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raziel_eire

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So now that info is started to run about Rugby2005...

What information do we already know and can we suppose to be included?

What are the teams, tournaments & license's that we can expect this time round?

So we definately have the:

Tri-Nations
Super 12's
Heineken European Cup

... as licensed tournaments (and related teams), now what about other teams?

England
France
Ireland
Scotland
Wales
British Lions

... they're all the teams that I've seen from the 2 video's and some still images so far that have the proper emblems, sponsors etc.

What about other tournaments ...?

Is the 6 Nations included as a proper tournament...?
Does the World Cup feature as the "World Cup"...?
Are any european domestic leagues featured i.e Zurich Premiership or Celtic League...?

I'd love to be able to play as Connacht as opposed to constantly having them chopped off like the leper of Irish Rugby... or attempt to take Worcester to the Premiership title ... as opposed to just selecting the big boys of the domestic game!
... perhaps a broader selection of european club teams as opposed to the 32 in the Heineken Cup, such as Pro Evo Soccer 3 had with its mixture of greater and lesser clubs across europe - this would give you the chance to create a custom "Challenge Cup" competition and widen the appeal to fans who don't support the seemingly everpresent teams in the Heineken!

How many national teams feature this time around? There were 60 (i think) in R2004, has this number increased (i presume it would if more leagues are featured)... is there a chance to play as any of the lesser national teams this time around ?

The world rankings show Portugal and Chile in the top 20, will they have a chance to feature in the game... what about other lesser teams like China and Russia, with the ability to create you're own tournaments... competitions like the Super Powers Cup with the bigger Japan & USA and then Russia & China aswell, or the Churchill Cup in Canada could be possibilites...
...a few more teams and the possibility to tour them adds some extra longevity to a game... or is that just me?

Will there ever be a game (that is good???, I'm hopeful of this at some stage) that allows the ability to go on a tour something similar to what WCR had, but enables you to select a touring team, 1 or 2 national teams (within a region) as main competition and then also the extra games in between the tests against club sides? ... doesn't strike me as very hard to implement as it is just another form of custom competition that allows you to arrange the fixtures?!?!

ok... thats enuff of a rant ...

P.S (what about the Barbarians and Pacific Isles team?)
 
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raziel_eire

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on the HB Studio's site ... picture 5 of the few that they have there...

http://www.hb-studios.com/games.php

thought it was Wales at first, but you'll notice the jersey has the 3 stripes of Adidas and a Zurich (Z) logo on the jersey front...
 
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umosay

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Lions are def. licensed


After that, look for Cricket 2006 later in the year! flash new site too. and updated super 12 jerseys. Also a great shot of muddy players

nz pack shot





wingers on right sides


2005 super 12 shirt



carlos leading haka?



collins and betson



first shot of lineout and lions



Awesome! Spectacular dive



_b looks like theyve added gloves too



jack


 
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neh

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ahhh those screens look f***in awesome i can tell im gunna love this game even if it has the same f*** ups as rugby 04. those screens look bloody real
 
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umosay

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Originally posted by neh@Jan 9 2005, 04:05 PM
ahhh those screens look f***in awesome i can tell im gunna love this game even if it has the same f*** ups as rugby 04. those screens look bloody real
They look awesome, if you squint at that lineout you'd think it was real
 
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neh

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Originally posted by umosay+Jan 9 2005, 03:10 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (umosay @ Jan 9 2005, 03:10 PM)</div>
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@Jan 9 2005, 04:05 PM
ahhh those screens look f***in awesome i can tell im gunna love this game even if it has the same f*** ups as rugby 04. those screens look bloody real
They look awesome, if you squint at that lineout you'd think it was real [/b]
oats i luv the look of that dive from the british lions winger too those scrums look beauty and i cant wait to see this haka, and online play oh my god it beta be in if it is it will be the only game i play for at least a year
 
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raziel_eire

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There was me reckoning everybody had seen these screens before ... just thought I'd stumble over HB's rarely updated site... and low & behold it was all jazzed up!

seems to already strike a more positive chord then R2004... which can only be a good thing!
 
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umosay

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Yeah that site is really flash, compared to the old one - hopefully they jazz up the interface like that!
 
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neh

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i want 1 of those brumbies jerseys they look cool

with every little positive there's a negative




look at catabury's fullback and which direction he is facing
 
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umosay

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Originally posted by neh@Jan 9 2005, 04:18 PM
i want 1 of those brumbies jerseys they look cool

with every little positive there's a negative




look at catabury's fullback and which direction he is facing
Yeah true, but how do you know hes not just about to turn around? hehe we don't
 
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neh

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Originally posted by umosay+Jan 9 2005, 03:21 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (umosay @ Jan 9 2005, 03:21 PM)</div>
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@Jan 9 2005, 04:18 PM
i want 1 of those brumbies jerseys they look cool

with every little positive there's a negative




look at catabury's fullback and which direction he is facing
Yeah true, but how do you know hes not just about to turn around? hehe we don't [/b]
maybe sumones making fun of him in the crowd and he is going to beat the beat the **** out them... we dont know that for sure either do we
 
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-JJ-

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I'd he's just running back because he's always a certain amount of distance behind the line, and because their guy is moving forward he has to go back, once he's broken that line (like now) he'll turn and meet them. I think that happens in other games.

I hope there are more field markings (like tournament logos), but there probably aren't.
 
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umosay

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Originally posted by JJ-@Jan 9 2005, 04:29 PM
I'd he's just running back because he's always a certain amount of distance behind the line, and because their guy is moving forward he has to go back, once he's broken that line (like now) he'll turn and meet them. I think that happens in other games.

I hope there are more field markings (like tournament logos), but there probably aren't.
At least there are number markings this time
 
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Boomslangnz

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Screenshots look awesome,we'll have to see how the graphics look when ingame tho,could be a whole different story
 
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umosay

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Originally posted by neh@Jan 9 2005, 07:53 PM
those are in game, was that language neccessary? not at all!
Yes they are ingame but is that what it will look like? probably not - as the camera views don't allow you up that close unless its a cut-scene
 
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knowsleyroader

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Originally posted by neh@Jan 9 2005, 03:18 PM
look at catabury's fullback and which direction he is facing
Fair comment, but lets be honest its easy to notice when studying a screenshot. When playing it wouldnt be as apparent and as long as the guy turns around and does his job as he should it wont matter.

I think in any game with the complex AI companies use now you are always going to get some unpredictable results even if only for a split second. That guy is probably taking in to account where every single player on the field is at that given moment. The AI probably decided the best thing to do was run away


Listen to me defending a company that ruined my life with the release of R2004
 
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watty

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So far we are certain of :

Tri - Nations
Super12
Heineken Cup
Lions
6nations
World Cup

Those are all pretty likely, but what do u think of the chances of comps like, NPC, Celtic League, Currie Cup, Pacific Islanders?
 
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