FIRST IMPRESSIONS ON XBOX (subject to change with further play) Many things I thought were bad are good. Like: JUMPING:: for the highball is not perfect but much better then what I first read. According to some reports it was useless, no way not on the x-box, you can jump up on a up and under and grab the dam ball. Sure it takes some timing but its excellent win you pull it of. tip: look at the shadow. (DON'T KNOW IF YOU CAN ON PS2???) KICKING:: Is not perfect but it's pretty good I am enjoying it. I am getting grubbers and you can kick the ball while the ball is on ground aswell, it all takes practice, the ball does travel a descent distance aswell on punts it just takes time." Or maybe it's because I have been using Contepomi from Argentina. Goal kicks are also well implemented. The main reason the kicking is fun is it is quick and you can get your kick off. There are many kicking techniques you can use to help you win game. Trust me it has made a big difference in Argentina's games. Fends, Shoulder: and Sidesteps all work good, and it does make a big difference if you do not use them. It was reported that it does not make much of a difference in my opinion on X-Box it make a big difference. The key is practice timing and practice. Maunual Dummies: It was reported that this did not make a difference, It sure as hell does on the X-box version. The AI does not fall for it all the time but neither does a real human player. PLAYERS UNIQUENESS: THE STARS AND STRENGTHS OF PLAYERS DO SHOW!!!!! All in all I love this new game, sure it can use alot of improvements but it is a very good start. I would write more but in just the short review I gave I am terribly excited to play so I have to go. If you have any questions about GAME PLAY go ahead and ask, when I take a break from playing I will try to answer, but please only questions about gameplay. Cheers and one big Saluuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! To sum it up it IS BY FAR THE BEST UNION RUGBY GAME TO DATE. WHY?? "IT JUST FEELS LIKE RUGBY"