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Release Date: May 24th, 2016 Movie Release Year: 2016

Overwatch - Origins Edition

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'Overwatch' is the newest game from 'Diablo' and 'Warcraft' devs Blizzard. It was announced in 2014 and has a few things in common with Blizzard’s cancelled MMO shooter, 'Titan'.

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Tech Specs & Release Details
Release Date:
May 24th, 2016

Video Review

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'Overwatch' is beautiful, has a fantastic animation style and a diverse, interesting cast. It has a native resolution of 1920x1080 and runs at 60fps with very few problems, unusual for such a multiplayer-oriented game. Even the server load has been acceptable these first few days, which is a breath of fresh air in an era of fouled midnight releases and debilitating lag.

Audio Review

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Like the visuals, Blizzard has spared no expense with the cheerful and perky audioscape of 'Overwatch'. The music is airy, almost patriotic, and the voices are a good match to their odd characters. The guns and abilities sound amazing, just the right mix of sci-fi and good old-fashioned bullets.

Final Thoughts

Despite Blizzard’s untested pedigree in the realm of shooters, they have managed to craft one of the best entries in this generation. As a critic a big part of my work is to find flaws, and I had a tough job with this game. 'Overwatch' is loud, it’s fast, it’s audacious, and it is a welcome shot in the arm in a flagging genre.