Overwatch blog details the legend behind Jack Morrison

    
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Let 'em all go to trial, except Soldier 76!

It’s a little bit odd, on some level, that Overwatch takes place after the eponymous organization is dead and gone. Not unheard of, no, but it’s still a little odd. Of course the latest blog is all about unpacking the lore behind the organization’s fall, focusing on the story behind legendary supersoldier and former strike commander Jack Morrison, so it would seem there’s a fair bit more going on than simply Overwatch ceasing to exist and everyone going home.

You know, if the very premise of the game were not former and speculative members shooting at one another.

The entire entry is narrated from an in-universe perspective, tracing the known life of Morrison from his birth to his supposed death at Overwatch headquarters before the organization shut down. It also introduces the rumors that Morrion is still alive, striking official facilities in the name of an unknown agenda. If you want to know more of the story behind the aforementioned members shooting one another, it’s well worth a read.

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Skyewauker
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Skyewauker

Armsbend Skyewauker Ive probably logged more hours in TF2 than you.  Ive played over 400 hours of TF2.  I’ve played it plenty brotato.  From what I have seen, Overwatch plays nothing like TF2.  You act like Engineer or the Soldier or a stealth class is exclusive to TF2.
People bring up Payload as a rip off… do you realize that it was in Global Agenda way before it was in TF2?  Gatling guns have existed long before TF / TF2.  Try Doom.  Please give us examples, other than the graphics, of how its a clone.

DoctorOverlord
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DoctorOverlord

The story is making it harder to rationalize the concept of the game.

Say what you want about TF2 goofy lore, but it fit with the idea of insane murderers endlessly trying to kill each other in death matches lol

Armsbend
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Armsbend

Skyewauker You seem to be very unfamilair with Team Fortress 2.  Go try it for free on Steam.

omedon666
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omedon666

Don’t tease me, Blizzard!  Showing a huge care for the lore like this is only upping my hopes for a single player/story mode, to then have those hopes dashed!

PurpleCopper
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PurpleCopper

Armsbend

that’s not cloning, that’s just common sense.

Contrasting color patterns and different sizes and silhouettes is much easier on the eyes and serves as quick way to visualize and ID what you’re looking at.

If you’re playing a game like COD or Battlefield, you’d be dead before you even realized what the opposing player was equipped with or what type of unit he was.

Hell, even tabletop games use this type of fundamentals.  Warhammer 40k is probably the best example. Those space marines have a unique design and silhouette which is useful for eyeballing at a glance.

Skyewauker
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Skyewauker

Armsbend Will you stop.  I wish all of you would stop.  They haven’t cloned TF2.  Why in the world would you clone TF2?  I guess every shooter that uses stylized graphics = TF2 right?  TF2 has set classes, not unique characters.  The 2 games don’t play anything remotely close to the same.  The graphics are just about the only thing you can call a clone, but even then, blizzard has used this look for over a decade.  Just stop.

JonBuck
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JonBuck

So, Morrison is the Captain America expy? Who might have turned evil? Or was he always evil and Reyes the good guy? Questions.

Armsbend
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Armsbend

Its funny how they are using similar coloration in the artwork to TF2 but more serious looking characters.  They are cloning TF2 by going away from traditional Blizzard character art but staying true to TF colors.  

It doesn’t matter if you are interested in either game…this little war between Valve and Blizz could be a lot of fun.