International Cricket 2010 is a Sporting game available on the 360. It can be played in Thirdperson Firstperson modes.
International Cricket 2010 is a Sporting game. Sports games recreate a wide variety of real life competitive activities. Depending on the sport, these will either have an action or strategy focus. Popular sports games are often released on an annual basis, each year the game receives new player rosters and game improvements.
International Cricket 2010 can be played in a Thirdperson mode. Third Person games view the world from over the right shoulder of the character being controlled. This enables you to see the character you are controlling as well as their surrounds. Although not as immersive as first person, third person games enable more complex moves and interactions with the environment.
International Cricket 2010 can be played in a Firstperson mode. First Person games view the world from the eyes of the in-game character. You don't see the character themselves apart from their hands, gun or possibly feet as in Mirror's Edge. Because of the imediacy of the experience and sheer volume of visual information the player is offered First Person games lend themselves to the shooting genre. The FPS view enables players to immerse themselves in the experience and react quicker to events in the game. Other games have used a first person view to deliver an unusual perspective on an old genre - Mirror's Edge for example delivers a Platforming genre through a First Person view.
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International Cricket 360 goes first person and creates an authentic experience. These, and other, impressive design decisions are well delivered but without the finesse that would make this a really stand out cricketing game.
International Cricket may not simulate everyone's sport of choice, but from a technical standpoint at least this is an impressive game. If you add in even a modicum of enthusiasm for leather on willow and you have a surprisingly compelling experience.
International Cricket 2010 has me caught in two minds. It offers significant improvements to the genre in terms of realistic perspectives and intelligent tactics, but the experience is hamstrung by a limited single player mode. I'd love to have been bowled over, but as it is I'm remaining fairly stiff upper-lipped.
With the focus of the British sporting media having switched swiftly from England's fairly predictable World Cup exit to Andy Murray's failure to secure his first Men's Singles title at Wimbledon, I can't help but feel a little sorry for England's cricketers, and cricket in general for that matter. After all, our boys have just completed an impressive ODI series win against the Australians, winning the first three matches to secure victory before the Aussies could get a foothold.
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