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    dkirschner's Rocket League (PC)

    [July 1, 2016 07:16:53 PM]
    How has no one thought of car soccer before?? Or have they, but it just hasn't been this fun? I broke my ONE RULE of buying games only when they fall under $5 during the Steam sale (to prevent me spending hundreds on games I won't play until they are $5 anyway). Rocket League was like $12. But I love soccer. I like driving/racing games. And I LOVE crashing games (Destruction Derby, Burnout...). And I just keep on reading about Rocket League and how damn fun everyone says it is. I just might amend my rule from now on and allow myself one game over $5 during Steam sales. Thanks Rocket League!

    So yeah, Rocket League is car soccer, with a giant ball, in an arena, with rocket boosters. You ram the ball. It's a simple concept. But there is much skill. You have a boost meter that fills up when you drive over boost icons that replenish over and over. Boosting makes you drive faster (obviously) but also lets you take powerful shots by ramming faster into the ball. You can also sort of fly around by jumping (or double-jumping) then boosting and trying to control the rocket your car temporarily is, flying wildly through the air aiming for the ball. Boosting into another car at top speed sometimes demolishes the other car. That's always fun. It's like in regular soccer if slide tackling were legal. You just chase down whoever has the ball and slide tackle them without penalty.

    You can drive up the walls and even sort of on the ceiling. I'm currently trying to figure out how this can help me boost through the air better. You can also do little flips in every direction that give your shots more force. Boost + flip or air boost + flip is powerful. The game is hectic.

    I played the tutorial training stuff, then I played a full season against the AI (starting on rookie difficulty and moving up to pro [and back down to rookie during the playoffs to ensure I'd win]). Then today I finally took my game online. My team won the first game 8-0, then we lost the second game like 7-3. Others were closer. We lost one 3-2 with just 30 seconds left (I accidentally made an own goal, oops). I've only played standard games and haven't explored the rest. You just get randomly matched with people, and after the game, you all can vote to rematch, in which case, everyone stays (or if someone leaves their slot is filled again) and the teams are randomized again.

    My experience so far online has been friendly. The only person talking much was some guy typing that he hated playing on the keyboard (an excuse for why his team didn't win I guess, even though he seemed pretty good). But people say good job and nice shot and so on. No one has gotten mad at me! But I think I'm pretty good at the game. I scored plenty of goals online and definitely seemed above average in terms of controlling my car and controlling the ball. I'll have to check out the other game modes to see what else there is. Also need to scope my friends out to see if anyone plays. It'd be great to play with people I know. All for now. I should be plowing through some games this coming week, yay!
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    dkirschner's Rocket League (PC)

    Current Status: Finished playing

    GameLog started on: Saturday 25 June, 2016

    GameLog closed on: Saturday 31 December, 2016

    dkirschner's opinion and rating for this game

    Car soccer is amazing. ------------- Still occasionally playing, but want to nail this log shut.

    Rating (out of 5):starstarstarstarstar

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