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Dodgeball Academia Review in 3 Minutes – A Fantastic Sports RPG


Dodgeball Academia is a sports RPG title developed by Pocket Trap and published by Humble Games. You play as Otto, a kid who loves the sport of dodgeball and joins the corresponding academy to become the absolute best. Throughout your journey you’ll meet new friends and foes, explore different sections of the campus, and learn how the school became the foremost gathering point for the best dodgeball players in the world. Otto will have to think fast and recruit to qualify for the upcoming tournament.

This game offers a fantastic experience. It’s self-aware and leans into its tropes, delivers intense gameplay as it mixes in RPG elements with items and equipment, and provides an overall entertaining experience. Drawing influences from the Pokémon games and other popular anime, Dodgeball Academia feels oddly familiar yet unique. After 12 hours of watching Otto and his friends make history, I still wanted more, which is always a great sign.

Dodgeball Academia is available August 5 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, Steam, and the Humble Bundle storefront for $24.99.

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Will Cruz
Meet Will Cruz, the Associate Producer in the AAA space and a regular critic via the 3 Minute Review series. But that's not all -- he also produces closed captions for The Escapist! Will's journey in the video game industry began in 2015, when he produced content for TrueAchievements. While pursuing his bachelor's in Film and Digital Media, he focused on content creation and has since worked with big names such as Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, Disney, Netflix, and more. In his free time, Will is known to play Fortnite, read comics, write new songs, and constantly complain about sports and sports entertainment – looking at you, WWE and AEW.