I’m sorry Cricket Australia, the ECB and Big Ant Studios.
I just can not get excited about the “big” announcement surrounding the new Ashes cricket game.
I simply can not.
Don Bradman’s Cricket 2017 has left such a bad taste in my mouth that all this talk about motion capture and blah blah blah concerns me, more than excites me.
Of course, Big Ant, the company behind this new Ashes game, made Don Bradman’s Cricket 2017. And all the other Bradman’s before them.
If you have in fact missed it, Cricket Australia (of all places) made the big announcement today that Ashes Cricket will be released in November, to coincide with this year’s big Ashes series against England.
THERE’S A STORY ON WHO WON AT THE EMMY’S – BUT NOTHING ON THE NEW CRICKET GAME.
I shake my head.
Anyways – back to the game – they’ve made a big deal about the fact that, this time around, there are full licenses and likenesses and all that jazz, including the motion capture.
That’s all well and good, but if the game plays like a dog, will be still be a dog… no matter how pretty it looks.
I’ve love to be proven wrong. As I’ve suggested in a previous podcast, I’m loathe to criticise an Australian developer making an attempt on a game that I love (cricket), but Don Bradman’s was that bad that I just couldn’t hold my tongue.
Let’s see how the new game play – I will be the first to change my tune if the game proves to be a ripper.
Pretty please… with a nice fat cherry on top… please be good.
Written by: @dantheinternut