The first-person shooter game, Overwatch, is a team-based first-person shooter game in which two teams comprised of six members each face off on a map location to reach their goals and destroy the opposing team. There are over 30 heroes with different roles and abilities that you can choose from, and you can switch heroes on the fly. The maps you play determine the objective the player and their team will have to reach. If your team wins, you win.


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The good
  • Wide variety to heroes
  • Diverse objectives and maps
  • Variety of attack types
The bad
  • Overpowered heroes
  • No single-player modes
  • Quality dependent on team

Overwatch – Review

There’s something for you, guaranteed

Imagine if you could have every character you could conceive of, every ability, weapon, and objective in a first-person shooter game. Impossible, right? Wrong! That game exists, and it’s called Overwatch. Blizzard Entertainment created enough heroes and hero roles, weapons and attack styles, map locations, and objectives to entertain everyone. Overwatch also has an endless list of features, great communicability in-game, group finders to meet other players, and much more. Whatever your heart desires, you can bet they made sure to include it.

Nothing is perfect, even Overwatch

Nothing is perfect. Overwatch sure has its flaws. For instance, some new additions to the hero lineup seem overpowered. It makes the challenge of winning the game using skill and practice obsolete. There is also the matter of single-player mode. Unless you have six quality teammates to battle with, you’re pretty much stuck. There’s always Quickplay, but that’s hardly experiencing the real game. Not to mention that if your team doesn’t perform well, it doesn’t matter how good you are. If they all lose, no matter how good you are, you lose with the team.

The game everyone asked for

Overall, it doesn’t matter if you want to shoot at things to let some steam off, or if you’re a dedicated overachiever. Overwatch has something you would love. Everything else is up to you.

How to get overwatch

Overwatch is available on PC, PS4, XBOX ONE, and Nintendo Switch. Getting the game is pretty much the same for all platforms these platforms. All you have to do is head to playoverwatch.com and click on BUY NOW. Then you choose the platform you’re using. After that, it’s just a matter of choosing between the standard edition, or the legendary edition, then entering your payment information.

Everything you need to know about the game

Overwatch lets you choose between over 30 heroes with differing roles and abilities, and each hero has primary, secondary and ultimate abilities each. You can switch heroes on the fly during your missions according to the capabilities you need. It’s best to take each one out for a test run to get to know what they can do. Overwatch has three types of heroes: Tanks, who are best suited for the front lines. They are essentially your shield troops. Damage, their name says it all. And finally, Support, they heal and help the team.

Your heroes have three layers of health, regular health, armor health, and shield health. The latter regenerates after a few seconds of not taking any hits, but once it’s gone, armor goes next, and finally, your regular health. Once that one is spent, your hero is dead.

Overwatch allows you to choose between 3 attack types. First, there’s Hitscan: No travel time between your weapon and your target. Second, you have Projectile: Some travel time between your weapon and your target. And last, Beam: neither Hitscan nor Projectile, acts like both, and looks cool. 

If you’re new to Overwatch, check out this video with Top 5 Tips to improve in Overwatch. The world could always use more heroes. 

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