Fall Guys is all about that race to get an enormous, golden crown within the closing stage. Most of us know by now you can’t win all of them, and there’s no sense in being a sore loser. However some gamers want they might simply win one, particularly with the primary season of the sport coming to an in depth.
Amir is a fan who has been enjoying Fall Guys since beta, and whereas he has seen an enchancment, he nonetheless has but to win. “I’ve extra enjoyable within the early rounds,” Alan informed Polygon over Discord. “After which as quickly as we hit Hexagone or Fall Mountain, I both get actually intense as a result of I wish to win as soon as so dangerous, or I simply take a look at.”
Dropping is a typical expertise in battle royale video games, and Fall Guys is technically a battle royale. However in contrast to Apex Legends or PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, you’ll be able to’t get carried by a teammate. (In truth, the staff video games can sink an in any other case nice participant in the event that they go badly.) There’s a luck aspect to the sport, and a rogue banana or unlucky sport of Slime Climb means anybody can advance… however it doesn’t really feel just like the underdog has shot of profitable.
It’s not purely about profitable, after all. Crowns imply being able to buy skins. Fall Guys typically rotates its premium skins; some will be purchased with Kudos, which come free with each sport, whereas others will be bought with money. Probably the most visually distinctive and desired skins come from profitable crowns.
“[Losing] wouldn’t trouble me if it wasn’t for the cosmetics,” stated Lauren, one other participant who spoke to Polygon. “After 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 may have 10 crowns at least. Why are you making an attempt 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. However the winners are so apparent and I admit, I get actually jealous. I need a jellyfish butt too.”
Some gamers need Fall Guys to iron out the randomized elements of its gameplay to change into extra of an esport, albeit an unusually pastel and soft-textured model of 1. Different gamers love the random components, whether or not they come within the type of Large Yeetus or a slew of strawberries being tossed down the enjoying discipline. These gamers are basically at odds, and the crowns (and the skins they reward) change into a approach for these variations to change into clear and calcify into resentment.
Many gamers have been suggesting modifications. On Reddit, the person heyitsm4tty urged a “silver crown”, which might work as a comfort prize for individuals who make it to the finals, however don’t win. That submit acquired over 10,000 upvotes, and has since been shared in Fall Guys fan Discords and communities. “Damm [sic] if this was a factor, I might have not less than one 10 crown costume by now,” stated the highest remark. One other high commenter shared within the frustration. “[It’s unrewarding] if you accomplish that effectively, solely to return up in opposition to fall fucking mountain.”
Not everybody agrees with the sentiment. A follow-up submit by the person RocketCarPlayer stated that silver crowns would “Wreck the purpose of Fall Guys.” Lead sport 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 extra informal gamers to really feel rewarded and progress in direction of the extra unique rewards with out having to win a full 60 participant free for all.”
Whereas there have been no particular guarantees, Walsh famous that discovering that steadiness was one thing the event staff had plans to handle quickly. For now, it seems like season one will finish with some gamers not profitable a single crown, even when they put within the effort.
“I really like Fall Guys a lot,” Lauren stated. “It’s not like I wish to be salty. However I fear that when video games are all about ability, even when they’re enjoyable, finally I get left behind as a result of I’m not watching YouTube tutorials or training all day. I really feel like I fell out of Overwatch as a result of that sport slowly grew to become extra about pleasing one of the best gamers. I fear the identical factor will occur to Fall Guys.”