Friday, February 03, 2012
At the end of last year we ran a competition to give away two copies of the excellent Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge game for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC. Today we're extending the comp by another week, so you still have one last chance to enter.
The good people at Alternative Software sent a copy of the game RD's way and it's definitely a winner. While there are admittedly a few ares that could do with improving on in the future, there's no doubt that all the hype surrounding the game is justified.
If you haven't played it yet, there's a few things that might convince you to either enter the comp (why not?) or just go out at get it. For the first time in a rugby game there are a huge number of licenses for competitions all over the world.
Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge is really content rich with some 98 teams and 31 stadia featured, including the official team and competition licenses for the Aviva Premiership, RaboDirect PRO12, the French Orange Top 14, all the Australian and NZ Super Rugby clubs, plus the All Blacks, and other international teams.
Whilst not every team in the World is included, allowance has been made for customising players & teams so that you get the most out of the experience. If you want to play a once off match between Leinster & the Crusaders, for example, you can. Customisation in this game is great.
The game also gives you the chance to create a player or an entire team so you and your club mates can appear in the game. You can also manage your own team and international squad throughout 13 full seasons. There are even 'Game Play Sliders' that allow you to further tweak the game, if you wish, to suit your particular style of game-play.
The competition aspect of it is one of the best features as you can take part in whatever is local to you, whether that's the Aviva Premiership, RaboDirect PRO12, ITM Cup, or French Top 14, etc.
Gameplay is smooth and accurate and there's a detailed tutorial that sets you on your way at the beginning. Single Match, Competition Mode, or Career Mode are also available.
One of the best draw cards for serious gamers is it's online multiplayer feature (4v4 is possible). Lifelike graphics, atmosphere, and commentary from Grant Nisbett and Justin Marshall add to the experience.
While we're all searching for the perfect rugby game due to some other sports being ahead of their time, there's no doubt that Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge is setting the standard for Rugby, and will provide you with hours and hours of fun.
To enter the giveaway simply answer the following question:
Which country did Jonah Lomu make his Test debut against?
Send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries must include your name, address, contact number and which format of the game you would like (Xbox, PS3, or PC).
The closing date for entries is Friday 10th February 2012.