Excerpt: ~~~Rugby World Cup 2011~~~ As a lot of you may or may not know, the 2011 Rugby World Cup is just around the corner! Specifically, 10 days away. So, you can imagine my excitement upon hearing the news that an official 2011 Rugby World Cup game was being released? Exactly! Being a keen rugby player (and fan) its been a long time since a rugby game has been released, Rugby 2008 was the last game of the EA sport franchise which as the name suggests, was released in 2008!
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: 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.
Conclusion: I've been waiting patiently for four years for a rugby game, and they give me what I got with Rugby 08 without the clubs or Australia and New Zealand. How cheap do you need to be to make a RWC 2011 game and not have licensing for the hosts?! Absolutely farcical game. I would laugh at it if it hadn't cost me 35 quid. So I'm just crying. And waiting for Rugby Challenge.