Can someone explain to me why Rocket League is fun? I picked the game up via Steam sale, but I can’t figure out where the fun is, so I need some help here.
I find soccer cripplingly boring, both to play and to watch, and I think Rocket League does a pitch-perfect (zing) job of emulating soccer with cars. You run (drive) around the field, chasing the ball, and after enough bouncing and chasing, the ball goes in the goal. Rinse repeat forever? Because that’s literally all Rocket League is. Drive, run into ball, move ball to goal, the end. There are some gamey aspects like car customization unlocks and different arenas, but the core gameplay is shockingly simple.
Now, I get that once you get better, you are able to manipulate the ball better with your car, predict the bounces better, hold better positioning, ect. I’m not saying Rocket League is easy, or that there isn’t a learning curve that goes far beyond knowing the controls. I’m just saying that the whole thing is terribly boring. After 2-3 games I was done, but stuck with it for a few more to see if maybe something would click. It didn’t, which leaves me wondering; is Rocket League only fun for soccer fans?