I've been a regular player of Overwatch since mid-2017 and I've racked up over 1000 hours during my many triumphs and even more failures. Since the game is over three years old, and has arguably been losing popularity over the last year, along with Blizzard's recent controversy over the Hong Kong protests, the transition of Overwatch into the world of handheld gaming couldn't have been at a more inopportune time.
I've always felt like an outsider when it comes to my opinion on the "Marvel Cinematic Universe." To put it bluntly: I dislike it. A lot. Even after watching several entries in the now 22-film saga, I've never felt the same rush and excitement that everyone else seems to get when another entry is released. I was 12 when Iron Man (2008) was released and that straight away left a bitter taste in my mouth—and while I did enjoy Avengers Assemble (2012), it was a fleeting thing and the appeal wore off pretty quickly. But I digress.
Open worlds are glorious things. They enable the player to explore an expansive landscape that stretches out as far as the eye can see. It's an empowering thought to think that the entire world is open to the player and that there are no loading screens or restrictions of any kind. Of course, series such as Grand Theft Auto, Fallout, The Elder Scrolls, Just Cause and Saints Row are almost synonymous with the term 'open world,' but there's one series that is somewhat brushed to the side when it comes to the open world genre. In acknowledgement to the upcoming remaster, this article is going to talk about the first Dark Souls and why Lordran (the world it's set in) aids in making it one of the most immersive experiences in gaming.
Overwatch is a fantastic multiplayer shooter that I would recommend even the most casual of gamers to try out. It's easy to learn but hard to master and this is reflected in its (currently) 70 trophies/achievements that are spread out over 26 heroes. For the sake of simplicity and the fact that I'm a PS4 player, I'm going to refer to them as trophies from now on.