Summary: What a Six Nations series! Surprises in every match, a close finish for the champions, and teams performing contrary to expectation. Just Like EA Sport's Rugby 06. It was in the midst of the Six Nations fervour that I ordered this game, and while I was waiting had a go of Rugby 2005. It was then I was worried. It was easy - once I'd learnt the complex controls, I was running through supposedly better teams with ease.
Rugby 06, a game that will keep you playing for months!
T. Norman "Falcon1983", amazon.co.uk
16 March 2006
Summary: Gone are the days of EA sports Rugby 04 and Rugby 05! Rugby 06 is the closest that you can get to being on the pitch yourself! in previous versions, the computer AI was woeful and matches could be won with ease by any team on the hardest difficulty. Rugby 06 has corrected this. now you must use a whole range of tactics to get across the opposition game line, such as offensive kicking for touch, mauls, side steps, (and even the occasional foul).
Summary: Its a good game, not great but good. The new quick throws, penailties and hight tackles are great and open up new tactics for you in the game. However i think the player ratings are a little off as some great internationals are given some of the lowest ratings i've seen. The so called 'impact players' are quite dodgey to.
Summary: I was waiting for this game for a very, very long time. after being promised that all the flaws of EA Rugby '05 were corrected in the '06 version I was so excited on the dya of arrival. At first I thought this game was the dogs nuts as their are things added such as: Offloads in the tackle, Quick lineouts, Quick penalties, High tackles and licensed Guinness premiership teams. all of the above are true and work extremly well, except for the Licensed teams.
Summary: At last, the run of mediocre rugby games has come to an end. Significant progress was made with Rugby 05 but it still fell short of what it could and should have been. Rugby 06 is different from other rugby games in that the computer actually makes mistakes i.e. knock on's and penalties. Quick line-outs and penalties are a stroke of genious and add realism, depth and playability to the game.