It was requested of me that I stop gathering poup*, just for a moment, so that I could try something new. Well, I couldn’t actually try it, because…next gen. But I did take some time to watch the two videos that rED saved of his Rocket League gaming from last night. Being assured that I will be able to select North American servers, the only place where people actually own and play Xbox Ones (thank you, Don), I think I can make this promise without any fear of reneging. I will buy it. It looks every bit as awesome as games like Pong, Kung Foot, #IDARB and Knight Squad, but cleaner and on a larger scale.
Having said that, I am probably going to wait until after the weekend. Halting the collection of excrement, Cornie and I are in the middle of some very serious and exciting renovations to our Lodge**, and The Division Open Beta drops at 5pm today (JST). Cornie isn’t interested in the latter so much because he knows he will “have to play it again” when the game releases, but I would like to at least jump in and see what improvements have been made since I last played. If possible, I would like to earn and try using a sentry. It is, however, a working weekend, and I don’t know when I am going to get the time for two, let alone three games.
Rocket League impresses me as the kind of game that, because of its simplicity and following, will always be “on the platter” ready for a spin. With hit detection boxes the size of cars and buildings, and empty arenas, there is very little that the developers can screw up, isn’t there? Please say yes. So, waiting a couple of days to pick it up won’t put me out of the league. 😉
* “Poop” is not a word that Xbox Live will tolerate in any situation, so I have been forced to employ an alternate spelling. The silver lining is that it reminds me of the scene in The Office when Creed comes in smiling and says, “Hey guys! Somebody makin’ soup?”
** Visitors are most welcome and will receive red carpet treatment, including “limousine” service, a full set of armor, tools, and a curry dinner with garnishes served in the glass-walled dining room overlooking the waterfall. Frog rides are optional, but do not cost extra.