Whether alone or with friends, chances are you would have partaken in a Rocket League match or two, drawn in by the hugely entertaining matches that take place, the tight fast gameplay and the appeal of climbing those ladder ranks in order to obtain all-important bragging rights.
But whilst the actual gameplay itself is a huge part of Rocket League, nearly as big a part of the enjoyment found is in that of the customisation. With multiple cars available, tons of toppers, paint jobs, wheels, boosts, banners, flags, trails and of course the all-important goal explosions, it is in fact a customiser’s dream. And that’s not to mention the multitude of licensed packs too.
Now though there is another pack vying for your cash as Psyonix and Rocket League head down the dinosaur route to deliver the Jurassic World Car Pack. But is it worth the measly £1.59 that is being asked?
Well, I guess the real answer to that will all depend on the individual person, as there are a good few strange folk out there who are just content to let their on-field skills do the talking, leaving the fancy visuals to others. But if you have even a hint of a liking of anything Jurassic Park, and wish to customise your game a bit, then it’s pretty much a no-brainer.
What do you get for your cash? Well, the main draws are that of the iconic Jurassic Jeep Wrangler complete with correct engine audio; this is one that any film buff will instantly recognise. Whilst you can’t add any of your own fancy decals, paint finishes, toppers, or antennas, you really won’t want to because it is most definitely a bit of a stunner in itself. That is even more true than when you find yourself taking to the field as the Orange team. Stunning isn’t the word.
You also get some lovely wheels to go with it, again ensuring that the Jeep comes across as faithful as possible to the vehicle featured in the big screen flicks. These wheels aren’t tradeable – and you can’t fit anything else to the Jeep other than these – but it’s nice to see the game tracking the amount of kilometers you are covering whilst out on the field.
It’s a great little car to use when in-match too, and that’s particularly useful for the other main draw of the Jurassic World Car Pack – an awesome T. rex goal explosion.
Now, there are many different goal celebrations available within Rocket League, from standard fireworks, and seasonal gifts to the Batman signal and dabbing reapers, but I am fairly confident in saying that the T. rex is right up there with the very best of them. Not only does the head of the beast burst out of the goal the second the ball crosses the line, but a stunning roar ensures that any opponent fully understands what has just hit them. You will never tire of scoring goals with this explosion in place, and it may just push you to enhance your skills in order for you to see it some more.
Aside from the car and the explosion are two further additions, both in the form of player banners. Running along the same design theme as the Jeep and representing either the original Jurassic Park in grey and red, or the more modern Jurassic World that ditches the red stripes for blue, these may not bring much to the table, but they will most definitely ensure that you are able to express your love for the Jurassic way of life in full.
At the end of the day £1.59 is mere pennies to pay and should ensure a decent number of Jurassic fans can show their love for the film whilst on the Rocket League pitch. It would have been nice to see a cool dinosaur themed topper or antenna for use on other cars, as these are prominent omissions, but the Jeep Wrangler and that stunning T. rex goal explosion more than sells the pack.
If you are looking to customise your game even more, the Jurassic World Car Pack should very much be considered.