The little things in rugby 2005

Discussion in 'Rugby Video Games & Apps' started by ak47, Feb 10, 2005.

  1. ak47

    ak47 Guest

    Thought I’d post some stuff that I learnt from my 1 hour of the full version of rugby 2005
    Training mode – this is very good like the pes series……..u have about 10 drills to complete ranging from sidestepping, fending, tackling and kicking
    Like the pes series, u gotto run the length of the field thru witches hats, stepping fending ur way past defenders, timing of the fend/step is crucial to success, and works brilliantly.
    On defending drill – 15 playes line-up on the 22, u the solo man on a mission have to tackle whomever runs before they get to the tryline. Very similar to bullrush. The tackling animations are perfect and there’s tonnes…….u really feel the tackles and they always have momentum depending if the tackler is the enforcer or whether the attacker has the go forward.
    Kicking drill is **** – coz kicking is ****
    Drop kicking drill – if anyone can do this I’ll be surprised……..u gotto slot in FG’s and u cant see the posts, and u cant see the arcs shadow to see the line of the kick….very hit and miss and if ur lucky u’ll pass

    Pause menu has the following
    Game stats – most in depth rugby stats every, from % of line-out/scrum on own throw, to possession and territory, I even think total tackles was there
    Scoring summary – like madden very good
    Squad management - subs
    Sound options – commentary to crowd
    Gameplay options – sliders for knock-ons fatigue and injury
    Display option – radar, to screen position

    Mins per match half from: 5, 10, 15, 20 mins per half
    Stadiums – sorted by country then city, very user friendly and like madden
    Weather – its raining outside today
    Wind – turn it up for johnny
    Difficulty – easy, normal, hard

    RWC’s – 1997, 2003, and 2007 world cups…and a random schedule
    Lions tour – Australia, NZ and south Africa………..u can deside if u want to play warm up matches against domestic sides aswell
    World League – 3 divisions, all the domestic teams, every player – the cream of the crop – it’s the master league in rugger form
    Options within World league were:
    Fixtures – the draw
    Results – who won
    Ladder – where u at
    Player tranfers – find out whoms going where
    Team management – ur roster, cost of team, stats etc
    Special teams – PI’s, Barbars, Aussie A, Maori, Lions

    Final verdict – THE GREATEST RUGBY GAME I HAVE EVER SEEN
    THE GREATEST RUGBY GAME I HAVE EVER HEARD
    THE GREATEST RUGBY GAME I HAVE EVER PLAYED

    There is absolutely no doubt in my mind its gotto be bought
    I was never going to pre-order based on 2004
    Even if locksleys said this and that, I was never going to pre-order until I played the game, by either renting or playing a demo
    I am pre-ordering this arvo, and will pay it in full
    I went home with a demo of fight night rd 2 as the substitute for my rugby demo (nothing could substitute a demo of that rugby game I played yesterday), not even Britany Spears for a night.
    Being told to leave and not have a copy is the worst feeling ever, I am gutted…like pulling a hot chick, then discovering it that time of the month, but only 100 times worse.
    I kid u NOT, We have a superp sports game, once a religious backyard hobby, BUT IN 2005, living rooms of many households, will now occupy the religious hobby once played in the backyard………..whether it be rain hail or snow, the misses and ladies of our lives will now be putting up with Rugby, no matter how bad the weather is outside, simply coz from now on it will be played indoors!!!
     
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  3. Very nice, ak 47, very nice indeed.

    But . . . witches hats? Dear sweet Jesus . . .
     
  4. ak47

    ak47 Guest

    sorry mate

    orange cones for u champ
     
  5. That sounds awesome and I am now hanging for this to come out also...indeed, I am somewhat aroused
     
  6. ranator

    ranator Guest

    how many international sides are in ? only the 20 rwc teams plus australia a , the islanders , maoris , and lions ? or there are more?
     
  7. ak47

    ak47 Guest

    i cannot confirm how many intl teams there r
    i can only assume all from the 2003 RWC
    i never scrolled thru to check each one, and if any were new teams
    when u select a team u have options of:
    domestic
    international
    representativie
    barbars, aussie a, lions, maoris and pi's are in as rep teams
     
  8. We have all the international and domestic teams from Rugby 2004, including world cup qualifying teams and Super 12 teams plus we have added a few extras.

    Ranator, that's from producer Andrew Wilson on the Rugby 2005 website. As far as I counted, there were 22 International teams in Rugby 2004 with Spain and Russia being the additional teams that didn't qualify for the RWC '03.

    Though they do not have the license for the World Cup (they're calling it World Championship), they've added the 2007 tournament. From your avitar, you are a Chilean supporter and as we both know the USA barely got in to the 2003 tournament. So, if Chile are one of the 'few extras' that would be cool because the 2007 tournament is nowhere near set in stone.
     
