I think it’s pretty safe to say that 2020’s flavour of the month, of the year, is here. Fall Guys is a tail-grabbing, bean-flinging phenomenon. It’s managed to turn Twitch, Steam, and PS4 into its own personal game show stages, with millions watching and playing. This might be a stretch on my part, but it seems as if people… like it?
Steam users, at least, are feeling “mostly positive” toward The Guys despite a few pratfalls. They love the game’s freewheeling sense of fun, its lack of pretense beyond “watch these little dudes in silly costumes fall down.” They do, however, take issue with ongoing server problems, to the point that developer Mediatonic felt the need to post a notice about server capacity as the first thing you see on Fall Guys’ Steam store page. It’s not just technical issues, though. Some Steam users also feel that repetition sets in fast, with team-based minigames in which those with the most skill don’t always prevail taking an especially tedious toll. Others, however, argue that luck is simply an expected part of this kind of game, and that team games give everybody a chance to progress — and perhaps even win.
Fall Guys looks easy until you try it. Then you realise that it’s not about claiming glorious victory over noodle-legged nobodies. Instead, your one and only goal is to avoid accidentally discovering innovative new ways to eat shit. Winning one match is tough. Winning five in a row is darn...Read more
There’s a lot to love about Fall Guys, the new battle royale game out on PS4 and PC this week, but I’m here today to talk about all the friends I’ve made playing the game who are now no longer my friends.Read more
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is taking the gaming world by storm. The party platformer battle royale, out this week for PC and PlayStation 4, pits dozens of players against each other in a series of mad-dash mini-games. It’s largely uncomplicated; most of the mini-games require running forward and jumping at...Read more