Ask a gamer why they love their favourite games. Most of the time, people don’t list off bullet points as to why they love their favourite games. Usually, it’s because of the memories you’ve made with it .
I can recall countless nostalgic memories of childhood games – Super Mario World on the Gameboy at my sister’s soccer tournaments, Sonic Adventure 2 in the late hours of the night, and unlocking Mewtwo for the first time in Super Smash Bros Melee.
It’s no secret that I love Nintendo. Many of the posts on this blog heavily revolve around the design of their games and my own experiences with them. There isn’t a game that this is more true for than Super Smash Bros.
As a pass time, I take an interest in researching the characters, learning about their origins, and deciphering the design choices made by series director Masahiro Sakurai. Being a celebration of all of Nintendo’s characters, the pressure to portray them correctly is met with the sharpest of eyes.
Last year, I fell in love with Overwatch. What probably draws me to the game are the amount of unique and interesting characters that have made yet-another-shooter come alive. The only other company that has been able to have that effect on me is Nintendo in their Super Smash Brothers titles. This naturally got my mind racing about the similarities between Overwatch and Nintendo characters and the concept of a shooter with them in it!
So today, we’re going to let our nostalgic juices flow as we imagine a game of Overwatch with Nintendo characters!