Rugby 2005

Discussion in 'Rugby Video Games & Apps' started by umosay, May 22, 2004.

  1. ak47

    ak47 Guest

    on wednesday i am getting a demo from the sydney training camp

    if its any different yar'll be first to hear
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  3. C A Iversen

    C A Iversen Guest

    I was talking to a guy today from a NZ packaging company, who told me that he's having a degree of difficulty getting the final artwork for carry-bags and pack shots for a game company, I asked who it was and he said it was EA Sports.
    He told me that they had the game pretty much ready to go, but seemed to be mucking around getting promotional details finalised for the games distribution.
    He had been back and forth to the EA rep several times and had a good idea of what the overall picture is.
    He said that they were totally commited to getting the game out in march, and want March 10-11. If that is not possible it will be as soon as they can, and have an absolute limit of March 31, (although they will do all they can to avoid that).

    He also told me that it wasn't just packaging EA were still working on, it's tv advertising and other promotional opportunities. There is a lot a mucking around in these things and the guy I was talking to needed 2-3 weeks to get the carry-bags ready, EA hadn't given him the final artwork, and they want them in shops at least a full month before the games release to put other games into, to promote the upcoming rugby release!
    He was somewhat complaining that it was going to be hard to put into the production schedule, with all the other jobs they had.
    The point of telling you all this?
    Hoping to be able to make it clear that the games programming is most likely not the reason for any upcoming delays, and this all gives me reason to believe Umosay's comment earlier that the game HAS passed testing and there are other logistical issues for EA to work through, that are all about them maximising their exposure on release of this game.

    Hope this pans out as I have heard and I don't end up with egg on my face, but I'm sure this is the case.
  4. maddog79

    maddog79 Guest

    hmmmmmmm very intersenting [​IMG]
  5. Gay-Guy

    Gay-Guy Guest

    That sounds more like the case for the delay. If it was a programme problem the delay would be a whole lot longer than a month.
  6. Gay-Guy

    Gay-Guy Guest

    Controller button choice is great. Controller customisation configuration is out of this world.

    If they did that.......this game would reach another level altogether.
  7. maddog79

    maddog79 Guest

    They need a druling emoticon! [​IMG] THIS is the closest i have.
    did i mention i am druling?
  8. kaftka

    kaftka Guest

    once or twice.....
  9. TheBokke

    TheBokke Guest

    HHHMMMMM Sherlock Iverson. Well done bru!
  10. kaftka

    kaftka Guest

  11. id say...thats awesome news its not delayd coz of ingame know its fully complete is awesome news...and to know they are pushing for an earlier date is even better...shux id promote it for an early free run around the whole of auckland city wearing nuffing but a ea banner with rugby 05 on my chest [​IMG]
  12. maddog79

    maddog79 Guest

    LOL! thats funny [​IMG]
    i wouldn't go that far lol
  13. how do ya create a link so i can show u some new previews and stuff?
  14. mark_shaw

    mark_shaw Guest

    just copy it in bro and ill copy and paste from that
  15. umosay

    umosay Guest

  16. nah dont worry ill just paste the article...u guyz proberly already know this or seen it......

    Electronic Arts knows there are Rugby fans out there, and 2005 is looking like the best title yet.

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    Let's face it, I know probably as much about rugby as I do Martha Stewart's latest living tips for prison. But the sport is loved throughout sections of the world for its ferocity and entertainment, and now EA Sports is coming back yet again with a new edition of a rugby game. This time around, the house that electronic sports built is including many new features, including a Rugby 101 tutorial mode to teach you the basics and plenty of new features to get you drawn in further to its fast play. Rugby 2005 looks to be an international hit. Ozzie, ozzie, ozzie! Oy, oy, oy!

    Believe it or not, sports aren't just limited to the likes of the NFL and the baseball association. Nor do they exist merely for the slap of a hockey puck or the slam dunk of a basketball. No, there are a few international sports out there that are catching on around the globe, growing in popularity. Take cricket, for example. Its popularity is still strewn across England. Then you have soccer, which is about to head into fever pitch with the upcoming World Cup tournament.

