Excerpt: Rugby 08 is a great game for the PS2 and as a PS2 presentation is quite impressive with its graphics. I have previously played rugby games on the PS2 and been fairly unimpressed with the titles out there and that includes EA's previous offerings but thankfully EA appeared to have listened to the gamers and their demands based on the previews I had read and so took a chance on picking this one up in my local game store.
Pros: Great gameplay, good graphics for PS2 standards, excellent audio and commentary
Cons: Scrums and rucks are difficult to get used to
Summary: I wish that the creators could come up with someting different!! all the created players lok exactly the same the kicking stances are all pretty much the same apart for certain players and it is too easy!! Lions tour should be in chip kicks should be allowed and there should be a much wider range of competitions like on rugby manager there are too many oldies for example Lomu and he isn't even anygood and there arn't enough good youngsters 09 or whatever needs to be...
Excerpt: Rugby 08 is the newest installment of the rugby series from ea. This game involves the simulation of rugby union games with the majority of major teams in the world, world and club level. This game is an extremely addictive and fun game although it does suffer in its realism and graphics. The gameplay is great, you can have hours of fun scoring many different types of tries aswell as kicking goals from as far as possible.
if you want a rugby game, buy this. if you want a game on a par with the fifa series, dont.
21 March 2009
Excerpt: i am a fan af rugby as well as a player myself and i jumped at the chance to own a rubgy game on ps2. I got this game home and as a fan of sports games was unfortunately disapointed. I am particually a fan of the fifa football games and found that this game, created i believe by the same company, was not in the same league. The graphics of the rugby game were so much worse i couldnt believe my eyes, and for the same price, i felt rather ripped off.
Excerpt: I have always been a much bigger rugby fan than football fan. Because of this I have always been on the lookout for a really good rugby game for my PS2. I always got annoyed by the fact that there are so many seemingly good football games (not that I have played many of them) and yet not so many good rugby games. I was not so impressed with this game. I found the controls to be clumsey and hard to get used to.
Excerpt: This game is brilliant for the first month or so. The graphics looking amazing, the details on the players and teams is impressive, and the game play is easy to pick up but takes a while to master. However when you have completed the major tournaments you will have honed your skills and mastered the basic techniques you need to know. Much vaunted in this version is the new AI of the computer opponents and how they will stop you from scoring. Simply that is not true.
Excerpt: I'm not going to pretend to be the biggest Rugby fan on the planet by any means but I have always been partial to the odd video game version of it. My liking of Rugby games began with Jonah Lomu Rugby on the Playstation and continues here as I picked up Rugby 08 not long after it came out. There was no Rugby 07 game and no other Rugby games on the market since EA brought out Rugby 06. So with just one game to compare it to. Lets see how it shaped up.
Summary: I found the game to be enjoyable to play and I haven't got tired of playing it. There are several small things which I think let the game down: -One can ONLY play the 2007 world cup (i.e. starting from 2007 world cups). This is especially frustrating as one can have random a Six Nations. Why not have a custom tournament? -The process of substitution is really clunky.
Summary: Well it is ok,pretty much a dolled up rugby 06 with a few good extras. I've only got the game recently and I'm a bit worried how some players are mixed up in different positions from what they should be eg Rob Dewey a second row! Aye right. EA has not put as much thought and detail into this rugby game. Also why does Dan Parks look japanese?? Furthermore I would much rather see a new commentary. Over all it's ok.