the kicking is fine i like itMy suggestion would be to add the option to sprint (It's hard to believe that was left out). And restore the old passing implementation. I appreciate an attempt to try something different. But the passing was actually one of the things which was absolutely fine in the old games. And the new passing system is horrific. The kicking is also awful since there is no way of knowing where the ball is going to go, which makes any sort of tactical kicking game impossible. You have to allow the player to aim where he wants the kick to land.
I know rucking is hard to implement in a game and nobody has ever really cracked it. I like that there is a button to release the ball. But they should give us some bone shattering clearing out animations to at least make it look like an actual real ruck.
i was thinking that they can use the touch pad to pass for the ps4I've played a bit more and maybe I was too hard on the kicking. It's not that bad. But there is one problem which the old games had too. It can take too long to get a kick away so you nearly always get tackled before you've kicked and you then knock on. Maybe that's me playing badly though, I'm not experienced enough at it yet. But you're right, kicking without a big long arrow telling you where it's going to land is not bad after you've gotten used to it. Makes it more of a challenge actually. And the games being too easy was always one of their biggest problems.
On the rucks I like the way you press a button to place the ball and press again to secure it one the circles gone green. But there's one huge problem. Winning turnovers at the ruck is waaay to easy. In fact I find I can turn it over at almost every ruck. Totally unrealistic, too easy and pretty much ruins what is a fairly promising rucking system. It would also be nice to be able to commit extra players to the rucks with the table of a button or flick of a stick.
The passing system is an abomination though.
And I can imagine a few situations in the game of rugby where sprinting at a higher speed than normal could come in handy. Is there actually no sprint button or am I too stupid to find it?
Good stuff mate, hope they get on track and fix a few things. Will hold off buying for right now. BTW, I think we have a more active R15 section than the official forums!OOOH, I hadn't spotted an update yet. What platform? I may not have access in Canada.
Here's a post I just made on the official RUGBY 15 forums with what I consider to be the most important changes...
So, I've officially played this game A LOT now and I'm really enjoying it. With a few small fixes, it could be quite good. I'm going to outline them below. Keep in mind that this is strictly about gameplay. I'm not getting into licenses, modes, cutscenes, features and graphics.
If a patch addressed these things, especially the first one, Rugby 15 would be a good game with lots of legs.
If the CPU retained the ball more and actually stole it sometimes, this game would instantly be more difficult, more tense and more realistic. (Control over how much you commit to the ruck would be a nice future addition as well, but not for the purposes of this conversation.)
Simply put, this game is too easy. Making the CPU ruck better would go a long way to adding difficulty across the board. Slightly more creative play from the CPU would help too.
I've actually really started to understand the backline and use it well, but it is herky-jerky and unpredictable. Having the backline hold its positions and act more predictable would make the game more enjoyable.
The random, floating passes need to go, or at least be made far less prevalent.
Changing these things would make the game downright enjoyable. These are the core issues. The rest of the things people seem to be complaining about are just details in my opinion which will advance as the franchise goes through more development.
EDIT: I should add that I've got the hang of passing and actually kind of like it now...
me and thescottishcannon are on ps4 but i didn't get an update but i think he said he didAny clues from anyone who's played the patched version on XBox One if it's made any difference? Also has there also been one released on PS4?