Summary: I have been watching more rugby, as I've grown tired of some of the traditional stick and ball sports. I thoroughly enjoy the game of Sevens, which has a lot more speed and action than the traditional game of 15, but neither was entirely clear to me. I understood the basic premise is like American football, but the scoring, the scrums, the line outs and other plays in the game were confusing.
Summary: I enjoy this game because I was able to create players to make the USA competitive and beat New Zealand's butt in the World Cup. It's a geat game to learn the ins and out of rugby, including positions and general gameplay. Because of the game, I know a knock-on when I see one, how to win a scrum or line out, and generally understsand the ins and outs of the game.
Summary: Rugby 08 for PS2 is a solid, though low-fi rugger game. I wouldn't use it as a simulator, but if you're a lonely North American rugby fan who wants to have some relatively cheap fun, this would be where you'd get it. The game apparently uses the same graphics engine as Rugby 06 and therefore looks and feels old, but the controls are simple and remarkably responsive for an EA Sports game, with virtually every phase of rugby union reasonably accounted for.
a lot of fun, though replayability isn't all that high
Daniel Hill, Amazon
6 September 2007
Summary: this game is great right off the bat...with the world cup starting this weekend, its an exciting time and this game definitely has gotten me pumped for the cup. besides that it has all your favorite league teams from around the world, so it isnt limited to just current international teams. i havent fully tried the development mode(like madden's franchise), but when i have more time i will explore more fully this game, which so far has been a great purchase.
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: Im not a huge rugby fan and mainly only bought this game to try and learn more about the rules of rugby. Which worked fine. I found the game very easy to play, easier once I discovered the rules better, and slowly found myself getting very into rugby and now classifying myself as a Leeds Rhinos fan, even though that is rugby league and not union, which i do prefer.
Pros: Easy to play, and fun to play or learn rugby
Summary: The immaculate timing of the release of this game has given EA an even bigger back pocket, this is because if you're a rugby fan and a gaming fan, you would have been begging for a game like this to come out during rugbys biggest tournament and, well, it did. On saying that, it doesn't seem like a quick rush job to get the game out on time, the gameplay is superb and the attention they have given to things such as set pieces is second to none.
Summary: Je pense que ce jeu est bon, mais que certains détails ne sont pas géniaux... Notamment dans les graphismes. Mais aussi dans la défense qui laisse passer très (voir trop) facilement... De gros scores sont réalisables assez facilement (mon record est de plus de 250 points inscrits :p). Mais d'une facon générale, ce jeu est positif malgré quelques aspects négatifs... Mais ces aspects négatifs ne m'empeche pas de jouer assez régulierement.
Excerpt: ...ufficiale della federazione internazionale di rugby i giocatori sono originali, proprio come nella realtà. Nella modalità della Coppa del Mondo si inizierà affrontando la fase a gironi per poi passare alle fasi finali ad eliminazione diretta. Altre modalità, oltre alla classica partita amichevole, dove si possono scegliere anche squadre di club dei campionati sudafricano ed europei, sono il Sei Nazioni (con le già citate nazionali di Inghilterra, ...