While people were filing into an Overwatch panel on Ana, the newest hero, at SDCC last month, one fan played a bit of the Overwatch theme on his trumpet. When the panel started, the moderator mentioned the trumpet player and asked if he or she would play it again. The player did a great job, and it was awesome to hear. I can’t find a YouTube video of it, but I did find a tumblr post by Rose Red (roseredlife) that contained a video. Check it out here!
While I’m at it, here’s a fantastic parody video about Overwatch by Instalok, “Ana Said,” parodying Lukas Graham’s “Mama Said.”
Instalok makes some pretty fantastic videos. His last Overwatch video, “Can’t Stop The Healing” was also quite good. It’s a parody of Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” and I feel it’s even better than “Ana Said.” Of course, I also love playing those healers.
The big news from BlizzCon was the announce of Overwatch, a stylized, team-based shooter and Blizzard’s first new IP in a very long time. I think we all knew Blizzard would be announcing something, but this was a pretty interesting turn of events.
Visually, it looks a lot like TF2, and there have already been a ton of comparisons. However, there’s a large emphasis on mobility as well as heroes and hero powers. In that regard, it has a lot of MOBA aspects. Let’s be honest though; with Blizzard’s usual level of polish, it would likely be excellent even if it did play identically to Team Fortress 2.
It feels like a lot of love has gone into the heroes already because they all certainly seem interesting and unique.Winston, the gorilla, has been a ton of fun just to watch run around the map. Hanzo’s ability to run up walls before killing with his bow looks fun too!
While a lot can change before launch, those characters still aren’t my favorites.
Tracer hooked me as soon as I saw her Recall ability, similar to a mage’s Alter Time in World of Warcraft. It looks so cool and satisfying to bounce back to previous point in the middle of a battle. Blink is pretty awesome too of course.
Zenyatta’s design is amazing as well. I never knew it before, but deep down, I’ve always wanted to be a robot monk who floated and could hurt enemies while healing friends. Yes, please.
I signed up for the beta immediately, and now the comes the hard part – waiting. Until then, there’s lots of fun information on the official site, and I assume there will be more to come.