Online multiplayer games can be painfully generic, often over-relying on realistic worlds with a splash of uninspiring futuristic or supernatural themes. Where should the sequel go? Let's take it to the future with super-suits. Then add zombies. And make them battle in space. Against aliens. And let them call out air-strikes and game-ending tactical nukes and add a 420 blaze-it gun pattern for edgy players to proudly show how great it is to lounge about and avoid contributing to society.
That is not to say there are no great multiplayer games these days. Ask any gamer about the best of the best, and you'll likely hear them mention Counter-Strike: Global Offensive or Team Fortress 2, both of which have millions of players duking it out online per day. One is serious, the other is silly and comical, and both are very addictive, exciting games that offer neat twists to gameplay and lots of customization for your gear.
Enter Blizzard Entertainment's new and upcoming game, Overwatch. It's colourful, vibrant, and packed with potential, certainly feeling like it could rival the top brass, and perhaps dethrone them.
Read on and find out why Overwatch will be the next best multiplayer shooter for this year.
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7. Blizzard Entertainment Are Developing The Game
After working on the monumental likes of StarCraft, Diablo and the iconic Warcraft series. Blizzard are one of those developers everyone both loves and respects.
To that end, in Warcraft, if there is a consensus from the fans requesting for something to be added, removed, or tweaked, the company will (hopefully and eventually) deliver the goods. This is precisely something that a multiplayer game like Overwatch needs: a company that will listen to players... even if it's on trivial matters like the supposedly 'sexist' pose for one of the female characters.
Hey, at least the change was a bit tongue-in-cheek. Why bother with a booty shot when you have a cheesecake pin-up shot?
In any case, hopefully we won't expect the company to split up half of the content and trap it behind a paywall. Alas, the same can't be said for cosmetics, but who cares if your outfit is a slightly different shade of blue compared to before? Those are optional, and not as valuable as maps, that were initially available before someone stepped into the meeting room and uttered the mischievous, infamous line “We've got to have...money!"