Reviews and Problems with World Championship Rugby
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26 May 2004
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: If you have to have a rugby game, World Championship Rugby will do just fine. Despite its flaws, there's a fun game to be had here, whether you're playing alone or with a few of your closest friends/rivals. While the nature of the sport itself might make getting into the game a little bewildering for some people initially, Swordfish deserves credit for making an overall accessible title that anyone interested in a bit of videogame competition can enjoy.
Conclusion: It’s a lot of joy to be trailing New Zealand with two minutes left in the game, when you throw a bullet to Jim Forster (Stephen Larkham’s virtual twin) chip ahead, recover, pass outside to Jeff Dickson (aka Elton Flatley) sidestep Segi Tuma (aka Mils Muliaina) and dive under the posts. World Championship Rugby is an arcade -- not a strategy -- game, but in that capacity it’s just plain fun to play which makes it a winner.
Pros: + fast arcade gameplay, + responsive controls, + crash tackling Jonny Wilkson, +, Reviewed by Ben Rogers
Cons: - simple graphics and not many stadiums, - lacks depth, it’s a bit of a bare bones affair, - playing as England and guiding them to victory
Excerpt: Rugby tends to be one of those niche sports that we enjoy in the British Commonwealth, but is beginning to develop a dedicated following throughout Europe and the Americas. With the success of the World Cup tournament late last year, especially with England's triumph (the Wallabies should have followed my strategy and purposely broken Wilkinson's legs, but that's a story for another day), Rugby fever in England is still quite rampant, which is why Birmingham based...
Conclusion: Encore un titre de rugby de qualité incertaine sur des consoles nouvelles générations qui pourtant ne demandent pas mieux qu'à desservir de manière respectueuse les fans de ce sport de plus en plus médiatisé, mais dont les adaptations consoles ne valent pas forcément le détour. Manquant de concurrents sérieux dans le domaine, World Championship Rugby peut se targuer d'être un des seuls choix valable en ces jours de disette.