ROCKETSROCKETSROCKETS Early Access Review

R3 header from Official Presskit

*Sources of screenshots are listed in their respective file-names.

ROCKETSROCKETSROCKETS is an Early Access title. This means the game is not fully optimized and bugs may be present.

However, this also means that ROCKETSROCKETSROCKETS is continually being changed, updated, refined and improved based on YOUR feedback.

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Two rockets lift-off from opposite platforms.

R3 Screenshot 1

Then…they dance.

R3 Screenshot 3

Relentlessly driving electronic music accompanies their deadly fandango…The trails of light are steps. The mines, torpedoes and rockets they fire–beating hearts keeping tempo.

R3 Screenshot 2

Welcome to ROCKETSROCKETSROCKETS* is a game where rockets fire rockets at rockets, and have a complete blast while doing it (pun intended).

ROCKETSROCKETSROCKETS (R3) is a high-intensity multiplayer action game centered around an interesting abstract aesthetic.

What may not be immediately apparent is the sheer quality of the game itself, even in such an early state of development. Examples of this include:

  • A realistic AI, “Stanley,” that can play as well as a human opponent…
Touche, Stanley, touche...

Touché, Stanley, touché…

  • Physical objects interacting with each other logically, allowing you to knock an opponent’s mines into their rocket and send a shower of torpedoes bouncing off a neighboring star…
Is it cheating? Maybe. Is it fun? Yes, a thousand times yes.

Is it cheating? Maybe. Is it fun? Yes–a thousand times yes.

  • Even though it is said to be “best with a controller,” the gameplay of ROCKETSROCKETSROCKETS accommodates keyboard gamers so they are not at a disadvantage. This is impressive, as I have not often felt this freedom of movement and control equality in a multiplayer action title.

R3 Screenshot 6 These various elements show an attention to detail reserved for the most polished of games. R3 Screenshot 1 from Steam Store Page Two modes of play are currently available: the standard Dogfight and the nerve-wracking Time Battle.

R3 Screenshot 10

Face off against your friends/enemies/frenemies in Dogfight.

R3 Screenshot 9

You only get one life to defeat the iron-willed AI, Stanley, in Time Battle…

Additionally, nearly every aspect of ROCKETSROCKETSROCKETS can be modified through a simple, free text editor such as Notepad++.

R3 Screenshot 7

A knowledge of programming is not needed–simply follow this link to find out what the code above means.

This month, ROCKETSROCKETSROCKETS had its first major monthly update: Module One.

As this game increases in complexity and gameplay features, its price will rise accordingly. The title is currently available at a 70% discount, which would make the final price around $35 USD.

With a number of features yet to be added (including online multiplayer and a single player adventure mode) and an early low price, now would be a perfect time to jump onto one of these fantastic ROCKETSROCKETSROCKETS.

Possibilities...

Possibilities…

Conclusion:

Right now, ROCKETSROCKETSROCKETS is a bit barebones regarding content (due to the early stage of development). However, the essential core of a relentlessly fun multiplayer action game is undoubtedly already present.

Potential Concerns:

None to my knowledge.

Buy Now! (PC)

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About Nelson

Writer, amateur #gamedev, and Founder o' Video Games and the Bible. My interviews bring the boys to the yard. Featured from Kotaku to Rock Paper Shotgun. Dropsy.
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