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Brian Lara International Cricket 2007 (aka Ricky Ponting 2007)

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"Good fun, but odd at times."
4 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

I have just recently started playing this again and so far I'm really enjoying it, the graphics are amazing, the commentary is great and the simplistic controls make it easy enough for a total amateur to play and have fun. My only gripes are that sometimes the commentary can be a little repetitive, and occasionally the fielding side can do some VERY strange things, such as knocking off the bails even when no attempt to run has been made, and going for a run can sometimes fail if you double press the run button and then quickly cancel, but this may just be my own personal experience, YMMV, but all in all good fun :D

"Best Cricket Game I've Played"
5 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Brian Lara Cricket aka Ricky Ponting Cricket is by far the best console cricket game ive come across. This is because it is perfectly balance in terms of realism, it isn't so fake to make it look rediculous (Shane Warne 99) and it isn't as real as Cricket 09 which i found to be far too realistic to enjoy. My Friends and I can spend hours playing this game trying to accomplish new high scores. If you like cricket and want to relax buy this.

"Fun but only buy if ur big fan"
3 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

I was exited to play this game after playin the earlier version ricky ponting 2006 on xbox but it was a bit of a let down because it was virtually exactly the same as 2006 and they dont even use the real player names unless you play the wolrd cup. The achievements are easy to get and dont prove much of a challenge so that can be good or bad depending on your opinion.

"Not worth the money!"
3 stars"

I love cricket games and couldnt wait for this one to come out,i got a shock when i first played it,the graphics are not up to scratch,the commentary is poor,and the menu music is terrible!after every bowl a player shouts out a annoying sound,overall id give this game a 5/10,worth while renting for $8,but not worth paying $120!

"Could've done better"
2 stars"

Yeah this games ok, it plays easily, looks alright, but it just doesn't have immersion of the old EA games. I can score 500+ in a test match in about 50 overs and then bowl the Paki's out for 99 in reply without much effort.

They should have put a greater emphasis on building confidence and getting yourself “in” to score runs. That way they could have captured the intensity and tactical aspect of cricket.

Its fun sure, but its like an arcade game, I love sports games for the replay-ability but I can see this getting old quick.

"Solid gameplay, a few quirks"
4 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Overall a pleasure to play with a very solid gameplay engine.
Feels like the crowd doesn't really get involved and the comentry's weak at times too, also the strange player names take a little bit away from the game. A game like this is all about emersion esp if your'e a cricket fan… “I am!” the gameplay is emersive but the ambience only partially is. Never-the-less as its the only offering for the 360, a must-have for cricket fans.

Description

Brian Lara International Cricket 2007 will expand the series' trademark fluid, dynamic gameplay mechanics to deliver a thoroughly entertaining and competitive game that captures all the tension, skill and intensity of world-class international cricket. The Ricky Ponting game engine has been brought into Codemasters Studios to benefit from a full internal development programme.

Thanks to the official ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 content, Brian Lara International Cricket 2007 will feature licensed players, including world cricket stars Andrew Flintoff, Ricky Ponting, Mahendra Dhoni, Muttiah Muralitharan.

In addition to players, the game will lead with a dedicated ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 mode featuring all the official teams, stadia, kits and equipment of the tournament. Further modes include a fully licensed ICC Champions' Trophy competition and exhibition matches including One Day Games, Test Matches and exciting 20-over run fests. When you want to get competitive for real, Brian Lara International Cricket 2007 will deliver with online competitive play on PC (LAN and online) and Xbox Live.

Brian Lara International Cricket 2007 will add extra depth to the series’ complete batting, bowling and fielding experience whilst retaining its trademark accessible playability. The acclaimed batting play will see the introduction of subtle edges, sweepshots and the ability to use your feet to dance down wicket and smash the ball over the boundary for six.

Bowling will see a much improved set of delivery types, thanks to changes in the way the ball swings in the air and reacts off the pitch, showcasing Shane Warne's huge variation of spinning deliveries and Steve Harmison’s raw pace and even reverse swing as the ball degrades. In Fielding, there's a new reflex-testing slip catch system and players can now be run out at both ends and be stumped by alert wicket keepers.

A striking advancement is the photo-realistic visuals that are being created for the title. Hundreds of real player likenesses are being modelled in high detail, complete with animated facial expressions to capture the intensity and emotion of international cricket. Stadia, including all eight official World Cup venues, are also being created with a new level of textured detail and will make use of proprietary shader technology for realistic, subtle and changing lighting effects, such as time of day and weather.

Release date NZ
March 29th, 2007
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Publisher
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
Xbox Live Leaderboards
Yes
Xbox Live Voice Support
Yes
Multi-player Versus
Yes
Custom Soundtracks
Yes
Online Tournaments
Yes
UPC
5024866333510
Product ID
1526533

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