VideoGameCritic wrote:Now THIS is what I'm talking about! Old-school arcade action and four-player split-screen!
My friend Scott gave me this game and it's a winner.
You have vehicles knocking around soccer balls and hockey pucks in huge arenas, kind of like a smash-up derby sports game.
There's a lot of replay value but Rocket League is also good for a quick play.
Full review coming soon. Also available for XboxOne.
Thanks Dave for bringing this one to my attention - would have never discovered it otherwise. The game is getting harder and harder to find on physical disc (without overpaying), but I bought it recently and just started playing it this weekend. It is infinitely fun and addictive. I think that's in large part thanks to the short matches, which take 5-10 minutes each. It allows the game to have a "just one more" quality to it, and the "just one more" often turns into 5 more. The short matches also makes it easy to squeeze in a game or two anytime..For example, I was waiting to watch a movie on the PS4 with my wife, so I played a quick game of Rocket League while waiting for her.
Now today, while away from my PS4, I have Rocket League playing in my head, and can't get it out. I haven't had that happen since the early 2000s, when Virtua Tennis had this same addictive effect on me and I would have endless Pong-esque tennis volleys playing in my head during English class...
While Rocket League sounds simple, the learning curve is deceptively steep. I learned that the hard way while playing 3 vs 3 matches online. I sucked and was a completely useless teammate. I still have a lot to learn. It takes awhile just to get good at judging the ball and lining up shots, let alone the great aerial plays that I see everyone doing online.
As for the music during matches, I agree with Scott. I think, given the option, I would prefer it without music. I want to hear everything going on, including the cars, the hits on the ball, the cheers of the crowd, etc., and it feels more immersive without music (imagine a Madden game with music during it). That said, I wouldn't have been against at least having the option to turn music on.