Don Bradman Cricket 17 - PS4

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Don Bradman Cricket 17 (PS4)
Also for: Xbox One
Viewed: 3D Combination Genre:
Sport: Cricket
Media: Blu-Ray Arcade origin:No
Developer: Big Ant Studios Soft. Co.: Big Ant Studios
Publishers: Alternative Software (GB)
Released: 22 Dec 2016 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 3+
Connectivity: Network play, Network features

Summary

Don Bradman Cricket 17 includes a variety of enhancements from the previous release, as well as a multitude of new features to get gamers really excited.

Known for its unparalleled, deep, character creation options with male players and teams, gamers will now be able to extend the same level of customisation with female players. They will also be able to create teams from scratch to square off against the world’s best, and upload their favourite teams so other gamers can import them into their own game.

Career Mode
One of the most popular gameplay modes in the original Don Bradman Cricket was the career mode. This has been substantially expanded, with new features including:

- Club Cricket – You’ll begin your career at the local level, playing for teams in your own starting region before ascending to domestic and international levels.
- Dynamic Squads – Teams will change as players around you age and retire, get injured, go in and out of form, get selected or dropped from higher levels of play.
- “Be a Pro” – This option allows the user to take a pre-existing player and begin a career with them.
- Play as Team – Allow the user to play as the whole team in career mode if they choose to.

More Character Creation Options
In addition to a greatly expanded creation options around facial features, tattoos, and so on, Don Bradman Cricket will also have a full and comprehensive stadium creator mode that will allow players to recreate their own local cricket ground in-game. A logo editor, meanwhile, will allow players to recreate their own team logos and sponsorships on their uniforms and bats.

Improved Bowling Mechanics
The popular and innovative bowling mechanics from the original Don Bradman Cricket have been improved, in order to make the experience more accessible to new players, while as challenging as before for practiced hands. Updates to the bowling include an effort to make spin bowling more similar in execution to pace bowling, to maintain the experience across both kinds of bowling. Further, there is now a more intuitive association between input direction and spin/seam/swing direction.

Improved Fielding Mechanics
Characters now have separate fielding attributes and skills in Don Bradman Cricket 17, and players will be able to take a much more hands-on role with the fielding during matches. There are new mechanics that handle infield & slips catching and fans of wicket keepers can look forward to having a more significant role in games.

Improved Commentary
Don Bradman Cricket 17 will have a vastly expanded commentary system that will provide unparalleled match analysis, more immediate response to in-game events, and authentic banter between the commentators in the box.

New Graphs & Stats
Players love their Wagon Wheels and Manhattan Charts, and Don Bradman Cricket 17 will include a comprehensive set of statistics that will show you with crystal clarity which of your players are really performing on match day.

Fans looking to get a taste for the game now can download the Cricket Academy application from the Steam store, which features the character creation mode, and will be updated closer to release with playable elements.