Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout Review – Jelly Bean Gladiators
Battle royales have only been around for a handful of years, and for the most part they’ve strictly stuck within the same genre of games. Whether you’re playing Warzone, Fortnite, or Apex Legends, you’re always shooting a gun and running from an encroaching circle, with the differences kicking up in the small variations to their established formulas. Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, an extremely colorful and whimsical battle royale, is a great example of the genre growing outside of its roots. It’s a far more approachable take on the multiplayer format, with simple controls and a variety of mini-games giving this competitive game show as much charm as they do tension.
Playing as one of 60 multi-colored, jelly bean-shaped contestants, you compete in a joyous and comical race to be crowned the winner of Fall Guys’ 15-minute matches. Each one is broken up by various mini-games, with handfuls of players eliminated after each one. These games all take on a variety of themes, from straight-forward obstacle course races to frantic team games where you’re hoarding as many eggs as you can into a basket. The mini-games make good use of Fall Guys’ easy-to-understand control scheme, which lets you jump, dive, and grab with ease. Combined with the adorably clumsy movement animations, charming game show presentation, and suitably electric (and fantastic) soundtrack, Fall Guys will quickly catch your attention both visually and aurally.
The pickup and play nature of Fall Guys is one of its strongest aspects, along with its quick and entertaining games. It’s never unclear when you need to jump over a gap or navigate through the hordes of contestants trying to reach the finish line before you. It’s the type of game you can play in groups by passing the controller, with no need for a deep understanding of multiple mechanics to enjoy it. Its approachability lets anyone have fun with it, while its stages bring out glimmers of strategy for seasoned players to take advantage of.Continue Reading at GameSpot
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