Overwatch 2 Reviews
But the missions aren’t that long, especially if you’re playing on an easier mode, and their replayability is questionable. Though, its value is subjective—maybe you don’t want to spend $15 when you’ve already spent on skins or previous battle passes, or maybe you’ll buy this set of story missions and decide, whenever the next ones are released, to pass, or maybe you’ll love the missions and want to challenge yourself ot beat them over and over again on increasingly harder difficulties. It’ll be interesting to see how players react to this new PvE content.
All of these twists and turns in Blizzard’s messaging have no doubt made things harder on the folks making Overwatch 2 as they deal with strife within Activision Blizzard in the midst of its harassment lawsuits, turnover at Blizzard on both a managerial and rank-and-file level, and forcing a once work-from-home staff to move back into the office after establishing their lives elsewhere. I feel for the team because, underneath all the poor planning, there is clearly a lot of talent and love for these characters desperately crawling out of the hole poor business decisions have put them in. I just hope that something, anything comes along that feels like it captures that passion, because I can feel my own dwindling every day Overwatch 2 doesn’t live up to its promise.
Overwatch 2 sought to fix the deficiencies of the original game, and prior to release it really seemed like it might do that, but not only has it failed to do so, in many ways it's made the game worse.
Although it is still a very fun and enjoyable online FPS game to play, the fact that the in-game economy is so greedy and focused on exploiting the player, and there isn't anything in game that deserves that "2" in the name lowered the overall score for me. Unfortunately Battle Passes are now a part of these games, but Overwatch 2 has exploited that a lot. At least base game is free…
Review in Turkish | Read full review
Fans of the original game will find very little to be excited about, but ultimately Overwatch 2 is a solid free to play hero shooter with polished gameplay and enough content to be worth checking out.
There is a good game hiding underneath Overwatch 2's predatory shell, one that is soon to evolve into an even more massive headache for players as the game evolves.
Overwatch 2 came to fix some problems of the first title, improved the graphics, the gameplay and brought some new characters. The bugs that it presents are correctable and, although annoying, they do not harm the fun that the game offers to the players. Was it really necessary to release a new game instead of just doing an update? Not really. However the content is there and there is really a (minimally) significant improvement compared to the first title.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Overwatch 2 is a massive disappointment, falling short in almost every facet of its intended design. Monetization, the ranking system, server stability, and lack of polish make this a title with faults that are impossible to ignore. While the controls, new Push mode, and 5v5 structure make Overwatch 2 more enjoyable from a gameplay perspective, the surrounding systems bog down what could have been an excellent evolution for the hero-shooter franchise.
That said, none of these additions are net negatives to the game either. Overwatch 2 simply exists in an awkward transition phase between the game it was and the game it wants to be. It's not a revolution by any stretch, at least not how the original game was, but it's still Overwatch and that means it's still a ton of fun.
As things stand, Overwatch 2 is not so much a sequel, but more an update of the first chapter.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Overwatch 2 isn’t the grand reinvention that many believed it was going to be. It’s still Overwatch, for the better or for the worse. However, in my opinion, it is still by far the best multiplayer shooter out there right now and its core mechanics never seem to get old. It’s just a big shame a solid core is being massively let down by an aggressive monetisation system and lack of gameplay rewards.
If you want more of the same well-built experience, Overwatch 2 provides the same quality as the original game. If you wanted anything more, you'll be disappointed.
I hope the allure of what makes Overwatch as a game and a unique world can be seen to newcomers despite the negative cloud that is surrounding much of it. In terms of play, Overwatch 2 is more fun to play than it has ever been. We are in luck, however, as Blizzard has clearly been keenly listening to the community since the launch of the game didn't go very smoothly, and the potential for more fixes and fine-tuning seem like it's their biggest priority.
Overwatch 2 revitalizes the stagnant hero shooter, but misunderstands what made it great.
Overwatch 2 doesn't feel like a sequel but still offers an extremely entertaining experience to those who come back to the series once more. The new characters, maps, and modes are all highlights in this game. However, the microtransaction model is expensive, and the lack of sequel-level changes to Overwatch 2 may cause an exodus of bored fans.
Overwatch 2 has finally reached the market, although with many launch problems, and with few novelties. That doesn't mean that Blizzard's title experience is great for players who love multiplayer titles and threw hundreds of hours into the original Overwatch.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
An aimless-feeling revamp of 2016's best multiplayer game, slightly coarsened by free-to-play grinding.
Overwatch 2 delivers the same fun gameplay as the first game, but feels lackluster as a sequel. The greatest sin that Overwatch 2 commits is the way an unrewarding and sluggish progression system, combined with an exorbitant monetization system, makes loot boxes look good.
Overall – I think that Overwatch 2 is not that much different from the original game and I really would not call this a true sequel as it’s missing its other core feature, the PvE mode. That was a vital part of the original marketing for the sequel and it’s currently not here. To be 100% truthful and transparent here, this is more like an Overwatch 1.5 and is nothing more but a giant update that simply acts as a big transition for the game.
This sequel is not revolutionary as the first chapter: it is simply what who wanted a more up-to-date PvP structure needed. The 5 vs 5 gameplay works and is smoother, but in the new era of the franchise seems like there is less space than before for casual or not competitive players.
Review in Italian | Read full review