Brian Lara International Cricket 2007 expands the series' trademark fluid,
dynamic gameplay mechanics to deliver a thoroughly entertaining and competitive
game that captures all the tension, skill and intensity of world-class
international cricket. Thanks to the official ICC Cricket World Cup 2007
content, Brian Lara International Cricket 2007 features licensed players,
including world cricket stars Andrew Flintoff, Ricky Ponting, Mahendra Dhoni,
Muttiah Muralitharan and of course, Brian Lara himself.
In addition to players, the game leads with a dedicated ICC Cricket World Cup
2007 mode featuring all the official teams, stadia, kits and equipment of the
tournament. Further modes include a fully licensed ICC Champions' Trophy
competition and exhibition matches including One Day Games, Test Matches and
exciting 20-over run fests. When you want to get competitive for real, Brian
Lara International Cricket 2007 delivers online competitive play on PC (LAN and
online) and Xbox Live.
Brian Lara International Cricket 2007 adds extra depth to the series' complete
batting, bowling and fielding experience whilst retaining its trademark
accessible playability. The acclaimed batting play sees the introduction of
subtle edges, sweepshots and the ability to use your feet to dance down wicket
and smash the ball over the boundary for six.
Bowling sees a much-improved set of delivery types, thanks to changes in the way
the ball swings in the air and reacts off the pitch, showcasing Shane Warne's
huge variation of spinning deliveries and Steve Harmison's raw pace and even
reverse swing as the ball degrades. In Fielding, there's a new reflex-testing
slip catch system and players can now be run out at both ends and be stumped by
alert wicket keepers.
A striking advancement is the photo-realistic visuals; with hundreds of real
player likenesses being modelled in high detail, complete with animated facial
expressions to capture the intensity and emotion of international cricket.
Stadia, including all eight official World Cup venues, have also been created
with a new level of textured detail and they make use of proprietary shader
technology for realistic, subtle and changing lighting effects, such as time of
day and weather.