Look, we make no secret on the Game On Australia podcast that I am a gamer with, hhmmmm, shall we call it, experience.
Put it this way… I know what a Pong is and have actually seen it being played in action.
So, with my pedigree, I’ve played A LOT of games.
One type I haven’t played a lot of though, over all those years, are cricket games. Pretty much because there ain’t that many to play.
Back in the day (mid ‘80s), the one game I played a bit of was Graham Gooch’s Test Cricket. YES, they made a game about test cricket.
It was actually pretty good, from memory. Despite what you see below.
Of course, if you’re a fan of Australian sport and a gamer, you’ll know that the choice of video games based on sports that are popular in this country are pretty thin.
We don’t get the luxury of a regular dose of FIFA or Pro Evo every year, with the millions that they throw at those games year in, year out, so when a game like Don Bradman’s Cricket 2017 comes out, despite the reviews, I’m probably going to buy it.
Which I just have done.
The problem is, with that game, is that everywhere I look in all my fave stores, it’s anywhere between $90 and $100.
ONE HUNDRED BUCKS???
Fortunately, I found it online from a gaming store for $65… with a 10% discount, so I’m eagerly now awaiting to see how it fares in my long history of trying to find the perfect cricket game.
I’ll report back once I’ve played it a bit.
Written by: @dantheinternut