Posted: April 4, 2014
This is a very awesome awesome rugby game, is it the greatest? no, should you still buy it? yes, because in my opinion this is the greatest rugby game, right now..but it has flaws that are quiet disappointing, I rate this game Overall 8/10.
Though this is an awesome game with simplicity, it was easy to spot out the flaws it has, and most of these cost this game its perfection (for me)
1. The Tackling System
great and very realistic tackling sequences/system, but unfortunately because the system locks the animation sequence of tackles being made.. running down the sideline can be very frustrating. While you're running down the sideline, 95% of the time during a tackle sequence, instead of running straight to the try line you're forced to run sideways..lol and completely over the touch line. It would be nice if they changed the sideline running tackle animations.
Overall tackling system: 8/10
awesome realistic passing sequences, but the "over the head" passing takes the realism away from it for me, that pass is rarely ever seen during a game, but it is seen with every match you play within this game. It would be nice to instead change that overhead pass to a offloading around the body pass or a back inside/outside pass rather than over the head. PLUS it just doesnt look cool.
Overall passing system: 8/10
3. Try Scoring
once again great execution to the animations within try scoring, but for some, it just lacked realism/coolness, one in particular really takes the cool out of scoring tries.There is one where the player tumbles then plants the ball, rolls and springs up and does some sort of cheerleading arm raising..?
Overall try scoring system: 7/10
*4. Players Locked*
I've never seen anything like this before in a rugby game, but some players are locked due to licensing or something like that, which really screwed this game over for most fans of rugby, it was a huge, huge disappointment, it felt like a huge ripoff, to buying this game at that price, and some players couldnt be accessed due to licensing..
other than that, those were the flaws I had with the game, that just took that extra bit of realism, coolness, fun, and the excitement away from this game. Is this still a great game, yes, is it the greatestt? no.. but thanks to a modder, there is a way to unlock ALL the players, and gain access to them plus more, it is called bric6 mod, with the mod, this game is recommended !