 11th, 2016.
Overwatch is a multiplayer FPS game being developed by Blizzard Entertainment that shows great promise. It is often being compared to Team Fortress 2, a similar title with plenty of character variety and energy. Please enjoy the first cinematic Overwatch trailer below.
Overwatch would surely make for a great full-length movie one day. I was actually able to convince some people that it was a Disney film from the cinematic movie! Now, the gameplay is interesting in Overwatch. Teams of unique characters play as either offense or defense in beautiful, themed locations. The focus seems to be placed on the abilities of characters and how they can impact the course of a match.
From observing the Overwatch trailer, I definitely believe Overwatch will have enough character diversity to be consistently exciting. Several communities will emerge, and strategies will quickly develop. Most Blizzard games have a strong following with dedicated fans, and with the level of character diversity, the complexity of the game will surely be immense. I’m not sure how much of a movie-like feel Overwatch will have for its players, but the trailer displays a lively atmosphere.
Hopefully Overwatch will go through release smoothly, without any unexpected gamebreaking issues on any platforms. The amount of hype for this game is unbelievable, since Blizzard consistently cranks out great titles year after year. Although they often follow proven formulas, the company cares about their fanbase and will do anything to make sure they stay happy. An FPS from Blizzard is a great sign for multiplayer shooter fans everywhere, but nothing is guaranteed. For Overwatch to live up to it’s current expectations, it will have to be practically flawless, even if it’ll follow some of the standard gameplay elements of current FPS titles.
Overwatch releases on May 24, 2016 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
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Nate has been playing video games for as long as he can remember. He started Launch Party Gaming as a way to contribute to the gaming industry through writing. He loves reviewing games and sharing his experiences with everyone.