As much as we all love Overwatch, we can't change the fact that it offers very little content for the amount it's asking for. But why, exactly, is Overwatch getting so much love from both players and their wallets despite offering so little?
Cuz its an FPS thats why.Like i said before thos game gets a free pass while other games are hammered for it *coughSFVcough*
SFV mainly got criticism because its always had an arcade or 'story' mode, and this time they just outright skipped it. I'm not saying Overwatch is bursting with content as it could certainly use at least 1 more pvp mode and possibly some kind of story related VS waves if AI like a hoard/firefight thing.
people bang on about lack of modes. Have you people actually played MP games recently? people only play 1 or 2 modes, look at cod everyone plays TDM and domination, Battlefield everyone plays conquest or Rush. 2 modes is 100% fine for Overwatch as people don't really play multiple modes on MP games, same for MOBA's they play the same map and mode over and over again yet they are the biggest games on the planet.
I don't know what you mean Welly, Overwatch has 4 modes. I agree two are enough though, if we just had Capture and Payload I would be happy, because the attack / defense gametype feels really in favour of the defenders.
@Wekky, What console are you playing on, i can only play one mode at a time on FPS. WHY AREN'T WE FUNDING THIS!?
They are nothing alike. Overwatch didnt launch with missing content, paid for DLC, Day 1 bug fixing patch or a season pass. Any modes, maps or characters added will be added for free. The game is also a load of fun, which people knew it was due to its beta.
What? People give Titanfall, Battlefront, and Evolve all kinds of crap.
Because it has enough maps, lots of charming and different characters, depth, and it is fun.
9 maps on Overwatch = Enough 12 maps on Star Wars Battlefront = Damn EA screwing over consumers!
Um, all new content is free. New maps, new heroes, new modes, free. Everyone else they give you those for a price or they use season passes. Really nothing to complain about especially if you bought it on PC for $40. I am a little curious as to why it's full price on consoles though.
ye but battlefront doesn't really have 12 maps... it has 4 as the maps are all the same for each planet. And there is the fact the game has no depth what so ever, has absolutely 0 balance and is just a poor game at best. Overwatch has the depth that all these other games don't have, that is why it's doing well because it is a GOOD game with enough content and depth to keep people playing. If you can't see that then your blind and just hating because your a SP kid who needs a SP otherwise a game isn't worth it.
@Welly. Whats the depth, and its only selling well right now cuz it was just released, lets see hjow its doing in a few months. heck Star Wars Battlefront did well when it first released too,
Battlefront doesn't have 12 maps
Overwatch is a substantially funner game though, thats what matters.
Battlefront has no gameplay depth though
@carling I thought there were enough in battlefront but any maps added to Overwatch will be free...
@WellyUK Haha right, because everyone who disagrees with you on the internet is a kid who only plays Call of Duty and is just hating on every other game or is a fanboy who doesnt know shit right? Thats usually the discussions for games on the internet. No criticism, only haters.
I played a couple of hours by myself and I'd really appreciate more game modes. Everything is attack this point or defend this point. Those game modes are probably fun when playing in a team with team chat where you can coordinate your actions and team comp but when playing with random people it doesn't really work for me. If it had some standard modes with less emphasis on strategy like TDM or CTF I'd probably enjoy the game much more. Another little gripe I have so far is that most of the heroes don't seem to have much depth to them. They seem very straightforward and there doesn't seem to be much of a learning curve. Even from just reading the abilities it's very clear how the hero is supposed to be played. That's cool I'd just prefer some more demanding heroes on top of that. To be fair though I haven't tried them all yet and maybe I need to spend some more time with the game to find some cool little tricks I haven't thought of yet.
TDM and CTF modes would make many heroes useless. Those modes don't belong in this game
TDM will not work in this game, there are heroes that don't stand a chance against others.
Characters ripped off from other franchises with a couple of douchey one liners and some skins equal depth and charm? Wow.
For me it is has to be, whatever low content it has, It is incredibly fun. PC is only 40$. and Blizzard post launch support is nothing short of legendary. Even for 60$, would I want to have more content, Ofcourse Yes, but I am willing to give blizzard the benefit of doubt because they haven't disappointed me. Everything that will be added after this will be absolutely free for everybody. THAT's why you make quality product and your fans stand besides you. If CDPR does a mistake in the future, I would be little forgiving. If Ubisoft does it, f*** them - we have given you too many passes already. Blizzard hasn't made anything but quality products so...
Diablo 3 and Star craft 2 would like a word with you.
Diablo 3 at first sure. With the expansion it's an amazing game. Diablo 2 suffered the same fate. Everyone remembers how good d2 was but they forget it was only good because of the lords of destruction expansion. As far as sc2 goes it is a great game. Still one of the best rts' out. May not have the charm the original had but I think some of that is due to nostalgia. They still make great games and overwatch is no exception. I'm pretty sure most people complaining are on console being as they had to pay 60 for it with no choice of 40.
What's wrong with Starcraft 2 ? Go on tell me. I will give you D3, but even then they fixed whatever they could which wasn't integral plan of the game. They can't make a skill system like D2 but atleast they got rid of the AH.
Even after every patch and update diablo 3 put me to sleep. Everything felt lifeless and completely uninspired. Playing on the hardest difficulty I became God very shortly into the game... to the point I would fall asleep while playing, stay alive and kill everything. I got to chapter 4 and just couldn't force myself to play anymore. StarCraft 2 had mostly the same effect on me.