    Then you have rugby, an interesting sport in itself involving a ball, rules, and tactics that are similar in a sense to football, but offer a bit more excitement in play and less padding...and advertisement. I always wanted to get a little further into rugby, if just for the sake of finding a sport that isn't drowned in commercialism. Or worse yet, lockout.

    Fortunately, EA Sports appears to have the rugby field covered. Over the past couple of years, the company has been producing rugby games that have been getting a little better with each new edition, and Rugby 2005 appears to be no exception. This year's version appears to have plenty of new advantages stacked in its favor, as it looks to be more visceral than ever before and has a few bonuses that are bound to appeal to more players, even those who don't even know how rugby is played.

    The first thing you'll notice is the game's training mode, outlined as Rugby 101. Through a series of mini-games and pre-set training videos, the game will walk you through each basic of rugby, including all the rules you need to abide by to get a high score and become victorious. This will also be the place to work on your different skills, as the right analog stick will come into play for pulling off skillful fakes and offensive moves. The game then pits you into a Training Pitch to take advantage of these skills and make you familiar with everything before you get started. This new mode in itself is a great addition to the franchise.

    There's also a brand new creation mode that will come in handy in terms of getting you into the sport of rugby. That's because it will provide you the tools to literally put yourself into the game. You'll be able to customize players to your own liking, whether you want to put yourself in the game, build your best friend as your right hand man, or maybe even get froggy enough to jump in and make a player with your grandmother's likeliness. That'd be hilarious- some guy would tell you "Your grandmother could play better rugby than you!" and you'd point her out and say, "She already is!" Well, OK, maybe it'd only be hilarious to some. The customization options should be widely spread enough to let creative minds roam about.

    Rugby 2005 will continue the trend of capturing all the basics of the sport, from the intense play-calling to the on-field action, perfectly captured between the motion-capture sessions and the dynamic graphics. Rugby 2005 will undergo some changes to make the game look better than ever, including more stadium and player details. The crowd will also play an important part, as their excitement will build between their enthusiastic cheering and their team songs and crowd chants, like the "oy oy oy!" battle cry. Gotta love that. New camera angles and replay controls give you a great feel over the action as well.

    Rugby 2005 appears to be a big kick in the butt over the editions from the previous years, and we'll find out later this year if it's got the sack to stand up to the big boys. My money's betting on yes...but, then again, I am starved for some new sport action.

    » Robert Workman

    i got it from on the customization part and mini games???
  17. C A Iversen

    C A Iversen Guest

    I know this feature will not be in Rugby 2005, but I'm interested in seeing if anyone else thinks that it may be useful in a future edition, hopefully Rugby 2006.

    It may sound useless at first, but hear me out. It's what I'd call the Postpone Match option.
    The use of it would be for in tournament mode, when you might for example, be playing a Super 12 competition with four or five friends. What happens so often is that on a wet Saturday or Sunday arvo, you might be wanting to have round 4 and 5 with your friends, and one of them can't turn up for some reason.
    Instead of having to play something else or just one-off matches, you could continue the tournament after choosing to postpone that useless sods match and he can come round and play his game whenever he gets the chance.
    I know that there is a high likelyhood that the next game will be online, but I'm sure that a lot of us still like to play in tournaments with real people present who can watch you thrash your other mates.

    I'm aware that it's not an extremely frequent need (this option), but it's right up there on the frustration list for me when it happens.
    Anyone ever heard of this feature in a game?
  18. Wally

    Wally Guest

    I couldn't be bothered reading the GS preview. Does it tell us anything we don't already know?
  19. cavan

    cavan Guest

    Iversen the postpone match option you mentoined is in Pro Evolution 4. When you have a league of human players you can choose who plays the next match. For example one player could play 5 straight games against the rest and then go off to work, school or whatever and come back after the rest of the lads have played their games and then continue playing the league.
  20. C A Iversen

    C A Iversen Guest

    Thanks cavan, was really keen to know about that. It's been a real prob at times.
  21. toup

    toup Guest

    Not sure if anyone has put this up before but only on here quickly so didn't have time to check... sorry! On the french EA sports website on the Rugby 2005 page there's a load more info about teams and competitions! Most of it is fairly obvious but if anyone wants any of it translated just ask and I'll do it when I come on later!
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