Summary: I like rugby 06 alot. the offloding and the new moves are really good. But the players with the stars is what spoils it, because they make it completely unrealistic. For example: Tana Umanga breakes 8 tackles, no player can do that.
Summary: Rugby games are thin on the ground these days. Still, we have this to play. As rugby games go I suppose this is as good as it gets. I haven't played any others. The game has a lot in it including a good training mode and the usual single match, season etc. Graphics and controls are good, may'be a bit sensitive and there is a lot to remember. Scrums and rucks etc are timing based. That is your reaction time determines whether you succeed of not.
Excerpt: Rugby 2006 was the first time I had played this game either on a gamestation or in real life so I must admit my limited knowledge of the rules was a bit of a disadvantage at first however the game does feature a master class on the rules which was very helpful. As to the actual playing of this game it was certainly a lot more action packed and enjoyable than I had expected when deciding to rent it.
Summary: The latest offering from EA has a few glaring flaws but once these are overlooked it can be a fun game. Rucks in particular are pitiful and it can be infuriating when the forward you are controlling acts like a "leonard" and fails to "lay" on the ball (this is how you win possession despite it being a penalty offence).
Summary: Rugby 06 is a massive improvement on 2005. A good game but still more negative points than positives Uppers: 1. Graphics, massive improvement 2. Player offloads 3. Player attributes are totally realistic 4. The new licenses - Guinness Premiership and the Super 14 Downers: 1. The way EA try and make up their own player names when they don't get the licenses. Like the World Leaugue, why don't they give the players their real names instead of putting made up players in. 2.
Summary: Having played every version of EA's Rugby since it was first launched, I still get the impression that I am playing a beta version - the gameplay has improved slightly over the '05 version (but then it would have to), but there are still far too many bugs. For example, players crossing the line and scoring tries without actually touching the ball down, and in some cases, not even crossing the line.
Summary: EA rugby 2006 Following the postal strike in Northern Ireland - my game arrived a week late and I could'nt wait to rip it out of the packaging!! What a disapointment! The change in camera angle has almost blinded me - why is everything soooo tiny!! The new offload to vastly over-rated - the next guy just gets tackled!
Summary: Well what can I say, another £30 of hard earned money used on a very average rugby game. Like many of you I have purchased any rugby game that has been on the market for years and yet I find that one of the earliest is still the best. EA should really have a sit down and play with Jonah Lomu Rugby, yes its not pretty, the sounds is poor, there are no knock-ons or national competitions but it has many positives which make it stand head and shoulders above the rest, ten...
Summary: EA Sports have made a good attempt at bringing a rugby game to the console. The graphics, sound and commentary are very realistic and the new quick penalties, throw ins etc. are a feature that seperates it from other rugby games. A few niggles though: You still have to be a contortionist and brain of Britain to operate the right control at the right time. Tackling and defence are something that I'm really stuggling at.