Overwatch review - Screen Jabber

Screen Jabber: On paper, Overwatch is about as 21st-century a game as you could find: it’s an online-only first-person shooter, which clearly wants to become a mainstay of the burgeoning e-sports scene. But those bare facts fail to do it any justice whatsoever. For a start, it’s made by the legendary Blizzard – of World of Warcraft, Starcraft, Hearthstone and Diablo fame – so it represents a departure for the company, which has never before made a first-person shooter and has precious few console games in its back-catalogue (Overwatch is available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, as well as PC). So it will have to be good enough to handle the pressure of continuing Blizzard’s golden streak, while also pursuing the not exactly trivial goals of reinventing the first-person shooter for a new generation of gamers and finally bringing e-sports into the mainstream. No pressure, then.

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