Rocket League Review: One of the surprise hits of the year so far

By Jos ยท 10 replies
Aug 26, 2015
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  1. Luke and Patrick over at Kotaku have been playing a lot of Rocket League, one of the surprise hits of the year so far. Rather than have them fight it out to review the game, we figured it was best to just let them both do it.

    Luke Plunkett: The thing that impresses me the most about Rocket League, and I guess it’s the thing that keeps me coming back to it so often, is how it’s a multiplayer game, but it’s not a multiplayer game. I normally avoid traditionally multiplayer titles; the last thing I want to deal with when playing video games is the grating sound and erratic behaviour of other human beings. But with Rocket League, it just doesn’t matter.

    Patrick Klepek: Let me be clear: I hate multiplayer games. Even when I have to review games with multiplayer, I’m cringing the whole time. It’s why I didn’t even want to bother with Rocket League, and ignored everything people were saying during the first week of release. I only started playing the game because people were so enthralled by it, despite the servers being a disaster the first week. Nobody else at Kotaku was playing, and it seemed like someone should. That’s how the addiction began, that’s how I started playing Rocket League and not playing any other video game in what was supposed to be a slow summer for games.

    Read the complete review.

  2. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,596   +257

    I'll be the first to say... this game is overrated. :)

    Not much time to be invested in such games.
  3. Forebode

    Forebode TS Booster Posts: 128   +20

    Please list the other inexpensive, fast, and extremely popular games.

    The game is relatively inexpensive and filled with repeatable multiplayer fun. If Valve made it, it'd be free. It's a time waster, an entertaining one.
    davislane1 and H3llion like this.
  4. Cryio

    Cryio TS Addict Posts: 208   +62

    I really wanna buy the game but 20 euros is a bit too much for me right now :(
  5. mrjgriffin

    mrjgriffin TS Addict Posts: 248   +110

    Wasn't this game basically already created in final fantasy 10? or am I remembering the beginning of that game incorrectly?
  6. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,737   +3,757

    This is not blitz ball by a wide margin.
    mrjgriffin and yRaz like this.
  7. mrjgriffin

    mrjgriffin TS Addict Posts: 248   +110

    aha! thats what it was called, yea it's definitely not blitz ball lol. at least you refreshed my memory, had to look up blitz ball lol. when I first saw rocket league gameplay I could've swore I've seen something like it before, guess not :(.
  8. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    Its fun, its new, its cheap, its quick, its simple, its shiny, its different and there is a huge multplayer base. I am not a die hard fan but yeah like I said.
  9. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,471   +375

    Probably the first time a Kohaku review actually made me want to try a game... hmm...
  10. Kevin82485

    Kevin82485 TS Booster Posts: 168   +45

    "Rocket League" is a sequel to the PS3 game "Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars". "Rocket League" is easier to say/remember that "Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars 2" :)
  11. Kevin82485

    Kevin82485 TS Booster Posts: 168   +45

    Rocket League is a lot of fun. 1 million copies sold on Steam is no joke. I was able to get it for free on PS4 because it was one of the free monthly games in July, but I would have gladly paid $20 after playing it for at least 20 hours so far.

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