Rugby 08 - PlayStation 2
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- Campaign through the 6 grueling weeks of the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France
- Team management, injuries & squad rotation features for greater depth
- World Cup Challenge Mode takes key moments from World Cup History and allows the user to replay them; rewards are unlocked after finishing each scenario (photos, players, etc)
- Truck and Zoom Camera - See the result of conversion and penalty kicks, or zoom in on breakdowns to better see the action at these key moments
- More control over push and rotation during scrums
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Top Customer Reviews
I definately recommend this to anyone who plays/has played rugby or is well acquainted with the game. Two guys I played with didn't like it because even though they did the tutorial, they didn't understand what exactly they were doing. Like at all. So I ended up having to explain the rules and gameplay.
Back to the game: I thoroughly enjoyed it, but prefer two player better rather than just me because the computer is pretty hard even when you set it on easy.
So if you like sports games and like rugby, here ya go!
The graphics are decent as well as load time. You can adjust camra angles (yay!). It made me remember when I used to play for real, so it gets nostalgia points too. Breakdown on the ratings 4 stars because you have to know what you're doing first (like any sports game, but there are always newbies) and 5 overall, just cuz I like it. :-)
In addition, the new drop goal kick system is extremely difficult to execute, its actually easier to score a try. Its 'Authentic Defensive Formations' is basically standard, wide, narrow and kick. I don't seem whats so special about it, its like playing Madden and choosing between nickel and 4-3. There are nothing special about the set piece systems. There is no enhanced scrum controls and the advanced control for line-outs is utterly pointless. Its difficult to see the entire field with the camera angels, so you do have to rely on the map. But the map disappears at breakdown and then reappears after a few seconds, so its not helpful when planning your offense if you want to keep the pace up. You have to rely on your feel, which can be wrong. For example, I had a fast break with a flanker on the left. It seemed the defense was very tight. Since I had almost the whole field to the right, I wanted to to keep up the pace so that the defense don't regroup and take it wide as fast as possible to cause overlaps. But I realized too late that my inside center disappeared and my flyhalf and outside center were too far apart. The pass went to nobody. But I was right that my fullback came up and I only had two opponents defending my outside center, fullback and wing.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is the greatest sports game ever made, and if you disagree, I welcome you to come fight me.Published 26 days ago by J. M. Canjura
Seems like a fun game, good rugby sim. The Xbox 2006 version seemed a bit more free flowing though. All in all it's a 4/5 stars.Published on October 3, 2008 by Steven J. Boulware
Ok,soy un fanatico del Rugby, mas nunca se me habia ocurrido jugar en una consola... solo puedo decir que es espectacular, te podes colgar horas jugando, tienen a todos los... Read morePublished on January 14, 2008 by Gabriel Candia
If your Rugby fan you'll love this game it represents all the teams that played in the 2007 World Cup and of course the champs South Africa!! Go bokkies!Published on December 12, 2007 by Gary Thompson