It’s been a long wait for Xbox One owners for us to get our hands on the very popular and addictive Rocket League (which was released last year on Steam and PS4).
For those of you who are not familiar with the game it’s basically soccer with cars, you can play 1v1, 2v2, 3v3 or 4v4 matches against bots or against live humans.
This game is extremely accessible, pretty much anyone can pick it up and have fun (I do suggest trying out the quick tutorial when you first start playing so you can learn the controls), but it is difficult to master. That difficulty in mastering though shouldn’t discourage you from playing the game though because you’ll still have fun.
Graphically the game looks really cool, the areas are gorgeous and unique, however you probably won’t take too much notice of them because you’ll be playing in hectic matches. The cars are all unique in their looks with simple designs but they work. Don’t worry about which car you select, there is no advantage in the type you pick.
The game play is fun and frantic. You have cars and the ball just flying around everywhere. It almost looks like madness or chaos, but there is an order to it. You can jump using the A button and depending on what direction you point the thumb stick will determine the type of “kick” your car will do. Like real soccer you can set up passes, shoot on goal, and block passes and shots from your opponents. Doing all this will take several matches to get the hang of it, but you’ll have fun doing it and once you’ve gotten these skills down you’ll have even more fun. There is no bigger rush in this game that executing a beautiful shot, pass , or block.
Again, this game is simple so other than jumping with A, your other commands are right trigger for the throttle (to go) left trigger for braking and reverse, X for hand braking (making sharp turns) and B for boosting.
If you can’t tell I love this game, it’s just a blast to play and extremely addicting. In fact it’s so much fun we’ll be playing it tonight on the podcast which will be up early next week. And even though this game has been out for sometime on other systems we’re still going to give it a score on the Xbox One, and that score is a 9.5 out of 10. It’s a simple fun game that will only cost you $19.99 on the Xbox Live store and you’ll more than likely get more play time out of this than games that cost three times as much.