Reviews and Problems with Brian Lara International Cricket 2007
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13 September 2007
Summary: Having spent time getting used to EA's Cricket 2005 as it was released earlier than Brian Lara's International Cricket I had plenty of time to make a comparison between the two and with the exception of a full licence and county matches Lara takes beats out Cricket 2005 in almost every way.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: It really is difficult to imagine how a cricket game could improve on the formula found here. For those who enjoy the sport this is a must buy; for the uninitiated it's a great introduction that will bowl you over.
Excerpt: In the summer of 2005 Brian Lara made a triumphant return to video games, with Codemasters' game being addictive and highly enjoyable. It wasn't perfect, but it was the best option cricket fans had. Now we've moved into the next-gen era and the legendary series has arrived on the Xbox 360 (as well as PS2 and PC). Some spit and polish has certainly helped, but things are largely the same as they were - except England have become worse.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Judged by conventional gaming standards, Brian Lara International Cricket 2005 is not a great game. As cricketing games go, it's passable, and even enjoyable. Perhaps one day someone will manage to put everything together and make a game that accurately portrays the sport. I wouldn't bet on it though.
Conclusion: Overall, Brian Lara International Cricket 2007 is a fun game, with lots of skill and realism. Unfortunately the awful fielding system and a few other minor niggles really got to me when playing it, even when it only happened every so often. Fans of cricket will enjoy the great character animations and playing twenty overs against a mate, but due to the slightly irrational AI it’s definitely not one to play alone.
Pros: Nice graphics, Good animations, Easy learning curve, Feels realistic at times...
Cons: ...Defies all logic at other times, Inconsistent controls, Batting too easy and fielding too hard, Buggy, AI not too great
Summary: Ricky Ponting International Cricket 2007 is the best cricket game we've ever played, however it's still not perfect and to be honest we expected more improvements over the last version. Cricket fans should check this out - it's a good way to waste a few hours.