Over the years, Blizzard Entertainment has dazzled us with their incredible Cinematic Trailers, two great examples being the teasers for Mists of Pandaria and Warlords of Draenor. And I think we can all agree that what makes these projects so spectacular is the high quality of the animation. Every tiny detail has been edited to the Nth degree. From the highly detailed backgrounds to the highly expressive characters, each work boasts the undying truth that these animators have worked very hard to bring us such beautiful masterpieces. There are times when I felt like I was gazing at a real world stretched out before me, waiting to drag me in.
So, when I was glancing around the Internet and noticed that Blizzard had released not a cinematic trailer, but a short film to promote their new game Overwatch, you bet your buttons that I sat down and watched it as soon as possible. And let me tell you folks...it does not disappoint.
Everyone is probably aware of the heated anticipation for this game. Scheduled to be released on May 24 of this year, Overwatch is the first new franchise released by Blizzard since 1998’s StarCraft, and promises to be a much better addition than Titan, their previous franchise attempt. What makes this game so remarkable, however, is its colorful cast of characters, who bring a whole new level of awesomeness to the playing field. As a fan of Mass Effect and Halo, I adore games where strong men and women (and even robots) drive the story and make a lasting impact. Quite often, their stories are so fascinating that we often forget what the original game-play entails. We want to learn more about these people in the cut scenes and short films. When I watched the trailers for Overwatch, however, I was awestruck. Never before had I seen such an impressive, epic, beautiful lineup of characters.
Overall, “Recall” not only serves as a brilliant introduction to an exciting video game, but also as a welcome addition to the animation genre as a whole. It is suspenseful, action-packed, and groundbreaking, and has produced one of the most heartwarming characters I have ever seen.
Check it out and see for yourself. You will not be disappointed.
Overwatch Open Beta for PS4, PC, and Xbox One will be released on May 24, 2016.
Overwatch "Recall" is available on YouTube and Battle.net: Incoming Recall