First impressions.....

Discussion in 'Rugby Video Games & Apps' started by Titan, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. Titan

    Titan Guest

    Just playing my first game, Argentina vs Scotland (CPU). I am not going to do a detailed review - I am only having the one game, and besides, I am not sure I could do a proper review justice compared to many on here. What I will say, however, is that my initial impressions are VERY positive! Graphics are superb, there is a great feeling of atmosphere, and kicking from hand is sublime - easily the best I have come across in a rugby game. Not sure RC2006 will get a look in now.....

    Happy to answer any questions in the next 10-20 minutes.
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  3. raziel_eire

    raziel_eire Guest

    What celtic league teams are in the game? Is it just the 9 who feature in the Heineken Cup or have they also included Connacht & Border Reivers?

    (probably not, but I'd like confirmation)

    How many players per squad (outside the match 22)?
  4. Titan

    Titan Guest

    Give me about 10 minutes and I'll let you know.

    Kicking from hand is REALLY good! :D
  5. TheBokke

    TheBokke Guest

    Just saw the Captain`s find on IGN it looks awesome on side view.
  6. raziel_eire

    raziel_eire Guest

    cheers titan

    other quick questions; tho the answer doesn't have to be straight away...

    Can you edit the exisiting players this time around?
    How many body shapes are available for creating new players? (think there were only 4 last time)

    Whats the menu music like?

    ... "Who is your daddy, and what does he do?" :D

    P.S couldn't resist the last one... sorry!
  7. I'm just wondering what the icons are for next to selected players names at bottom of screen.

    They constantly change and I'm just wondering if they have effect on play.
  8. Titan

    Titan Guest

    Wow, just had a high tackle AGAINST ME!!!! Lovely.

    3rd penalty so far, which is probably more than I ever got on Rugby 2005.

    Almost finished the game, then wll have a quick look around the menus for you.
  9. Titan

    Titan Guest

    Just shows the players position i.e. scrum half.
  10. ak47

    ak47 Guest

    i think the first thing that hits u in the face with EA06, is the atmosphere

    its electric, which is how it should be

    watching locks vids and hearing the loud crowd, made my hairs stand

    we need this as RC06 lacks it immensely and really kicks me in the teeth

    Sidecam is going TO ROCK our world Bokke......cant wait to use this new kicking game and send a grubber in behind the line to be regathered from CauCau, burning down the near sideline, drawing FB, and offloading onto Drew Mitchell (whom better be good in this).................OVER!!!!!!!!!

    Habana is going to be a must to buy aswell
  11. Titan

    Titan Guest

    Lost 41-19! :huh:
  12. Titan

    Titan Guest

    Yep, 9 Heineken teams.

    30-man squads in total.
  13. QKXV

    QKXV Guest

    Hi Titan, is this on PC or PS2?

    If on PC could you let me know what minimum specs you need to run the game?

  14. ak47

    ak47 Guest

  15. Titan

    Titan Guest

    I have the PS2 version.

    Played on Normal (Pro) difficulty. AI committed 5 penalties, which I know some people were worried about.
  16. jimmy44

    jimmy44 Guest

    Hey mate can you tell me if you can edit a squad. e.g if I wanted to created a new England team - there should be a pool of players you can access like rugby 2005 cheers!
  17. Titan

    Titan Guest

    Player creation seems very similar to last year. I didn't really explore much on 05 to be honest, but there are the same 12 face templates.

    Music is standard EA fare, although I haven't heard of any of the bands - Amusement Parks on Fire anyone??? - I must be getting old.
  18. jimmy44

    jimmy44 Guest

    Sorry one more Q can you test classic view and tell me if it works - locks mentioned a bug where the ball sometimes goes in the opposite direction you intended. cheers!! :bravo:
  19. Titan

    Titan Guest

    Yes you can!
  20. jimmy44

    jimmy44 Guest

    legend thanks mate!! :bravo: B)
  21. raziel_eire

    raziel_eire Guest

    ******** :huh: ... really how hard would it have been to create a further two teams, add them to the game and create another playable tournament - Gaelic Division (or some other equally naff non-licensed name)

    It can't be a licensing thing, as they have created the Heineken/European Cup with non-licensed teams in it, making a non-licensed tournament that is an exact replica of the real-life one

    ... damn them :blink:


    nice sized squad tho, means we can use other players if we so decide - the 2nd XV to be precise

    cheers for the spill titan, cheers
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