Are you the one who always wanted to play football without actually using your foot but instead turbo-charge your way to victory through a goal-scoring vehicle which is blazing fast and fluid and could do flips, change direction in mid-air, climb walls and ceilings and many more bizarre tricks? Then you’re in the right place! Umm, I mean not really in the exact right place but you would be after reading this article.
The idea of playing football with automobiles seems like the dream of a mad scientist. In the beginning, it seems weird but in the end, it works out quite well, ironically. This could be proved just by mentioning that the game had 5 Million downloads in just 3 weeks! Speaking about the game, this is the sequel to the Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars which was not as highly praised. To ensure that I’m doing what I should be doing and also to cater to the reason you all are here, I’ll get on to the review part.
First of all, let’s start with the name! Many would say, “What’s in the name? It’s the game that matters.” But taking a look on the title of the previous one, I think they’ve done a great job. I mean, seriously, 6 words as a title of a game which is like a complete explanation of what’s the game all about. I think coming up with a short title like this explains that Psyonix is working on all the little areas which is the major reason of it’s success.
Coming on to the gameplay, I would like to warn you that there’s nothing like a story or any kind of missions to complete. It is more like FIFA limited to Kick Off mode. Though, this game looks and feels like a AAA title, it isn’t. Only because of a lack of a storyline. This makes it less appealing after a while. Though, to prevent the “repetitive” aspect, Psyonix is working quite hard to bring new content on store and keeps those patches coming. The game also features a much required multi-player mode. This is where the game becomes really competitive keeping us on our toes. One major issue in this mode is that there is not much reliability of the servers. Though, this issue has been brought into light many times and hence has been solved up to a considerable extent.
Let’s get into more depth. The main (or single-player) mode transfers the player (you) to the shinning neon pitch that can be chosen from the good variety offered. This mode grants you the option of putting up a ‘lame one-sided’ match or a ‘bone-shattering interestingly tough’ match depending on the difficulty you choose. The main mode along with the multi-player mode allows to choose 1v1, 2v2, 3v3 and many more variants for increased fun. One of the better part of this game is that it is very easy to grasp thanks to the tutorials section available in-game. Though, it would take time, a whole lot actually, to reach to a level where you can grab some coffee, take a break while everyone calls you the legacy.
So, till now, you would have surely asked yourself “How can we kick such small footballs into small goals without messing it up?” Don’t worry, Psyonix has got it covered for you (and also for themselves). We talked about this game being a mad scientist’s dream, didn’t we? That is why, Psyonix did some experimentation and made a huge ball and very huge goals. The game looks beautiful and is as fluid as it should be. The controls are well-organised making it’s contribution to the marvelous gameplay it offers. The automobiles featured in the game are performance-wise identical but aesthetically different. The only game changer being the amount of hit-surface each one allows. (P.S: If you haven’t asked this question yet, I might take it as a complement that you’re indulged into this piece of writing.)
Their updates i.e. DLC’s and Patches are amazing. The game, now even offers a split-screen multi-player mode and Mutators that allow endless customization also adds up to the reason of why you should be buying this right after reading this article. I would like to conclude that this is a must-to-have title. It’s great for times when you’re alone and bored or maybe when you have some friends come over your place for the weekend or some kind of family get-together.
This game has been critically and commercially very successful and would continue to be. I recommend this game to all people out there. Even if you’re not into games or you’re a casual gamer or some kind of pro, this game would surely be in your top ten list for a while to go.
Some Features :
- All-new Season Mode that allows players to enjoy a full single-player experience
- Extensive Battle-Car customizations with more than 10 billion possible combinations
- Unlockable items and vehicles, stat tracking, leaderboards, and more
- Addictive 8-player online action with a variety of different team sizes and configurations
- Amazing 2-, 3-, and 4-player splitscreen mode that can be played locally or taken online against other splitscreen players
- Broadcast-quality replays that allow you to fast forward, rewind, or view the action from anywhere in the arena
- Competitive cross-platform gameplay with PlayStation®4 users
The game is available for PC and PS4 and for all the XBOX ONE users out there, Psyonix recently spoke that they’re working for a X-One release.
Check these awesome screenshots and the “OMG – It has Everything” trailer here!