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‘Rocket League’: The Most Realistic Fictional Game

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Rocket League is a physics based video game that combines the two worlds of automobiles and soccer. It was originally released for Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Windows in the summer of 2015, and then later released for other platforms such as Xbox One in the summer of 2016.  By the beginning of 2018, the game had more than 40 million players worldwide, and this is no easy feat. According to the on-line opinion database Ranker, Rocket League is the seventh most played game right now, despite being released three and half years ago. Students everywhere enjoy this game; Andrew Corum, 11, said this about one of his favorite games, “it is a creative game for people that give them a good mix of soccer and cars.” This mixture of game types sets Rocket League apart from any other game right now, and that is the reason why people constantly go back to it. It is a game that is addicting to all types of gamers from beginners to experienced.  Connor Vance, 11, said, “It’s a great strategy game that builds teamwork.” Many people who do not play video games only see the negative side effects, but Rocket League is a great response to this. Through the game, players will improve their teamwork skills which can be applied to any other aspect of life. Another positive element of the game brought up by Wesley Payne,11, is the way it helps with communication. In the game, players have the choice to play with other people or play solo.  When they choose to play others, they must be prepared to communicate. To succeed in the game, players need to communicate with their partner(s) to set up goals and to play efficient defense. Rocket League is a game that will take some time to learn the essentials, but it will be worth it in the end. It is a game that will continued to be played for years, and will be remembered as setting a new height for game developers all around the world.

 

 

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Ben Philpot, Staff Writer

Ben Philpot is a junior who has attended LCA for three years after moving to Lexington from London, Kentucky, where he attended North Laurel Middle School. Ben enjoys hiking, running, and mountain biking. Ben plays on the golf team and the tennis team.  He also plays basketball with a church league.  He would like to travel the world one day.

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