Excerpt: "...a problem with controls on rugby games and this is no exception they have tried to improve them (which in some areas have) but in most cases they have made it worse they have made it to completcated the controls are to "fidily" and akward this does nothing but frustrate you especialy when your playing a big match . Another problem is that to get started on the game is the tutorial is long winded and the music is classic which drives you mad and it ...
Summary: As far as rugby titles go we have been let down ever since the day of Jonah Lomu Rugby on the PS1. Rugby 2005 is by far the best rugby game yet. Ea have finally got the balance i think. In this version you have playabilty and a depth to the competitions etc. In the previous 2 titles one or the other was missing! The only problems with the game are the penalties and the repetitivness.
Better than Rugby 2004! But still far from perfect!
29 March 2005
Summary: EA Sports Rugby 2004 was a huge disappointment for me, so I was immensly looking forward to seeing what this would be like, especially with it being released on XBox for the 1st time. The noticeable difference is the impressive graphics engine. The players now actually look like their real life counterparts and the teams all have the correct kits. The playability is good and the game is very addictive.