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FFD: What would make the perfect Rugby game?

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While I don’t generally care much for sports, or the video games associated with them, I get an odd sense of patriotism and national pride when our national teams go up against the world, before inevitably losing to one of the other colonies and breaking hearts everywhere. Yes, I’ll be watching tomorrow’s game, and even though the other team may look like they’re related to me, I know who I’ll be cheering for.

Who I won’t be cheering for though, is HB studios – the chaps who developed Rugby World Cup 15 – one of the worst games of the year. It’s a perfect example of “milking it,” delivering a barely functional game to cash in on the fever surrounding the Rugby World Cup.

There’s another Rugby game coming soon that may be better; Rugby Challenge 3 from Tru Blue – but it’s entirely likely that it won’t be perfect either. What then, would make for a perfect Rugby video game?

What sorts of licences would you pursue? What modes and features would you like to see? What sort of control schemes would you implement, who would you have develop the thing?

Last Updated: September 18, 2015

114 Comments

  1. Uberutang

    September 18, 2015 at 10:36

    A Warhammer rugby game.

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  2. Alien Emperor Trevor

    September 18, 2015 at 10:37

    Blood Bowl: Rugby Edition.

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  3. Umar

    September 18, 2015 at 10:38

    Must make try realistic and ball…and move of playas must be smoof…Throwing ball must be good…and Brian Habana…make scrum fun…and…rugby stuff, lekker.

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    • HairyEwok

      September 18, 2015 at 10:38

      Kief komment china!

      Reply

      • Umar

        September 18, 2015 at 10:41

        Jiss bru, Bokke gaan dit klap!

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        • HairyEwok

          September 18, 2015 at 10:42

          Jah hey, you know what they can sommer gooi into a rugby game. The choice to start a fight. I wanna klap some aussies boet.

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          • Umar

            September 18, 2015 at 10:48

            Ja bru! Klap the biltong right out of those aussies’ mouth!

          • Generic ZA

            September 18, 2015 at 11:02

            Wat weet die Aussies van biltong, hulle het jerky of iets soos dit.

            but I digress, on the plus side least rugby games don’t have obscurely hidden collectibles to find before you can progress, imagine having to find your individual rugby spikes for your boots before being able to play. 😀

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 18, 2015 at 10:48

            *rahkbe

    • RinceThis

      September 18, 2015 at 10:44

      Swak!

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      • Umar

        September 18, 2015 at 10:48

        Naaah bru, what kine china? You got a problem bru? YOU WANT TO KLAP?

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        • RinceThis

          September 18, 2015 at 10:49

          Klap da klippies ya!

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          • Umar

            September 18, 2015 at 10:52

            I have fudge all idea what that means LOL

          • RinceThis

            September 18, 2015 at 10:55

            lol

          • HairyEwok

            September 18, 2015 at 10:53

            Don’t forget the Kola my china, and the ys. Ons gan nou braai!

  4. RinceThis

    September 18, 2015 at 10:43

  5. Ottokie "Yahtzee"

    September 18, 2015 at 10:46

    I want to see “hairworks” like in Witcher 3 !

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    • HairyEwok

      September 18, 2015 at 11:00

      Only only hairs you’ll see wavy is chest hairs.

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      • RinceThis

        September 18, 2015 at 11:01

        Only only?! That’s just madness!

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      September 18, 2015 at 11:00

      Watch the European teams. *whistle*

      Reply

  6. RinceThat

    September 18, 2015 at 10:46

    One directed by Hideo Kojima.

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    • Geoffrey Tim

      September 18, 2015 at 10:47

      ON THE FOX ENGINE

      Reply

      • RinceThat

        September 18, 2015 at 10:47

        TEAM FOX FTW

        Reply

      • RinceThat

        September 18, 2015 at 10:59

        sigh, reminds me of when CAPCOM shut Clover Studios 🙁

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    • Ottokie "Yahtzee"

      September 18, 2015 at 10:47

      HA

      Reply

    • Umar

      September 18, 2015 at 10:49

      Dead XD
      I want a team made up solely of Brian Habana clones.

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      • RinceThat

        September 18, 2015 at 10:50

        That need translators.

