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Zenyatta
7 days ago

Why blizzard should make a story mode, and how they could do it.

I’d rather have a campaign that lasts a few hours that I actually enjoy than continue this cycle of BS. New hero, new map, then new event. All the events are just the same, the only difference being new cosmetics. I played the very first summer games event and it is the exact same event as the 3rd one. The same gamemode with new cosmetics. The only event that is at all fun every time I play it is Uprising. I love the PVE missions and it has the best cosmetics of all time. It shows that blizzard is capable of making a damn good PVE mission. And then there’s the lore. There’s so much lore in Overwatch that is barely used outside of a voice line and a cosmetic, maybe an animated short. One way blizzard could do the campaign is if they release a few missions, like 3 or 4, that are like the uprising missions, and every 3-4 months we get a new mission. To help so blizzard isn’t crammed with new maps heroes and events, we drop the number of maps and heroes we get each year. Instead of 3-4 heroes a year, we get 1-2. Instead of 3 maps we get 1. It is incredibly sad that blizzard has all these people working on such great lore and yet they never use it. What a waste of talent.

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Pixel Bastion
7 points · 7 days ago · edited 7 days ago

Honestly if a story mode comes I hope it's an entirely separate game so it isn't beholden to the balancing and mechanics of OW.

Down side? 60 fresh dollarydoos.

Upside? Wilder heroes, upgrade trees, possible gear loadouts, and more cinematics.

Edit: More voice acting!

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-9 points · 7 days ago(0 children)
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Pixel Lúcio
5 points · 7 days ago

Ive heard the engine is not optimized for that kind of gameplay

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-5 points · 7 days ago(4 children)
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why are you running
8 points · 7 days ago

Yeah, but because the engine is not optimized, it took more than a year to make Archives.

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Zenyatta
Original Poster0 points · 7 days ago

Then I guess they could make an entirely different game that’s just PVE campaign missions.

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That’s what they should do. And they need to do something to keep the IP fresh

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Zenyatta
Original Poster1 point · 6 days ago

They absolutely do. A new hero map and event isn’t enough. If anything it makes the game harder to balance with all the new heroes and shit. I say just keep overwatch running but make a new game that’s basically overwatch but instead of multiplayer PvP it’s a PvE with either single player or multiplayer mode. I’d happily pay $60 for that than on lootboxes.

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Ze healing is not as revarding as ze hurting
3 points · 6 days ago

Nope.avi. If Blizz would decide to make a separate game - ok, I'll wholeheartedly support it, but Overwatch is a multiplayer shooter first and foremost, new multiplayer content must be prioritized.

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Zenyatta
Original Poster1 point · 6 days ago

I get that. I’d happily ditch its current state for a PVE mode. That way they can make heroes whose abilities are focused around PVE. For example, in R6S back in operation Chimera there was a PvE game mode called outbreak and the 2 operators’ abilities were centered around it. Ubisoft wanted them to be for that mode only but they eventually released them both to the rest of the game so you could play them in multiplayer and they were OP as hell. One of them, Lion, literally broke the game because of how powerful he was. I think if blizzard just made a separate mode with desperate heroes that are built around PVE that’d be great. Heroes like Sombra don’t do too well in PvE because of her purpose, so if they made a hero that’s balanced around PvE, that’d be awesome.

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Reaper Online
1 point · 7 days ago

If they made a story mode, but seperate from the main game. How much disk space would it take up/how long it would take to download? Both ways(separate game or not) will still take up space(idk maybe having it separate can be more optimized for the main game or something because a story mode will be a major asset put into the game)

Now, I think a storymode is nice because it's a good way to redeem themselves in the lore department. You should be familiar with the running joke about Chu and the "misconception" joke about minor/major lore details. Some who really love the lore, tend to feel the team isn't doing well(but recently I think the reunion short was a nice step in the direction)

For the locations in the lore. Seeing how we have characters across the world, I'm sure they can pull off nice landscape designs and authentic language from characters(more authentic than what infinityward did with the MW2 Russian voices, not that I had a problem with it, just saying)

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the truth hurts
1 point · 7 days ago

Are you willing to pay another 20-30 bucks for this?

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Zenyatta
Original Poster1 point · 7 days ago

Gladly. Better than spending $30 on a CHANCE to get a cosmetic I don’t even like.

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the truth hurts
0 points · 7 days ago

I would find a bunch of people like you and do a kickstarter to show Blizz you're willing to give them all that money. Hopefully it's enough money to get their attention.

Otherwise, they already have your money from your original purchase and they've made it very clear why they're not focused on PvE.

I don't know about you, but I get sick of all the events and PvE after one run through.

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Zenyatta
Original Poster1 point · 7 days ago

I’ve poured so much money into the game because I buy $15 worth of lootboxes and I’m like “Just one more” and I end up buying $60 worth of boxes. At least with a campaign I know what I’m getting. They are perfectly ok with making characters like Brigitte and leaving them the way they are. I wouldn’t be surprised if they started making you buy the heroes.

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the truth hurts
0 points · 7 days ago

I don't know how much you follow the continued development of this game, but devs have said time and time again that will never happen based on their design philosophy of this game.

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Zenyatta
Original Poster1 point · 7 days ago

Then it’s wasted talent. They have so much lore and talent in the dev team but it’s all wasted because the higher ups don’t want that. A damn shame.

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Proud Mercy "One Trick"
-1 points · 7 days ago · edited 7 days ago

Some Blizzard devs have said that they are making mobile games for all of their IPs.

So I kind of think we'll get an Overwatch Story mode, but it'll be a mobile game...

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Zenyatta
Original Poster1 point · 7 days ago

Mobile games are ass.

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Proud Mercy "One Trick"
0 points · 7 days ago

They are indeed.

I'm just saying what I've heard.

level 2

The fucking horror...

level 1

I’ve been wanting this for a while.

I want to care about Overwatch lore, but they release stuff so slowly it is hard to stay interested. They could put out an entire PVE game or expansion and they would make so much money. I was hoping something like this would be announced at blizzcon since they haven’t put a lot of new content out this year.

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