Summary: I don't know if there is something wrong I out select a control to hit and it doesn't then it does. I select myself to play and the CPU does then it doesn't. My little boy knows all when it comes to working out how to play PS2 games and he's given up - it was one of his b'day presents as well. First game ever to be really disappointed. Purchased after reading these reviews. Maybe it's faulty?
Summary: Cricket 2004 is everything you would expect from an EA Sports production. All the teams and stats from the English county league and the Australian domestic leagues are present and correct, and their are a wealth of international options from foreign tours to the world cup. The graphics are generally good, and the commentary and all round presentation of the game is top notch.
Summary: I got this game a few weeks ago and I thought it was really good. The training is really helpful, once you learn how to time your shots you can hit nearly every ball to the boundary. The bowlng is quite good although it can become tedious at times when the batsmen isn't playing any shots. If this happens to me I autoplay the rest of the innings. There is a good selection of game modes.
Excerpt: Cricket 2004 is the best cricket game around although there is not much competition around at the moment. the graphics are quite good but could be improved, the gameplay is quite good becuase there are lots of different match modes including ODIs and test matches and you can play a season in county cricket however the gameplay does get repetitve after a while but you should be able to get at least 25 hrs of gameplay.
Pros: lots of different match modes including ODIs and test matches
Cons: gets repetitive and comemtary is not very good
Excerpt: From the moment i put this game in my Ps2 i just knew it was going to be something special. having read previews on this game i was really expecting a lot from it. With its variety of gameplay modes and teams to choose from it i was excieted. right then....for all cricket fans out there you will love this game..it applies to all the realistic nature of the game of cricket..
Pros: Slick Gameplay, realistic and Lots of variety
Summary: Yet again, a game comes out which could have been brilliant but it just let down by lots of little niggles. Firstly and most obviously, the graphics are poor - ranging from the terrible frontend / menu system( both in looks and in navigation ) to the poor animations of fielders and dodgy looking crowds. It's hard to understand how the animations of the fielders could be so bad as they're seen so often ( i.e. after every ball bowled ! ).
Excerpt: Firstly I would like to start off by saying EA Sports Cricket 2004 is the best Cricket game ever released, beating even Codemasters classic in 'Brian Lara Cricket'. The 2004 game is a good update from the previous 2002 version with several new features. Features • All English County Cricket teams with there correct grounds. You have the ability to either play the county championship season starting from either divisions 1 or 2 or from the 2003 season.
Pros: Fully licensed English & Australian County Cricket Teams, Easy Controls, ability to select your own squad form a huge database
Excerpt: For those of you who hate cricket i can totally understand. This however is cricket without all the boring parts. i.e the fielding. You just bowl and bat and have the chance to field but i always let the computer do this. This game is about 25 pounds now and good value for money. Being a keen cricketer and playing against some of the top cricketers in and around Bristol at the age of 15 i thought i'd like to play cricket without having to go outside and have to run...