It may sound hyperbolic to say but Overwatch, Blizzard’s new 6v6 multiplayer shooter, feels like a revelation. Blizzard has not only crafted an excellent game from an overall design standpoint, but has also managed to inspire such a passionate fan following that Overwatch feels more like a cultural event than a simple piece of software. Still, while there’s a lot to like about the Overwatch cosplay, memes, and (of course) porn that has sprung up in the wake of its release, the main draw is still the game itself. And as a pure slice of multiplayer gaming, Overwatch is very, very good. Still, no game is perfect, especially right out of the gate, and although Blizzard has made an outstanding first impression, there are still many ways they could improve the game. Right now, here are the 10 additions and fixes that would make Overwatch an even better experience.
10. Add Some Variety To The Play Of The Game Highlights
Every match of Overwatch ends with a “Play of the Game,” a highlight reel of sorts designed to show off a particularly exciting or impressive … well, play of the game. The only problem right now is that the majority of these highlights just show off a player getting some crazy kill streak, which feels like it sort of goes against Overwatch’s design philosophy of downplaying kills in favor of a more inclusive approach. The endless parade of Reaper and Bastion multi-kills need to be balanced out with more fun stuff like a Winstone launching three enemy players off a ledge with his pounce attack. The game picks each Play of the Game based on an algorithm, so it’s probably difficult to fix this overnight, but it would be refreshing to see some of the less showy support heroes get some love at the end of a match.