Best Xbox One Games #14 – Overwatch
Synopsis: What simply looks to be a colorful team-based FPS from Blizzard that could easily be part of the cash-in crowd, Overwatch aims to serve as the higher standard of team-based dynamics in shooters. The term “hero” isn’t used to name a character of high stature; it’s now used to describe the playable characters as archetypes within the game’s checks-and-balances system.
You need to form teams based on a balanced approach. Tanks, DPS, support and defensive players will need to work together in order to complete the game mode’s task, which will require different team compositions. A large roster of characters means more variety in how teams can be set up, offering interesting picks/counterpicks between teams.
Why it’s one of the 50 best Xbox One games: Despite its microtransactions in a $60 game, Overwatch offers the player a great variety of playable heroes that act wholly different within the gameplay. Competitive mode adds the extra challenge of no repeats, making for increased layers of team-building tactics. There’s always an answer to a strong player playing a strong character, as long as everyone switches up what roles each play as. Most importantly, in both casual and competitive play, each hero has a distinct and engaging personality.
There’s a ton of heart, passion and personality in Overwatch, and the game will only get better as time goes on.
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