So after having a blast playing Overwatch during two open beta periods, I was pretty happy to get the full game upon release, and have been playing fairly regularly since (although I’ve taken a break during the past week to play some other games). Everything I wrote in those posts for the open betas stands for the full game – it’s just a blast to play, even if you’re not the kind of person who usually spends a lot of time playing this sort of game (team-based shooters). The characters are just so original and fun to play, and just taking time to explore each one is enough to suck you in for a few hours. I do wish there was a bit more to the game – more kinds of modes – but I’m guessing that’s the sort of thing that will be added over time.
Another open beta for Overwatch, and yet again, I find myself having such a blast playing this game, even though multiplayer online shooters are not usually really my thing. I just love the look of the game so much, and the diverse lineup of characters are just so much fun, and I always have a hard time trying to decide who I want to try playing next. I had some pretty good matches this time too, and even got the “play of the game” in one of them, which made me feel pretty damn good. As much as I really want to play more, I still don’t think I’ll buy this on release when it comes out this month – I just can’t justify the purchase of a full-priced retail game right now (and I also really want to get Battleborn and Uncharted 4) – but I’ll definitely keep my eye out for sales down the line.
So I got to try out the open beta for Overwatch today – a game I kept getting confused with Battleborn, and vice versa – and let me tell you, it doesn’t take long before you feel just how slick and polished this thing is, in the way Blizzard is just so damn good at doing. Despite the fact that I thought Battleborn’s aesthetic’s were quite nice, there’s just something about Overwatch that feels nicer – maybe it’s a personal taste thing. I also had a lot of fun playing a few matches – although it can be frustrating when you’re playing opposite a team of players who obviously have experience – and tried a few characters, and can see that a lot of the fun of this game would even be in just trying out all of them, as they really do feel unique. In the beta showdown (Battleborn vs. Overwatch), for me, I think Battleborn is the one I would get the most fun out of, and that’s simply because I’m more into playing co-op story missions than mutliplayer deathmatch type stuff. But there’s something special about Overwatch, and I think that’s going to make it hard not to want to get it when it comes out next month.