THE GOOD: - Licensed players and teams. - Arrange of game modes. - Graphics and detail. - Up-to-date rules. - Licensed competitions.
THE BAD: - No online capability.
SUMMARY: This years edition of EA Rugby, like every other year, is a must buy for any Rugby fanatics who fancy a game on their consoles. Albeit like a lot of other sporting games, EA doesn't really have much competition. But, even if they did have some sort of competition that could put together a Rugby game like this, there is no doubt EA is ahead of any competitors. What makes EA Rugby 08 so special is the amount of licensed players and teams you have at your disposal, the arrange of game modes, and a good PS2 style graphics with heaps of detail.
When you pick this game up and start to play, the first think you will notice is the involvement of the Rugby World Cup, which was held earlier this year. Not surprising the competition had an impact on Rugby 08, as it is the biggest Rugby event on the sports calendar. Other year's edi...
THE GOOD: Realistic Enjoyable Updated rules Licensed world cup 2007 Slightly improved graphics. New lineout controls
THE BAD: Not much lasting appeal Terrible challenge mode
SUMMARY: Does Rugby 08 kick for touch or go for goal in the latest installment of the series?
Ah Rugby, the slap of flesh upon fresh, the daring drop goals, the thrilling tries. It's all there in Rugby 08. It's so damn good because, well, it's the most compelling rugby game out there, and it's good enough to kill for (I'd rather buy it though). So lets jump straight in and see what it's like.
The first thing you'll notice is Rugby 08 is more focused on the World Cup this year. They had the mode last year but it wasn't hyped over. They have included some pretty neat features this year with tournaments and moral, here's an example. You need to give your subs a chance on the field early on, otherwise, if a key player is injured, and your replacement hasn't set foot on the pitch once in the campaign, you're screwed. Seriously, i...