Why Rocket League feels like Halo 3 for me.

When I first got my Xbox 360, I waited eagerly for the next Halo game. I had missed out on Xbox, so it would also be my first Halo game.

However, Halo never came and Nintendo Wii was all the rage. I traded in my 360 for a Wii. (Did I mention I had a Gamestop trading problem in my adolescent years?)

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Wii however, failed me. Because despite the overwhelming “sold out” signs and its rarity upon its release, it did not deliver the same gaming I craved.

So, I succumbed to my Gamestop trading problem (again) and traded my wii for another 360.

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(I had no one but myself to blame.)

I fell into a bit of a sink hole mentally, then it happened. The game I was waiting for was announced: Halo 3.

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I reserved immediately, skipping past all of the hype, I will let you know why I enjoyed Halo 3 of all things. It was the first game that gave me kinship and gaming to replace the void that Final Fantasy XI had left behind.

I made friends IRL via Halo 3, we played online, lost hours of our lives playing Griffball, Infected, and Assault on Guardian. My memory of Halo 3 kills and team deathmatch is eidetic, vivid, and nostalgic at the same time.

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But, Rocket League takes it a step further for me.

Me and my friends were hanging out today, and I bought Rocket League, we started playing it and we just had a blast with the local co-op.

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Rocket League is this game that is just wild and will make me lose hours and hours and I will get a game that is both online and co op that I can just enjoy alongside friends.

It really just confirms that all of this coin I invested into my gaming PC was the right choice.

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