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        • Umar

          September 18, 2015 at 10:52

          lol With Miller as the coach. Whenever the team loses he’ll blame Cipher 😀

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          • RinceThat

            September 18, 2015 at 10:52

            You’re gonna pick him? 😛

            HE HAS A+++ OF COURSE IM GOING TO FUCKING PICK HIM. NOW STFU MILLER.

          • Umar

            September 18, 2015 at 10:56

            “Habana, that’s the target” As coach Miller points to the rugby goal posts.

          • HairyEwok

            September 18, 2015 at 10:57

            He can also tell him there’s a bounty of 5 points if he can place the egg bomb beyond the white line.

          • RinceThat

            September 18, 2015 at 10:58

            and the game comes with bikini DLC 🙂

          • HairyEwok

            September 18, 2015 at 10:58

            SOLD!

          • RinceThat

            September 18, 2015 at 10:57

            You’re gonna extract him?

          • Umar

            September 18, 2015 at 10:59

            Him? KOJIMA PLOT TWIST! It’s actually her, a female Habana clone!

          • RinceThat

            September 18, 2015 at 11:01

            Who needs to breath through his ears because his face is always broken 😛

          • Umar

            September 18, 2015 at 11:02

            XD XD XD XD XD
            I hope you feel ashamed of yourself for that comment 😛

      • Pariah

        September 18, 2015 at 10:51

        But he’s in *ahem* short supply.

        *Troll face*

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        • RinceThat

          September 18, 2015 at 10:51

          They already have the diving mechanic from Big Boss.

          … It would work. Make it so.

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        • (Umar) Must be Cipher

          September 18, 2015 at 11:07

          LOL …….. Good one, you’r never short of jokes ^_^

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          • Pariah

            September 18, 2015 at 11:09

            Better than being short of alphabet letters.

            *Troll face*

          • (Umar) Must be Cipher

            September 18, 2015 at 11:12

            eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

          • Pariah

            September 18, 2015 at 11:12

            And we can see you’ve taken a lot of it. 😉

    • hairyknees

      September 18, 2015 at 11:52

      Holy shit I’d play that!

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      • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

        September 18, 2015 at 11:53

        Can you imagine the cutscenes….

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  7. Alien Emperor Trevor

    September 18, 2015 at 10:47

    Rugby with CARS!

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    • Ottokie "Yahtzee"

      September 18, 2015 at 10:48

      Rocket cars!

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    • RinceThat

      September 18, 2015 at 10:49

      Oh hell, its hard enough predicting where a round ball would bounce in rocket league. Can you imagine the mayhem.

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    • HairyEwok

      September 18, 2015 at 10:49

      Sooo not rocket league but Grassburn league.

      Reply

  8. Pariah

    September 18, 2015 at 10:49

    The perfect Rugby games are the ones that get cancelled. <3

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    • HairyEwok

      September 18, 2015 at 10:51

      (refresh)

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    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      September 18, 2015 at 11:54

      Agreed…

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    • Brady miaau

      September 18, 2015 at 11:56

      Or is a soccer game?

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  9. The Sten

    September 18, 2015 at 10:49

    For me, the problem is simulating player collision and what comes of it. For all of Fifa’s resources and development put in, they can barely get it right in football so for a rugby game to work its gonna require an immense amount of effort and/or black magic to achieve.

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    • Pariah

      September 18, 2015 at 10:50

      Black might not be the right term to use when talking about rugby in SA. 😉

      Reply

  10. CaptainNemo42

    September 18, 2015 at 10:50

    The IRB, along with all the different Unions have to stop being such greedy bastards, and give the license and rights to all the teams and players to either EA or 2K. That’s it. All will fall into place from there.

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  11. Ottokie "Yahtzee"

    September 18, 2015 at 10:51

    This comment section is going to stay on track… I can feel it xD

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    • Pariah

      September 18, 2015 at 10:51

      *on field.

      Track is for athletics, bru…

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      • Ottokie "Yahtzee"

        September 18, 2015 at 10:52

        awww, I can’t believe I missed that opportunity

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        • Pariah

          September 18, 2015 at 10:52

          Could’ve gone with on sides too. 😉

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        • Generic ZA

          September 18, 2015 at 11:08

          I believe you dropped the ball. ;P

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          • Pariah

            September 18, 2015 at 11:09

            It’s going to have a knock-on effect, I’m sure of it. 😉

  12. Ottokie "Yahtzee"

    September 18, 2015 at 10:53

    Tomorrows game is going to be

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    • HairyEwok

      September 18, 2015 at 10:56

      Jah man very naas. Will have to prepare our mouth for squashed wasabi. Don’t bring us watah, bring us the brandy.

      Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      September 18, 2015 at 10:59

      Skepskop pale toe!

      Reply

  13. Steffmeister

    September 18, 2015 at 11:10

    Whoever does the Madden games… They are not bad, I just find Am Football just way to stop-start-ish

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    • Pariah

      September 18, 2015 at 11:10

      But don’t you just find American Football maddening?

      😛

      Reply

  14. konfab

    September 18, 2015 at 11:18

    1) Full body physics, with broken bones and organ damage.
    2) The ability to alter the rules of the game. Even just drag and drop rules.
    3) AI that can play the game according to those rules
    4) POV view for the particularly nasty tackles.

    People like watching Rugby because it satisfies an urge that mankind has: to watch others get hurt. If the game doesn’t do that, you might as well play FIFA.

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    • HairyEwok

      September 18, 2015 at 11:29

      Mortal Kombat Rugby then?

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  15. Dutch Matrix

    September 18, 2015 at 11:23

    Have Leon Schuster’s Hie Kommie Bokke blare over the speakers during matches. Just to piss of Rince…

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  16. Dutch Matrix

    September 18, 2015 at 11:28

    I would have Rockstar develop a rugby game. With various characters from the GTA games as players. Franklin can be a prop. Gay Tony eighth man and Trevor Philips’ Mom as Hooker.

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    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      September 18, 2015 at 11:31

      With guns?

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      • Dutch Matrix

        September 18, 2015 at 11:31

        Bobejaan Spanners…

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        • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

          September 18, 2015 at 11:32

          HAHAHA!!! That would bring in some new flavour, we might see a few BrakNiBurg gamers join in the fun…

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  17. Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    September 18, 2015 at 11:30

    I have no ambition, absolutely none, to play a rugby game on a console, not because I have absolutely no interest in watching 30 odd bulky guys trying to show off exactly how few braincells they have left by bashing into each other and brawling over an egg shaped, air filled piece of leather that holds the key to their success, while they are being paid millions to entertain the masses… Given that gaming can be a social activity, as well as spectating a sport, I really don’t see the point in a sport centric game, where you could pick up said ball yourself and run around outside like some crazed lunatic with a desire to add numbers to a scorecard… That said, I’d rather be the one sitting in the bar handing out drinks to anyone willing for some intellectual conversation…

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    • Dutch Matrix

      September 18, 2015 at 11:32

      And would you pick up an arsenal of guns and take on ISIS? (For example…)

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      • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

        September 18, 2015 at 11:35

        Yes, if it would make a positive change to the world, definitely.

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        • Dutch Matrix

          September 18, 2015 at 11:38

          Well, playing and watching rugby adds a positive thing to the world as well. I am no fan myself, but I cannot deny that 1995 was an awesome year for Rugby.
          Also, playing a bit of the sport will show you it is not only a bunch of meat-heads running about a field.
          I played first team in Primary school, and that year won Best Improved Player of the Year trophy. Good memories that…

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          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            September 18, 2015 at 11:44

            Gee wizz! Well done! I won the least likely to succeed as I’d snap like a twig award…if that counts? On a more serious note, Yes! sports, even though this tends to go the route of what Nelson Mandela said, is the best way to unite a nation, it is also one of the best ways to reflect your country’s success, if everyone supports the team, they will be more likely to win, but the moment you start dividing the people, it is reflected in your performance… look at what happened during the first match of the Fifa 2010 world cup, we were all proudly South African. Hopefully, we’ll be that again soon…

          • HairyEwok

            September 18, 2015 at 11:46

            So to put in a anime motion. The SA rugby team is goku that needs a spirit bomb to destroy the other teams. They can haz all my power.

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            September 18, 2015 at 11:46

            Yes! Thing is, we need more SA Gokus!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 18, 2015 at 11:47

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            September 18, 2015 at 11:51

            NOT THAT ONE!!! NOT THAT ONE!!!

