Blizzard’s foray into the FPS world ended up being a huge success: many consider Overwatch the best game released in 2016. Best or not, it’s hard to argue against its addictive nature. The game is beautifully designed, with a roster full of heroes that have personality and character. Even without a story mode, Overwatch has garnered a rabid fanbase that LOVES the game’s characters. You aren’t just playing as “John Doe” shooter with a machine gun, you are Widowmaker with a sniper rifle or Junkrat with a grenade launcher. Your hero choice defines your weapons and your skills.
Playing as these charismatic heroes with unique abilities and traits is what helps Overwatch create awesome and memorable in-game moments. Like that time you flanked the enemy team at the point with McCree and “high-nooned” them all down. Or when you managed to launch your D.Va robot perfectly so you could push the payload to victory. And the Overwatch Play of the Game system only makes those moments all the more special and fun.
The ability to switch between characters mid match makes every game fresh and exciting. It’s like an ever-changing game of rock-paper-scissors trying to counter the enemy while they try to counter you. Even with a finite (but growing) number of maps and objectives, such a deep roster of personable heroes makes the game hard to stay away from. Every game has different and exciting moments that will keep you coming back for more. And more. And more.