Summary: They called it the ball of the century. Wrist snapping as the ball tore from the young leg-spinner's hand, it swerved improbably through the air. Twisting away to Mike Gatting's leg-side, the bemused England veteran instinctively thrust out his left lag and jabbed the bat against it to create what should have been an impervious shield between man and wicket.
Summary: In terms of game modes there's everything here most cricket fans will want. The Ashes themselves are the main draw, backed up by the proper licence (although we're not sure if player likenesses were part of that deal, as most only vaguely match their real life counterparts). Outside of this test series mode you've got One Day and 20 over matches, although neither is a licensed tournament, so there's no properly named Twenty20.
Summary: Ashes 2009 could have been better , if not for noticeable glitches in game play . While faulty umpiring occasionally makes it more realistic , it is overdone.Another thing is the fielding. The fielding is simply horrific.The appealing,too is overdone Otherwise, the game was good. The Hawk-Eye technology is good for the game .There is a Legends Coaching .What made me buy this game, however, was the online game play.
Summary: well THE BIGGEST problem, game is not released to us or Canada, so i had to order it from UK. The game-play and graphics are second to none, i have never seen a game quite like The Ashes, graphics are similar to NBA 2K10, with players facial expressions and swatting. you pretty much can play all the shots like in a real game mid-on, off etc....the bowling is also realistic with drift, dusras spin.
Summary: Cricket games have never captured the public imagination like, say, football games, mainly because a more complex sport is bound to breed a less-easily-grasped video game. But Codemasters' Brian Lara-branded games of yore consistently outshone their rivals, and finally, the Britsoft publisher has acquired the plum cricketing licence: the Ashes.
Excerpt: Introduction: I bought this game as soon as it came out. Like most cricket fans, when the ashes are on, all you want to do is play cricket! I decided to get this game because it looked rather good, all I can say is that it wasn't as good as I hoped it would be. I think it was rushed and corners were cut! Ease of game: I found the game really easy! Even on hard, if you get used to it you can keep the batsmen in for a very long time with little difficulty.
Excerpt: As with every sport in Britain, Cricket has a reasonable size following and as a result computer game manufacturers have been trying to cash in on its popularity for a number of years with only moderate success in the form of Brian Lara cricket and even then the best outing for that was over 10 years ago in 1999. Following on from the relative success that Codemasters had with the Lara series they have now brought us Ashes 2009, which I had reasonable hopes for.