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Last edited by pinchy81; 28-05-2006 at 05:23 PM.
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Already tried running 2005 with 2006's db's, didn't work. Maybe there's a simple lock on them that someone could break?
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Online play seemingly works, about to test it with Fuller.
I downloaded this just a while back (took 3 hours, slow internet) and I must say that I am disappointed. Even knowing that this version is basically a data update, I still wanted something to entice meto buy it. Nothing of the sort. I played as Australia (of course) and first this i noticed... a Pakistani bowler playing for Assam in the Australian profiles? What? Then I saw something new, 20 over match statistics. This is a good sign because in ICC2005 we see the 20 over match stats go into One Day Domestic stats.
So onto the Bangladesh series. I selected a team not far removed from the current squad, with Martyn and Ponting part time keepers (?). I skipped the test series and moved to the One Day series because I wanted to see powerplay in action. I was disappointed. Okay, powerplay is not fantastic to satrt with but you only get to use 2 powerplays (field restrictions). The powerplay for the super sub is not in the game! Why promote that powerplays are in the game when only 2 of 3 are included? Maybe I have to buy the game to unlock this but I would certainly hope not.
The engine is the same, although the first match I played against Bangladesh I won by 204 runs, bowling Bangers out for 130 odd. The stats are updated but that still isn't enough.
VERDICT: Sticking to ICC 2005 for a while. Save me pennies...
- More domestic teams
- More depth (under 19s, minnows, 'a' sides)
- Career Record tracking (!)
- More 6s in the game. If not, a mode to "look for 6s."
- Early retirements, career ending injuries, personal reasons to not tour, retirement from one version of the game (eg. only Test player)
I will like to hear coments from people about the English domestic experience eg. Kolpak players, domestic format etc.
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well i have found that Ervine and Pothas not kolpaks Goodwin's finally a kolpak Hopkinson should be an opener and Plunkett should be an al-rounder and Powell (both) are not keepers and Maynard retired last year!!! thats all i can remeber now as i'm at school
Last edited by pinchy81; 28-05-2006 at 05:11 PM.
Erm why should Plunkett be an all rounder when he's nowhere near one IRL?
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(They've wiped all Mark Chiltons bowling record... not a good start there!)
aesthetically looks an improvement. Seperate 20/20 records is good, put the scores back on top of the form bars. Little niggly things that needed doing.
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Neither is Solanki...
I've been playing 2002 for ages and the 2006 isn't alot different. On 2002 I was frustrated by the lack of English Wicket Keeper batsmen. Now we've got to many. Strauss and Solanki are the only surprising ones I can remember.
Strauss has kept wicket at non-trivial levels before. It's not completely silly.
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Originally Posted by Neil Pickup
what about Martyn and Ponting being PT Keepers?
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