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Written by  :  Glenn Fischmann (5)
Written on  :  Apr 10, 2001
Platform  :  PlayStation
Rating  :  3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
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The best simulation of cricket, although a bit arcady.

The Good

Shane Warne/Brian Lara cricket had great graphics and good gameplay. It also ventured where other cricket games had not been. This was characterised by the inclusion of classic matches, actual days and sessions, keeping averages of how well you had been going. It did everything well except for a few minor things below.

The Bad

Firstly, many of the shots looked unrealistic. Ie the off drive, hook, 'square' drive, and all the defensive strokes. Not to mension the bowling....

You could not charge the bowling, and all the pace bowlers look like pea shooters, and the spinners all had quirky actions like Murali or Harbajhan Singh.

But then again, most of the batting strokes were pretty good.

However, it was far too easy to score runs, and hit sixes. It was not out of the question to score at a strike rate of two to three hundred consistantly. Otherwise..,.. it was great.

The Bottom Line

A cricket game that plays well but a little unrealistically.