Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Games: A Sim That Can Bowl You Over

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Games: A Sim That Can Bowl You Over

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TITLE: International Cricket Captain



PRICE: pounds 29.99

CRICKET sim has all the stats cracked. The recent series against India has done little to keep the cricketing buzz going, unless you're a big jellybeans fan.

International Cricket Captain 2007 could reinvigorate that slump, as you grab any domestic or international cricket team by the scruff of the neck and lead them to Test, World Cup or county glory.

Everything from nurturing young talent to detailed match tactics is under your control, which makes this a remarkably comprehensive cricket experience.

The graphics let things down a bit, but this is a game with statistics not character models at its core, so if Wisden floats your boat, this is the game for you.


TITLE: Purr Pals

PLATFORM: Nintendo

DS PRICE: pounds 29.99

Can you care for a virtual cat? Nintendogs has proved phenomenally successful on Nintendo's DS, and it was only a matter of time before the cat comparison came out, and so we have Purr Pals.

Rooted in the same premise - adopt an animal, care for it, train it and keep it generally happy - choosing your pet from around 40 breeds and customising its whiskers, eyes and fur is fun enough, but repetition begins soon after when you discover that your new companion is almost never content, meaning you must constantly pet and brush them. …

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