Contradiction! I only doubted the genuiness of the screens that had people going crazy. You yourself mentioned that the genuine screenies will be relased on 3rd, yet the screenies in question have been posted on 2nd Feb!
As for the game being in alpha stage, so the graphics havent been polished. Take a look at the spectators stand...see anything? Yes, an ad for Duke! Look at the ball! Decals on it!! Pretty detailed alpha I must admit!
Now for the batsman's stance, models etc. If you would take a look at the screenies of Cricket 2002 and 2004, you will see how great the models look and how fluid their movements appear. Yet now dont we know how great the game turned out to be? The screenies are meant to create hype. They always dont turn out tobe the real thing.
Thats the reason I mentioned "IMHO". I think I am entitled to what I believe is good and bad, right? Thank you!
And just like you, I am looking forward to the title and hope it will not be such a torture for us to play with after what EA Cricket has done with us!
Nope, I am not saying that the pictures might have been photoshopped. Codemasters is a very established and respected game devloper and I would never believe that they would do any such thing. I am only being cautious in building up my excitement level for this game after burning my fingers with the EA game.
Ever wondered why all the Cricket games are never endorsed by the BCCI. I suppose it wouldn't cause the game developers much to get their product licenced by the BCCI to aid their sales in India, of course provided they can do something about the piracy part.
That is yet to happen. All their games, including FIFA are actually quite pathetic. Pro Evolution Soccer is so much superior to FIFA games. The only good thing about EA's sports games is their license.