Excerpt: After almost a decade away, Codemasters’ Brian Lara Cricket was resurrected to much fanfare and sales success in 2005. Two years later, the game received an update, and now in the present year of 2009, Brian Lara Cricket is seemingly no more, replaced by Ashes Cricket 2009.
Summary: Ashes Cricket 2009 is a game that won’t sell as many copies as the other sports titles on release this summer, but definitely has a lot to offer, especially to the target audience of cricket fans who are often ignored by the likes of EA Sports.
Excerpt: Part of the problem with the Ashes being played in the UK is that most of the action (yes, cricket does feature action) takes place while the majority of the population is working. Those Sky ads that show people watching on their PCs while at work clearly don't paint a true picture of what employees...
Conclusion: The achievements arent hard as you can change difficulty to easy, so if any of you are an achievement whore and is looking to boost their gamerscore and true achievement you should really have a look at this game.
Conclusion: Ashes Cricket 2009 is a rent-first, buy-if-you-dare title. There is a lot to like in its online capabilities, but for a game that promised to elevate the cricketing genre to stellar heights, it has fallen far, far, short of the mark.
Conclusion: Great for cricket fans but not of much interest to anyone else. The game is easy to pick up and play and has an in depth tutorial system, so with a bit of practice anyone can become a master.
Excerpt: It seems like something of a bad omen that on the day that Codemasters latest attempt at recreating an authentic leather-on-willow experience is released, England’s batsmen surrendered the entire first innings of their Ashes match for just 102 runs.