Overwatch players looking forward to the long-awaited Overwatch 2 beta in just two weeks have been blown away by Gundam Evolution – Bandai Namco’s hero shooter.
In the meantime, as the Overwatch 2 beta on April 26 approaches, fans have discovered something new to enjoy, and it could pose a major threat to Blizzard’s upcoming title.
Gundam Evolution, a hero-based shooter with a very similar interface to Overwatch, had its First network test on April 7th and players were pleasantly surprised.
With a robust number of mobile suits available, slick gameplay, and esports potential, fans were amazed at how good the game ended up being and took to social media to express their kindnesses.
Current opinion on Gundam Evolution:
It’s more nuanced and, in my opinion, better, Overwatch. The game is faster and more dynamic, and you have more opportunities to outplay specific opponents instead of relying on counterattacks. Playing as a pre-made squad is a must. Requires a balance pass
— Oreo 🐺🏳️⚧️ (@OreoTheWolf) April 11, 2022
Overwatch players say Gundam Evolution is better than OW
One of the key components of Overwatch, hero swapping has been a staple of the game since launch, with players encouraged to swap characters to better deal with a given matchup.
For some, this is a downside and something Gundam Evolution has done away with for the better.
“It’s more nuanced and, in my opinion, better, Overwatch. The game is faster and more dynamic, and you have more opportunities to outplay specific opponents instead of relying on counterattacks,” explained Twitter user OreoTheWolf.
About Gundam Evolution:
Solid Overwatch clone, faster.
Hard to say how an MS should play with looks, but that could be a good thing: less tied to typical stereotypes and more flexible.
SHORT VERSION: Turn A Gundam can knock anyone over their head, 10/10 pic.twitter.com/4qcak5kBRp
— Kicksville (@CptKicksville) April 9, 2022
Others echoed the point about gameplay, saying it’s faster than Overwatch.
“Solid Overwatch clone, faster. Difficult to say how an MS should play with looks, but that could be a good thing: less tied to typical stereotypes and more flexible,” said another.
“Gundam Evolution is the Overwatch clone I never knew I wanted,” beamed another gamer.
The first-ever 360 degree quick scope zaza jump pad Gundam Evolution don’t @ me pic.twitter.com/SiDX9rPR5I
— DusttinB (@DusttinBowerman) April 12, 2022
Former Overwatch League pro Dustinn “Dogman” Bowerman also appeared to be having fun, posting a clip of a Hype 360 quick scope snipe for the world to see.
It’ll be interesting to see how Overwatch 2 and Gundam Evolution stack up, but with Blizzard’s sequel only two weeks away, we won’t have to wait long to find out which game has the upper hand.
https://www.dexerto.com/overwatch/players-blown-away-by-overwatch-clone-gundam-evolution-ahead-of-ow2-beta-release-1803179/ Players have been blown away by the “Overwatch clone” Gundam Evolution ahead of the OW2 beta release