Review by Abhishek DafriaEA SPORTS has come out with yet another Cricketing Game which is no better than its previous ones. It is hard to believe that the makers of the hit game FIFA can come up with this game, CRICKET 2000, a total disappointment.
The graphics of CRICKET 2000 are not worth talking about with each player of a team having the same features.
The bowling actions are more or less the same. The wrist spinners like Warne have an action totally different than their original one. It is difficult to bowl short balls if you are a paceman. And believe it or not, the spinners give the ball so much flight that they regularly bowl the ball over the shoulder height and get a no-ball!!
In the batting department, the defensive shots are worth to watch. But other than that, batting is also not at all exciting. If one hits the ball in the air, it appears to drift (a season ball drifting)! Running between the wickets is slow and exasperating.
One hardly understands, where and what are the fielders doing on the field? The keeper at times dives to grab the ball left by the batsman which appears unnecessary. After a wicket has fallen there are no videos to watch as in other EA games.
The availability of more than 20 stadiums and night play as well as the net practice are the only things that might interest you in the game. The commentary is not much worth listening to. Also, the players come out too slowly from the pavilion which adds to the boredom.
Overall, CRICKET 2000 does not provide any better entertainment than its predecessors. One cannot rate it more than 2/5.
Review by V.K. Paradkar
EA have stepped into the Cricket Arena once again with their latest offering " Cricket 2000 ", an addition to their " 2000 " series. Without wasting much time, I would like to come directly to the point. If you dont like " ICC Cricket World Cup 99 ( CWC99) ", dont waste your time reading this article. I laid my hands on the game, and now Im repenting on the same. Anyway read it its not too big.
At the end of the day, EA have failed to deliver what was expected from them. In simple language,
" Cricket 2000 = CWC99 + Patch 1.0 + Patch 1.1 + New Videos, Audio and Menu Screens "
All in all, if you are an EA Sports fan, and want to complete the " 2000 " series collection, buy the game. But if you are a real cricket fan and want some real action, go and play it in reality, or continue playing Brian Lara Cricket. Im sure you enjoy BLC more the Cricket 2000.
Saturday, 16 March 2013.