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Overwatch is OverAWEXOME

Discussion in 'Overwatch' started by Kyrbi0, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. Kyrbi0

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    Herein discuss how/why Overwatch is so awexome.

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    It it just. Ispo facto, quid pro quo, pro bono.






    Naw but seriously, I love how they have created such a fascinating roster of characters with so much color, energy and (dare I mention...) diversity. Yet still appealing to the generic ethnic stereotypes (russian strong-person, australian criminals, american cowboy/soldier, japanese samurai/archer, india-n genius architect, swiss healer, etc).

    Junkrat 4 Lyfe
     
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    I love her soundtrack! :V
     
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    Love D.VA :3
     
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    There are so many characters I love & wanted to love playing, but I was seriously disappointed... Mainly due to how bad my aiming skills are (on console, at least). I'm pretty much stuck to characters who don't need to aim (i.e. Junkrat & Reinhardt, so far).
     
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    I suck at aiming too(although I play on PC) but in all it's fun.
     
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    I have Overwatch but I rarely play on account of how abysmal I am at this game. I think it could be my mouse, but I have such a hard time aiming at anything it's not even funny.
     
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    Edgelord 69xxx here
    Reaper boys, my fav.
     
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    I'd say the PC version of the game is best, though really get it on whatever system you have the most friends to play with on. Like most games, this one is best played with a stack of friends preferably with microphones. Fantastic game, all of the heroes are fun even though it has blizzard balancing.
     
  9. They promote homosexuality in an OW comic. I'd keep the characters' sexual orientations undisclosed, whereas this counts as active take on the matter. It's a way to satisfy consumers that have strong for-opinion, and fits the PC era.

    I can barely stand the cartoony art style of WC3, but it's understandable as at the time polygons were merely sufficient. With OW it's a trick to have people clearly differentiate OW from "your average FPS", to get as many consumers as possible.

    Having the game on consoles is a nail in the coffin for those hoping for modding. Again, extending target platform pool gets you more consumers.

    Micro transactions on a paid product. Gets you more money ofc.

    Otherwise it's quite decent actually. I expected much less from Activision.
     
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    Wait, which one?

    It's not a "trick"; it's an "aesthetic". Blizzard games often deal with exaggerations upon reality; larger-than-life, more-colorful, more-expressive characters & scenery. It's unfortunate that's not your cup of tea; I rather prefer the art style of both Wc3 & OW.
     
  11. This pleases the SJWs I'm sure: In the official Blizzard stories, Tracer has a girlfriend. Now Overwatch porn can have its first lesbian sex. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    I can actually immerse into games. This is why I can't play Outlast even though I really would like to, also why I don't like CoD; realistic setting with realistic graphics. Warcraft II though; fantasy setting, yet where visuals aim for realism. And then there's WC3 lmao. But like I said I can forgive WC3, it was the transfer phase from 2D to 3D and GPUs weren't that good.
     
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    That is 9Gag. My soul is required to feast on Source Content.
     
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    I'm not sure how having a bi/lesbian character is pandering to SJWs. OW is all about diversity, and apparently it also includes sexual diversity, so it's not something that should have been unexpected. By keeping characters' orientation undisclosed, you automatically eliminate an entire facet of their personality. That means you can never show or even mention the wife/girlfriend/husband/boyfriend of any character, gay, bi or straight. Idk, just seems like a strange complaint to me since the 'don't ask, don't tell' thing never crops up if a character is revealed to be straight.
     
  14. If I said "I don't like certain aspects of OW", would that be better? I'm explaining my opinion here, I personally don't like when people just say "I dislike this" without further explanation. For example, if I had designed YT I would force you to leave a comment before rating the video.
     
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    Hm, sounds familiar...
     
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    It's fine not liking certain aspects of a game, just that most of the time that reason is hypocritical:
    Just to clarify, this isn't meant specifically for you. It's just a general assessment of how a portion of the Internet tends to react to sexual orientation in video games in general.

    But more to the point I was making, I just don't see how revealing Tracer as gay is pandering to SJWs. It would be pandering if Tracer identified as 'non-binary'.
     
  17. I've no idea what pandering means in this context. Google gives me pimp. Are you referring to how the community had fan fictions on Widowmaker and Tracer?

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    Homosexuality is a real thing. Non-binary genders are made up. Widowmaker x Tracer would also be pandering, but that didn't happen.
    I don't think pandering is by default a bad thing, but it becomes one when it starts to take ridiculous proportions, like if 50% of the characters were gay, that would be pandering.
     
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    Woah there. Watch out for those Safe Space Police. xD... : D... : |... : /... D: