Originally Posted by marc71178
So how is it easy to add such things into the current (2005) game then?
When ICC first came out, the obsession with stats was nowhere near what it is now, so they didn't put them in.
Firstly, I believe the current game is 2006!
When ICC first came out TEN YEARS AGO (may be slightly less), I agree the 'obsession' with stats was not what it is now - but there were no cricket management games back then. ICC was the first and, therefore, everyone rallied round it. Now there is some form of competition from various games and ICC is still the same game (give or take a few things - like the interface and there being a few more options etc) as it was 10 years ago - it has not developed, the developers have not been doing their job! So are you saying that the developers are basing their decisions on what to include in the game on what was when it first released!? Just because 'stats' weren't an obsession when it first came out, does not give them an excuse for not even bothering to do something. Do they not take their customer's opinions into account?
Now, I really liked ICC but, in the end, the fact that it is a pretty much dormant game where you are charged £20 for what is, essentially, a data update. Now, I know ICC are releasing 3 versions within a year so something must be happening...but...slowly they are burning bridges by their lack of updates. The good people at Sports Interactive manage to put a 'new' game out every 2/3 years and their yearly version nearly always has some significant changes in it. You would have expected ICC to have changed somewhat since its current interface came out but it hasn't. That is the main gripe that most who criticise it have.