First: I'm not a huge fan of PvP-based fps games, i usualy prefer games with solo or coop campaigns (Borderlands, Destiny, Dead Space, Bioshock, CoD and a few others) but i did play a few pvp shooters like Halo, Splatoon, and some other retro game that a friend forced me into and that i don't recall the name.
I was reluctant for a while, i kinda expected Overwatch to be a flop. But after a while it turned out to be success, so i recently decided to try it out on a friend's account.
The characters looked kool, their abilities were interesting, it looked like a casual game that is easy to get into, and the idea of a team based PvP game with unique heroes with unique abilities reminded me a bit of LoL, but as a fps.
So i do a few games, and once i got the hang of the map layout and objectives, my experience of the game became reduced to this:
-Run right and left.
That's it. While it does make sense that a moving target is harder to hit with projectiles, all fights was just about two groups of people running right and left, circling around you, and came down to who has the best accuracy.
It doesn't even make sense! Who the hell can run 20mph in one direction and instantaneously turn around and run 20mph in the opposite direction???
I don't deny that it takes a great amount of skill to be good at this game, it takes great aim and predictions to be successful, something that i lack, a skill that i find pointless in trying to acquire because i find it so annoying and unrealistic!
Also, it might be out of context, but i found the characters voice lines so freakin' cringy! Even for a Blizzard game! My ears bleed whenever i hear Genji ult in japanese.
I'm really starting to wonder how this game became such a success.
tldr; who the hell enjoy running right and left