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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

WIN a copy of Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge for Sony Vita

Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge has now been released on the Sony Vita platform. The game has more content and more official licenses than any other Rugby game, so we've arranged a competition for you to stand a chance of winning a copy.

As with the game on other platforms, it includes 98 teams and 31 stadia, as well as official teams and competition licenses for the Aviva Premiership, RaboDirect PRO12, Orange TOP 14, all the Australian and New Zealand Super Rugby sides, plus the All Blacks and other international teams.

You can play in Single Match Mode, Competition Mode, and or in multi year Career Mode, as well as create and expertly customise you very own teams and competitions. You can then manage a team or Test squad, for up to 13 full seasons.

The Sony Vita version also includes these exciting newly added features
•  Touch feature for in game menus
•  In-game touch for line-outs
•  In-game touch for conversion kicks.
•  Rear touch panel feature for sprint. 

WIN a copy of Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge for Sony Vita!

To enter, simply answer the question below:
Which two teams are featured in the image above?

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Bob July 17, 2012 4:05 pm

If it doesn't have classic commentary gold like the orignal:

"He's digging like a demented mole!"

Then I don't want it.

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rugby08 July 17, 2012 5:06 pm

The commentary is possibly the worst i've heard

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Pretzel July 17, 2012 7:36 pm

Lol, "that hit could have put him in edingburugh royal infirmary" I loved Bill McLaren, the man was a genius...

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Agustin July 17, 2012 7:32 pm

I don't think anything will beat Rugby 08.

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Agustin July 17, 2012 7:32 pm

I don't think anything will beat Rugby 08.

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Pretzel July 17, 2012 7:33 pm

Has anyone got this for PS3 or Xbox? I considered it, but having read the reviews I was put off, for now... I read that the commentary is really disjointed, like big surprised commentary followed by low normal voices etc...

Also there are no commands for the backs. I must admit, (sad I know) but I used to love the EA rugby games that were out many years ago, with those you could control the backline for things like kicks, or miss moves etc.. Apparently in this game all you do is pass left or right, there is no set moves.. Anyone know anything about this? Updates to combat that monotonous style?

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WelshOsprey July 17, 2012 8:14 pm

Its terrible, all the detail has gone into the SH teams.. no licenced NH countries so wales, england, scotland etc all have fake named players
None of the NH club team players look like themselves (although they are fully licenced)
The offloading in the game ruins the gameplay, you can perform offloads that dont even make sense sometimes.
The EA rugby games are still better

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Pretzel July 17, 2012 11:51 pm

But if your a die hard SH fan then it's a good game? Or does the gameplay still blow?

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Pretzel July 17, 2012 11:52 pm

Actually, I should rephrase that as: "If you're a die hard SBW fan then is it a good game?" seeing as his offloads don't always make sense...

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WelshOsprey July 18, 2012 12:28 pm

SBW is the best player in the game by a long margin
SH fans would enjoy the game much more because its got all their licences and stadiums. Their players have much more detail and actually look like themselves, some have authentic tattoos.
Im not a fan of it but its definintely got a SH fanbase

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welshhero July 21, 2012 4:08 pm

Hello Pretzel

I have played both this and the EA version and rugby challenge i have played allot. Unfortunately both games were rushed and both have aspects that are good, ea - backline plays, dropping into the pocket and the option of passing to a back or forward meaning you can crash ball effectively with the forwards, unfortunately the good ends there, it looks terrible and handles like a pig. Rugby challenge main redeeming factor is that you can change the settings, like offload frequency, success rate, tackle strength ability, pass success and also attacking and defensive urgency. So you can just alter the setting and make different teams more effective, i have a low offload and pass success rate, defensive and attacking urgency and a slightly higher break tackle ability. however this is only available fo local play and not online. worth a play but if u have someone to play with and you can develop different playing styles. IT is however glitchy and the terrible commentary is slightly humorous as it is so bad, and it does have "gees that cold have put him in ward 4" "I hope not Justin thats the maternity ward"

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kenavo July 17, 2012 10:11 pm

I have it on Xbox and i really like this game, the commentary is very bad so i muted it, but it is the first game with so much official teams. Ok it is not perfect but they'll make improvements in the future game that will be released next november. It is far more beautiful than EA rugby games and i find the kicking really better with the "bullet time"effect. In France the biggest video games website gave it 15/20. RWC 2011 is great but you have the feeling to play the same game than Rugby 08 so they only gave it 11/20.

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Bowhay July 18, 2012 5:33 pm

when is the winner decided?

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Anthony July 19, 2012 1:37 pm

There is a lack of tactics for the backline, the scrum, the line outs. This game is based on Southern hemisphere style so it's good for the backs.

Having said that, (and i'm not working for them at all, I was just waiting for a good game for a while!) it is the best rugby game out there for sure, much better than rugby 08 or the latest world cup title...The way it is made, the way you play, great! A must have if you're a rugby fan. As Kenavo says it isn't perfect, but It is a strong base for a bright future !

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