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A new era of cricket games gets set to arrive with Cricket 22

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Ah, cricket. I remember the first time I was forced to endure that so-called sport.

10 years old in the late 1980s, at a boarding school. Was told to sit on a bench with a bunch of other boys, shut up, and watch.

2 damn hours later, I get to have a go in bat.

The teacher bowls me an easy ball. I hit it, the teacher catches it, declares I'm out, and tells me to go sit back down.

Nice.
 
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Cricket 22 takes full advantage of the capabilities of the latest generation of hardware.





 
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Tim Paine entering the pantheon to stand alongside warnie as aussie texting pervs gotta love it

Today I'm feeling this game, i am.. tomorrow? Who knows. Looking forward to hearing other opinions.
 

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Being Indian I am supposed to like cricket but goddamn I have no idea how people can play this as a video game.
 

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Ah, cricket. I remember the first time I was forced to endure that so-called sport.

10 years old in the late 1980s, at a boarding school. Was told to sit on a bench with a bunch of other boys, shut up, and watch.

2 damn hours later, I get to have a go in bat.

The teacher bowls me an easy ball. I hit it, the teacher catches it, declares I'm out, and tells me to go sit back down.

Nice.
You literally hit the ball back to the bowler which you yourself claim was an easy ball... Son, you have no right judging what's considered a sport or not lmao.
 
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Well, that looks rubbish.

Considering these games have irredeemably bad commentary, poor graphics, and a camera that takes an age as it slideshows its way across the panoramic view of the ground it boggles the mind that they thought it needed shit weightlifting and interviews with the press.
 

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A local pond.
Ah, cricket. I remember the first time I was forced to endure that so-called sport.

10 years old in the late 1980s, at a boarding school. Was told to sit on a bench with a bunch of other boys, shut up, and watch.

2 damn hours later, I get to have a go in bat.

The teacher bowls me an easy ball. I hit it, the teacher catches it, declares I'm out, and tells me to go sit back down.

Nice.
Get Gud noob "lollipop_disappointed:
 

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It's hard to believe that there hasn't been an official Cricket title since Big Ant Studios' Cricket 19, especially given how popular the sport is (though given recent events over the years, it's understandable). Thankfully, the wait for a proper follow-up is now over. Cricket 22: The Official Game of the Ashes is now available for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4 and PS5 with the Nintendo Switch version slated to release in January 2022.

Quite a lot has changed over the series' last big outing in terms of mechanics, features and modes but there's also plenty familiar for fans of the sport. Let's take a look at 10 things you should know before buying the game.
 
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What's your take on it mate?
I haven't got it yet. I like to wait until a few patches have been released before getting the cricket games.

I have been watching people play it on YT though, and it looks good. Even bowling looks like it's more fun this time around.



 
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I haven't got it yet. I like to wait until a few patches have been released before getting the cricket games.

I have been watching people play it on YT though, and it looks good. Even bowling looks like it's more fun this time around.



mate late follow-up but can u tell me, can u actually play 5-test series, with like full 5 day games of hundreds of overs, in these games? with like, mid-test saves/resumes, etc? or is it like fifa with shortened games? and do they simulate things like deterioration, swing, the ball roughing, and stuff?
 

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mate late follow-up but can u tell me, can u actually play 5-test series, with like full 5 day games of hundreds of overs, in these games? with like, mid-test saves/resumes, etc? or is it like fifa with shortened games? and do they simulate things like deterioration, swing, the ball roughing, and stuff?
They are full tests/series with saving & resuming. It auto saves at the end of each over. You can skip certain things to speed the game up but you can play it like a proper full length game of cricket. You can be on the ground for hours and hours as a fielder if that's what you want to do.

I don't think the ball and pitch don't deteriorate though. If they do, I never noticed any difference in the previous games.
 
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They are full tests/series with saving & resuming. It auto saves at the end of each over. You can skip certain things to speed the game up but you can play it like a proper full length game of cricket. You can be on the ground for hours and hours as a fielder if that's what you want to do.

I don't think the ball and pitch don't deteriorate though. If they do, I never noticed any difference in the previous games.
i guess i'd just play all the bowlers and batsmen lol

but that brings it closer to being worth $99 AUD lol
 
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I normally play career mode where you are just the 1 player. It's fun trying to go from grade cricket to the national team.
 
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Does it feel like an upgrade over Cricket 19? Considering this game will also be on Switch, it feels like graphics is not the focus. Last cricket game I played was Don Bradman Cricket 14
 

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No IPL or licensed asian teams? Gtfo
There's what, India and Pakistan?

And the IPL would charge a fortune for licensing, for a game that isn't going to sell a lot. And the increase in Indian (probably not Pakistani if they include India, lol) buyers would be small as most Indians are too poor and many others very stingy with money.

India fucked itself over here. Better off without them.
 

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There's what, India and Pakistan?

And the IPL would charge a fortune for licensing, for a game that isn't going to sell a lot. And the increase in Indian (probably not Pakistani if they include India, lol) buyers would be small as most Indians are too poor and many others very stingy with money.

India fucked itself over here. Better off without them.
Sri Lanka? Bangladesh? I'm surprised TBH that IPL doesn't have its own game already.
 

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He's not rude or sporty but i like John Clarke's Fred Dagg from New Zealand... Like a pensive Les Patterson-esque farmer/ambassador for rural New Zealand/Bumpkin... Very dry humour
 
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