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Video Game Review: Rocket League Collector’s Edition – Blasting Off Again

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  • Psyonix
  • 505 Games
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  • Single Player, Multiplayer, Co-op
  • 1 - 8
  • Xbox One
  • PC, Playstation 4
MG Thabo

If you haven’t heard of the worldwide phenomenon that is Rocket League, then I want to evaluate the rock that you have been living underneath because it must be the same size as the one that killed the dinosaurs. Psyonix have crafted a perfect arcade sports game with the simple objective of scoring a goal with a soccer ball with a little car that can jump and boost. Its chaotic nature allowed for timeless moments of emergant gameplay and fostered a dedicated community that was absolutely addicted to it. There have been championships, worldwide events centered around it and it has become a staple in social gaming.

What I am to evaluate today is not the game itself, since it has been reviewed and talked about to oblivion, but rather look at the collector’s edition of the title. Psyonix released a physical retail version of the game that includes all of the released DLC in a shiny package for those that are super into the game, or for one of the 10 people that haven’t tried it yet. The whole package comes to about R560, which is decent, but bear in mind that if you buy all the DLC seperately as well as the game, you can get it for slightly cheaper. What you’re paying for is the opportunity to own Rocket League on disc and in a shiny box that you can hold, sniff, worship on your alter or whatever gets you off. Included in the package are four exclusive cars as well as a collectable art print done by one of the game’s concept artists.

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The DLC packs you get are Supersonic Fury, Revenge of the Battle-Cars and Chaos Run. Each includes new vehicles to unlock as well as a whole bounch of new customization options. Each back has its own theme associated with it and you will find a lot more stuff for you to potentially unlock as you play the game. Of course, all of the free DLC, new maps and new modes are also included in the package.

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I have owned Rocket League for the PS4 since it came out for free on PS Plus last year, but I haven’t gotten the DLC or the special add-ons. I have also not played the game for a long time and boy was there a lot I have missed. The DLC, both free and paid, adds new dynamics to the game and the inclusion of the new modes, Hoops and Snow Day, warrant a welcome revisit to the popular game. Looking from a consumer standpoint and someone who hasn’t played the game yet, this package looks really attractive. You get a physical copy which is always nice, a dope piece of artwork and you can just pop the disc in and enjoy the game with all of its add-ons and glory.

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A full year down the line, Rocket League still holds its own. It is still incredibly fun to play, the added modes and tracks give it a lot of needed variety and you will still find yourself losing hours to it.  The community is still out in full force and you won’t be troubled with finding a game to play.

So if you’ve been waiting for a “game-of-the-year” edition that includes all of the DLC in one package, then the Rocket League Collector’s Edition is perfect for you. It’s the perfect package of value that will tide you over for hours of your time. Get on it and blast off to the skies! Or score and own goal if you suck, like me.

If you haven't heard of the worldwide phenomenon that is Rocket League, then I want to evaluate the rock that you have been living underneath because it must be the same size as the one that killed the dinosaurs. Psyonix have crafted a perfect arcade sports game with the simple objective of scoring a goal with a soccer ball with a little car that can jump and boost. Its chaotic nature allowed for timeless moments of emergant gameplay and fostered a dedicated community that was absolutely addicted to it. There have been championships, worldwide events centered around it and it has become a staple in social gaming. What I am to evaluate today is not the game itself, since it has been reviewed and talked about to oblivion, but rather look at the collector's edition of the title. Psyonix released a physical retail version of the game that includes all of the released DLC in a shiny package for those that are super into the game, or for one of the 10 people that haven't tried it yet. The whole package comes to about R560, which is decent, but bear in mind that if you buy all the DLC seperately as well as the game, you can get it for slightly cheaper. What you're paying for is the opportunity to own Rocket League on disc and in a shiny box that you can hold, sniff, worship on your alter or whatever gets you off. Included in the package are four exclusive cars as well as a collectable art print done by one of the game's concept artists. The DLC packs you get are Supersonic Fury, Revenge of the Battle-Cars and Chaos Run. Each includes new vehicles to unlock as well as a whole bounch of new customization options. Each back has its own theme associated with it and you will find a lot more stuff for you to potentially unlock as you play the game. Of course, all of the free DLC, new maps and new modes are also included in the package. I have owned Rocket League for the PS4 since it came out for free on PS Plus last year, but I haven't gotten the DLC or the special add-ons. I have also not played the game for a long time and boy was there a lot I have missed. The DLC, both free and paid, adds new dynamics to the game and the inclusion of the new modes, Hoops and Snow Day, warrant a welcome revisit to the popular game. Looking from a consumer standpoint and someone who hasn't played the game yet, this package looks really attractive. You get a physical copy which is always nice, a dope piece of artwork and you can just pop the disc in and enjoy the game with all of its add-ons and glory. A full year down the line, Rocket League still holds its own. It is still incredibly fun to play, the added modes and tracks give it…

The Epitome of Value

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What more can be said about Rocket League that hasn't been said ad nauseum already? It is the seminal social sport game of this generation and its influence still extends a year down the line. With the Collector's Edition, you will find a perfect jumping in point for your car rocketing career with a complete package of all the game's add-ons as well as some welcome extras. A great value proposition for a fantastic game.

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