Let's break it down - Overwatch game review

Miles is 12 years old and his passion is playing and reviewing video games.

He writes about “any kind of video game you guys want”. 

When Miles is not gaming he likes to play rugby, badminton and handball.

He also likes to do kickboxing and play guitar. 

Miles S.

Miles S.

Overwatch is a FPS (First Person Shooter) for children over the age of 12. You can choose from four kinds of classes for characters: Offence, Defence, Tanks and Support.

After explaining the game modes I will list the characters and list their weapons.  

There are 4 game modes: 

  • 3 vs 3 elimination,
  • Total Mayhem,
  • Mystery 6 vs 6, 
  • Mystery 1 vs 1.

In 3 vs 3, you must eliminate the enemy team before they eliminate your team. There is no reviving. This is the most extreme game mode. 

In Total Mayhem, all characters are boosted in their abilities and health. The aim of the game mode is for the attacking team to deliver a payload to the enemy base whilst they attempt to prevent the payload from getting to the final checkpoint within 10 minutes. There are 2-3 checkpoints for the payload to reach before the final attack. Every checkpoint the attackers reach the time limit is extended by 3 minutes. You can choose from any character.

Miles in action.

Miles in action.

In mystery 6 vs 6, it is the same rules as Total Mayhem but the characters are not boosted and you spawn as a random character.

In mystery 1 vs 1, it is you and a another player battling it out on your own. Again, you spawn as a random character and there is no reviving. There are 5 rounds and each round you character is changed.

Characters:

Offense

  • Genji: Throwing Stars and Dragon blade.
  • Pharah: Rocket Launcher and Jetpack.
  • Mcree: Revolver and Stun Grenade.
  • Reaper: Dual Shotguns.
  • Soldier 76: Machine Gun and Helix Rockets.
  • Tracer: S.M.Gs and Grenade.

Defence

  • Tolbjorn: Turrets, Hammer and Lava Launcher.
  • Mei: Ice gun.
  • Bastion: L.M.G and Turret Mode(He’s a robot!).
  • Widowmaker: Sniper rifle and Toxic Gas Trap.
  • Hanzo: Bow and Dual Dragons.
  • Junkrat: Grenade Launcher, Concussion Mine, Bear Trap and Exploding Spiked Tire, also known as ‘The Rip-Tire’.

Tanks

  • Reinhardt: Warhammer and Shield.
  • Roadhog: Hook and Sawed-Off Shotgun.
  • Zarya: Lazer Beam.
  • Orisa: L.M.G and Shield.
  • D.VA: Giant Robot and Pistol.
  • Winston: Electricity Beam and Shield

Support

  • Ana: Sniper Rifle and Health Grenade.
  • Lucio: Beat Gun and Healing/Speed Aura.
  • Mercy: Caduceus Blaster and Pistol.
  • Symetra: Turrets and Laser Beam.
  • Zenyatta: Metal Orbs.

Conclusion:

I believe that Overwatch is brilliant game for all ages.

It is child-friendly and there is no gore or bad language like in other shooting games e.g Medal Of Honor, Call of Duty and Halo.

I give this game 5 stars out of 5 because overall it is a brilliant game and it definitely deserved Game Of The Year.

As Lucio says, LET’S BREAK IT DOWN!