The 90 minutes of soccer that takes place between each of these game modes (and, believe me, there are plenty) is relatively unchanged to what was released this time last year.
The game only extends the distance between its foremost rival, leading the charge with revamped defensive techniques and the brilliant Impact Engine.
Ghostface brings his rapid-fire delivery to four of the 10 tracks here, conjuring a cyclone of short but sweet lyricism on each one.
Cap relies on his trusty shield and his catalogue of CQC skills to comb through Red Skull’s minions, with players augmenting their arsenal as they go along through an XP-based upgrade system.
Producer Left Brain’s instrumentals are tailor-made for Hodgy’s torpid rapping style.
Though Sonic turned 20 yesterday, the spiky-haired Sega mascot’s appeal has always come down to his enduring teenage spirit.
It’s difficult to avoid clichés about the band coming “full circle” with this release, or to comment on Alex Turner’s songwriting maturity.