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  • Summary: Rocket League is a high-powered hybrid of arcade soccer and driving with rewarding physics-based gameplay. Take to the pitch for a fully-featured offline season mode, multiple game types, casual and competitive online matches, and special "Mutators" that let you change the rules entirely.Rocket League is a high-powered hybrid of arcade soccer and driving with rewarding physics-based gameplay. Take to the pitch for a fully-featured offline season mode, multiple game types, casual and competitive online matches, and special "Mutators" that let you change the rules entirely. Express yourself with one of the deepest customization systems around and battle opponents on other platforms with cross-network play. Expand
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  1. Positive: 31 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Dec 5, 2017
    100
    Overall, there’s a lot of fun packed into Rocket League, and this port to the Nintendo Switch manages to keep all of that intact. If you’ve never played, you absolutely should, and the Switch version of the game makes for a solid addition to Nintendo’s ever growing library.
  2. Nov 21, 2017
    90
    Rocket League is an indie success story, and to have it in the Switch's library year-one is terrific. Look at all the jaggies you like and mock the lower resolution the game runs at if you feel the need, but this is Rocket League, portable and it runs beautifully. Everything is here, nothing has been missed and there are bonuses for Switch owners not only with exclusive Mario cars and hats but also the ability to take it anywhere. A feature that cannot be overlooked. Rocket League is a really deep game. Following the clichéd easy to learn, hard to master approach holds Rocket League in good stead. You're going to want to put in the hours to be the best you can - but the only thing that's really going to stop you is sleep. You're not going to put this one down.
  3. Nov 29, 2017
    90
    Rocket League for the Nintendo Switch is a successful adaptation of a game that brings a simple yet enveloping gameplay which truly stands out in multiplayer. Thanks to its enormous range of multiplayer possibilities and an exceptional online functionality, Rocket League is set to become one of the finest multiplayer experiences available on Nintendo's newest system.
  4. Nov 21, 2017
    86
    Don't let the graphical downgrade distance you from a great experience. Rocket League on the go is as fun and addictive in Switch as in any other platform. One of the best multiplayer games on the Nintendo Switch.
  5. Nov 20, 2017
    85
    One of the best multiplayer games in recent years.
  6. Nov 27, 2017
    80
    Rocket League is showing no signs of slowing down, and why should it? Psyonix's RC car-footie combo is an esports favourite, and now even more players can see what the fuss is all about on Nintendo Switch. A visual downgrade is acceptable given that this plays exactly the same as the other versions, with cross-play to ensure the pool of opponents remains large online. A strong recommendation for any Switch owner - even for those who have it on another platform! After all, what Rocket League fan wouldn't want to train and match up on the go?
  7. Nov 28, 2017
    70
    In the end, this is not my favourite version of Rocket League, but it is one that you can enjoy. The gameplay is identical to the other versions in most ways, but the graphics of the Switch version are ugly. The resolution is so low.

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  1. Positive: 44 out of 72
  2. Negative: 17 out of 72
  1. Nov 15, 2017
    10
    10/10 This game is phenomenal and being now able to play it anywhere with the Switch is a dream come true! If you don't have it yet buy it.10/10 This game is phenomenal and being now able to play it anywhere with the Switch is a dream come true! If you don't have it yet buy it. Got it already, buy again for the Switch! Expand
  2. Aug 4, 2018
    10
    It's super easy to get into, but I can already tell there's an incredibly high skill ceiling, each match feels different and exciting, a must have.
  3. Nov 15, 2019
    9
    to be honest, i have absolutely no idea how to get good at this game, but perhaps that's the point. I think it's supposed to be chaotic. it's fun
  4. Oct 16, 2018
    8
    When I bought this game I didn't expect anything special, I was really suspicious about "cars playing soccer". Once the game was downloadedWhen I bought this game I didn't expect anything special, I was really suspicious about "cars playing soccer". Once the game was downloaded and we started to play it with friends it turned out to be a great fun with really exciting atmosphere even better than classic football or soccer game ! Expand
  5. Jun 13, 2021
    7
    How do you make soccer more appealing to a wider audience? You let them drive cars on the field, have the ball erupt in a massive explosionHow do you make soccer more appealing to a wider audience? You let them drive cars on the field, have the ball erupt in a massive explosion with every goal, and allow players to literally demolish the competition at high speeds. Making it free-to-play also helps.

    That last thing does open the door for a little microtransaction nastiness, but nothing too bad. There's a battle pass system similar to Fortnite where buying a season will grant you unique rewards as you rank up and certain blueprints for things like cosmetic items require a purchasable in-game currency to build. You never need or feel pressured to actually buy anything and it's pretty good at doling freebies every now and then. Still, if you want the really cool stuff you're going to have to part with some cash.

