If you are a lacrosse player, or a fan of the game, stop what you’re doing, hop on XBLA, and check out this title. As a lifelong player, you can only imagine my joy when I saw there was an indie lacrosse game available for the Xbox 360. Sure the graphics look abysmal, but the fact of the matter is that it IS a lacrosse game, and it’s NOT Blast Lacrosse.
The control scheme takes a bit to get used to, as passes are performed by holding down the right trigger, whereby a transparent line will appear across the screen pointing in the direction of the player with whom you’ll pass to, but after a bit you’ll have it down. Don’t judge a game by its cover, or in this case awkward appearance, because you’ll be pleasantly surprised once you try it out.
The AI works well for the most part, and the character progression system of buying improved gear (which thereby improves your stats) will keep you coming back for more, along with the ability to play online with your friends.
If you have 5 bones to kill, they would be well spent here. Besides, with enough support maybe they’ll release a full budget title in the near future!
Inside Lacrosse College Lacrosse 2010 was purchased from the Xbox Indie Marketplace for 400 MS points ($5) and this review is based on the full version of the game.