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Possibly the most extensive list I've seen on any website. Thanks for this, Gamespot.

Hopefully it's a better year for games than 2016 was for me.

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@viffex: Good luck with your game.

I suspect I'd be playing Overwatch were it not for Battleborn. Like you, it's hard to fit in more than one game.

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@viffex: No, it's the internet that has them as similar games.

Anyway, if my little advert gets the game a few more accounts I've done my job. I have no problem with OW...I hope it's successful...just thought I'd return the Overwatchers hijacking Battleborn threads thing. :)

Play Battleborn...it's great. Also...Orendi said she'd eat your eyes if you don't!!

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Battleborn 40% off now...even more value than it was before. If you're even a little unsure of Overwatch go check out Battleborn. You'll love it!!

PvE and PvP, more tactical combat, more heroes....

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@vinion2000: Perhaps there's just too much of people feeling the need to categorise a game rather than just playing it. I had a discussion with someone else on another forum about what genre of music a song belonged to. We couldn't agree. The human species has this obsessive desire to categorise everything in to neat little pigeon holes. The problem is it isn't always that easy and it can lead to bickering.

The best term I've heard for both games is 'hero shooter'. They then both have inspiration from other sources.

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@loafofgame: Oh I'll be the first to admit that I do like Battleborn a hell of a lot, but I also have no problem with Overwatch either.

If they gave Battleborn a 5 and did a perfectly good job of reviewing it, including discussing everything it had going for it, then I'd say fair's fair. I, myself, will say Battleborn has some faults.

The fact is that I don't think Gamespot did treat the game fairly.

At the end of the day I was annoyed at things when this review went live, but I have calmed down. I'd just hate to see a game, that I believe is refreshing and unique, fail. I do hope Overwatch succeeds, but I also do believe that Blizzard could put out a right stinker of a game and the gaming press would do somersaults to lavish praise upon Blizzard and the game. That's the nature of the beast that is the gaming press, I feel.

So, yeah, everything you say is probably correct. I'm just going to move on and enjoy Battleborn for as long as I can though. Hopefully it'll maintain a healthy population for a good amount of time.

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@ycranger: You know some people might just take that comparison to suggest that means Overwatch is dull and unoriginal.

I think Overwatch has its strengths and Battleborn has it's strengths. My disappointment is directed at the way Gamespot goes about it's journalism, and its resulting integrity, and is in no way me saying that Overwatch is a bad game. In no way do I think it is. If there was no Battleborn then I might be playing Overwatch instead. I sincerely hope both games are strongly supported and maintain healthy player bases for the benefit of the people that want to play those games.

Or did you think I was here having a pop at Overwatch? I'm not so little as to want one game to fail to give the other a better chance, and nor will I slag that game off in as blatant and forced a way as you just have.

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@edubb85: I doubt they'll have him review it, in order to guard their own backs. The guy whom I believe is reviewing it is on the Lobby video discussing the game. In that video he tries to make a distinction between the ease of learning heroes in each game, and, in my opinion, made a complete mess of what he was saying. Mr O'Donnell (or whatever his name is) was not at all shy about showing enormous bias towards Overwatch, in my opinion. I could tell where his eggs lay from the word go.

I'm not saying it's wrong for a journalist to have a favourite game. By all means they can prefer whatever game they like. However, when in the spotlight, they really should be appearing somewhat more reflective of what both games offer. Like you say, in one instance they'll state that Battleborn's characters quickly become stale, but then say Overwatch's similar characters don't. You could turn back time and swap characters over between these two games and no one would know...they're that similar in terms of their heroes. Contradictions are glaring.

Why I continue to discuss this, I don't know. Doubt it'd get me anywhere, but I'd hate to see a bloody good game suffer to bad journalism.

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@chano880: It's not the score, it's the lack of any real understanding that peeves me off. I have no problem with Overwatch. I signed up for the beta when it was announced.

I just feel Battleborn is a mighty fine game and a credit to originality in the way it tries to meld styles in a way rarely done. Developers aren't really brave enough to do that too much.

But Gamespot, through what I believe is a combination of not really getting the game and a rather pushy nature towards Overwatch (those two Lobby videos discussing the two games are 20 out of 10 on the bias scale), haven't really done their job of being impartial games journalists.

In my opinion. I'd just hate to see something so original be swept under the carpet.

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@jeffieblaze: Then, and judging by your grammar, perhaps you should try it. ;)

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