Sean43, I can understand your thoughts entirely! All you've done is look at a few videos, read a couple of positive reviews (mine included), and you can't be expected to make your mind up on that! If I was in your shoes, I'd think exactly the same! The appalling Rugby 2004 helped all of us Rugby gaming fans to keep open minds and not get too excited about the prospect of another Rugby game from EA and HB Studios! I have no doubt in my mind that most of the people on this forum will think that RUGBY 2005 is the best thing in the world ever. Others, however, will not! There will be those people who are expecting the world with this game, and they will be let down! Rugby 2005 is NOT the greatest sports game ever to appear, nor is it the worst (I think we all know which one THAT could be!!! ) but it's a damn fine Rugby game! Thing is, opinions differ wildy and it'll be no exception when it comes to Rugby05! The only time you can say whether you like the game is when you have played it! If I'd have saw JLR on a screen, for 5 minutes, I would've thought.... ugh! That looks crap! However, totally different story after playing it.... and playing it and playing it for years! When I first defended on Rugby 05, I thought...uck! this is crap!!! I was diving wildly all over the place and missing, until I came to a point where I found out that it was better to move up with the AI line and tackle as a team, rather than rushing in to make every tackle! It does take more time to get used to Rugby 2005 than NRL, WCR etc, but you'll find that the enjoyment you'll get from it if you devote enough time to it, will be immense! So keep up the posts on the forum, and let us know just what you think after you've played it!