The game has so much potential. Some small adjustments to the gameplay would make such a difference.
Backline needs to run straight to utilise overlaps. Too often overlaps are created by inside backs (centres etc) running outside of the winger and being the last man. Instead of going through hands, forced miss passes make the players run unrealistic lines and causes frustration.
Forwards cant tip (pass) the ball onto other forwards. In RC3 a simple pass(R1/L1) would tip the ball onto the next forward who would usually be cutting some kind of line. In RC4 as soon as you hit the pass button with a forward it hits an outside back.
Getting the 9 to pick then hit the last man in the pod works really well. You usually find some space/a weak shoulder and make a line break but nearly everytime you get turned over doing this. Its a good game mechanic where the player is making a positive play over the gain line - dont punish it with a turnover - please fix.
Kicking preparation is a mess. L2+right button prepares the kicker but thjey often sit way too deep and very rarely when you hit R1+L1 it finds the kicker. Will hit another playmaker who is flat. Very frustrating and needs fixing.
Fullback positioning is way off. Also - the ball is never caught off a kick. This needs to change to be more realistic and enjoyable. Every so often hitting grass from a kick is great and should be rewarded but not everytime.
SUGGESTION. L1/R1 pass hits the middle man in the pod. If you want to hit 10 from the base instead, hold pass button a tad longer like in RC3. if you choose to hit the middle man in the pod he should have the option to tip (L1/R1) or play the ball behind the forward runner to the 10 by pressing L1+R1.
10 often stands where 12 should be and vice versa. Needs to be an emphasis on 10 being first reciever whenever he is not in a ruck.
Set plays are great! please speed them up. Player get in position pretty quickly. If you can half the time to execute a set play it would make a world of difference.
Very few line breaks in the middle of the park (maybe its me). By getting players to run straighter at more dynamic angles it would lead to line breaks-but also more space out wide if you miss them as defenders will be sucked in.
Option for high hanging box kick.
Please stop the Ai going one way and passing back into the ruck. frustrating and unrealistic. Want to see the Ai spread the ball a bit moire. Not just one off runners then 4 offloads. want to see more of a pattern. Mimic how Pro teams play.
The offloads are too much and the 40m passes are un-realistic - please fix
Animation on kick off and kicking to touch HAS to change. very clunky and you cant see enough. This needs a fix.
Higher cam on line outs. Cant see pod position to compete
need an option for forward pick and go from base. Happens occasionally but rare.
More types of penalties. Hands at ruck/Scrum pen/not rolling away etc. Penalties are a big part of todays game and we want realism and score lines that arent purely through tries (eg 21-14)