Reviews and Problems with Brian Lara International Cricket 2005
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Still not good enough
R. McEneaney "maccamac2006", amazon.co.uk
14 August 2005
Summary: I have played many cricket games in my life: the original Brian Lara, EA Cricket 2002 and 2004 and none of them portray the game well enough. The biggest flaws of all these games are the test matches and particularly in this game there are varying problems. In this version it is extremely difficult to bowl out a good team (anyone from west indies and better) out because there are no edges (one a match) no drives in the air to cover or short leg/silly point catches off...
Summary: I have to agree with the people criticising this game. I was a previous owner of Brian Lara's Cricket on the PS1 and I was hooked. After reading poor reviews on EA Cricket 2005, I thought it was a sign that this would work for me. Put simply, get your spinners on, bowl flat-and-quick on leg stump, put two fine-leg fielders in place and the computer-controlled team will bat 3 sessions for no runs!! How realistic is that??
Summary: I was quite suprised to read all the positive reviews above, I personally find this game a huge dissapointment. I guess it depends on whether you look at the game as a bit of arcade fun or as a proper cricket simulation. If it's a bit of arcade fun then this game is great, but if it's a simulation you're after ( as I am ), then EA's 2004 Cricket game is vastly superior ( not the 2005 version, I haven't played that ). Reasons why I think it's a bad simulation..