It's $40usd for the game on PC (not sure about console), which is a far cry from $80 and prices it at below AAA titles.SpicYMchaggis wrote: ↑May 25th, 2016 9:46 amYour preaching to the choir here, I have no issues with multiplayer only titles and never understood the uproar and have often defended against it (for the reasons you mentioned plus good MP games always have more longevity for me).
Having said that, well I really enjoyed the Overwatch Beta and do plan to pick it up at some point I'm in over my head with my current collection of games and just cant see myself paying 80$ for a MP only title at this time.
There is some progression right now with your account leveling, which provides you with loot boxes that give cosmetic items. Would be nice for the ranked system to be in there right now but I am not worried about it making it in eventually.squadz wrote: ↑May 25th, 2016 10:44 amIt is definitely better than those games, but there is a bit of bias here (coming from a huge Blizzard fan too).
The game is shipping with no competitive mode, no single player, no progression system, and is essentially a game that could be mistaken for free to play. There's a lot going against it that reviewers seem to be missing.
I'm a bit confused as to how anyone can sink hours of gameplay into this, without any sort of progression. It's a bit weird. Rocket League is my bar for how a game like this should be done, and Overwatch seems very pale in comparison. The games are fun, don't get me wrong, but that only lasts if you actually have a goal to strive towards.
I am happy to have paid ~$53 to get a very well made game that's not going to have season passes, or any sort of real content locked out behind grinding or pay walls. Hopefully not being free to play will help mitigate game abusers (hacker's, overly toxic people) since being banned can actually be a deterrent.
Yeah progression can be nice, but I do agree that a fun game is going to be fun to play either way. Counterstrike didn't have progression for how long and has been played like crazy for 10+ years before ranked came in. TF2 which is a pretty close analog to the gameplay in Overwatch doesn't have any progression unless you count cosmetics, which Overwatch does have now. As I mentioned earlier I am not worried about rank play coming in at some point anyways. Apparently it was in at some point in the beta's but they wanted to change how it worked so took it out for now.ReeGee wrote: ↑May 25th, 2016 11:29 amIf the game has outstanding game mechanics and it's fun to play then a progression and unlock system isn't important imo. My favorite MP FPS games of all time that I put the most hours into back in the day (Duke 3D, Quake 2-3, UT2K4, MOH:AA, ect) didn't have any progression of any kind and kept people coming back simply by having great gameplay mechanics. I know people have grown to expect progression systems in mp games now but if the gameplay is that good, it shouldn't make or break the game.