There is a new light in my life, a wonderful, charming bit of perfection that gives me a reason to smile every time I wake up in the morning.
Naturally, I’m talking about Overwatch, a new TF2-esque team shooter.
My time with it thus far has been woefully brief. I played a bit of it on Monday at Rich’s on the last day of the open beta. Sadly, I only messed around with it for two hours and now it won’t be playable until May 24th or so.
- It’s totally TF2, not just in the style of gameplay, but in the modes and visuals
- It miiiiight have too many playable character types, not sure yet
- MEI IS THE BEST CHARACTER EVER LOLOL
Follow up on Mei… she has this ice gun thing with two modes of fire: short range ice stream that can slow/freeze enemies and a long range sniper-esque pistol shot. She can also encase herself in ice to heal. Her ultimate cooldown move tosses out a device that freezes everyone in an AoE.
…but let’s talk about her best ability, the ice wall.
Wanna block a hallway? ICE WALL.
Wanna toss a character? ICE WALL UNDER THEM
Wanna trap a character? ICE WALL BEHIND THEM
ICE WALL ICE WALL ICE WALL ICE WALL
The ice wall is the best and silliest thing every and I absolutely love it.
…I’m sure some of the other characters are neat, too.