Like just about everyone else this weekend I played a little of the Overwatch beta, and it was a ton of fun. That being said I am still a little hesitant about this title. Why? It is multiplayer only and there isn’t a huge verity of game modes. I feel like I just need something else to feel better about dropping $60 on this game. Maybe if I was getting the PC version for $40 I could better justify it, but $60 for a Team Fortress 2 clone? That is hard to pull the trigger on. Especially since TF2 is free.
Should I feel this way though? I mean Blizzard has done an amazing job with this game, and it is so well balanced and smooth it is a joy to play. Not only that if you are like me and not great at competitive shooters there are so many hero types that you can find one that you are good with and be a help to your team. Building turrets, healing players, handing out armor, or just being a big guy and absorbing bullets. So you know TF2, but a little different.
I think Overwatch lists that there are like five game modes, but they all are pretty much go and either defend a location or attack a location. It is just that sometimes you have to escort the location around. Not that I am complaining too much since that is fun, I just wish that there was something else. Like the single-player/co-op form Battleborn. If I could somehow merge Battleborn with Overwatch I think I would have created the greatest game of all time, but I can’t.
Overwatch is a lot of fun, and it is polished to perfection. Which I think should be enough, but I still find myself wanting more. I guess we gamers are spoiled these days, but I want what I want, and I want more.