I didnt know it was already $40 on PC?! I probably would have bought it day 1 then...
Not already. It was always 40$ on PC - at launch, since the very first day.
Because it's such a blast to play you don't ever really think about the content.
It's the variety of characters that gives it appeal. It is a bit shy on content, but all the maps and characters I'll be free.
Because gamers and the media jump on bandwagons of either hate or praise even if their criteria are inconsistent
I didn't give it a pass, I voted with my wallet.
So did I. I bought it, and talked a couple friends into buying it, too. :) Best vs. multiplayer game I've played in years.
It's a fun game the hours I've spent on it already justify the price (in my mind) no doubt I'll get plenty more from it too. I bought Journey which for a straight pay through is quite a lot I don't remember anyone moaning about that.
Cause it's an fps, cause it's blizzard and the media firestorm was just as insane as the one for VR.
Waiting for the price drop, for me personally there is nowhere near the content available for the ridiculous price tag. Each person can judge what they want to spend.
Because it has the name Blizzard on it. If the game was developed by ANY other studio it would be crucified and also no one would give a shit about it.
bc people are dumb to pay full price for a game that leak content have microtransaction that get u random loot that give u random item gamera get raped doggystyle
Sorry but games who slap on a SP campain when they are MP is a waste of resources. MP Games that slap on SP is a waste of resources. Just look at Battlefields. Best ones are the one without SP Mode like BF2
Because its a FUN game and offers more then games for a similar price. Value for a game is subjective. The most bang for my buck has been BF4..I beat the SP and dumped 100s of hours into the MP. I have rented many many other games that boasted SP and MP or one or the other that I have sent back and would not pay $60 for....but im not going to write a article and tell others its not worth $60 for them.
a games value doesnt boil down to a list of features or maps, its how much you actually get out of it.
Overwatch is a nice FPS... it does what it does well... but IMO it has somthing missing, and at the moment even though I like it and its fun, for the life of me I cannot quite put my finger on what is missing... it is a worthy purchase to any gamers collection...
It's fairly simple to answer this question. The game is fun. A game's value can't be measured by some mathematical formula. It doesn't work like that. (Maps + Game types + Playable characters) +/- Single player campaign = Value of the game. That's stupid. It's not that simple, ever. The game is just good. I've played about 40 hours of it and I'm not remotely close to being finished with it. There are still characters I've barely used, still side paths on some maps I'm still learning about, still strategies I've yet to utilize or learn to counter. I feel like I've only scratched the surface. I got my 60 dollars worth days ago, everything from this point forward is gravy. If you're a big single player gamer, then this game isn't for you. That doesn't make it a ripoff, though. I don't understand why we have to argue this about so many games nowadays.
Because fanboyism that's why....when blizzard does it it's good....
I honestly can't believe anyone who would play overwatch and think they brought out a half hearted half finished game. The amount of quality and detail in every single thing in this game is staggering. If they cared so much about how much money they can exploit from us then why didn't they release the full a year ago. From the Beta and even alpha a lot of feedback showed positive and would have sold almost just as much back then. The final product is almost identical other than a lot of bugs and balance testing. So if they care about sales so much why spend a year of resources trying to improve their game for hardly any profit other than the word of mouth of how quality the game plays.
Fun isn't something you measure.
it's worth it if you like the game. period. that's it. all future content will be free, so i don't know what people are complaining about. a vast majority of the people playing this(and that enjoy it) have played it longer than most of the single player games they own, so how is that not value? isn't your enjoyment of something, "value"? if you're willing to invest your time into something for a prolonged period of time, then obviously it's worth it in one way or another. no one's forcing people to play this, and honestly, complaining about a game that will arguably be played more than most games in the foreseeable future speaks for itself. if you don't like the price, then wait for a price drop. if you don't like what this game is, then don't buy it at all. simple as that.
That's pretty easy to answer. While i liked uncharted 4 a lot i was done with it after 20 hours while with overwatch i already packed 60+ hours and i'm not nearly finished playing with friends and trying new tactics.
I think the author hit the nail on the head with this one. You can slap as much "content" on a dull, poorly-designed, or just cliche game, and that will make the game a little more palatable, but with Overwatch, they just came out of the gate guns blazing when it comes to the technical side of things, with surprisingly balanced characters (they really need to fix Play of the Game to make this shine), interesting and very deliberately-crafted maps, so many little changes to how a typical PvP game rewards its players, and such a cool art style to the whole thing. How about the other "rolling content" releases out there? Splatoon wound up with quite a bit more content by the end, and that looked really cool, but you also had to use that god-awful controller's gyroscope to aim vertically with any precision. Overwatch might let you buy loot boxes, but Splatoon's content was somewhat barred by often-scalped Amiibos. And Street Fighter V might have some well-balanced characters, but the art style is a little borrowed from last time (this was your chance to bring back 3rd Strike, Capcom!), and there isn't nearly as much content in that game right now as there is in Overwatch, nor are there as many possibilities via team composition and objectives.
isnt Blizzard known to support games for years and the DLC free?! Whats all the complaining about from journalist
Because gaming sites/journos are easily seduced and people blindly follow them religiously.
because it's plain out fun? that's the most important thing really is it not?
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