Which Game is Harder?

Discussion in 'Rugby Video Games & Apps' started by HarryPeters, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. HarryPeters

    HarryPeters Guest

    Hey guys,

    I've been playing Rugby 08 quite a bit but am getting quite sick of the difficulty of it.

    For those of you that have played both, is World Rugby Championship harder?

    Cause I don't want to go out and buy it then realise that its the same if not easier.
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  3. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    WCR is tougher, but that's more due to the irritating stamina bars that only let you sprint 20m at a time. However it's a completely different dynamic to playing, personal preference is key.
  4. the graphics are much worse, as is the commentary. Its probably more fun as a multiplayer game but only has national teams, + the gameplay is very much spread it wide to the wingers and let them score 40 tries a match. I like both but neither are particularly good, with R08 being better.
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    Bullitt Guest

  6. C A Iversen

    C A Iversen Guest

  7. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    I found that depended on which team you picked - the team with the higher rating always seemed to win, regardless of player skill.
  8. Woldog

    Woldog Guest

    Why can't EA just put Jonah Lomu Rugby in good graphics.
  9. jawmalawm24

    jawmalawm24 Guest

    Is that ZinZan Brooke Rugby the same? I had a copy of that and it was like an Arcade version of Rugby actually quite fun to play and the button reaction was alot quicker than Rugby08. If you like an arcade style of play I'd go with WCR but if you like Simulation stick with Rugby08.
  10. HarryPeters

    HarryPeters Guest

    Cheers for that guys.

    I meant Rugby Challenge, but for some reason got WCR stuck in my head.

    Might give it a go for something different, even though I do enjoy Simulation games more.
  11. I recently bought Rugby Challenge because I was in the same position as you. Rugby 08, though fun, was getting far too easy.

    What I would say about Rugby Challenge is:
    - It is pretty much the same game as WCR with a few minor additions and animations.
    - The goal kicking system has been changed, though I prefer Rugby 08's technique
    - There is virtually no kicking game. The punting, drop goals and bombs are superficial at best and have no real tactical use. If you're a tactician like me and love the terrirory game then Rugby 08 is far superior.
    - Running rugby is the name of the game, but yet again as with WCR it is whoever is faster at tapping X wins the rucks. This is my major gripe with the modern rugby games; the rucks and mauls are awful. No control or power over the outcome which shows the people making the games weren't big rugby fans because otherwise they would have cared more about this area. Thats why JLR was good. Passionate fans in a small design team making a game they cared about. Sadly small game firms have been beaten into submission by bigger companies such as EA who care more about profit than the end product. Hell, its taken then nearly 20 years to make a Fifa game that is better than PES.
    - Classic matches are pretty boring to be honest and only add slightly to the gameplay value.

    To come back to your question, I think Rugby Challenge is harder than Rugby 08 only because if you are a minnow, your players are ridiculously slow and get smashed off the ball every time. That plus a shoddy kicking game means its more frustrating than anything. There is an arguement that the multiplayer is fun but as I said, once you find a friend with a faster finger than you, you're screwed. Rugby 08, once mastered, can become repetitive.

    I found a copy for 4 quid so its not a massive investment but don't expect a hidden gem. Heres hoping that EA come out with a brilliant new rugby game soon!
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