It's being released for USA format PS2's and XBox's isn't it? It would be the first ever for that wouldn't it?
I did actually read a bit on this... As you know it came from Rugby originally, but back in the days when 22 players were on feild for each team lol.Originally posted by Gay-Guy@Feb 16 2005, 03:24 PM
Tell me......how and where did Gridiron originate from? And then after that WHY? Now that may be interesting!
thats very promising CaptainOriginally posted by captainamerica@Feb 17 2005, 12:58 PM
Emailed the guy who wrote the preview for Gamespot, pointing out the World League/Franchise thing and he wrote back.
All in all, he seems like a decent guy and this was (obviously) his first foray into the sport, let alone EA's game. Having said that, he does seem geniuely interested in the sport. -- I guess that's in another thread, but it's true: he is now interested in the sport because of the game.
Anyway, here's what he wrote back regarding the preview:
Thanks for your thoughts on my preview of Rugby 2005, especially pointing out my error regarding the game's franchise mode. If anything my criticism of this mode would be that it is buried deep in the game's menus and is thus hard to find. It would serve the game much better to put this World League mode on the main menu screen to bring attention to it. Still, I'll make sure the correction is made in the preview itself.
He went on to say:
If anything, I'm more interested than ever in rugby these days after learning about it during my "crash course" with the game . . . Personally, I love the fact that Rugby 2005 is even coming out here in the States, especially if it gets more people interested in the real-life sport it portrays.
A friend of mine plays as the All blacks, on medium difficulty, 5 minute halves and he beat Australia, South Africa, France, Ireland and England with the scores below!Originally posted by captainamerica@Feb 17 2005, 01:43 PM
Would be very cool, indeed.
Now, I didn't add this, but I will know after having a few thoughts on it. Regarding not needing the sidestep/fend (special moves) on easy mode etc (what he said in the preview) I told him that they would be pretty necessary in the harder difficulites (normal and hard). He wrote:
You're right about the default setting being on easy but I never found
much use for the special move commands even at normal difficulty where,
after a few hours with the game, I was winning matches with relative
ease. I imagine at the highest difficulty, special moves become an
essential part of the game but until a player reaches that competency I
stand by my original statement.
At first I thought that wasn't a great sign -- American, not knowing the sport at all, scoring with ease -- but it could very well have been him playing as a strong team verse a week opponent, or even against others who had the same skill as him and were putting their defenders out of the way. I don't know.
Would any of the others who have played like to comment?
Cheers Locks.Originally posted by locksley@Feb 17 2005, 01:54 PM
He was using the "tactic" that's been mentioned on here!
Occasionally ignorance is bliss, so I won't look for it.Originally posted by captainamerica@Feb 17 2005, 02:18 PM
To answer your question GG, though, human opponents can stop humans using it. Or so I read.
Enough. I hate it!