I know nothing about Rugby. So my review of Rugby 15 comes from someone who enjoys sports video games, and not on how accurate this game is of the sport. Rugby 15 confused me at first. I found the tutorial which explained the controls. Then Rugby 15 became fun. I still did not completely understand the rules or strategies. I found I could dominate the computer on easy.
I had some really tight close games on the medium difficulty of Rugby 15. I got beat on the hard difficulty. The biggest differences between difficulties is my players got fewer tackles, and broke fewer tackles on harder difficulties. That is okay because Rugby 15 is fun on easy. Rugby 15 is also a great game for two family members to play locally. Hopefully you saw the video on the Family Friendly Gaming Youtube channel for Rugby 15. We were learning the game when we did that video.
The players are a bit on the small side of Rugby 15. I also did not understand why the computer controlled characters would open up a hole in their line to let me run through. Maybe they thought I would pass and they were protecting against the pass. Thing is once I got through the line I would make a mad dash into the try zone. From there I got to do a kick and add even more points. We had a blast scoring points in Rugby 15.
There are a variety of modes and different leagues in Rugby 15. Nothing as extensive as say a Fifa or PES game. I am going to go out on a limb and say Rugby is not as popular worldwide as soccer. I have never seen a Rugby match in America. For the twenty dollars Family Friendly Gaming spent on a brand new copy of Rugby 15, there is plenty to do.
The announcers have fun things to say, and the crowds get into the matches in Rugby 15. The controls are fantastic once you know how to play. Remember that tutorial is very important since the controls in Rugby 15 are not intuitive. Rugby 15 can be used as a good tool to get a beginning understanding of the sport. I hope to see sequels.
Family Friendly Factor: 80%
System: PC/Xbox One/Xbox 360/PS Vita/PS3/PS4(tested)
Publisher: Maximum Games
Developer: HB Studios
Rating: ‘E’ - Everyone SIX and OLDER ONLY
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