Excerpt: Oy! Grab yer' boots and step to the pitch, mate. I love the smell of turf in the morning. Blood, sweat, hard hits, the roar of the crowd and pints at the pub, I love rugby. I would love to shake the hands of the people who pushed forward to make rugby a reality at EA. This is a tough and dynamic game to tackle, no pun intended. So without further ado, let's take the pitch with Rugby 06 .
Excerpt: When I was a kid, I spent countless Saturdays at the park playing a game we called “Kill The Man.” OK, some of us called it that. Well, actually, to be honest, that was actually the alternate name for it that we rarely used. All right ,no one called it that. In the late 70’s and early 80’s, a far less politically correct time, our actual name for it involved the word “smear” and a word that rhymed with it.
Conclusion: Once you've got some matches under your scrum cap, you can bump the difficulty up to pro or elite levels and really get a feel for some of the improvements that have been made to Rugby 06's gameplay. Most importantly, control tweaks such as the off-load passes, quick penalties, and quick line-outs add to the overall pace of the game and give you more options than ever for keeping the ball moving.
Pros: Lots of teams, lots of stadiums, Game re-creates the fast-paced sport well, New control tweaks are improvements.
Cons: Ball physics can be whacky, Game demands patience to learn, Set play tutorials need some context.