Excerpt: Codemasters have known for a long time that the Ashes started 8 th July, so the first disappointment is that they failed to release Ashes Cricket 2009 until 7 th August. This would be by the by if they had used that time to hone the graphics and skills of the game in order to realistically simulate cricket.
Conclusion: This Codemasters Ricky Ponting series follow-on (sorry, had to use it somewhere) is a fairly good attempt at bringing cricket to the Wii. It’s not perfect by any means but is a thorough attempt without being too ‘over-the-top’. It may have been slightly rushed. The game of cricket has always been difficult to make an exciting video game from and some would say that’s just how cricket is in real life.