Going into BlizzCon, the only thing I really cared about was Diablo 4 – chiefly because I loved the Diablo franchise. It was all academic, though, since I was so sure Blizzard wouldn’t apologize and I wouldn’t get to play anyway. So that’s been kinda weird.
The thing is, the Diablo 4 presentation really didn’t blow me away at all. I found myself pretty bored with the gore. I like the spooky, ghostly, creepy, desolate elements of the Diablo set, not so much the blood-soaked grotesquerie, and definitely not whatever eye-searing high-pass sharpen filter and desaturation thing they’re doing to all the graphics (what’s up with that?).
Instead, the game that grabbed me was Overwatch 2. Folks, I’ve been watching my husband play Overwatch for years (at least before the boycotts), and I knew it wasn’t for me – when I want to play a battleground, I want it in an MMO. But Overwatch has style for miles and really fun characters I’ve always wanted to play, so the co-op settings of Overwatch 2? Yeah, that’s a way I can play not just with my husband but with my kid too.
On the other hand, isn’t it kind of obnoxious that Blizzard canned the MMO that Overwatch was supposed to be in order to turn it into a team shooter, only to just now be adding back in the PvE and narrative story content we wanted? Our writers were even coming up with subtitles for the dang game.
Overwatch 2: We Actually Finished Overwatch.
Overwatch 2: The MMO we should’ve just made three years ago
Overwatch 2: Buy The PvE Side You Actually Wanted Please
Is Overwatch 2 just the MMO we wanted before there was an Overwatch? And boycotts aside, do you want to play it?