Overwatch’d

So! Night before last I played some OW comp, solo queue =( you can probably guess just how badly it went. I lost about 100 SR -.- bringing me down to low 2300’s. After a losing streak of 4 matches – purely down to the entire team (myself included) making stupid decisions, not utilising ults and of course, trickling. Also…Bastion, Widowmaker, Hanzo, Genji, Reaper and me as Zen, on attack, didn’t help much. I saw zero point in Mercy-ing, as everyone insta-died regardless of my healing input. So yea. Last night, I go on…and we win our first match, by … Continue reading Overwatch’d

Overwatch? Overthinking & Support your Support!

New season on Overwatch… And woah. It is not going well for me. Usually (as in the past 4 seasons) I rank platinum. Until last night. Went through my placement matches (7 of which with my OW bestie, thank you R!), and honestly…I sucked. Like…I think there was 1 redeeming match where I played semi well as Ana (my support main anyway). Otherwise…seriously, I was doing everything wrong. Making stupid mistakes. I mean…I was being (deliberately) distracted…but…I’m usually good under pressure or while being distracted. So yea. I’ve ended up barely scraping into gold, which sucks. As I need 500+ … Continue reading Overwatch? Overthinking & Support your Support!

Let’s talk about S-E…wait, that’s not how you spell Overwatch…

You do realise that playing a game character doesn’t turn you into that character, right? You don’t magically acquire their attributes or personality. You main Winston – are you a genius ape with an arc pylon? Probably not. You main Jesse? Is it always high noon? Do you crave cigars? Wear a stetson…? Don’t lie to me, these are serious questions. Do you know where I’m going with this yet? Tracer’s gay. ‘Ew. I’m never playing her again.’ – it’s cool, she probably doesn’t want you playing with her anyway. I mean playing on her. I mean playing as her. … Continue reading Let’s talk about S-E…wait, that’s not how you spell Overwatch…

What Overwatch really needs…

I love playing Overwatch, it’s a fun and unique game. I play on console (PS4), but regularly watch twitch PC players, and wish I’d just gotten it for PC… So here’s some of the things it needs on console… You know the callout wheel? I call it the ‘chat without the chat wheel’. What we really need is some new options on that; ‘Thank you, Mei, for blocking our spawn with your ice wall. That really contributed to the team.’ ‘Yes. I can both see and hear that you need healing, but as our 3 (yes, 3) tanks have no … Continue reading What Overwatch really needs…

Friday’s Forecast: Heavy Rain

Dude, seriously. Heavy Rain. PS4. Friday. Heavy Rain is the game that firmly cemented in my mind, that I didn’t want to design games, but that I needed to. See…I feel for certain games, the way you feel for your child or your spouse or I dunno, your dog. My games are my…friends. In a sad sort of way. My games don’t leave, my games don’t forget (well, unless you lose your PS2 memory card. Then you just sit and cry inconsolably, then build a raft and restart the game. The raft is for floating, I’m bored of building bridges.), … Continue reading Friday’s Forecast: Heavy Rain

Frustration Personified AKA Dark Souls Playthrough #1

Before anyone starts, I love this game, I think it’s a brilliant game. I am in no way saying it is not a good game. Because it’s an awesome game. My current problem? Stupid mistakes. I’ve played Demon’s Souls, which does not automatically mean I’m awesome at Dark Souls. FML. It means I already have a basic grasp of how the game works. Having said that, for some reason I seem to be experiencing a disconnect from my brain to my hands. I’ve died 7 times in the past hour through sheer stupidity. Every single death tonight has been me … Continue reading Frustration Personified AKA Dark Souls Playthrough #1

Reviews aren’t always right…

After a recent conversation with a friend, about game review scores, I’ve decided to have a bit of a rant… To me a game review score is a guidance tool, 1 – horrendous, 5 – average, 10 – perfect. A review score should be fair, and the person reviewing & scoring should be able to justify the score they’ve decided to award the game. I read quite a few reviews, and I do pay attention to the review score the game has been given, but I wouldn’t allow someone else’s opinion on a game to influence my decision on whether … Continue reading Reviews aren’t always right…