Discussion in 'Rugby Video Games & Apps' started by sanzar, Mar 1, 2005.
Just found this at http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3203313a1899,00.html, not a bad read:
noice find man
The bit about the NFL clips video was pretty funny I thought . Sorta hinted that the EA executives have never seen rugby...
If Andrew is really trying to make a "Madden for the Southern hemisphere", then he better put the stats of the England national team down considerably in the next version
Very good find.
Quick question: I've never seen the Maori play, either live or on television, but don't they do the same haka that the All Blacks do? Why don't they do the haka in the game then?
are the samoan/fiji/tonga/maori hakas not in the game?
Yeah nice find.
I'd say that summed it up.
I know for certain that the Fiji/Samoa/Tonga war dances are NOT in the game.
Wasn't too sure about the Maori haka. It is not in as well, though they did the All Blacks one in motion capture. (Kinda strange...)
Maori one is slightly different. They line up in a different formation to New Zealand...
i guess rocko hasnt played it if he reckons you can see the emotion in the haka, when they get tackled score i try. ie, tackled-ooh how disappointing, score-i'm happy,haka-us non-maoris look f***ing stupid dont we! i love the bit about the faster fifa engine, a:its slow, b:its animations once set off just follow through (like locks has said about tackles) and its the same in fifa if u pass or are tackled etc, its not instant atall, especially if someone else has started an animation! Pro Evo style reactivity is the next step but for now this does look bloody good, shame i'm leaving to go travelling for 6 months on march 8th!typical!
this is the best read on rugby 2005 - apart from locksleys reviews of course
it also summed this up:
the fact that andrew wilson knows nothing, and is NOT the best person to make a rugby game
he was going to have the maoris do the haka in full clothes ie, the slapping on their thighs would then be "thud, thud", and the fact it took a bunch of Rugby union players to actually improvise and take their clothes off, to make it sound authentic - this just emphasises the lack of lateral thinking on Andrew Wilsons behalf.
Andrew Wilson should just issue the requests for $$ from the execs and then foward that money to a bunch of Rugby Headed programming freaks.
The only tie between andrew wilson and rugby is because he is australian (apparantly anyways),he clearly doesnt know much on every issue of the sport, the rules (2k4), the sounds, and ins and outs to truly translate the expericne into our living rooms.
all he has got is a degree in programming, and an australian passport, and thats all u need to be head of EA's rugby gaming committee.....SHAME SHAME SHAME!!!!
I like what he has done with Rugby 2005 - but sorry mate, thats 1yr past ur 2004 deadline, u bloody rugby illiterate fool.
oh shut up!!!!
That was the most ridiculous post I have read in awhile!
Are you going to deny the fatc that this is not a major improvement over 2004!!! Go suck on a bottle you spoiled brat!!! People like you are the ones that ruin good things with your pessimistic rhetoric!!!
TRU, ths ak47. Do u care bowt everything small and worthless.
Without ths guy there wouldnt be rugby 2005.
I don't know about that.
I can understand wanting to make a product but not having the budget and making sacrifices but R*gby 2**4 is unplayable. It was a step backwards. It was horrendous.
That he's gotten stuff together since then is commendable, and in a way, about time! Why release 2**4 if there are glowing errors and crap gameplay. It is not enjoyable.
Rugby 2005 -- which the majority of us have not played yet -- looks to be a considerable improvement. But, as noted by some that have played it, it's far from perfect.
Now, let's not all start kissing Andrew Wilson's ass for giving us Rugby 2005. Wilson even said he took video footage from NFL games and Rugby games to get the necessary money -- do you really think he took R*gby 2**4 into the meeting and said, "Now, this barely passes as recognizable for the sport, so can you give us more money to do it again?"
Let's hope Rugby 2005 is the new starting point for a great series. Let's also hope that competition from other companies (as well as other codes) deliver great games and have great sales. This must stay a competition if they're going to progress.
But we still have every right to to be weary of Mr. Wilson until he starts delivering -- it's kind of OUR JOB as consumers. We mean no ill-will towards him, and stuff that gets said is always exaggerated, but the ****-taking should never stop.
a little bit embarressed are we canada
i mean after 2004, who wouldnt be
I am correct in saying Andrew wilson is a liar and an idiot - look at 2004
I am correct in saying thanks to EA, Andrew Wilson could outsource the technology to make rugby 2005 better..........once again Andrew Wilson does NOT deserve the credit here..........EA do for letting him use their technologies
Without AW we wouldnt have a Rugby 2005 game...............if i used that logic i could say without John Madden we wouldnt have an NFL game either - stupid stuff mate........we have Mario with NRL, and Swordfish for WCR
We would have a rugby 2005 game without Andrew Wilson..........and I'll go out on a limb and say we would have a better one............this brilliance of 2005 should have been 2004..............if he didnt stuff up 2004, imagine what the real 2005 would have been like............we are 1yr behind, and that is factual!!!!
Go get AW a forgiveness card for 2004........i'll get him a RED CARD
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