Fall Guys is all about that race to get a large, golden crown within the closing degree. Most of us know by now which you could’t win all of them, and there’s no sense in being a sore loser. But some gamers want they might simply win one, particularly with the primary season of the sport coming to a detailed.
Amir is a fan who has been taking part in Fall Guys since beta, and whereas he has observed an enchancment, he nonetheless has but to win. “I have more fun in the early rounds,” Alan informed Polygon over Discord. “And then as soon as we hit Hexagone or Fall Mountain, I either get really intense because I want to win once so bad, or I just check out.”
Losing is a standard expertise in battle royale video games, and Fall Guys is technically a battle royale. But in contrast to Apex Legends or PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, you’ll be able to’t get carried by a teammate. (In reality, the crew video games can sink an in any other case nice participant in the event that they go badly.) There’s a luck factor to the sport, and a rogue banana or unlucky recreation of Slime Climb means anybody can advance… nevertheless it doesn’t really feel just like the underdog has a very good shot of profitable.
It’s not purely about profitable, in fact. Crowns imply being able to buy skins. Fall Guys typically rotates its premium skins; some could be purchased with Kudos, which come free with each recreation, whereas others could be bought with money. The most visually distinctive and desired skins come from profitable crowns.
“[Losing] wouldn’t bother me if it wasn’t for the cosmetics,” stated Lauren, one other participant who spoke to Polygon. “When I see a man dressed as a Portal turret or a robotic cat on the center slippery tube in Slimb Climb, my blood boils. You have 10 crowns at least. Why are you attempting to cease me from getting one? I do know that’s not the purpose of the sport; the purpose of the sport is to win. But the winners are so apparent and I admit, I get actually jealous. I desire a jellyfish butt too.”
Some gamers need Fall Guys to iron out the randomized elements of its gameplay to turn out to be extra of an esport, albeit an unusually pastel and soft-textured model of 1. Other gamers love the random parts, whether or not they come within the type of Big Yeetus or a slew of strawberries being tossed down the taking part in subject. These gamers are basically at odds, and the crowns (and the skins they reward) turn out to be a approach for these variations to turn out to be clear and calcify into resentment.
Many gamers have been suggesting adjustments. On Reddit, the user heyitsm4tty suggested a “silver crown”, which might work as a comfort prize for individuals who make it to the finals, however don’t win. That put up obtained over 10,000 upvotes, and has since been shared in Fall Guys fan Discords and communities. “Damm [sic] if this was a thing, I would have at least one 10 crown costume by now,” stated the highest remark. Another prime commenter shared within the frustration. “[It’s unrewarding] when you do so well, only to come up against fall fucking mountain.”
Not everybody agrees with the sentiment. A follow-up post by the user RocketCarPlayer said that silver crowns would “Ruin the point of Fall Guys.” Lead recreation designer Joe Walsh replied to the thread, and acknowledged that whereas the sport must reward expert gamers for his or her achievements, it additionally must discover a approach “for more casual players to feel rewarded and progress towards the more exclusive rewards without having to win a full 60 player free for all.”
While there have been no particular guarantees, Walsh famous that discovering that steadiness was one thing the event crew had plans to deal with quickly. For now, it seems to be like season one will finish with some gamers not profitable a single crown, even when they put within the effort.
“I like Fall Guys a lot,” Lauren stated. “It’s not like I wish to be salty. But I fear that when video games are all about talent, even when they’re enjoyable, ultimately I get left behind as a result of I’m not watching YouTube tutorials or practising all day. I really feel like I fell out of Overwatch as a result of that recreation slowly grew to become extra about pleasing the most effective gamers. I fear the identical factor will occur to Fall Guys.”