Rugby 15 Review
Rugby 15 was released in January and is a game that can be played on a number of various consoles. This was the first rugby union video game to be produced in over two years – since Rugby Challenge 2 – and HB Studios, the team behind the Rugby World Cup 2011 game, have developed an outstanding game that is extremely realistic. We take a look at the game itself and describe the features throughout the gameplay, including the graphics, realism and how it could be improved further.
The game itself is fairly basic and, although you can feature as a number of different clubs and international sides, the choice isn’t vast as there are only a certain amount of leagues that are included on the game. The introduction of various weather conditions is a nice touch as now players are forced to endure storms, heavy rain and even snowy weather. Unfortunately for those who like to play games on a long-term basis, there isn’t the option to play a career mode and therefore, there is limited space for progression. Many have questioned whether Rugby 15 is the rugby game for the future? The answer is probably no, but there are still some nice features.
In terms of realism, it’s not too bad. The graphics aren’t brilliant but you can still make out the likes of Sam Warburton and Owen Farrell playing for their respective sides. The player ratings are fairly well assessed and, for those rugby fans who will be playing this game religiously prior to the beginning of autumn’s Rugby World Cup tournament, users can assess their qualities and assets in both real life and on the game. For example, Ireland supporters can compare Johnny Sexton’s kicking qualities on the game directly with his phenomenal talent on the field.
The game could be improved on many fronts and, if HB Studios decide to produce rugby union games on a yearly basis, one should expect these to become more advanced in the next couple of years. For now though, Rugby 15 is about as good as rugby union video games get. The graphics need work, as do the limited features, but the game will certainly get users hyped and excited for the approaching Rugby World Cup and, hopefully, players can see their favourite players from the game go on to perform well in the real life tournament in October.
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