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serious support from EA confirmed!!!



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averyblund said:
Oh boy I'm sure this will be a hit in the US. Good ups though, different strokes for different folks. Now can we get a serious hockey game!? I have done pretty much all I can do with NHL 2k9- it is fun, but so lacking.

Eh? that's kinda left to be seen. Most ppl don't even know what cricket is.

i know EA released cricket games on the PC in the past so why not on a console this time around.

 

 



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Xponent said:
Awesome. Wii cricket is a no brainer. Motion plus and balance board support is a must.

 

Balance board support? Really?

 

For batting specifically, rather than running between the wickets or bowling. As blunty suggested, getting to the pitch of the ball, moving across the stumps, playing frontfoot and backfoot shots are all important aspects of batting. Indeed, footwork has been implemented before in previous EA cricket games. Balance board support would be optional of course, but would surely enhance the experience.

On another note, it would make sense to bring this to the Wii, given its popularity in markets where cricket is popular such as the UK and Australia. The recent success of Big Beach Sports was mostly a consequence of its cricket minigame.

 

@ Okey,

That comment seems so, how do you say, "un-Australian".



WOOT! CRICKET ON WII! YES! ive been waiting for this since i played Wii Sports!



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The only problem with cricket, is when you tell people that the true version of the game takes 5 days, with tea breaks, and that can end in a draw... but it is still a great sport to play and watch

Hopefully they will do this right. I am not sure how the balance board support will work, I assume you will stand back of the board, and if you stay there, then you will play of the back foot, and if you take a step forward you will play forward, but I am not sure that is precise enough. Also is the Wiimote sensitive enough to make it work properly. My concern comes from the fact that I have played Wii tennis, and it did not really feel anything like playing proper tennis, and hopefully I would not get that same feeling if I played Wii cricket

Peter Moores has said that the Rugby and Cricket franchises are not dead, in an interview with OPM UK, so I would bet they are coming to HD consoles, which is great news for me! I do have a surprising love for cricket games



blunty51 said:
averyblund said:
Oh boy I'm sure this will be a hit in the US. Good ups though, different strokes for different folks. Now can we get a serious hockey game!? I have done pretty much all I can do with NHL 2k9- it is fun, but so lacking.

Eh? that's kinda left to be seen. Most ppl don't even know what cricket is.

i know EA released cricket games on the PC in the past so why not on a console this time around.

 

 

Sorry forgot my <sarcasm> </sarcasm> tags.

 



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Cricket... is that like Polo, only sans horses?

Sorry <-- American

 

I can't see this one going over well in the states.  Posters from the rest of the world seem kinda excited though, eh?



 

Procrastinato said:

Cricket... is that like Polo, only sans horses?

Sorry <-- American

 

I can't see this one going over well in the states.  Posters from the rest of the world seem kinda excited though, eh?

It is not at all like polo, just check wiki, but before you get started, as I have said before, the proper version of the game takes 5 days (about 6 hours play per day)

I don't think cricket titles are designed to appeal to americans, were Cricket 07 or BLIC 2007 ever released in the states

 

Oh, and this game will come out in June, it will be Ashes time!!!!! {England are still going to lose...}



Not the rest of the world, cricket is popular mostly in old british colony nations. It's not popular here in Ireland or most of Europe etc.

I think.



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