Story is a 1, because I can't score it lower. Rocket League has no story.
The graphics play well with the dynamics of the game, whilst also giving the same pitch a unique feel
From the boosts and goal explosions, to the pitches themselves, the level of detail across the entire game is to a very high standard. The only reason I gave this a 7 was because there isn't really a lot of graphical elements in the game to judge; it's not like an RPG where you can judge characters, terrain, equipment, etc.
Every time I play Rocket League with my 2v2 buddy*, and we end up on Neo Tokyo, he always complains saying he hates the pitch. And I don't see the issue, it's a beautiful backdrop, but that's all that's different, the backdrop. It doesn't matter what the backdrop is, apart from different announcer voices, and occasionally ambient sounds, they're all the same to play on, at least in competitive. But the fact that you can dislike a pitch simply because of its backdrop shows that the visuals of the game can have a huge impact, especially when we tend to win more on certain pitches than on others; maybe it's coincidence, maybe it's that my friend tends to do better when he's not bitching about the backdrop.
The sounds can be both great and annoying, but that's okay
The sounds of the boost can be both annoying and amazing, as with goal explosions. But they all have their own charm, and this makes them unique.
Along with this, the sound of the engine and boost is different enough that you usually hear an opponent coming towards you, even if you're not looking at them, especially if you're used to your team's car's noises (or playing solo). And the quality of the audio is great both through headphones and through speakers. As such, I scored the sound high. Then the soundtrack of the game, though changing each season, is generally pretty good too; not always to my liking, but good enough to get it the extra marks to get a 7.
You can lose a few hours if your not careful
If you're not watching the clock, it is quite easy to lose a few hours to Rocket League. This may be longer for other people, as my hands start to cramp after a few hours of using a controller, but if you get some good games, and your team have no intention of leaving, then there's nothing stopping you from losing track of time, and because games are so short you find yourself saying "Just one more" or "We can't end on a loss" all too often. But, beyond that, you're not going to get too immersed in Rocket League, hence the low score.
I honestly didn't really have much to say about Rocket League. It's an alright game, but not really my cup of tea. I think the next game review will be Girls Und Panzer: Dream Tank Match, but we'll see. I'm not as active with game reviews as I am with anime reviews. I'm trying to get game reviews out on a semi-frequent basis, but I don't play that many different games, so I can't really do weekly reviews on games, otherwise I'd run out of things too quickly. Until the next review, game on!*read: Person who carries me, as I suck