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The parents' guide to what's in this game.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Rocket League Collector's Edition is a boxed version of the digital indie hit -- which is best described as soccer played in vehicles -- which includes the base game and a lot of new and previously available downloadable content. The new content includes extra game modes, new vehicles, balls, themed arenas, and a limited-edition art print by Psyonix concept artist Jay Zhang. This game doesn't contain any controversial content.
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What's it about?
In case you haven't yet played the game Rocket League, it's an arcade sports game that plays very much like a game of soccer -- where your objective is to get the ball in the opponent's net more times than they can in a set period of time -- but it's played out with vehicles instead of human players. Whether the game is played against the computer-controlled opponent, against someone beside you or online, each side chooses a vehicle and pushes a big, bouncy ball around the pitch, with the intention of scoring as much as possible. You can drive up the sides of the dome if you prefer, "jump" to head-butt the ball, use turbo boost, and more. ROCKET LEAGUE COLLECTOR'S EDITION marks the first time the game is available on a disc opposed to as a digital download and includes a lot of extra content, some of which was previously purchasable online via downloadable content (DLC). Specifically, it includes the core game, three complete DLC packs, bonus modes, extra cars, balls, and themed arenas.
Is it any good?
Those who haven't yet played this addictive arcade sports game will find it's a veritable blast -- especially when it's played with friends or online against others. Along with the original Rocket League base game, this disc includes three complete DLC packs (including Supersonic Fury), modes such as Basketball, Revenge of the Battle-Cars, Chaos Run, and more. There are four all-new vehicles, such as the Neo Tokyo-inspired Esper and Masamune, and a pair of other vehicles called Aftershock and Marauder. Rocket League Collector's Edition also features a limited-edition art print by Psyonix concept artist Jay Zhang. If you like soccer or arcade car racing, and you've been trying to find something that both you and your kids can enjoy, this value-priced game is well worth the investment.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about consumerism in Rocket League Collector's Edition. Is it a good idea to bundle up the digital game and add extra content and sell it on a disc? Or do the people who already want the main game already own it?
Were the developers smart to make the game appropriate for players of all ages? Should other studios take a page from Psyonix?
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