Reviews and Problems with Jonah Lomu: Rugby Challenge
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Best rugby game right now, but with some flaws
Kiwi712 , GameStop
5 March 2013
Summary: Overall, I think that Rugby Challenge is currently the best rugby game there is to buy. It has a vast variety of tournaments to choose to play in and it has licensing to an enormous amount of clubs. Although internationally it only has licensing to New Zealand, Australia, and USA which is a let down but due to the player customization you are able to go into the customization screen and rename the players on the national teams to their real names.
Summary: The gameplay mechanics were excellent, with a few bugs to iron out, such as the scrummaging. The graphics were pretty enough to not be a negative aspect. Player customisation was detailed but not overly complicated, as was team customisation. The only major flaws of the game are the lack of licensing for international teams, and the inability to transfer players from the pro 12 and top 14.
Summary: Best gameplay in a rugby game I've ever played. Problem I have with it is the Career mode lacks depth but hopefully they can expand on it if they release a new title. Its a good game if you have friends to play with.
Finally, a rugby game worthy of a next gen console
Mr. K. T. Johnsey "kris69", amazon.co.uk
28 April 2013
Summary: It may seem strange to some to have a 2011 next gen rugby game endorsed by Jonah Lomu, but for those in the know, this is because the 1997 ps1 jonah lomu rugby has remained the best rugby video game, which has been a real shame. Some may argue EA's 06 + 08 attempts were better, but for me, those games were flawed to the point of being unplayable to a true rugby fan.
Summary: A nice little rugby game for the fans that arent too bothered that the teams are out of date! One big bug bear is the lack of licensing for all international teams. Plenty of bugs in the game, but none that are show stoppers, but rather a shame that they werent included. On the whole, good fun, variable difficulty and suggests to have some sort of adaptive difficulty style going on where it forces you to change tactics every now and then or your game plans become...
Summary: I dig rugby, so I like this game. But the gameplay leaves a lot to be desired. For example, the button to break tackles and make a drop kick are the same. So, you're breaking tackles and all of a sudden you attempt a drop kick. This happens all the time. Scoring a try is ridiculous. Even if you break three tackles past the try line, your momentum or the action of touching down can carry you into touch. Still, there's not a lotto choose from for rugby.