I just got sucked into Overwatch by my friends, and I have to say, for a PVP shooter, I'm enjoying it a lot more than I thought I would. I've gotten beyond the "getting killed a lot" problem by convincing myself that it happens to everyone. Here are some random thoughts in no particular order:
1. Widowmaker has a grapnel that she uses to get around for vertical movement. In that game's maps it works just fine without then need for any unrealistic "anchor in mid air so you can web-swing anywhere" BS. I like it that way. It works.
2. My favorite thing in Ovewrwatch is the Arcade mode where you can do short PvE stories for fun. I've actually learned how to drive like 6 characters now by doing that, and they're co-operative.
3. Actually almost all of Overwatch is co-op, because it's usually 6v6 teams, which is nice, because you get to synergize with your friends etc.
4. It's balancing of the powers/characters is pretty good, but then they have it easy in the sense that each character only has like 4 skills they can do.
5. They have a practice range you can use to try out any character against targets and moving droids etc. Some shoot back at you so you can check your healing powers, etc. It would be nice to be able to do that with other people, but if that's possible I've never done it. Maybe if I make a team first?
6. In a game where having to aim is a thing, which is new to me and I'm still bad at, its actually more like "having to move a lot and still hit targets" because if you stay still you're toast. I hate that. Having to repeatedly hit "a-d-a-d-spacebar-d-a-..." is exhausting. Having to try to shoot my gun while doing that sort of in-place tap dancing to avoid getting hit at the same time is brutal.
7. They have Loot Boxes, which are actually really lame, if you ask me. They can contain skins for the characters (which are the "high-end" loot), currency (which you would then use to buy a skin you actually want for a character), voice quips for the characters that you can emote when you want to in-game (some are funny, but like macroes in CoX they get repetitive and annoying after a while), and then other various 2-D graphical items like new icons you can use to set as your in-game ID thumbnail (you can't make your own), and "sprays" which are, to me, the dumbest thing ever. You can stamp a small 2D graphic on the ground or a wall or wherever, like spray painting graffiti. Totally pointless and a waste of in-game time which will probably get you killed while you're doing it. It's as if they felt they needed some cheap, easily make resource to fill the loot boxes with, as pure filler, and this was what they came up with.
R.S.O. of Phoenix Rising