    While accessible to even the most casual of gamers, there is a lot of depth here for those looking for a demanding competitive experience. Mastering your hydraulic fueled jumps to direct shots midair and learning how to best use the boosts scattered across the arena allows for a surprising amount of complexity to come from such a simple concept.

    If there's one area where the title suffers it's in the amount of content. There are a few variations of the base match type that do things like give you randomized power-ups pulled straight out of a kart racer or replace the ball with a puck in riffs on other sports. Not to mention some great social features like cross-platform support that allow you to play with your friends regardless of their console (or PC) of choice. Still, at the end of the day Rocket League really is just soccer with cars. So while it can be very addicting not everyone will be hooked long-term.

    Should you go for the Switch version you get a few bonuses in the form of some Nintendo-themed skins and cosmetics, on top of the option to play it on the go. It's also a wonderful choice for financially challenged gamers as you don't need the online subscription to join a match. All of which help make this a game that, while I'm perhaps not totally crazy about, will be part of my multiplayer rotation for quite some time.
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  6. Mar 4, 2019
    5
    As a game itself, Rocket League probably can't be beat.
    Excellent gameplay, VERY high skill ceiling, and an entire in game economy based
    As a game itself, Rocket League probably can't be beat.
    Excellent gameplay, VERY high skill ceiling, and an entire in game economy based around a crate system make it a fun game for all to enjoy. (the crates can be disabled so your young children don't even have to learn about them from the game! But, if they watch youtube they probably have heard of the crates/skins/etc.)

    The recently added Cross platform party system lets you play with your friends as long as they have a copy of the game, and an internet connection! (And the online subscription for whatever platform they play on.)

    Alrighty. let's tackle some of the pros about it being on the switch.

    Pros:

    Portability is pretty great. love being able to take my all time favourite game anywhere.
    definitely the main selling point for the switch version.
    Best thing about it isn't necessarily being able to play the game online, but being able to just mess around practicing in free play when you've got spare time away from home.

    that's about it for pros.

    Cons:

    Low resolution/small screen size. Depending on the map you get stuck on, and whether it's in docked mode(*1), the resolution can suffer greatly (the game has a real time resolution scaler, and it hovers near the low end)

    In handheld mode, the screen is too small to play this game seriously.
    if you're used to using a high Field of View setting on another platform, the handheld mode won't work for you. Simple as that. You won't be able to see the ball even half way across the field if you're in handheld with an FOV above 90.

    *1: In docked mode the resolution seems to jump up a little bit as the console can use more power and resources, making it more playable. This also helps to alleviate the FOV problem mentioned above, as the screen you're using will generally be bigger. Having just bought the game, i was able to get to the same rank as i am on my pc within a couple weeks using docked mode + a wired pro controller. (diamond 1)

    The joycons' joysticks. they suck. flat out. garbage. they're too tiny for any skilled individual to use for a competitive game. these joysticks are small and thus more sensitive (because of the amount of travel distance between the center and the edge of the circle.)
    i have however had a good experience playing online with the switch pro controller, but it's rather expensive, and if you're on a low budget, it's not really worth it.

    I personally use my switch as an alternate account to play with friends that aren't the same rank as i am on my pc, but i would never consider purchasing this as my main way to play the game if i had other options available. (if you do only have a switch, by all means still pick up this game! it's great! Just don't expect the best experience possible, better alternatives exist.)

    All in all my rating sits at a 5; it's an ok port given that it's literally a tablet, but it's not perfect. Nowhere close to it. Get this on another platform first, and if you want to be able to practice anywhere, or have an easy to move lanbox, pick up the switch copy.
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  7. Jan 20, 2018
    0
    People need to know just how bad the switch implementation of this game is. After about 30 matches I literally created this account to makePeople need to know just how bad the switch implementation of this game is. After about 30 matches I literally created this account to make this review. I was fooled by good reviews. If you've played it on anything else, its unplayable. worst still you get lumped in with people on PC and PS. Its pixelated like crazy and almost impossible to see the ball across the field due to the pixelation on the switch screen. The frame rate is so bad and jumpy you cant hit the ball. I own it for PC and am double plat in solo yet on the switch version i cant even crawl out of single bronze. The problem is the frame rate and rendering is sooooo bad its literally unplayable. I have even played local matches against easy bots to make sure the problem was not lag, its not, the problem exists even in training mode. The ball is unhitable because of the poor frame rate. If you love this game on PC or PS, avoid it at all costs on the switch. You will only be met with severe disappointment and frustration. EDIT: came back to say it seems to run perfectly fine on the dock. Seems to throttle the system when hand held and is only unplayable handheld. Unfortunately I have both PC and PS4 so I would never ever in a million years want to play rocket league on switch anything but mobile. Totally useless purchase..... Expand

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