International Cricket 2010 makes sure you're well equipped to tackle the challenging aspects of batting, fielding and bowling with a comprehensive tutorial. After being taken through the massive range of techniques, the tutorial pads you up with the ability and knowledge on factors such as when to use defensive shots over lofted, crowd-pleasing drives, how to change the pace as a bowler with a dazzling array of deliveries to disorientate a batsman and where to pitch the ball.
As with any sport, success is all in the timing and judgement. The difference between triumph and failure depends on how well you can time your button presses to the chosen activity. International Cricket 2010 uses a clever colour coding system to make sure you have a visual idea of the sweet spot.
If you time your button press when the marker is in the red, you're destined for embarrassment, whether it's because you did not hit the ball, dropped an easy catch or released a bad delivery. Stop the marker in the green zone and glory is in your hands, usually in more ways than one through a spectacular catch, shot or delivery. And an orange marker means your destiny is in the realm of luck, with the result going either way.
The differing shades determine the varying levels of achievement, which means nothing is ever cut and dried especially with the wide range of shots and bowling deliveries available to you. Mixing things up further are the batsman's and bowler's confidence and stamina gauges, which can alter the play dramatically.
Being in control of a confident player means you're harder to play against, with bowlers gaining more deliveries to choose from and batsmen becoming more accurate with their strokes as they keep the scoreboard ticking over. And true to any real life sport, the better you play, the more confident you'll become. It all makes for a tactical and entertainingly unpredictable game of cricket that will keep you coming back for extra innings.