          • Dutch Matrix

            September 18, 2015 at 11:47

            As much as I do not really care for Rugby, I do wish our team well, and hope they kick Romulan Arse over there in England.
            Plus, you haven’t lived life if you never had a Wiesenhoff Cappuccino: Big and Strong like Kobus Wiese himself.

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            September 18, 2015 at 11:48

            HAHAHA!! That analogy is the best description I have ever read!

          • HairyEwok

            September 18, 2015 at 11:49

            I just wish SA didn’t have to play against Japan. My poor waifu T-T

          • Dutch Matrix

            September 18, 2015 at 11:49

            Your Waifu is playing rugby? OK… 🙂

          • Brady miaau

            September 18, 2015 at 11:49

            Yeah, getting thrown out of one of his bars by him, in person was interesting. Nothing physical, but man, was he a bit intimidating. Also, a giant.

          • Dutch Matrix

            September 18, 2015 at 11:50

            I saw him once. If he tells me to get out, I will be all like “Reg Oom! Sorry Oom! Sallie weer nie Oom!”

          • Brady miaau

            September 18, 2015 at 11:56

            totally. Yes. Man. He is so big.

            Turns out it was his birthday and he closed the bar, private party. But no signs AND his bartender let us in, cause we were serious regulars. Not so much after that.

          • Dutch Matrix

            September 18, 2015 at 12:01

            Eish…

          • Brady miaau

            September 18, 2015 at 12:03

            Bar closed down two months later, in Hatfield. we like to think we helped that process. We used to drink a lot. A ridiculous amount, a lot. So much money wasted in my youth…..

            Looking back, what I know now, I would certainly not have spent that much in drinking in bars.

          • Dutch Matrix

            September 18, 2015 at 12:07

            We all have regrets. Mine (edit: was) not telling a certain woman to fuck off out of my life already.
            But what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.

          • Brady miaau

            September 18, 2015 at 12:08

            Same problem for a few years too. Alice Cooper, Poison song does spring to mind 🙂

            The point of the regret is to learn from it and not dwell on it. Right. Right?

          • Dutch Matrix

            September 18, 2015 at 12:12

            Yeah. Or so they say.

          • Brady miaau

            September 18, 2015 at 12:02

            When my wife was pregnant we ate at Wiesenhof at the hospital at every doc visit for her. Food was good, then suddenly, just as the kid was born, food was bad, undercooked, raw and all that. I ate there for two days when my kid was born, at the hospital. It was chalk and cheese to what it was. Weird.

          • Dutch Matrix

            September 18, 2015 at 12:03

            It happens when you visit one restaurant too often I think. It also depends on the cook in the kitchen.

          • Brady miaau

            September 18, 2015 at 12:05

            Yeah, but I eat the same things a lot, OCD like. And I think the cook and the management were different, cause it was that bad. Raw chicken? Get stuffed, restaurant. Raw sausage for breakfast? Yuck.

  18. Viking Of Science

    September 18, 2015 at 11:35

    ROCKET POWERED CARS

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  19. iusedtobe(a)regular

    September 18, 2015 at 11:39

    A bigger budget.

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  20. Fnuik

    September 18, 2015 at 11:59

    I see Japan picked a strong side for tomorrow

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    • Brady miaau

      September 18, 2015 at 12:09

      Did they? Do you follow that? I have no idea.

      But I do fear they have a lot to prove and may, just may, cause the Boks a bit more grief than is expected.

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      • Fnuik

        September 18, 2015 at 12:14

        I’ve got no idea what is written on that team sheet, but thought maybe Geoff could elaborate.

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  21. alcatraz5953

    September 18, 2015 at 12:14

    Take EA’s rugby 08, combine it with rugby challenge 2, soop up the graphics, upgrade the physics and movement system, make sure its fully licensed and have all the leagues around the world in it. Boom, bobs your uncle, a leka rugby game that really shouldn’t be that hard to make

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  22. Alien Emperor Trevor

    September 18, 2015 at 12:33

    I’ve got it! One that’s… scrumptious!

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  23. ElimiNathan

    September 18, 2015 at 12:55

    If EA could put the effort like they do into Fifa for a rugby game we would have a winner

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  24. z1n

    September 18, 2015 at 13:38

    Honestly EA rugby ’08 was probably better than this abortion.

    Reply

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      September 20, 2015 at 14:07

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