Title: Rugby   Developer: Creative Assembly   Type: Sports Other
Absolute PlayStation2


"This could prove to be the rugby fan's dream of a lifetime as 20 international teams prepare to battle it out for supremacy including the New Zealand All Blacks, the Australian Wallabies, the South African Springboks, England, Scotland and France. So why not 'try' to take your team on towards victory in the World Championship, 6 Nations or Tri - Nations."
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James Marson (jjcoolbing)  "Ok. The Grahics Aren't Fantastic, But It Does Not Need To Be! It Is A Nice, Fast Flowing Game Where You Don't Really Need To Think. You Can Sit Down And Play This Easil. If You Loose You Won't Get Too Worked Up And If You Win You Will Give Your Self A Pat On The Back And Play Again. This Is A Very Addictive Game! It Is Similar To Jonah Lomu Rugby But The Grahics Are Slightly Improved! The Croud Don't Look Good And Don't Chant But On The Other Hand, Do You Hear Fans Chanting While Rugby? I Don't! Overall I Think This Is A Flowing Game That You Should Enjoy. I Can See, Though If You Are A Big Rugby Fan, This Would Be A Disipointment!"
Graphics  11/20
Playability  43/50
Sound  8/10
Lastability  18/20
Last updated on 2003-02-11 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 5 days.

Chad Andersson (shagger)  "Firstly When The Game Starts Up I Found It Very Difficult To Read A Thing On The Screen.
The Blue Writing When You Get To Teams And Player Names Is Totally Blurry, So When You Want To Put In A Replacement You May Put A Hooker In At Fly Half, If It'll Let You (its That Bad).

The Game Play Is Ok But Can Get Very Frustrating At Times And Can Cause A Seriously Sore Thumb When Trying To Move Players..... No Analog Control ???

The Tournaments Are Very Easy To Beat And There Are Only Basically 3 Types. World Cup, Vi Nations And Tri Nations.

Basically A Very Disappointing Title For The Ps2"
Graphics  7/20
Playability  20/50
Sound  2/10
Lastability  7/20
Last updated on 2002-04-04 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 52 days.

Eniola Thompson  "Having Played Jonah Lomu Rugby I Was Really Looking Forward To Playing This. My Verdict? Disappointing. Very. That's The Only Way To Describe Ea Sports Rugby. For A Ps2 Title It Falls Sadly Short Of The Mark. It Offers Nothing New And That Is Absolutely Unforgivable. It Doesn't Even Have The Bonus Teams And Competitions That You Get From Jonah Lomu Rugby.

While The Stadiums Are Brilliantly Depicted, The Crowds Leave A Lot To Be Desired.there Is No Singing (no Swing Low, Bread Of Heaven), Only A Mundane Chant Of Allez Le Bleus, Which Comes On Whether You Are Playing As France Or Not Which I Find Quite Irritating. No Prematch Build-up, Not Even In The World Cup Tournament, No Haka For The All Blacks, Nothing.

Commentary By Bill Mclaren, Who Also Provided The Commentary To Jonah Lomu Rugby Was As Expected, Colourful And Fitting 'he's Running Like A Supercharged Motorboat'(must Be Said In Scottish Accent For Full Effect).

In Terms Of General Gameplay, The Controls Are Easy And Allow You To Get Right Into The Game, Very Similar To Jonah Lomu Rugby. It Also Features The Ability To Make Try Saving Tackles On Players Even When The Distance Between Attacker And Defender Is So Great As To Make This An Impossible Task In Reality, And By The Way, Vicotr Ubogu Is Black Not White(they Messed Up With Some Of The Players But I Can't Remember Which Ones).

In Conclusion, Save Your Money. If You Must Have A Rugby Game, Buy Jonah Lomu Rugby, It Has Most Of The Features Of This Game And A Few Of Its Own, And Will Cost A Lot Less."
Graphics  7/20
Playability  20/50
Sound  2/10
Lastability  7/20
Last updated on 2001-08-02 and based on views after owning/playing for approx 52 days.

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