This free-to-play 3-on-3 sports brawler has an interesting idea behind it, but typical play commonly devolves quickly
It’s always a bit hard to rate free-to-play games since, fundamentally, they can cost you nothing to play, so their value proposition is a bit different than most. Rather being concerned with whether it’s a good use of your funds it becomes a matter of focusing on whether it is worth your time. The good news is that the bones of a decent 3-on-3 competitive sports game are there, and I’d imagine if you’re willing to sink some time and effort into playing, then preferably finding 2 friends who’ll join you, you could enjoy some success and tight matches. That said, matchmaking with some random folks it’s a crapshoot, and at least for the moment that feels like a bad thing at this stage as there’s an influx of new people learning the ropes. In principle the matches could be pretty tense if people were committed more often to their roles. The ability to perform special moves that can temporarily take enemies out of play makes it tempting to have one player focused on being a distraction, that would free up the other 2 players to play striker and goalie. The problem I noticed is that, more often than not, the game tends to devolve into a free-for-all mess with everyone attacking the ball and, more often than not, a bit of luck being the winning “plan”. Nuance like trying to ricochet your shots or stick to playing your role is nice, in theory, but simply spamming the ball can sometimes sadly feel like the more effective strategy.
Justin Nation, Score: