On February 17, the Playstation and PC smash hit game Rocket League became available for the XBox One. For those who have never heard of Rocket League, imagine the FIFA games but better in every way and with RC cars instead of human players. Basically, Rocket League is a soccer game with a time limit of five minutes where players duke it out in 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, or even hectic 4v4 matches online.
Although based on a fairly simple concept, Rocket League excels in a variety of different ways. For one, it is a very simple game to learn but difficult to master, making it perfect for both casual and hardcore gamers. In addition, a game like this requires tight, responsive controls, and the developers deliver with controls that can only be described as feeling “right.” Finally, Rocket League delivers through an incredible atmosphere that always leaves the player wanting more. The soundtrack is fun and energetic, the gameplay is both quick and tense, and the short-in-length games add a one-more-game mentality to your psyche as you either drive in a last-second goal or just miss that save that would’ve sent the game into overtime if you hadn’t jumped too early.
However, Rocket League isn’t without its fair share of problems. For one, sometimes online games tend to become laggy, and matchmaking sometimes takes just a little too long. Another problem is the single-player offering. Although not the main focus of the game, the lackluster season mode, or single-player mode where you compete against AI teams, leaves something to be desired.
These minor issues definitely do not detract from the overall greatness and fun that is Rocket League, and with a price tag of only $19.99, it is definitely worth the cost. With its recent release on XBox, there is now no excuse to not play Rocket League.