Excerpt: After Rugby 07 was a no-show, I was more than ready to get my boots into Rugby 08 . Number one, I love the game itself, but I tried to be impartial. It is so hard to do. By comparisons, it is the best Rugby game out there, because here in the States, it is the only Rugby game out there.
Excerpt: Rugby is one of the most brutal and punishing sports on earth - it's very much like football only without the padding - so the concept seems perfect for a video game. From scrums to diving tackles to all-out hectic team running, there's always something happening; hence, the action rarely falters.
Conclusion: As far as platform titles go, Ori and the Blind Forest has very quickly become one of my all-time favourites. As someone who isn’t a fan of this genre, the developers had to come up with something truly special to keep me entertained, and they were able to do that through Ori’s addictive gameplay,...
Excerpt: Carry the Dreams of a Nation…and an egg-shaped Ball Rugby: A game played by hard men with odd-shaped balls! I am not sure that is the definition of the sport that appears in the Oxford dictionary, but it sure makes a good intro to a video games review.
Pros: Easy to pick up and play,fully liciened Rugby World Cup 2007, Sweet Line-outs.
Cons: No online Multiplyer, similar to Rugby 06,passing not always instant.
Excerpt: Rugby games have something of a torrid time. Unlike their spherical shaped counter part, they don’t have the time, attention and money lavished on them that comes from being a multi-million seller franchise.
Conclusion: Even so, as the only Rugby game to be released in conjunction with this year's World Cup - Ubisoft's Rugby Challenge brand having officially sunk without a trace - EA could easily have just churned out a money spinning, license whore. Fortunately, for the genuine rugby fans out there, it didn't.