Excerpt: Cricket once again arrives on the XBox 360 in International Cricket 2010 that is an amalgamation of arcade meets simulation sports. The biggest change to the cricket franchise from Codemasters is the new action came which allows you to face the ball like you're really there and the ability to play...
Excerpt: There's only one sport making headlines at the moment. Eleven men taking on eleven men on a beautiful green pitch, with a ball playing a major part in proceedings. This isn't a video game based on that sport.
Conclusion: The many different tournaments that can be played is fairly fun, though to be honest one tournament is basically enough for me. Test matches are the best by far of all tournaments, though patience is a virtue should you want to complete a whole series.
Excerpt: The unmistakable sound of leather on willow. The light tinkle of a teaspoon in a porcelain cup. The polite applause from the crowd. The sight of pretty umbrellas under the sun. A few men in white exchange pleasantries on the field. Generally just a nice day out.
Excerpt: Cricket isn’t really the easiest sport to translate into a game, although Codemasters have managed it admirably ever since Brian Lara Cricket was released in 1994, but, let’s be honest now, batting is still the most fun portion of the game, and it’s likely that it’s always going to offer superior...
Summary: UK REVIEW--There are few sports that polarise opinion in quite the manner cricket does, and it is likely to be the same for International Cricket 2010. It provides a faithful and nuanced translation of the game to consoles, with satisfaction to be found picking the perfect spot to cream a ball for...
Pros: Nuanced batting and bowling control
Cons: Truly dire commentary, Poor and sometimes buggy graphics, Incomplete squads
Conclusion: Not really a great leap forward from last year, with certain elements taking a regrettable step backwards. Still, there is plenty of fun to be had here for cricket fans and the game mechanics are easy to pick up and play even for clueless amateurs.
Excerpt: Cricket. Love it or hate it, it is New Zealand’s summer sport of choice for many. Even if our very own Black Caps are, at times, painful to support there is nothing like the dulcet tones of cricket on the TV during a grand summers day. I love cricket.