I assumed it was there will be a discussion about the first choke. Also i would agree on the fact that it might not be the worst possible Choke we had in history, but it definitely is a very very bad one compared to most of the updated or reworked ones on live.
I heard Hanamura. Hanamura is a decent chock since you can actually pick with widow or other sharpshooters because of the window on right side and the upper area before the choke. Also its better to flank with flankers which balances it out a bit. In Paris you have no secondary way on getting behind the choke without going through the enemies ( as tracer for example.) . Not to say it is impossible in the chaos the choke creates but if you have somewhat of a decent game sense no flanker will get through there.
the roof on the left side of the choke is basically your only opportunity to get behind enemy lines (but that means only with phara, sombra, widow maybe and probably doom-fist if you know how.
it kinda reminds a bit of the way on Eichenwalde. Now again in eichenwalde you it helps if you get over that since it can turn around enemies and sharpshooters can pick through the choke since there is a great line of sight.
In Paris you dont have that line of sight becaus the houses are blocking 90% of the view. The first time you see the choke you are probably already in the middle of the fight which is horrible.
Yet i have only played like a few matches on atk. and in most cases sprinting through with sombra and try capturing the point helped get your team come through, but only with a rein. All games without a rein on Paris basically were lost either on def or on atk.
But to be fair if one gets a team wipe on atk (how ever possible) you basically have the point captured if the spawn wont change in the live version. IT appears a bit to far away. So strong choke that punishes the team 100% if you lose it … now maybe that is a point you can say its balanced, but it doesnt feel to great on either side.
also second point appears a bit widely spread with an insane run back on defenders side… like 2 picks on def side vs 2 picks on atk side, now on def you basically lost the point and on atk you can easily get another tick.
of course you cant say clearly how it works out on live since the player match up on ptr is kinda … well awful. But if i would try to predict how a decent matchup would work out on live, lets say with 2 identically strong teams… there is almost no way to get to first point through choke. (that is in elos from silver - plat. It can probably work out with well organized teams in masters and GMasters, if they have an insane phara player who doesnt have to go against a widow.