Excerpt: "...right is the sport of Rugby Union. Could this game be the one that changes all that? With the power of the PS3 behind it could this effort be a game that does justice to the sport? Whilst all the players descend on New Zealand the arm chair hookers amongst us will be heading to the couch to try and take our nations to glory. But just how much fun will it be?? Gameplay ------------------- Rugby Union is, as any fans know, quite a complicated sport ...
Excerpt: "Having always enjoyed the international rugby games and been a fan of the rugby games released way back when by EA Sports I have long now been waiting for a rugby title to come out on the next generation consoles and when I heard that Rugby World Cup 2011 would be released I felt this was the one to prove that rugby games on the consoles truly can work and be big sellers....oh my what a mistaken hope this was. First off I shall start with the positives... Rugby ...
Pros: Official game of world cup
Cons: Poor graphics, poor commentary, feels like a rehash of a PS2 level game
Rugby World Cup 2011 (PS3): The rugby game to end all rugby games but in a good or bad w ...
8 October 2011
Summary: Another big tournament and another big sports game comes our way but finally not just for football! Rugby World Cup 2011 sees the next generation consoles with their first widely available and known title for rugby fans but does it meet the expectations? Positives: The game is the officially licensed product of the tournament and so the teams and statiums are all the official ones.
Pros: Official game of the tournament
Cons: Poor graphics for next generation, poor commentary, feels like a rehash of a PS2 level game
Summary: With ever major sporting event comes a licensed game these days and one of the games that every era of consoles never seems to have got right is the sport of Rugby Union. Could this game be the one that changes all that? With the power of the PS3 behind it could this effort be a game that does justice to the sport? Whilst all the players descend on New Zealand the arm chair hookers amongst us will be heading to the couch to try and take our nations to glory.
Conclusion: this is a very very poor game. I would not recommend this to any one. It might just be my copy but every time i go for a drop goal i don't get the points, it goes straight to a 22 drop out. You get a penalty if the ball is not put straight in a line out, just silly things like that. I'm not saying EA Rugby 08 was a poor game but it was certainly better than Rugby world 2011, 10 times better...... I would say jonah lomu rugby on ps1 was the best rugby game ever made.
Conclusion: its a great rugby game on a top console,graphics are very neat,scrums can be a little tricky at times and you may get frustrated with it but hang in there. The rewards are great, once you learn the ropes the game will flow and you'll be going home with the cup. only one thing stopped me giving it a five star rating and that was when the commentator went to Murryfied and quoted welcome to Glasgow. come on lads a bit better research, EDINBURGH!
Conclusion: Yes it's great to have a rugby game for the PS3 (finally) and the only reason I have given this game a 2 star rating id because you can play online. Let's be honest though HB Studios must be the laziest developer ever because this game is exactly (and i mean 99% exactly) the same as Rugby 08 by EA Sports. There are the same glitches in this game as Rugby 08 and the graphics aren't what I expected from a game like this.
Conclusion: The demo was a bad representation of the full game as you could only play on easy, when you up the difficulty to medium or hard, its a whole new experience, the opposition are much sharper and you really have to be on the ball to win against the good teams, I would also say that its really exciting and most games finish very close.
Conclusion: Simlilar to other ppl. started playing the whole game today and have already won the world cup. um... and thats pretty much the game. Teams are pretty good but there's nothing left to do really. No 6 nations competition. No cut scenes or national anthems. Or even the hacka from NZ etc. Needs far more depth.
Conclusion: While bearing the official Rugby World Cup 2011 logo on the box and emblazoned across menus, in tandem with the iconic "World in Union" tune, in reality only around half of the international teams taking part in the quadrennial tournament are officially represented in the game. Australia and New Zealand, the world's top two sides, the latter of which is also this year's host nation, are present--but not in any authorised capacity.