Dodge, duck, dip, dive, dodge.
One of my favorite emotions is to be amazed by the game. I joined without any expectations, but what immediately fell in love with me was what happened to me in Knockout City. Fast and responsive gameplay, visuals popping out of the screen, and the sound of the ball hitting an enemy is a “chef’s kiss.”
In my opinion, there’s been a lot of power in simplicity these days, and if you had a skill tree or had to aim for every pitch, you wouldn’t have enjoyed Knockout City that much. Anyone can play. All the skills are in how to throw the ball and how to react to the thrown ball, so you don’t get fooled by the art style. This definitely contains skills. The video below compares Knockout City to rock-paper-scissors, but you can see what the opponent is trying to choose to react to their movements a second ago. It’s all about action, reaction, psychological games, and speed, and I don’t think the gameplay footage is good enough here, but give it a try.
Knockout City is part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and EA Play. If you have it, you can play freely up to level 25 even if you don’t have it. This is great. It is a win-win situation. Grab some friends and throw fur at some people with dodgeball. GL HF.
Knockout City is available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, PS4, PS5, Switch and PC.