Excerpt: There's nothing like a bunch of men in mini-shorts smashing into each other at high velocity to get the heart rate pulsing. As big fans of EA's rugby franchise, EA's best rugby effort since relaunching the franchise in 2000, there was a silent air of anticipation in the IGN offices ahead of the arrival of Rugby 08. When the disk arrived, the silence was filled with the thumping slap of man-flesh on man-flesh... and then we started playing the game.
A great PS2 game which is one for the casual gamer or serious gamer
14 May 2009
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.
Excerpt: 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.
Excerpt: 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.
Excerpt: Released to coincide with the Rugby World Cup to cash in on the buzz around the sport, Rugby 08 is very similar to previous EA Sports Rugby incarnations, but with a few important (and they are indeed important) changes. The gameplay is similar to 06, with off loads and quick passes to increase of the game. The problems with the 06 version have also been corrected, whereas before you could tackle players off the ball without punishment.
Excerpt: Spinto dalla passione per il rugby, sport non molto popolare in Italia al contrario di quanto accade nei Paesi anglo-sassoni, qualche tempo fa ho acquistato questo videogioco per Playstation2, prodotto dalla EA Sports, un marchio di qualità e garanzia. ...
Summary: Este año, en rugby 08 PS2 de EA Sports vemos una nueva manera de controlar los lanzamientos a balón parado. también controlaremos totalmente las melés gracias a los controles de rotación. como principales novedades destaca la introducción de una nueva cámara y un nuevo medidor de disparo.