The game essentially looks and feels like Rugby Challenge 3 but I do feel a fairly good improvement in overall game play. As a player of every rugby game, my feedback is below:
Ruck System: Biggest issue with the game is the rucking system. this should not be a mash button exercise until we have 7 players in the ruck. ruck should commit up to 1-4max players before securing it (4 is high ruck commitment.
Passes: The passing distance must be capped based on a player's attributes. I have seen the computer throw a bullet pass cutting out 6 people - the distance a player can pass should be based on passing stat attribute.
scoring a try: Can we please please please just get a basic animation of a standard dive. The Diving animations are poor, the user should feel satisfied with the scoring animation, the current ones feel clunky. just a simple straight dive and slide is all we ask for.
Player voices: Terrible audio - Either remove or add recorded game audio of scrums/rucks?
Frame rates drop often.
lighting for night games are really poor (same with all RC games) it doesnt feel right.
Otherwise, I am enjoying the game so far. Buggy, but I do like the minor improvments throughout the game. Im hoping the patch solves a lot of these issues but I am having fun none-the-less. Ill provide more deedback as I go