Oh yeah, totally white knighting on this board. You got me.Tone down the snark and aggression, I haven't insulted your mother.
I didn't say they shouldn't be in the game. Don't put words in my mouth.
I said Genji who can be played right now in one of the most popular games in the world is a lot less interesting and fun, because he has the same skillset and playstyle. Overwatch characters have a lot less established lore and thus are much less interesting, to me.
The Starcraft characters are some heroes from Starcraft and some units from Starcraft, being able to play them as their standalone heroes in HotS is a lot different to playing them in an RTS setting, where some of them are just basic units or bound to a grander theme as units part of it. Moralez isn't a character in Starcraft, but inspired by a basic unit from Starcraft. Being able to play her as her own hero character is a lot different to just spamming out medics in your M-M-M ball of death in a game of Starcraft. Same thing with Probius, who's not a character but a unit from Starcraft that's been made into a hero. Same with Hammer. Those are fun heroes to play, because they take a unit and make something bigger out of them!
The Diablo heroes are mostly playable characters from the current Diablo 3 though, which is why I find most of them uninteresting too but they have a lot more flavour to them than say Genji. Xul and Cassia are from the old D2, they're classic characters and not current content characters, which gives them flavour and adds to the fun of playing them in a new, updated setting with new updated appearances.
Why would it rule out non-WoW heroes? The transition from an RTS environment of a 10 year old game into a new, playable character that looks great, has new voice work and everything, is a lot more interesting and fun than getting what by all appearances is a downgraded Genji. Overwatch fits it's own characters better inside itself and presents them better.
No, I never made such an argument, don't put words in my mouth. I said it's not interesting. It's not fun. To me. That's all this is, my opinion about what I feel. So stop taking it so damned seriously.
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I disagree. Overwatch looks a lot better. I just find that their characters fit more into that setting and play better in it as well.
Seeing characters from old games or ulgier games come alive is more fun, to me. They can make more changes to an old character and their playstyle than they can to an Overwatch character, to whom they have to stay true to the playstyle, skillset and appearance.
I'm not saying there shouldn't be Overwatch characters. I just find them very uninteresting in comparison to the others. It's just my point of view, I'm not saying it's the way of things or how others should feel. Overwatch is not interesting to me. The characters have no lore to them. THe other franchise are well...classic. Know what I mean?
Yes the map looks mechanically interesting, even if the theme doesn't interest me.
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I really recommend reading what I write instead of misinterpreting a third of it so you can white knight your favorite game, because that's not at all what I've bloody said.
Better to defend a company that wants to include all their IPs than whining like a child because of it.