Overwatch is almost the perfect video game. Fantastic characterisation, simple and fun gameplay, with game modes that are similar yet full of variety. Blizzard already showed us they know how to make MMOs, RTSs and MoBas, and this year they proved they know how to do FPS too.
The fact that Blizzard also support the game for free adding content every few months is such a refreshing rarity in this age of gaming. New characters, maps, game modes and skins are released on a regular basis and you don’t have to spend a penny of any of it, even skins if you don’t have that kind of disposable income. The game caters for every kind of gamer from the casual FPS noob to the most hardcore wannabe MLG try hard.
What started as a nice past time and casual game quickly became a competitive and intense FPS game. Already having an established eSports presents less than 12 months into your game’s lifespan is almost unheard of for a brand new IP but the instantly enjoyable gameplay mixed with the ease of access to newer players makes Overwatch not only my game of the year, but possible of the decade.
Finally, the fact that the poster character of the franchise, Tracer, has recently been confirmed as being gay is a huge boost to not only Blizzard’s LGBT+ crowd, but gives young gay gamers an idol to look up to which has been missing within the industry for quite some time.
I don’t wanna say everything Blizzard touches turns to gold but….you can also read our entire Overwatch review and see.