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Overwatch Legendary Edition on Nintendo Switch – Initial Review Impressions

For over three years now Overwatch has delighted millions of players with it’s exhilarating and engaging gameplay that cleverly mixes in its lore building with environmental storytelling. This hasn’t changed at all with its release on the Nintendo hybrid console.

After a whole night with Overwatch on Switch, the ability to play on the go has provided a new lease of life that has rejuvenated my passion for the shooter.

Everything that’s on offer on any other platform is here and accounted for and even provides a new control scheme that’s not going to replace standard controls but can make for a few moments of mindless fun.

The Nintendo Switch version of Overwatch does suffer from an inability to hit a stable framerate in the most frantic of firefights and the lower graphical quality is jarring, to begin with.

Like many ports to the Switch, once I started playing and getting into the game this slowly melts away from my thoughts as all I could think about was doing my part to get my team the win.

Regardless of performance, Overwatch is a brilliantly crafted game that has its unique art style that outshines many other games, even this long after its initial release.

For those who may have not jumped into Overwatch since it’s initial release, there is a plethora of new content in the form of characters and maps. These new characters bring fresh gameplay to the already unique choices that were available at launch.

The recent changes to how players queue into matches see players pick which role they’d like to play; it’s a welcome addition in my books as it means that everyone isn’t fighting to be the worlds worst Hanzo.

The Switch version also can aim using the gyroscope which brought a smile to my face when it was automatically enabled during my first match. By the end of that match though, I was ready to turn it off and never use it again.

Overwatch continues to be a brilliant game.

It’s moment to moment gameplay is some of the best out there and while it isn’t the best platform – if visuals are important to you – the gameplay that has been loved by many before is still there and the ability to take it on the go (or at least not take the living room TV) is a great addition.

The Verdict – 4/5

– Reviewed on Nintendo Switch

As a game it's still great, even if this isn't necessarily the best place to play it.

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