Blizzard is the best at online gaming. Overwatch is a product of its maker, which has become the model on how to build a fun and reliable multiplayer game. Overwatch is the new gold standard of video games. Period.
Ive been having a blast watching overwatch league. Havent been getting any work done :/. Game of the generation for me.
I don't get what's so fun about watching g this game. It gets pretty rote..
Dynaste Vs Dallas fuel was actually fun to watch. After that it’s been pretty much meh with barely any variation in rosters. It is the same dive comp over and over ans Junkertown’s pirate ship comp as well
If you dont play it then sure I guess lol. Thats really any game though. I dont play league or dota, so watching those are pretty "rote(?)"
Ummm.. GTAV is the gold standard if we're going by sales and online activity.
But one could argue that it came out last gen lol
Doesn't matter when it came out. It's still charting on both sales charts and online playtime charts. And it's beating Overwatch on PS4 for online play, which means it's likely beating it elsewhere as well.
That's an exaggeration if I ever heard one
Maybe if they said e-sports standard, but yeah.. big time.
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I thought the author talks only about multiplayer game?
Life is Strang and Wolfenstein too!
Final Fantasy VI,Chrono Trigger,Sonic 2, Super Metroid,Earthbound,Super Mario World,Shining Force III,Persona 4,Xenoblade,Doom,Street Fighter II,Ys,Diablo II,Botw,DMC3,REmake,Oath of Felghana,LTTP,Phantasy Star II/IV,Bayo 2,Snatcher,SM64 and the list could go on forever of games more of a gold standard than Overwatch.
"model on how to build a fun and reliable multiplayer game" Multiplayer games not single player games. Overwatch has no single player so I don't know why you are bringing those games up.
Dear god no, its not really that good.
It's really not. It hasn't set any kind of standard. It's a fun game that needs more content.
Only if you prefer strictly multiplayer games.
No, it is not the gold standard. It's only a popular MP game. That is all.
I played Overwatch on PS4. After few days, I getting very bored. Like really bored . For me, I would love a full fledge SP story of this game that I want to know about these characters and world.
So taking an idea that's been done countless times already, creating a toxic community, and having loot boxes/crates are things every single game needs to follow? I like the game but it's not a god.
If this game came out from anyone but blizzard it wouldn't be talked about like this.
Released by Nintendo?
Loot crates? And the game was supposed to release for free not $59.99. Sorry but the author is wrong
It was fun, but super repetitive. I got bored with it in a week. Really wish for a multiplayer only game that there would be way more maps and game modes.
I agree. I love the game, but I feel like the author isn't really speaking about the gameplay. I saw it as the fact that updates continue to balance characters out, Blizzard giving out all content for free, and in conjunction with other aspects it makes it a "gold standard."
I’m sure gamers that are into online shooters, Overwatch is one of the best. But personally, the first person perspective is a big turn off for me when it comes to gaming. You have these excellent looking characters in the cinematics, that are reduced to only a pair of hands or a gun barrel when in gameplay. Travesty. If Overwatch were in the third person, over the shoulder, with killer animations to accompany the visuals, it would definitely capture my interest.
Gold Standard? ZERO campaign, zero single player and zero offline makes your statement laughable and stupid. Whether or not it's the gold standard for multiplayer games -maybe, I have no idea, I barely play 'em.
Very debatable. It's popular, but I've played way better MP games. Siege and Battlegrounds come to mind; hell, Friday the 13th is a more fun experience when it works.
Ridiculous. There isn't one single original thing about it.
I'm gonna have to disagree with this article. It's just not true. Being a fun reliable multiplayer game...sure. But being a gold standard of games is just nonsense.
I feel like Wolfenstein II did that
-No single player -Microtransaction -Loot boxes (gambling) -Cosmetics that can't be be obtained by playing(only by paying) And very slow updates.1or 2 characters per -year(compared to other GaaS ex.paladins, rainbow6S or any other moba) Yeah. Lets ignore games like monster Hunter world,RE7 and more which gave us free dlc and full experience without lootboxes
Well said. I can agree its a great MP game but to say its gold standard is bullcrap. So MP only games are the gold standard now?? Wow Nintendo should just stop making Zelda, mario, pokemon and Metroid and just make Always online MP shooters with goombas and mushrooms and Sony Should Make God of war, spiderman, detroit and days gone Online only MP shooter.
This relentless and over the top love fest is actually making me dislike the game now for some reason. It's a fun game, it's always great to see a new team based shooter, but it's not a damn paradigm shift in gaming. And it won game of the year, and then best on going game a year later because of reasons that weren't even related to the actual gameplay itself. Relax with this.
I pass on watching it :D I like playing it (PC), but now I don't even care about SR anymore, I only play comp for comp. points. I could care less if my SR was 4000 or 0, TBH. If I can have all my chars have Golden Guns I'm good and just play comp for the 10 placement matches only for the end of season rewards, and just enjoy QP. So if we lose it doesn't matter to me really.
Overwatch is ass.
I dunno mate. I was totally and utterly addicted to it for 6 months and then one day I sat down to play as usual and after a single match I thought 'that was boring as hell' and haven't played since. Overwatch is a virus, once the infection period is over, you're free and clear to play other games.
Overwatch is the new gold standard of video games. Period. Sorry, what's Overwatch?
Multiplayer, online only game with absolutely no single player or story besides the shit you have to read on a website, filled with casual mechanics and scoring system intended to make less skilled aka casual players feel good about their incompetence. Overwatch is a casual game that journalists love because it gives them the illusion that they don't suck.
Gold standard of games your face! If gold standard for MP i might agree but the title is misleading it said "Gold Standard of Videogames" it never said Multiplayer games its like claiming all genres. Stupid opinions like these should be kept to oneself. Believe it or not MP only games is not the end all be all because if it is Nintendo and Sony are long gone. Videogame industry started without any MP only games so claiming Overwatch is the gold standard when it clearly lacks content such as single offline campaign story mode in addition to the online multiplayer is bullcrap
don't understand the hype for this game. cool that people enjoy it, but I don't see the big deal.
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I don't get it, i played this game and i got bored... Maybe i'm into something else.
Ok son... *Pats writer on the head*
Not gonna lie, the game is super fun and addictive which to me is what video games are supposed to be about.
Overwatch has definitely set some sort of standard. That being said, anyone that claims (personal opinion or not) it has become the Gold Standard of Video Games clearly doesn't understand anything about video games...unless, if it's to get a "Hello No!" reaction from gamers, then yes they may understand a bit.
If by gold standard you mean current trend.
Golden standard of loot boxes.
Yes. For me it's the standard of how I measure online multiplayer games now. Haven't found a video game multiplayer that's kept my attention this generation until I played Overwatch. Great game. The world needs heroes. :D
i tried t and just don't like these kinds of games. to each their own.
I can see why Overwatch is popular. However, personally, I consider the game to have too little content for its price. Also I find the combat to be very dull.
I must agree, the constant content updates, seasonal events, seasons, and easy to gain cosmetic only loot boxes are great. The fact that it requires teamwork is my favourite thing about it. So many MP games have tried to encourage team play but they just end up being individuals ignoring objectives and working on their k/d. In Overwatch, as the author says "If your team is strong, you are strong". Sometimes it sucks when your team isn't but most of the matches are fun.
Paladins > Overwatch. Overwatch not even a top 5 mp game this gen imo.
Overwatch is a great game but calling it the "Standard of Video Games"? Please no. I would rather play a lenghty singleplayer with replay value than to play an online only shooter with cosmetic lootboxes.
No. Just, no.
Lol...no. It's not even the gold standard of Blizzard games.
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