Blizzard's Overwatch

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Blizzard's Overwatch

Postby Hercanic » Sat Nov 08, 2014 1:29 am

http://us.battle.net/overwatch/en/

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The PvP portion of the cancelled MMO Project Titan, reworked into a new multiplayer game: A mashup of playful sci-fi, Pixar-like art, and Team Fortress 2's team shooter gameplay, with what appears to be character-based classes like League of Legends. Whether they'll stick with these twelve as traditional classes, like TF2, or expand the roster over time like a MOBA, I do not know. But, they've got abilities and even an ultimate, so I would lean toward the latter.
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Re: Blizzard's Overwatch

Postby Hercanic » Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:57 am

Looking over these character's abilities, I find their kits are individually pretty simple.
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Re: Blizzard's Overwatch

Postby IskatuMesk » Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:50 am

Hey look, it's a carbon copy of TF2. Just waiting for the Hats, now.
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Re: Blizzard's Overwatch

Postby Mucky » Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:25 pm

Actually, its gameplay more resembles UT to me. Could be fun, if you can make it past the cheesy graphics and cringe-worthy voice acting. We'll see.


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Re: Blizzard's Overwatch

Postby Mr. » Sat Nov 08, 2014 2:53 pm

I'd play it.

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Re: Blizzard's Overwatch

Postby IskatuMesk » Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:15 pm

UT was not role-based.
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Re: Blizzard's Overwatch

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Re: Blizzard's Overwatch

Postby Lavarinth » Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:18 am

It plays significantly more like UT than TF2. Take away the options of gun variety, and yes it SEEMS like TF2, but I don't know- it just felt like UT.
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Re: Blizzard's Overwatch

Postby Hercanic » Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:29 am

The UT franchise has a crisp movement system; I wouldn't be surprised if Blizzard modeled off of them.
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Re: Blizzard's Overwatch

Postby RazorclawX » Mon Nov 10, 2014 5:24 am

Lavarinth wrote:It plays significantly more like UT than TF2. Take away the options of gun variety, and yes it SEEMS like TF2, but I don't know- it just felt like UT.

I haven't played UT since 2000 so I'm not sure if my reference point is completely out of date or what....

More like I haven't played an FPS shooter since UT.
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Re: Blizzard's Overwatch

Postby IskatuMesk » Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:24 am

You aren't missing much. UT2004 was the last decent FPS, really, especially from a multiplayer perspective.

I don't see myself getting into MP fps' again just because of the communities involved, but one can only hope they don't take the f2p route with this game.
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Re: Blizzard's Overwatch

Postby Hercanic » Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:55 pm

Considering their biggest competitor/comparison will be TF2, which is now free-to-play, I wouldn't be surprised if they went that route, too. Especially if they're planning to continually develop new characters for it. A paid game asking for more money isn't viewed favorably, and the work required to produce an entire new character isn't cheap.
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