Every year there's a game or two that come out of nowhere, that I had no idea I should be excited about and that within days of launch has completely taken over my life. Right now, for me that game is Rocket League.
An incredibly simple concept – play soccer with rocket-powered cars – executed brilliantly, Rocket League is one of those wonderful games that you can understand within five minutes of playing, and then spend hour after hour refining its simple ideas. It is unabashedly fun, and deeply satisfying on numerous levels.
This weekend I spent some time playing Rocket League, and I've included here a couple of Let's Play episodes. I will tell you now, I am not a particularly talented player. Prepare yourself to witness both failure and lamentations on said failures. But despite my not doing particularly well – and this is a rare thing for me to say – I still had an amazing time playing.
Rocket League Let's Play Part 1
Rocket League Let's Play Part 2
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