A new cherry just in time for the Ashes.
By Alex Walker on November 8, 2013 at 9:22 am
OK, OK. Cricket’s a niche sport. I can accept that. It’s not fast enough for everyone, the LBW rules are more labyrinthine than tort law and the current state of the national team is enough to spark wide-scale depression.
Nevertheless, Melbournians yesterday became the first ones to get their hands on the release of Don Bradman Cricket 14, the latest addition to the red-ball genre by local devs Big Ant Studios. Launching on PC and the current-gen consoles, a stack of die-hard cricket fans rocked up to the Swanston Street EB Games branch for a hands-on.
The reception from fans over at PlanetCricket, home of all things, uh, cricket, has been good so far. I’ve been trying for weeks to get in contact with the developers for an advance copy, but alas it looks like I’ll have to buy the game like everyone else. I don’t particularly mind though: I watched Kerri-Anne Kennerley don a cricket helmet in front of Richie Benaud to play Ashes Cricket 97 on live TV and I still wanted the game for Christmas.
It helps a bit that the fans captured some good footage of DBC 14 from the shop floor. I’ve embedded one of the videos showing off the Career mode (where you control a single player) below, but there’s a whole stack uploaded to the PlanetCricketForums Youtube channel. So far? It’s looking pretty good.