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.
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: 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: 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: I got this game for Christmas and I have layed on this nearly everyday since I got it. If you are a fan of Cricket its a very good game, the gameplay s good as you are able to play in the ashes series, 20-20, one day internationals, where the numbers of overs can be changed to suit your needs and test series as other international teams. The game is hard to learn at first but with the additional of the tutorials, the controls can be easily learnt.
Conclusion: best cricket game ever!!! yes its better than brian lara's orig one, make not very good cricket players play awesome ( no names but how come i can score hundreds and hundreds with ravi b......... but in real life, not very good!!! 6/5 hows that!!