This is one wacky experience. In Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout you’ll be facing off against sixty others players in hopes of being the last one standing. This filtering of players happens over the course of a few rounds, and a selection of challenging scenarios. This is a multiplayer only title, with a battle royale sort of setup to it.
It doesn’t necessarily lean into the genre too much, but that’s the style of play that’s been attached to the game. The matches are typically fast paced, with players rushing to make it through doors or over platforms. These are of course examples, since a wide range of design setups will appear at random every time you go to play the game.
It’s always a surprise to see what sort of setup you’ll be going up against, and this shifts again if you make it to a later round. That’s really all there is to this one. You’ll race against others in an attempt to make it past the obstacles, and do so faster than others in hopes of not getting eliminated. It’s a shallow concept for sure, but one that does generally work for a hilarious time.
The game features vibrant, colorful visuals with some wacky looking characters. You can customize these characters as you play and unlock new outfit options. This leads into varied groups of players, that each have a unique look. I quite liked the design of the environments, they were distinct and full of bright colors. That’s great, and helps make the block sections stand out. You do have a base pacing in this one, and you may be flung around depending on what you end up hitting.
You’ll need to jump through holes in walls, dance over dangerous beams and even master the seesaw. There are swinging balls, and it feels like such a Wipeout course at times. Those again, are just examples since a wide range of challenges will appear as you continue to play. In the latter rounds, a team based mode is more likely to show up.
Things there include hitting soccer balls, or keeping your team together to be the larger squad. It’s an interesting selection, and does mix up the competition a tad more. I liked the variety of what you’d face, at the same time I see the limited value until additional content grows this out further. You just have the standard setup, and randomized level selections will only take you so far.
There are also cooperative options. You can play with others online as a group, though it’s quite hard to tell if someone is with your party. You don’t necessarily work together, it would just be neat to have a better idea of where they are while you’re racing along. This does also lack cross-play, though it’s noted as being a feature in progress.
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is a hilarious, and generally fun game. It really is enjoyable, yet at the same time this is a very limited experience. It’s not something I’ll really go back to, and the novelty wore off quick for me. I could see this being great for the younger audience out there, I think it could be a really good time.
Like I said, it’s fun and mostly funny. It offers a good challenge that certainly feels as though it was inspired by the show Wipeout. It’s got some zany characters that are rushing to reach the end. It can feel very competitive, yet at the same time be a very casual social experience.
It definitely has its moments, at the same time it feels like something for today as opposed to being something I’ll be excited to play again down the road. It does feature seasons, so new content is likely to arrive in the future if it’s successful. It’s a cool game, worth checking out and it’ll challenge you well. Just don’t expect something that will grab your full attention for a long time.
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