Summary: I purchased this as I was very excited at the prospect of playing a cricket game on the Wii. However, the first thing that should be mentioned is that the Wii version is not the same as the PS3 version. The graphics on here are pretty basic, and more on par with the PS2 or even PS1! Although the game is enjoyable and novel at first, the novelty soon runs out, not helped by the poor graphics and repetitive commentary.
Summary: Ashes Cricket 2009 is, in my honest opinion, a disappointment. I carefully read the other reviews on Amazon before considering buying the title and was warned off it by a friend who had it on the PS and said it was terrible. Nonetheless, I thought it should be fun on Wii and eventually gave in. It's not all negative by any means.
Summary: I was very excited to hear that a cricket game had finally been released on the Wii. However, this does not live up to expectations and I would avoid it if you are looking for game that stands up to the Brian Lara series. The graphics are not as good as other cricket games I have played, but that is not my main issue. My problem with this game is lack of options when bowling and batting.
Summary: Despite reading some of the more negative reviews of this game I bought it anyway - bit of a mistake. What a disappointing game. It is basically the old Brian Lara cricket game - same graphics, same game play, same annoying commentary. There is no real control (really) over the batting and it gets a bit boring after a while. There is an element of control over the bowling but not really enough.
Summary: This game is very good - for batting swinging the wii remote around hitting 6s, hard when you start off but it gets easier dont worry. bowling and fielding needs improving, it is so frustrating I was against india on hard and their battsman hit it right up in the air straight to a computer controlled fielder and he DROPPED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! bowling gets a bit boring especially if the batts an dont get out.
Summary: Love my cricket but this is an unimaginitive and poor game, little changed from the original Brian Lara game and could be played just as easily on a joypad. Poor renditions of players, too easy to score big runs and bowled out Oz twice on first day. Played it for 3 hours and felt very ho-hum about it all. traded it in within a week.
Summary: This game would appeal to five year olds ........... if you lucky, but to somebody who has played many a sports game I don't think so. You don't have any control over your shot and all it is is a flick of the wrist, same with bowling choose where you want the ball to pitch and flick the wrist. The graphics are a standard of a Playstation 1 maybe worse and the commentary is poor.
Summary: The only reason I can think they would put something with such a high profile out when it's so sub standard is because they were desperate to time it with the Ashes tour even though it wasn't ready. It really is a huge disappointment. Graphics are poor, very poor. It looks like a game from five years ago; blocky, grainy etc. They can't hide this in the preview videos so check them out yourself. Game play is also very poor.
Summary: This game could have been really good but it looks like it was rushed out in time for the Ashes. We enjoyed Brian Lara although it was far from perfect. Ashes'09 is a step back....thoroughly disappointing. Pros: + Graphics are really nice, good animations, most players look similar to their real-life counterparts + Variety of commentators + Up-to-date team rosters for Eng & Aus Cons: - There is not much to do !