1Anti-Matter6 days ago
I’m afraid EA will ruin everything they touch.
2blockfight6 days ago
This will please some people who were panicing about where the game was going probably. I was just enjoying throwing my balls at peoples face…………what?!
3BaronMunchausen6 days ago
I understand what you’re saying but this game has really surprised me; it’s incredibly addicting and one of the funnest online experiences I’ve had in a while. They’ve got some wrinkles to work out regarding matchmaking and a couple of other things but ultimately, this has been my go-to game since it came out. Incredibly fun and super-tight gameplay. I suspect it will only get better which means it’ll be a must have for every Switch owner.
4CodyMKW6 days ago
would of been better as a full free to play game EA really messed up but that’s nothing new for them
5Phostachio6 days ago
Absolutely adored my time with this game, but I cannot for the life of me understand why it isn’t F2P. Hopefully it turns around and goes that route, Rocket League was a $20 purchase originally but they had the brains to go F2P. I’m so tired of seeing games with a purchase price also having a F2P in-game economy with micro transactions and battle passes and such. I refuse to let publishers who do this have their cake and eat it too.
6boxyguy6 days ago
it could just be bad beginners luck but i found this game too frustrating to continue playing with all my opponents being more experienced in the game already, it didnt feel worth it to get better at. the games hooked plenty of people but i dont think ill be one of them
7blockfight6 days ago
@Phostachio it was a long time before Rocket League went F2P. It released in 2015. Only went F2P last year.
8NintendoWiiDS6 days ago
Is this game good? I thought it looked like another generic ‘hero shooter’ style online multiplayer game before launch and the CG trailer in the Nintendo Direct in February was obnoxious. Is it anything special and should I try it?
9theflowergarden6 days ago
@NintendoWiiDS I’m hesitant to give it a totally glowing recommendation, but I enjoy it. Frankly the original trailer is so completely divorced from what the game actually is I’m shocked, in retrospect, that they announced it that way. It isn’t a ‘hero shooter’ type game, you don’t even pick a character or class (seriously what was up with that trailer?) You customize your own character and more or less all you do is join teams online and throw dodgeballs at people, and there are different kinds of dodgeballs that have different effects. There’s some nuance to it but that’s the gist of it.
It’s free up until level 25, and if you can convince some friends to play it with you it’s good fun. I think so, anyway.
10Kiwi_Unlimited6 days ago
What do you mean, “what?”
We all know what you were trying to get away with.
It’s “people’s faces!” You forgot the apostrophe in “people’s.” Have you no shame?
11Phostachio6 days ago
Never said that Rocket League went F2P right away. If it takes Knockout City five years to go that route, I’ll play it five years from now.
12NintendoWiiDS6 days ago
@theflowergarden Yeah I knew it was a dodgeball game and not a hero shooter, I just meant the aesthetics, character designs and the fact it is a team-based multiplayer game reminded me of the genre, although it obviously isn’t with the dodgeballs and everything. I just didn’t know whether it was worth trying, if the quality of the game was high and if there was any strategy to the gameplay beyond just throwing dodgeballs other players. It sounds pretty decent from what you’ve said, so maybe I’ll give it a shot.
13blockfight6 days ago
@Phostachio each to their own. I’d rather pay 20 to have fun now than wait 5 years to save 20.
14Phostachio6 days ago
It isn’t really about saving money, it’s about not paying for a game that should clearly have been f2p. It’s weird, EA publishes so many good games but they always seem to mess them up somehow.
15blockfight6 days ago
@Phostachio Why should it be F2P though? This is what I can never understand. Not having a go at you, I just don’t understand why a particular game like this should be free.
16theflowergarden5 days ago
@blockfight The primary reason I assume that people would want a game like this to be F2P is because it’s so loaded with microtransactions. I know I personally dislike it when a game not only has a price tag but also the ability to purchase in-game currency. In my mind it should be one or the other and not both.
A multiplayer game like this is also great as a F2P game as it’s easier to convince friends to try it out without having to commit to plonking down a bunch of money. Though the fact that this game lets you play until level 25 without purchasing alleviates that a bit.
17blockfight5 days ago
@theflowergarden the fact that all these micro transactions are purely for cosmetic items though surely counts for something. I can buy this game for 20 and never pay another cent again for it. Every purchase is optional and offers no effects on gameplay to someone else. It’s purely to jazz up their avatar if they want to.
I can understand some of the hate certain micro transactions get (loot box type) but these are nothing like that.
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