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Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

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  • Summary: Don Bradman Cricket 17 brings a new control system delivering the batting, bowling, and fielding experience by providing you a greater level of variety and precision of play. Motion captured first class cricketers, including Female Cricketers for the first time in all game modes.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jan 15, 2017
    90
    It’s quite a comprehensive cricket simulator and if you love the sport, this is a no-brainer.
  2. Dec 14, 2016
    80
    Don Bradman Cricket 17 expands on its pioneering predecessor with the fundamentals of cricket translating to fun, challenging gameplay. Batting and bowling are similar, but better rounded, and the introduction of female cricketers has been given the utmost care.
  3. Jan 20, 2017
    80
    Don Bradman Cricket 17 builds on a strong foundation to provide video gaming's best crack at emulating a complex and (for the gaming mainstream) niche sport. While we give it an 8/10, in cricketing terms, it's a well-played four.
  4. Jan 18, 2017
    80
    Overall Don Bradman ‘17 is an improvement over its predecessor, especially visually. What’s holding it back, however, is the erratic AI fielding and uninspiring commentary. Still, it’s reassuring that despite being pretty much the only cricket game available, it hasn’t rested on its laurels.
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  1. Dec 19, 2016
    0
    Bowling is a remarkable improvement while all other areas are significantly poorer than the previous edition of the game (which says somethingBowling is a remarkable improvement while all other areas are significantly poorer than the previous edition of the game (which says something in itself). Batting, Fielding, Running and Cameras all have game breaking issues.

    The game appears to be severely under-developed and curiously worse than its predecessor as several aspects of core gameplay which worked well in the previous edition are broken here. I am not sure what the Developers and the QA team at Bigant were thinking before releasing this game. All of these issues were apparent to me within 2-3 hours of playing the game and it is baffling as to how Bigant missed them (did they play the game even once before releasing it – pun intended).

    Bigant did a wonderful job with DBC 14 where they built a ground breaking cricket game from scratch, but looking at the quality of DBC 17….I am forced to contemplate whether they really devoted any time, money or thought towards this title or if it was just a profit making exercise to ensure that they hit their margins across both iterations of the game.

    Having Women Players, Helicopter shots, Dilscoops, Stadium Creators etc are just bells and whistles....and in my opinion irrelevant if you cannot get the simplest, fundamental aspects right, especially those that already existed in the previous version. I would be glad to be proven wrong and as yet hold belief that Bigant will release patches to fix most of these issues, but their lack of proper acknowledgement of these issues gives cause for concern.

    As it stands if you have a copy of DBC 14 you should not buy DBC 17, and if you do not have a copy of DBC 14….you should buy DBC 14 !!!
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