  9. raziel_eire

    raziel_eire Guest

    captainamerica
    We have all the international and domestic teams from Rugby 2004, including world cup qualifying teams and Super 12 teams plus we have added a few extras.


    aha ...

    but if he says they have all the domestic teams from Rugby 2004 - does that mean they kept the teams from the 2002 European (read Heineken) Cup that they included and have now added the teams that have qualified this time around (giving you a better chance of having more English and French teams, all 3 Scottish teams, 1 extra Italian team and 1, now dissolved, Welsh team... ?

    - I doubt it !

    but I do hope there are a few more of the lesser international sides added aswell as Spain and Russia, especially those actually rated by the IRB to be in the top 20-25 of the world...

    i.e

    IRB World Ranking:

    17 Portugal
    18 Japan - guaranteed to be included
    19 Tonga - guaranteed to be included
    20 Georgia - guaranteed to be included

    21 Korea
    22 Morocco

    23 Namibia - guaranteed to be included
    24 Chile
    25 Russia - included last time, so will they reappear?
    26 Ukraine
    27 Czech Republic
    28 Hong Kong

    ...
    32 Spain - included last time, so will they reappear?

    I hope so, they'd present a real challenge to win games with (if and when the game becomes easier after extended play), but we'll just have to wait and see!
     
  10. ak47

    ak47 Guest

    PORTUGAL AHEAD OF JAPAN AND TONGA....FFS WHEN DID THAT ALL HAPPEN???? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  11. lionmaul

    lionmaul Guest

    Has any one tried to dummy pass, by pressing left and then right pass button quickly???
    Can you set up a maul other then in lineouts?
    Thanks for info.
     
  12. ak47

    ak47 Guest

    no mauls - other than a line-out maul
    didnt know that was the dummy pass
    i only played 1 hr tho

    based on ur posts lionmaul...........u wont be happy with the rucking system...its more random then skill................no that its 100% randomised, but skill does NOT have anything do with it....unless u call isolating an attacker a skill...when really thats an error on the attack

    perhaps with more game time i'll figure something out, but from the 1hr of playing the rucks were won on:
    momentum meter
    numbers at breakdown
    speed of pressing x
    and isolation factor
     
  13. Brumbies_05

    Brumbies_05 Guest

    In World Leauge did it ask u how many transactions a season u could make in 2k4 u could only have a max of five that was the worst thing and can u change teams after the end of the season like in fifa 2005 thats more a question for locks.
     
  14. umosay

    umosay Guest

    AK, kinkon said you looked like a kiwi... your an american living in aus right?
     
  15. ak47

    ak47 Guest

    CORRECT

    I DONT LOOK LIKE A KIWI

    I JUST HAD OKANUI SHORTS ON AND A POLO TOP

    WHICH ONE WAS KINKON??

    YES THERE'S ALSO A # OF TXNS/PER SEASON ON WORLD LEAGUE FROM 1 TO 5 I THINK FROM MEMORY

    SORRY FOR THE CAPS
     
  16. kinkon89

    kinkon89 Guest

    i had red pants and a blue t shirt
     
  17. ak47

    ak47 Guest

    i was so affixed with the pleasure on the TV i didnt look at the other people.
    i saw george smith, but fended him off on the way to a ps2 machine

    the only bloke i remember was this fool in a wallabies jersey playing a match with the music (can u believe this idiot) as opposed to the commentary, and he had the music on so loud i couldnt even hear anything on my tv...and he was 10m away

    then he proceeded to create players (when he doesnt even own the game) after touching the gameplay for a few mins only

    I remember grabbing the securitys attention when loading up the haka....they all got off the wall and looked - they could NOT believe it
     
  18. kinkon89

    kinkon89 Guest

    awwwww some guy i was talkin to knew bout the forum board!

    who is he?
     
  19. jonwebb

    jonwebb Guest

    When playing the Game yesterday, the AI automatically Starts a Maul if you jump for the ball and catch it at Kickoff or 22 Drop out. This might happen from all kicks but i dont know. I only know it does it at Kickoff or 22 Dropout.

    I was the Guy in the Shirt and Tie.
     
  20. jonwebb

    jonwebb Guest

    PORTUGAL AHEAD OF JAPAN AND TONGA....FFS WHEN DID THAT ALL HAPPEN????

    Hi AK47

    Portugal have won the European B Six Nations comp two years in a row. When Georgia qualified for the World Cup 2003, they were the champions in 2002.
     
  21. jonwebb

    jonwebb Guest

    I think that was me with the Shirt an Tie.
     
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