Good points and Bad points for Rugby Games

Discussion in 'General Gaming Chat' started by locksley, Sep 17, 2004.

  1. locksley

    locksley Guest

    Ok, I'll start of this thread by listing some good points and bad points about the following Rugby Games:
    • [*]Jonah Lomu Rugby
      [*]EA Rugby
      [*]EA Rugby 2004
      [*]NRL Rugby League (Superleague or SJRL)
      [*]World Championship Rugby
    Jonah Lomu Rugby

    Good
    Superb Playability
    Excellent Tackling System
    Excellent Passing system
    The inclusion of a "Jump Button"
    Great Offloading
    Brilliant Kicking System
    Genuinely Funny Commentary (Even if it was unintentional)
    Brilliant laughs in Multi-player mode

    Bad
    Not many teams
    No substitutions, injuries etc
    weak Graphics
    No knock ons or Forward Passes
    Lack of Stadia


    EA RUGBY 2001

    Good
    On PC, this had an excellent replay facility!
    Bill Mclaren
    Decent Passing system

    Bad
    Bad kicking
    Unresponsive Control
    Awful rucking and Scrum system
    Jamie Salmon
    Lack of teams
    Terrible tackling system
    30 foot dives for tackles
    Substitutions had no effect, no reason for them!
    Bandy Legged players


    EA RUGBY 2004

    Good
    It gave us lot something to talk about before release
    Ok choice of camera angles
    The "Set play" was a good idea
    Lots of teams
    Lots of players
    Sweet "inside ball" pass
    Choice of Moves from the Ruck
    Good Lineout system


    Bad
    It gave us something to talk about after release
    Crap Graphics
    Awful, truly dire animation
    Kicking system
    Kick off camera
    Terrible Tackling
    Automatic Rucks
    Bad Passing
    Far too easy to score out wide
    Woeful Commentary (CO....WHEN) eh????
    Laughable Player creation
    Awful weather effects
    Useless injury cut scenes
    Those puddles [​IMG]
    Bad, Bad defence


    NRL Rugby League

    Good
    Great Animations
    Brilliant Commentary
    Well implied Tackling system
    Good customisation options (teams, cups etc)
    Good detail (Ref counting tackles etc)
    Lots of nicely rendered stadiums
    Good multiplayer options!
    Good system for busting tackles
    Great offloading system on later difficulty settings
    Hand off and Step work great
    Well balanced difficulty levels
    Superb Sound
    Great Kicking system
    It's Rugby League


    Bad
    Dodgy passing system
    Lots of Bugs
    Outdated teams before release
    Camera Angles
    Dodgy Graphics
    No quick Play the balls
    Too many High tackles
    "Kick off" Bug


    World Championship Rugby

    Good
    Nice, well animated graphics
    Good resemblence to some players
    Superb Passing
    Great Kicking system
    Nice "Big Hit" sound and animation
    Great Line-out system

    Bad
    The commentary....uck. Who were they????
    Terrible defence system
    Goal kicking.... what happened?????
    Bad Ruck/scrum system
    Horrible AI
    Lack of Depth
    Lack of Teams
    No customisation
    Only 4 Stadiums
    No offloading.... why????



    Ok, that's all I can think of for now. It would be very interesting to see what other people come up with to add to this!

    Cheers [​IMG]
     
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  3. sanzar

    sanzar Guest

    Nah I thought that was pretty spot on to be honest mate... Good wrap up!
     
  4. Gay-Guy

    Gay-Guy Guest

    Yeah.....I also agree....except you forgot that all games in the good section should have had "pre-release excitement" That for a lot of them (except Jonah) was the most exciting part.
     
  5. My problem with WCR on the PC is that the bloody thing doesn't fully work. I can play matches, but can't save or load profiles, save edits etc. Does anyone know of a patch for it, becasue I've been checking since it was released and haven't seen one.

    If there isn't one of course I would have to put "bugged to hell" under the bad points column for the game.
     
  6. Wally

    Wally Guest

    What would be worth getting more on PC, RL or WCR? The demo I played for RL was **** house.
     
  7. -JJ-

    -JJ- Guest

    If you played the RL PC demo I think you probably did, then don't let that influence your decision. The full version is a very different game.

    RL has a lot of patches out.

    WCR does not.
     
  8. locksley

    locksley Guest

    I've got all 3 versions of RL, (Xbox, PS2 & PC), and IMO, the PC version is the most responsive, best graphically and is superb with all the patches etc out for it now!

    Finding a copy to buy over here in the UK was a pain though!
     
  9. Serge

    Serge Guest

    So you buy 3, depriving two people of the game?
     
  10. Wally

    Wally Guest

    May I ask.. Why?
     
  11. locksley

    locksley Guest

    I got a free signed copy of the Xbox version sent to me by Sidhe!

    I have a PS2 which my brother sometimes borrows, he bought the PS2 version!

    I bought the PC one because of the patches and upgrades that are out for it!
     
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