Casey Powell Lacrosse 16 _VERIFIED_
Casey Powell Lacrosse 16 is a field lacrosse simulation video game developed by Big Ant Studios and published by Crosse Studios for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One that was released on March 9, 2016. Casey Powell was a star lacrosse player at Syracuse University and in Major League Lacrosse.
Casey Powell Lacrosse 16
I'm not a hardcore lacrosse fan. However, before you dismiss this review as an evaluation from a guy who has nothing of value to offer about the sport, consider this idea: when there's a sport that has lacked proper video game representation like lacrosse, the hardcore fan may be so fired up to have a title that simulates their game, that objectiveness may be impossible.
The biggest challenge in reviewing this game was not allowing myself to get caught up in the fact that this is the first full lacrosse video game. There's been others available on the Xbox Live and PlayStation Store, but this is the first Triple-A effort at LAX.
The modes and options are pretty limited as well. There's a traditional exhibition style, an online head-to-head and a career mode that allows you to control one player (ala MyPlayer in NBA 2K) or an entire team. The single-player experience works fairly well, but it is an option that can most likely be best appreciated by hardcore lacrosse fans.
While CPL16 does some things right, there's just not enough here to satisfy any sports gamer who isn't simply thirsty for a lacrosse game. Because of the solid gameplay, the foundation has been established for a complete product in the future. Unfortunately, we just aren't there yet.
That is all I could tell you about lacrosse before playing Casey Powell Lacrosse 16. If you asked me now what I knew about lacrosse? I would answer: weird looking sticks, girls-only boarding schools, American Pie and Casey Powell Lacrosse 16.
REVIEWS: 'Madden NFL 16' 'NBA 2K16' 'FIFA 16'Where "Casey Powell Lacrosse 16" succeeds most is in its accessibility. It offers an enjoyable and easy-to-comprehend gameplay experience that will satisfy not only fans who are passionate about lacrosse but also those who may know very little about the sport.Having lived on the West Coast my whole life, I went into the game without a great deal of knowledge of lacrosse. My exposure to the sport has been limited to the rare appearances on highlight shows and having briefly flipped across matches that were being broadcast on ESPN3. I knew what lacrosse looked like but wouldn't have necessarily been able to explain the rules or procedures behind it.Unlike those other major sports games mentioned at the top of this review, "Casey Powell Lacrosse 16" is not intimidating even for someone new to the sport. In fact, it's very accommodating, and most importantly, fun even through the process of gaining an understanding of how to play.There is no interactive tutorial in the video game, and lacking one has sunk some other sports games before. Surprisingly, it turns out to be unnecessary here. All one has to do is look over the controls and pay attention in-match to button prompts that appear above the players which act somewhat as a tutorial on their own.The only issues I had as a newcomer were related to two rules which resulted in numerous penalties early on. One is offsides, which is explained in a loading screen but may not be spotted initially. The other relates to offensive players who enter the goalie crease. There's no explanation when this happens. A ref appears, makes a signal, and play resumes with the opposition in possession."Casey Powell Lacrosse 16" is the product of a 2014 crowdfunding campaign, from developers with considerable pedigree when it comes to lacrosse video games. That shows in the quality of game and the design decisions that have been made.
The sports gaming genre has contracted to the point where creative entries in the space or those representing sports with smaller followings are few and far between. "Super Mega Baseball" and "Rocket League" have recently emerged as winners in filling that void, though the cost of entry with them was much less than the $50 it is here. That has to be considered for how widely it will be adopted and whether word of mouth will build to where the game captures more than just core lacrosse fans. Still, as the first sports game for consoles/PC to release this year, "Casey Powell Lacrosse 16" is a pleasant surprise and may be the next to be considered in that same class of alternatives to the traditional league-licensed sports games."Casey Powell Lacrosse 16" was reviewed on PC and is also available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. A download code was provided by the publisher for the purpose of review.Bryan Wiedey posts sports gaming news and analysis daily at Pastapadre.com, has co-founded the new site HitThePass.com, hosts the Press Row Podcast, and be reached on Twitter @Pastapadre.
Casey Powell Lacrosse 16 features an all-new graphics engine, true lacrosse gameplay, and takes character likeness to a whole new level, giving the lacrosse community the opportunity to create the largest ever database of lacrosse players through Xbox One, PlayStation4, and Steam.
Taylor Lyles is a staff writer at DualShockers. She specializes in gaming hardware, eSports, virtual reality, new releases and upcoming titles. Born and raised in Maryland, Taylor is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Legal Studies from Stevenson University. In her free time, she enjoys playing lacrosse, going fishing, studying Fallout lore, and may or may not have an unhealthy obsession with the Dead Rising series.
In addition to his stellar career, Powell has ventured into the business world. His efforts have resulted in the Casey Powell World Lacrosse Foundation, a non-profit organization that exists to unify and energize the entire lacrosse community world-wide. He has an acclaimed video game, Casey Powell Lacrosse 16, released in January of 2016 for play on various home entertainment systems. 041b061a72