Ashes Cricket 2009: Preview
As a kid I was hooked onto Brian Lara's Cricket and it still remains my favorite cricket game on any platform. Codemasters did what EA couldn't; it captured the fun and excitement of cricket, even though the game was riddled with bugs. Codemasters next release in 2007 was also fairly successful. Fast-forward to 2009 and we have the latest cricket iteration called Ashes 2009.
I got some time with the game recently and to be honest, I was rather disappointed. The game was playable on the Xbox 360 and featured a completely new control scheme. This is the Ashes edition, which features all modes found in the previous game plus the Ashes Tour, which is clearly targeted at the European market. In case you are a 20-20 fanatic, the game also features a 20-20 mode, for some quick cricketing action.