Posted: 19 months ago, last updated 6 weeks ago.
You can customise your character and create a team with friends. Then take on opponents in online matches opponents. These are sprawling battles that take place in large open city environments. You learn a range of trick shots and coordinated team moves to take down opponents. Passing the ball powers it up to increase damage.
Although each match is either 3v3, 4v4, or free-for-all, there are a range of ball types, locations, and game modes. These will be expanded each season with new content and game options.
The result is a high octane game that combines the skill-based locomotion of Rocket League with the more direct competitive nature of games like Overwatch. It’s easy to pick up but requires practice to master.
10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.
Account RatingYou need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to Nintendo Online, but can then create accounts for children of any age to play online with Nintendo Switch.
You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.
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You need to purchase a Nintendo Online subscription to play online with Nintendo Switch.
You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.
You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
There's a Brawl Shop in the game, where you can buy cosmetic items for customisation with Holobux. You earn Holobux just by playing and levelling up, but if you want to buy Holobux with real money.
Although you cannot select the game's difficulty, you are automatically matched to games with other players of a similar skill level to you. There is an optional tutorial divided into several sections that enables you to hone your skill and learn the basics, as well as a training mode that enables you to practice without the stress of a real match.
During a match, there is no text, but outside play most of the information is displayed textually. It contrasts well, either light on dark or vice versa, and is generally quite large, although some of the extra information (about game modes and the like) can be smaller.
There is no in-game map, but during a match you are shown the position of your fellow team members with translucent markers that appear over the gameplay. Due to this translucency, they have a tendency to blend into the background. If you are looking at any player in the match, their name and health hover above their character and they are clearly marked using arrows.
Although the game is generally high-contrast, members of the blue team can often tend to blend into the bluish-gray of the pavement and concrete present in many areas of the game. To combat this, players are outlined in their colour, and the previously mentioned arrows can also help to locate players, but it can still be difficult at times.
In the Controls section of the menu, you can view the control scheme and remap buttons, as well as select whether you need to toggle or hold a button for a specific action to occur.
Many actions, such as successfully hitting an opposing player, are marked by sound effects. Each action's sound is different from others, allowing you to quickly comprehend what is happening. Not being able to hear these cues shouldn't make it any harder to keep up with the action, even when multiple things happen in rapid succession due to the many visual indicators also present.
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