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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. Jan 22, 2017
    9
    Great cricket game. Many, many additions from DBC14 the big one is Game-play modifiers (sliders).. Much more customizationGreat cricket game. Many, many additions from DBC14 the big one is Game-play modifiers (sliders).. Much more customization (bats/logos/stadiums) Already most teams/players and stadiums have already been created by very talented people on Planet-cricket forums. It's basically a cricket sandbox game, you play it how you want to play it from players/kits/stadiums/match types/pitch conditions/game-play sliders... With the added academy features shame to see no stump customization/ boundary rope ads/ball sponsors/overlays like you could with adding files like modding on DBC14 yet. I hope this could be added in future updates.

    Yes the console release of this game was (buggy) to say the least (I have the xbox1 version as well) but the PC version at the moment is a big improvement with many fixes already applied to this PC version. As I'm writing this a PATCH 3 has been submitted for consoles to bring it up to far with PC version.
    The graphics are a step up from previous game. Game runs very smooth on my pc at 1440p 144hz (980ti)

    Bowling is very enjoyable with many differences in edges and delivery types. The bowling hud is much smaller and easier to understand. Batting is very good too. I'm just not as good at batting than bowling :) much more choice in shots i.e advance down the wicket shot now can play along the ground or go in the air. One negative so far is the CUT shot animation is not very good in my opinion.. I can't remember seeing a cut shot played like that ever. Much more precise with shots better controls for shots like precise shots (RB) and such.

    Commentary is a bit odd/repetitive at times but so happy to see James Taylor be apart of the game.
    Fielding is a little slow, able to hit and run most times in the circle even when hitting it right to the fielders, ball tracking for the fielders seems a little off as well at times.

    Few bugs here or there but BA have a very good track record of fixing things very swiftly on the PC and have committed to delivering one of the best cricket games on PC. The game will only improve with many future fixes/updates. I have every faith in them to deliver like they did for DBC14

    I fully recommend this game to anyone who likes cricket, It's a very enjoyable game.
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  2. 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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