Originally posted by C A Iversen
@Jan 27 2006, 05:20 PM
Come on guys, lets not let reviews and previews sway us completely!
Knowsleyroader seems to be the most level headed about games and he gives rugby06 7.9 .
Locksley gives it 92%, that gives it only 8% away from perfection! It's only his opinion, and he is great at providing info on games, I just sometimes think he gets VERY enthused.
I reckon we just hope for at game thats 10-15% better than last year. Thats going to be a great step for one year, and would put the score around about where Knowsley is saying.
I think being realistic is the only thing that will make you happy with this game. Riding this constant rollercoaster of emotions (Hate EA, Hopeful about EA, Mildly pleased with the ***le for two weeks, Mildly disappointed in EA for the next month, Hate the game and EA three months later and calling it a joke), is just getting ridiculous.
Lets just hope for reasonable improvement. It's what we've been steadily getting.
Who's mug enough to hope for that? Seriously.........
well, it WILL be the best...even if it wasn't that good.
rugby 2005 is currently the best.
rugby 2006 is of course better - sooooooooooooo, whollah!!!
also - I like rugby 2005....much, much more than WCR......
I don't care about rolling mauls et al like others.....a game should capture the crowd-pumping moments of a sport first and then the intricate ones later.
having intricate maul play (supposedly) and then SFA else is ********.
10-15% better than rugby 2005 would have it at at least 85% for me anyway - so that is ALL good. rugby 2005 minus three or four faults was always going to be a GREAT game for me, and that is what they did. so, yes, even now, it is obvious it will be the best rugby game ever.
It might not be the best 'rolling maul look-at-it-go!' game - but I could give two shits about that frankly.
Bring on rugby 06.
I will hire WCR2 next week (if it is not delayed again), but I think it is accepted that it will be inferior. It has speed bar guyz - speed bar. It has no jump......how from there, can it fight its way back to being a better game than rugby06? If it didn't have offloads....would it even be better than rugby05? I'm not so sure.
To enjoy rugby 05 you must first edit and then develop crack co-ordination and anticipation to avoid the games many pitfalls (to some degree - even if only slightly, if that's all you can will yourself to believe) - frustration slowly turns to quiet satisfaction. Anyway, point is, once I do the same with the blank canvas that is the upgraded and kick-ass rugby 06.....I will be in gaming nirvana. I am confident of this.
Otherwise, please address topic's questions etc.......pop balls, editing and AI on hard - so good is the game looking - that those are the only real three questions gamers like us have left to answer.
I have a hundred questions re: RC2006...maybe more. That says a lot.