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Why we already love Overwatch

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Thomas Saysongkham
May 24, 2016 14:00
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Overwatch has only been out for a day, but it feels like Blizzard has another big hit on its hands.That s because we ve already had a lot of time to check the game out during its lengthy beta period.

Still, even spending just a single day with the full release makes us happy that a company best known for strategy and role-playing experience decided to get into the online shooter scene.Two of our writers, community manager Mike Minotti and reporter Jeffery Grubb, talk a bit about why Overwatch feels so special below.Mike Minotti, GamesBeat community manager and writer: It s kind of hard for me to think of Overwatch as a new game.

World of Warcraft was never my thing, and I never gave real-time strategy a chance, but I m starting to see why so many people are nuts about this company after going from its card game to its shooter.I m only bummed because now I m afraid I won t finish Uncharted 4 or Doom.Mike: I ve been into a few Blizzard games, mostly World of Warcraft, the Diablos, and Hearthstone.

I just don t know if it will have the same legs as something like a Call of Duty, Battlefield, or Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.Mike: I haven t tried a console version yet, so maybe I d change my mind if I try it.

It s not about saying, I m good with shotguns so I ll play as Reaper or Roadhog.

This is easily the most I ve enjoyed a competitive shooter since for me, anyway the glory days of Half-Life mods.

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