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.
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.
I regret purchasing this game. Avoid the glitches and buy BLIC 07 for PS2. 6/10.
29 January 2010
Excerpt: I have had ashes cricket 09 on the PS3 for a while now and was disappointed by the games poor gameplay. I was left frustrated by the game and couldn't help feeling the game had been rushed out of production by codemasters to coincide with the 2009 Ashes series vs Australia. There are plenty of new features including trophies (I have unlocked quite a few for getting a hat-trick, taking 10 wickets with one bowler), new catching system (the ball whilst in the air, will...
A nice game for cricket fans who will enjoy wining the ashes again and again!
6 January 2010
Excerpt: I used to play Brian Laras ps2 game which was great! I knew I had to get this one when it came out as I have now upgraded to ps3. The most interesting feature is the new way you get out being caught. If you are fielding the ball will come to you - and a circle will go red; then orange then green. On red you drop the ball; on orange you might drop the ball and green the batsman is out! It takes a bit of getting used to but soon you are ready for the circle!
Excerpt: "...And so it is with Ashes Cricket 2009, a game that makes no secret of the cricket spectacle that it is relying on to boost sales. Cricket games are quite rare on consoles, coming along once every few years or so, usually to a lukewarm reception. This is not only because cricket is less popular than other sports, but also because it is difficult to translate into a compelling gaming experience, and many cricket games are substandard. Those who have ...
Pros: Good batting and bowling systems, excellent offline multiplayer
Cons: Numerous glitches cause significant issues, only two licensed teams