Rocket League

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REVIEW: Rocket League

1 Do you see yourself as a sports fan? How about a fan of cars? What about rockets propelled vehicles used in sporting events? If you said yes to any of these questions you are in for a treat. The treat that continuously pleasures your gaming experience with regularly added content including brand new game modes, new vehicles, and a variety of customizable items to deck out the ride of choice. Thanks to the people at Psyonix we now have ROCKET LEAGUE!

Rocket League consist of playing a form of soccer on a caged field with an enlarged soccer ball using vehicles with the capability to leap, flip, and fly through air using rocket boosters. Supporting both online and local 4-player split screen Rocket League is a fun filled team sport. The controls are easy enough to pickup with in the first few minutes of getting behind the wheel, but with a little extra practice you’ll be slinging your whip4 around like you’re Vin Diesel. For some real in depth instructions, Rocket League does include training tutorials for those with the desire to become masters of the sport. This winter Rocket League’s free update included a new game mode which introduced hockey. The difference between using a soccer ball to a hockey puck gave a whole new feel to the gameplay mechanics.

Since the vehicles in Rocket League are so animated they seem to have a personality of their own. When you see a car wearing a top hat do a back flip to score a goal you will know exactly what I’m talking about. With a variety of customizable elements including; paint jobs, decals, wheel types, rocket booster trails, antenna decorations, and Hats. With such a variety of vehicles and changeable parts it is easy to make you’re vehicle stand out on the field.

Every passing holiday Psyonix has been great enough to celebrate with us, by adding new holiday themed content. I really enjoyed driving around with candy corn and bats flying out of my booster exhaust this past halloween. They didn’t stop at holiday seasons either. It seems both the film and the video game industry are in on this game, with the addition of the DeLorean from “Back to the Future” and content from other game companies such as Bethesda’s Fallout Pip-boy. I’m patiently waiting for the Mach5 from Speed Racer to make an appearance. Nothings been announce about plans for this, but a boy can dream. So far Rocket League has been available only on Playstation 4 and PC, but with the announcement of the up coming Xbox One release this February now everyone will be able to join and play. 2Both Playstation and Xbox each have exclusive vehicles to show off in. Playstation’s extra car was Sweet Tooth’s maniacal ice cream truck from “Twisted Metal”. Though Xbox One owners had to wait a little longer to join in on the fun they do have the benefit of getting two exclusive vehicles that look amazing. From the legendary Halo games we have the Hogsticker/ Warthog, and from “Gears of War” you can enjoy the six wheeled Armadillo.

Rocket League received both awards for best independent game, and best Sports/Racing game late last year. For those of you that haven’t played it and for those Xbox One gamers that have been salivating for it. It is time to get off the bench and get in the game. Rocket League gets a perfect 10 out of 10 from me. For the amount of fun to be had for a great price

Written by: JW Corman

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