Rugby 15 isn’t just a disappointment; it’s significantly worse than its forebears. The simple stuff is over-complicated, and the basic tenets of Rugby Union are wrong. A nightmare vision of sporting hell.
i had such high hopes for this game, but unfortunately it has come up short. the concept of the game is their but it lets itself down in so many areas, such as the graphics which look like a PS1 title this meant to be for PS4 & X1 lol. The physics of the game just don't work how is it that you can pass a ball 2/3 of the width of the pitch, tackles look like you just been hit by a teddy bear who is meant to be one of the tulagi brothers. Probably the main gripe i have with this game is its trueness to the sport, im sorry but 505 games and other developers have had plenty of experience with rugby games to be able to make it true to the sport. i would rather wait longer for a decent game than compared to the release of late. we the fans that buy these games are not asking for the next Fifa as that will come with time I hope, but please give use the rugby fans the rugby game satisfaction that we all are so desperate to have, such as the likes of RUGBY 08 (Good Times) but in 2015 with the technology available today not back then lol.
Rugby 15 is an aspiring rugby game with so much potential but so little quality. My uncle bought this game, and after playing two or three games we immediately threw it on the back row of your game shelf, where it still is gathering dust as you read this. I've never really enjoyed rugby, and this game certainly doesn't inspire me to either (sorry if some of the terminology is wrong, I'm not really a rugby expert)
The set plays tedious, with the analogue sticks being used to perform penalties - however if you don't flick it right (which is extremely difficult), than you'll fail embarrasingly and failing to get the ball off the ground. Additionally, as soon as a player gets the ball they run like Usain Bolt on steroids, which is entirely unrealistic. Set plays such as thrown-ins and feats of strength (sorry) are also extremely difficult to beat against the CPU, let alone real players with actual brains.
Overall, the game is a sad attempt at an actual rugby title, with set plays being tedious, player runs being unrealistic and duels against even the easiest CPU being extremely difficult. Rugby fans are just going to have to wait for an actual annual rugby game that is worth of any credit, and can live up to the success of titles such as Fifa and NBA. One message: DO NOT BUY THIS GAME.
Game mechanics are simplistic, but the execution is terrible.
Animations look awkward.
It seems the game creators didn't have the license for the players or teams for other leagues, so players / teams will have wholly different names.
Buy at your own peril.
Listen, I'm never even heard of Rugby before. I know it's another term for all things soccer (futbol in Spanish) or Cricket for that matter. But if you buy $60.00 to play Rugby '15, I hate to say it but if you really want be a soccer champion, go play any perfection FIFA yearly made (considerably FIFA '15, hey Carly Lloyd and now-retired Amy Wombach is in h game). Talk about an epic fail. Rugby '15 is everything this game was meant to be bad. I know sometimes a good sports game sometimes has its own problems. But Rugby '15 is definitely a half-assed ripoff of both FIFA and Pro Evolution Soccer.
I'm so confused because this game already came out last year, which is November 10, 2014. I thought this was going to be the worst game of 2014. Now, it's like that crap FIFA movie United Passions that totally rots. But everything else in Rugby '15 is awful. Just like the recent atrocious re-release World Cup 2015, once again crappy AI movement, stiffed graphics, there's no penalties in this game, tedious level designs, the animations are pretty stupid, and terrible bugs and glitches that's so confusing, it's very unplayable on next-gen systems.
So please dear god, do not buy this game. I'm serious.