Overwatch Now Available For PS4, Xbox One, PC
(Last Updated On: May 24, 2016)

After trending on social media for like entire week, Blizzard’s first-person team-based shooter, Overwach, has officially launched both in physical format at retailers and digitally via select e-tailers.

As a lore-rich universe the game could have had potential, but it’s not a story-oriented affair, just a team-based deathmatch game. It mirror’s play-styles and elements from MOBA games, with players being able to assume the role of nearly two dozen heroes, each with their own abilities and specialties. Some of these include using melee weapons and putting up shields to protect teammates, while for others this includes rewinding time and blasting down opponents where they least expect it.

You can check out a compilation for all 21 heroes and their abilities in a compilation put together by ADAPT Chance with the half hour video below.

If you’re curious how these characters play in the actual game, there’s already some gameplay videos being posted up on YouTube that give you an idea of what you can expect from each of these characters and how we’ll they play in real live scenarios and not just promotional teaser pieces.

YouTuber Rhykker put together nearly four hours of footage from Overwatch covering the game’s characters spanning the four different game modes. You can check out the two part video series below.

 

The game is available for $60 for the PS4, PC and Xbox One. It’s really not my kind of game, but if you’re into generic shooters where there’s a pretty big focus on teamwork in small five-on-five arenas, you might enjoy Overwatch.

Personally, I wish the game had a real story mode given how rich the lore to the world is. Overwatch could have been an easy must-buy if it had the single-player and co-op campaign mode that Battleborn has. Oh well.

You can learn more about the multiplayer shooter by visiting the official Overwatch website.

(Main image courtesy of CandraPopokStudios)


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  • giygas

    They also sneaked some microtransactions in.
    http://techraptor.net/content/overwatch-launches-microtransactions

    • C G Saturation

      At least I can take pride in saying I will never touch their shitty “game”.

  • Bitterbear

    The game is meh; Team Fortress clone with a stunning Disney-esque art direction. Give me a single player game, this looks way too good for such cheap gameplay.

    • C G Saturation

      It doesn’t have a single player mode? Yuck.

  • C G Saturation

    Ah, yes. “Trending on social media”. I hear that Farcebook admitted they will display topics as trending when they actually are not, and assumedly vice versa. Hardly surprising, but goes to show that what people think is popular actually isn’t, and they don’t even realize they are being manipulated so easily.

    • LurkerJK

      They are pooping where they eat, the trending numbers and cross referenced statistics were their bread and butter because of their accuracy, now that they are “shaping” them they are pretty much shit, ppl will catch up eventually (seems like it is happening already) and social media will be considered “untrustworthy”, once that happens there is no going back, they are done

      In my country tv media went too far pushing their leftist corrupt narrative during the last election and in a little more than a year they went from being very influential to having no influence whatsoever, they are still dumbstruck unable to understand why their narrative push is not working anymore, ppl are dumb but they wise up eventually

      • C G Saturation

        I hope they wise up within my lifetime.

    • BubbaHoTep

      Reddit upvotes are kinda like micro-transactions; the ones I saw went up to $200 for a pack of 500 votes. That then kicks off the group-think and people continue to upvote it just because it has a good rating.

      • C G Saturation

        It just blows my mind that most people aren’t aware this kind of shit is going on. Well, I grew up with everyone saying computers, mobile phones, portable music devices are all evil and useless. Then I had to put up with everyone saying “the internet doesn’t affect the real world, it’s just words on a screen”.

        I remember when I tried to tell some people about how assholes scam others, the reaction was “How would you know how that works! You must have done it too!” as if it’s not possible to learn about or imagine such things from a third person perspective.

        Most humans just seem incapable of grasping simple concepts.