So . . . make the game Overwatch? I have to disagree with this.
A) I really don’t understand the complaint about needing to unlock characters and calling it a grind is a bit ridiculous IMO. I unlocked the vast majority of the characters within a day or two, the only ones it took me any amount of time to unlock were Kleese and Ghalt. Given the sheer number of characters, even though I’ve been playing nearly every day since launch two months ago, there are still characters I have yet to really play. So I don’t see why they all need to be unlocked from square one. Overall, I just don’t understand calling it a “grind”, anyone who thinks you have to “grind” to unlock the characters needs to go play Warframe (not to knock Warframe, it’s a great game) or any other F2P game and they’ll find a real grind there.
B) Match lengths are just fine and are pretty standard for a MOBA. To make the matches shorter they’d had to decrease time-to-kill and I would hate that. It’s one of the things I hate most about Overwatch actually, how easily you can be destroyed in the space of like a second or two.
C) There are plenty of checkpoints in the story missions. The only problem is the instant fail nonsense, I still wish GBX would fix that.
D) Wow, no, no, no, no, no, and let me think . . . NO! Allowing people to change characters mid-match would just be a nightmare for the balance and make the game not very fun at all. I’m glad Overwatch can do that, it’s a really cool and unique feature, it’s not for every game though and it would be disastrous in BB.
Disclaimer: Haven’t watched the review yet because I’m short on time but may come back to watch it later.