How to give rugby 2006 a new lease of life?

Discussion in 'Rugby Video Games & Apps' started by jimmy44, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. jimmy44

    jimmy44 Guest

    Lets face it guys its gonna be at least a year before we see rugby 2007, so I'm keen to know your ingenious ways to keep rugby 2006 interesting!

    I'm an avid England fan, but got bored of winning all the time with whats an over rated team in the game. I've tried other teams, but to be honest my patriotism keeps bringin me back to old blighty.

    I'm sure everyone has done this already but anyway...

    I've looked at all the areas that help the player dominate the game i.e rucking, defense oirganisation, kicking ability, tackling etc I've used the roster database and made one of two players of my own to create a new team which is weaker in these areas, without being so weak that you can't win any ball or compete. It takes time but once you get the balance right its worth the trouble trawling through all the stats and chosing the right players.

    playing against the AI is now a real challenge, because no longer can I win so much possesion, no longer can I dominate the game with my flyhalf, no longer can I hold every tackle and keep a solid defensive line, and yet I have kept enough attacking potency to score good trys. Its all about getting the balance right, which may sound easy but believe me takes a while to get it perfect.

    I've also weakend the agility and handling stats so their are more unforced errors, which I don't think happens enough in the game. This creates some fustrating but realistic moments!

    I find now I can't control a game like I could before. I also have to pay closer attention to mommentum, because without it, I can't keep a hold of the ball in rucks for any length of time, nor can I steel the ball from the opposition.

    In short the whole game feels more reaslistic, the games are a real challenge and more varied, but most importantly I'm back playing 06 and loving it!

    latest results - not an easy game in their!

    Eng v Aus
    20 29
    Eng v Italy
    27 12
    Eng v France
    17 12
    Eng v Scotland
    37 14
    Eng v Wales
    13 26
    Eng v Ireland
    8 24
    Eng v Argentina
    24 14

    What ur thoughts?
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  3. jake the mus

    jake the mus Guest

    i duno how ofton u guys play it but i play it like 3 times a week olnly and when i play i just adopt the attitude that if its a test match play as if it was a test match etc. that way u dont have so much possesion
  4. Gay-Guy

    Gay-Guy Guest

    Or you could play multiplayer....I still haven't hit the brick wall....I can still see lots of things to learn....possibilities that need to be mastered.
  5. ShowMe

    ShowMe Guest

    yeah agreed that theres more to be discovered/mastered on multiplayer but as far as playing the AI is concerned i think most of us have hit that brick wall.
  6. ozzy

    ozzy Guest

    Well I just created a couple of the NZ NPC teams and created a couple of international players and that's how I get a bit more replay out of the game.
  7. Titan

    Titan Guest

    Why do you say that? Rugby 07wouldn't be released so late in the year - if there is a Rugby 07, surely it will be out in Feb/March, like this year?
  8. EVOL

    EVOL Guest

    hey jimmy is it possible for you to upload your rosters so i can try em out
  9. I didn't play it for a while, but seeing as my pro evo has stopped working and I don't get payed till the end of this week, I've been playing it alot more. Done some new kits, updated a couple of teams and just played some games here and there.
  10. DC

    DC Guest

    ive been playin as the weaker teams like italy try them out, seriously their pack is decent but it doesnt give you steady posession which makes the game harder, i lost in the semis of the WC 21-14 to france

    also i try to use teams like usa, canada, romania etc alot
  11. sanzar

    sanzar Guest

    Yeah, that's no fun though... I wanna be able to play as the Wallabies and still be challenged by the AI, that's not happening though.
    Gotta say though, in this game you can score some absolutely breathtaking tries! It makes it so much fun if you can get a bit of multiplayer going.
  12. Gay-Guy

    Gay-Guy Guest

    I haven't owned the game for a few months now but I may get another copy because there are some new things that I want to try out and perfect.
  13. BigTen

    BigTen Guest

    What new things Gay-Guy? Come on man, tell us all of your secrets.

    You talked heaps about how you and your mates used to share info about Street Fighter and it made all of you better players. Why not do it for Rugby as well?
  14. Gay-Guy

    Gay-Guy Guest

    I do share with people I play with. Anyone who wants to meet up I show them things......very hard to show stuff by email as it gets lost in translation.
  15. BigTen

    BigTen Guest

    Fair enough - that sucks for me as I doubt that I will be heading to Auckland anytime soon.
  16. SecondRow04

    SecondRow04 Guest

    Hi, i take it you played the game in elite mode? cos that makes it alot harder
  17. O'Rothlain

    O'Rothlain Guest

    Create 15 players who are all nearly dwarfs and take on the All Blacks.
  18. fact is every game has limitations when it comes to AI

    I play NHL 2006 to death and well frankly the AI is no challenge anymore I am just too good at ice hockey games
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