This isn't a review; I think "eulogy" is the more appropriate word here.
It's the 1st of October, 2022, and Overwatch is 2 days away from being shut down for good as it gets replaced by Overwatch 2. Overwatch 2 definitely won't be as huge, especially with the various controversies Blizzard's gotten in in the past year or two.
God, I remember the era of when Overwatch was a core pillar of the cultural zeitgeist back in 2016 and 2017. I think it really started to fade away as soon as Brigette was either revealed or released. After that, it all went downhill.
I've been with this game since the end of the first anniversary event, I think just after the patch that nerfed the hell out of Roadhog, so I'm not a day one player. I am, however, aware of all of the ups and downs the game has had. There is a lot of downs post-Brigette. But I kept playing, because it was the one game that my friends and I play. It was fun! But, that was 2017. It's gotten to a point that I haven't genuinely enjoyed playing Overwatch in the past 3 years. None of the magic is there anymore, and it doesn't look like it's coming back any time soon.
Overwatch 2 has a very slim chance of being fun to me. But I hope, for my friends' sakes, that it is. I can't do this anymore, man.
TLDR; I miss old Overwatch. I miss the early days of a game in general.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2022


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