Rocket League is the game that everybody wanted, but nobody knew that they wanted. The premise is simple: it’s soccer, but with rocket-boosted cars. That’s pretty much it. However, this $20 game (available on PS4, PC, and Xbox One soon) has become a massive hit with the gaming community. Rocket League is a phenomenal game, and is the most fun I’ve had with a video game in a long time. However, there are some things that just annoy the heck out of me. Here are my 5 most annoying things in Rocket League.
Yes, I know. It’s the oldest excuse in the book. But that doesn’t change the fact that it is very real, and very annoying. Just when you’re about to pull off an awesome shot, the game lags and your car ends up spazzing out and ends up somewhere else. Just check out this gif if you don’t think lag isn’t a valid excuse to somebody messing up:
Alright this’ll be an easy save…….wait what what WHAT…how did I end up over here?! NOOOOOO
TEAMMATES WHO QUIT THE GAME AS SOON AS THEY START LOSING
I know losing sucks, but quitting is far worse! One of the best things about Rocket League is that goals happen very often. If you’re down 2-4 with only a minute left, there’s still a high chance that you can come back from that deficit! I’ve personally came back from a deficit of 0-5 to end up winning 6-5! Never give up! When you quit, you leave your teammates to play by themselves or even worse…a bot. *shivers*
LACK OF GUEST PLAY
Rocket League is a marvelous party game. I have plenty of friends who don’t consider themselves to be gamers, but absolutely love playing Rocket League. For many games like Call of Duty for instance, my friend can simply log into the PS4 as a guest and then play by my side. However, for some odd reason, Rocket League does not allow guests to play. Instead, each of my friends need to make an entire Playstation Network account in order to play. This is extremely tedious and annoying. I’m not sure why Psyonix doesn’t allow guests to play Rocket League, but I sure hope they reconsider this in the future.
This is the screen that pops up when you try to start a match with a guest. Why does it even let guests join the party and create a car if they won’t allow them to play?
Aw man. It’s really annoying when your teammate sucks. You do everything you can to help get the W but your teammate seems to have other plans. Here are some things that bad teammates do:
- Not going on kickoff
- Blindly chasing the ball
- Blindly hitting the ball
- Missing easy shots
- Missing easy saves
This is only #2 on my list because you know what? I’ve done all of those things. I’ve been the bad teammate so many times. I totally understand; sometimes you just have a bad game. And everyone is bad at some point. I think Jake the Dog says it best here:
Doesn’t change the fact that it’s annoying, though.
MAKING A MISTAKE AND GETTING BOMBARDED WITH SARCASTIC/MEAN COMMENTS
You miss a shot. Everybody spams “Nice shot! Nice shot! Nice shot!” You miss a save. Everybody spams “What a save! What a save! What a save!”
I get it. I missed the shot. I missed the save. Everybody messes up sometimes. Was there really a need for every single player to point out my mistake?
It actually gets a lot worse than just sarcastic comments, I often see mean ones as well. One team is losing by a bit and a member of the team feels the need to put his/her teammates down (probably as a way to protect his/her pride).
Examples I’ve seen are “[teammate] is trash” or “[teammate]’s fault we lost,” etc.
Negativity spreads, and negativity and bullying are not what the gaming community is about! We all play video games to have fun. As soon as somebody starts insulting you, it loses its fun. I’m just glad profanity gets automatically censored in the chat box.
Also, somebody once spoiled Star Wars : The Force Awakens to me in the chat box, before I had seen it. I will never ever forgive you, xbulletspongex93.