Summary: I torrented it online. I had a lot of fun playing it. The online mode was bleh, plain, but atleast they included online, which was great, and I had a ton of fun with that until there were issues with my computer, not the game, and I had to delete it. Oh, and also, only England and Australia has real player names, but you can edit the names which are good, and if you're a cricket fan, the I torrented it online. I had a lot of fun playing it.
Summary: I liked this much better than EA Cricket. The skill points which can be used and improvement of players by match performances are interesting too. I started playing Ashes 2 days ago only. But graphics wise EA cricket is still on top. I think the latest version of game is available now. I would like to try that. Much more match options and management options like in Fifa. will never make I liked this much better than EA Cricket.
Excerpt: Not much into cricket, but this was a very enjoyable game to play. Although playing the ashes against CPU is fun, it’s a great laugh against a friend and even my old man had a go and started smashing 4’s. I would certainly recommend hiring this out and giving the Aussies another bashing. If your looking for achievement points, you can get over 700 easily.
Conclusion: Always been a fan of Codemaster's cricket game's but this one is the best one of all and show's that alot work has gone into the play of the game. Yes it may not be the best looking game around and alot of the players move the same like they when bowling but oh well. Bowling- What you get when bowling like in real life LBW wont always go your way even when it should...yes its abit annoying but it happens.
Conclusion: In Brian Lara 2007 it was far to easy, you could bowl players out easily and score about 300 runs when batting. But Aashes 2009 is more challenging, life like and the graphics are fantastic. When fielding you have multiple choice of how to bowl, there are different techniques for batting as well. Also there are coaching classes from ian botham and shane warne to teach you better ways to bat and bowl.
Conclusion: great game Graphics are good but the players names are not changed and it is realistic like the proper ashes with SI botham and shane warne giving you coaching on how to improve your batting and bowling.