When I join in to a player versus player game – Team Fortress 2, Dota 2, even Guild Wars 2’s PvP – my biggest worry isn’t really how well I do, it’s how the other people in the match will react to me. This isn’t an article about how women who identify themselves as women (whether through voice-chat or feminine-coded gamertags) generally deal with more harassment in multiplayer games. That’s an entirely different, though important, discussion. Even when my gender isn’t revealed, there’s still a cloud of toxicity that permeates any multiplayer game – except for one, in my experience.
Rockets shooting through space, leaving long luminous trails as they bombard each other. Beats pumping as you try to shoot down your last opponent. ROCKETSROCKETSROCKETS is a single and multiplayer 2D shooting game that has just left Early Access and launched officially on May 1. But does the gameplay reach the same heights as the lightshows and music?