When I performed Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout a yr in the past at E3, in an air conditioned trailer parked within the sunny car parking zone occupied by Devolver Digital, I had a reasonably good time with it. I’d at all times appreciated Takeshi’s Castle, Most Extreme Elimination Challenge, Double Dare, and Wipeout–the sort of dumb TV recreation reveals about folks getting smacked within the face, from which Fall Guys clearly drew inspiration. I believed it might be a enjoyable recreation, however I puzzled if it’d make a lot impression when it was ultimately launched.
Obviously, I underestimated the die-hard spirit of a bunch of cute, bean-shaped rivals all attempting desperately to climb a pastel Aggro Crag coated in spinning torture implements and spewing big, crushing items of fruit. Fall Guys has managed to crash by way of the wall of the gaming zeitgeist the place so many others smacked face-first right into a false wall, solely to fall behind and be forgotten. The goofy little celebration recreation the place you may barely management your character nicely sufficient to be aggressive has develop into the sport of the summer time.
Given the state of the summer time of 2020, truthfully, it is likely to be extra stunning if Fall Guys did not resonate with nearly everybody. It’s the proper recreation for the second.