Cars, rockets, stunts and broken controllers. Rocket League is the most fun you’ll have in 5 tiny-car size minutes.
You control a little Micro Machine-esque remote control car. The aim is to get a ball into a goal, but with jet rockets attached to your behind and a load of other cars flying about. So it’s basically a fun FIFA. Non-sports fans, shouldn’t be put off as Rocket League has more to offer than just holding all the characteristics of a sports game.
Pitting yourself against a team of 1-4, you face a bunch of different challenges with number 1, actually finding the ball. Hitting the ball in any shape or form comes next. Couple mastering the pretty mental physics with some tactics and you’ll probably win every other few games.
At the end of a game, you unlock customisables for your car. These range from flags to little hats for your machine. They’re more of a novelty than anything. It would be useful if each accessory had some form of ability attached to it. Although, some of the accessories are very cool. There’s a Fallout figure to attach to your car and some community flags from around the gaming world.
The pitches you play on have a solid variety to them. There are the standard looking football pitches and some quite odd ones. The Coliseum arena has a horn-type instrument go off everytime someone scores, and the Wasteland arena has a bumpy pitch for you to adapt to.
Psyonix updates the game with new content every other week. The most recent big update was a ‘Snow Day’ event. Replacing the ball with a hockey puck and covering the pitch in ice to slip n’slide your way to victory. They’ve recently revealed a basketball update, with hoops instead of goals and a basketball. Obviously.
Rocket League is one of the most fun and challenging games on the scene at the moment which is constantly evolving and turns out to be a great game to play with online n00bs (actually everyone’s pretty good at it now) and on the sofa with your mates.
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