Overwatch

Reviews in Brief: Overwatch

It has been almost two whole years since I’ve written a game review and so I am very grateful to EGF for letting me dust off my skills and get back at it. I had the opportunity to sit down and play Overwatch with a group of friends during its public beta test. With release pending on the 24th of May, a little less than a week from now, there is a massive clamor for the game from the public for it.

Lucio enters the Nexus! - Overwatch reimagined as HOTS #1

It all started back in Blizzcon 2015 when Tracer was announced to be in Heroes of the Storm (HOTS). There was speculation for months as to how they were going to approach Tracer, but with her release we’ve seen how well Blizzard was able to mirror Overwatch’s gameplay. Everyone I know that has played Tracer in HOTS (myself included) has said the same thing:

“Wow, this is just like taking Tracer out of Overwatch and putting her into HOTS.”

Let’s Break it Down- Overwatch Competitive Play Mode

For all of the details on competitive play, see: http://us.battle.net/overwatch/en/blog/20090466

 

HeroWatch #1 Zarya: Combo Queen

Let’s start with the basics. As you can see above, here’s our hero today:

Here’s her abilities courtesy of the official Overwatch Battnet page

 

PARTICLE CANNON

The definitive recap of Tracer’s #BootyGate

In this article I will be presenting everything that needs to be said about Tracer’s butt and its ensuing controversy.  If you don’t know what I’m referring to, I envy you.  It has infected every aspect of Overwatch media the past week.  I’m writing this so that you won’t have to look any further into it.  Everything you need to know about it will be here.  This is the last stop.

Let's Break it Down!- March 17th, 2016 Overwatch Patch Notes Review

 

Here we are again with another patch notes review! For better or for worse, we’ve gotten three patches in three weeks. On the one hand, I love that the devs are on top of the aggressive changes that they’re making, but on the other hand, it’s tough to stay on top of all the changes from a coverage standpoint! With that being said, I’ll be combining my thoughts on the March 8th and 17th notes in this post. Alright there’s a lot to talk about so enough intro. Shall we?

 

New Control Map: Ilios

 

Let's Break it Down!- March 1st, 2016 Overwatch Patch Notes Review

On March 1st we got a new patch for our favorite game to play (RIP #OnlyWatchers). It was an unannounced update with no patch notes, prompting people to mine the patch data for information. From what I saw, @askJoshy did a lot of the heavy lifting (at least in terms of what was publicly being tweeted). We learned it brought health nerfs, shield nerfs, and a handful of other things before the official patch notes even went live.