Overwatch News And Rumors: Did The Game Deserve the Title 'Game of the Year'?

By Florence Maxino , Updated Dec 06, 2016 05:27 AM EST
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In the recent Game Awards, Overwatch won 'Game of the Year' for 2016. However, did they deserve this winning title?

After the Awards, many bloggers and vloggers expressed different reactions to Overwatch winning the title 'Game of the Year'. There are some who are disappointed, stating that other games were clear title-holders while there are others who say that Overwatch DID deserve the win.

This comes to no surprise as Overwatch came out late in the year while the other games are slowly keeping a more solid fan base. The class-based shooter game managed to beat games that have been around the industry for the longest of time such as Doom, Uncharted 4, and Titanfall 2.

Some members discuss the possibility as to why Blizzard's Overwatch deserve the title. Full Plate, a youtube channel that talks about gaming and random things, gives a fair review about the game. They mentioned Overwatch as being playable in BOTH consoles and PC whereas some games nominated against it are made solely for consoles.

Admittedly, one of them said that he was expecting Overwatch to be a big flop as it did not make a lot of waves during its release. Then suddenly he was surprised that it caught on like wildfire mid-year. They also mentioned the fact that it was the first time in the longest of time that a multiplayer game won 'Game of the Year'.

As of the moment, Overwatch does not have a Campaign game yet even with its limited storyline (character history and their relationships), it still manages to bag 'Game of the Year'. In a forum at battle.net, most gamers expressed their agreement as to Overwatch winning the title this year.

There are some shock from others about it winning the title, most commonly mentioned were Dark Souls 3 and No Man's Sky who they think should've won the 'Game of the Year' title. However, others say that you don't need to have a storyline to actually win the award. It just goes to show that it is a mere preference between RPG games and repetitive fighting games. Overwatch is more of the latter.

In the forum, gamers expressed their dismay about Overwatch still having issues that need to be addressed and fixed. But it seems as though this is only the beginning for Overwatch as the developers are constantly updating the game and their storylines would obviously still progress and delve deeper. Will this game have Campaign in the near future? Who knows? Regardless, Overwatch still is the official titleholder of 'Game of the Year' despite the split expressions of the gaming community.

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