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1up has posted their hands-on preview of Backbreaker.

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"As for the actual look of the game, well, it isn't what football looks like right now. Player uniforms all look like they could still exist in about 10 or 15 years, but they also have a body armor quality to them that seemed a little off. Stadiums, while impressive looking, all have a "best of" feel to them depending on where it is; New York City's stadium is a towering art deco coliseum in the style of the Empire State Building, while San Francisco has a not-so-miniature version of the Golden Gate Bridge in it. The stadiums, which appear to be many times the size of any American football dome or stadium I've ever seen, also seem a bit out-of-this-world for a game that centers on realism. Then again, all that is cosmetic, and doesn't affect the gameplay in any way."

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# 1 SouthernBrick @ 03/05/10 01:08 AM
"I've honestly never seen more realistic looking tackles than I did in Backbreaker. In a real professional football game, tackles are rarely the huge hits that other football videogames have made commonplace; instead they are mostly comprised of players wrapping around their target and dragging them down and that is precisely what NaturalMotion has brought to Backbreaker. Of course, there are crazy "flatten the opposition" hits too, but they happen naturally."

Always good to hear. Hopefully a lot of reviews will say the same and gamers might knock off some of that whole this game looks like blitz, blitz with euphoria, and blitz 2.0 or whatever jokes people are trying to crack about the game.
 
# 2 mr_president @ 03/05/10 09:21 AM
from the article:

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While the game comes with more than 60 developer-created teams right out of the box, the potential is there to go ahead and make the entire NFL. Since users can share their created team recipes, this is almost guaranteed to happen once the gaming community gets ahold of it
not only can you recreate the nfl but you can also share your teams with the community.

excellent decision
 
# 3 ODogg @ 03/05/10 09:32 AM
Honestly I am kind of thinking of just playing with the included teams on the box may be better since it won't invoke comparisons to the real NFL and/or Madden. Plus it'll be a nice change of pace to see what the devs come up with.
 
# 4 ODogg @ 03/05/10 10:53 AM
If they have any faith in the product then they should. If they don't I think that should throw up some big red warning flags.
 
# 5 bigsmallwood @ 03/05/10 11:00 AM
Backbreaker seems like a Day 1 purchase!
 
# 6 ODogg @ 03/05/10 02:12 PM
Yeah, definitely not a 1st day purchase IMO. This game may be good but it's definitely a rental first for me. I know some may not like this but this game could end up like Blitz. A fun game to play, pretty awesome, even killer-awesome in some aspects, but you grow tired of it pretty quickly.
 
# 7 bigsmallwood @ 03/05/10 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by ODogg
Yeah, definitely not a 1st day purchase IMO. This game may be good but it's definitely a rental first for me. I know some may not like this but this game could end up like Blitz. A fun game to play, pretty awesome, even killer-awesome in some aspects, but you grow tired of it pretty quickly.
This is true! If it plays like blitz, then that would be a disaster. And I agree that a Demo is needed...and unfortunately for this company the demo couldn't be barebones either.

I'll probably wait before making it an official Day purchase.....I would like to see some longer gameplay sequences as well.
 
# 8 Glorious Arc @ 03/05/10 02:43 PM
BB is only a first day purchase from me for 2 reasons. I dont plan to buy NCAA/Madden(unless some revolutionary change occurs to franchise mode ala head coach style) and I have a dozen friends that are going to pick it up who will want to play it with me. I cant honestly say I have seen enough from the game to go OMG I have to have this. I will only be able to judge the quality of the product when I finally start playing it and breaking down what makes the game work.(ex. like why the oline was amazing at one for pass blocking one time and horrible the next) Either way it should provide enough entertainment for me to get my $50 worth of fun from it.
 
# 9 Draxion @ 03/05/10 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by JerseySuave4
i disagree 100%. I would not buy this game without 1st testing it first. We have no experience of this company making a football game, no idea if the controls are good, right now it could be a hit or miss. The only thing we have to go by so far are some reviews from a couple of websites so without a demo i wont buy the game because theres no rental stores in my town and i dont care enough about it to bother with gamefly or having something shipped to me to rent.

But i also wouldnt buy this game without trying it out first. Could be another $60 dust collector.

Hopefully they release a demo because i would like to see if its any good.
$50 dollar dust collector
 
# 10 CM Hooe @ 03/05/10 03:39 PM
So do they or don't they allow team / logo sharing? I've heard it both ways now.
 
# 11 TheWatcher @ 03/05/10 04:52 PM
^^^ If they are going to do the code thing, then I hope for the love of God they didn't make it long and hard to read like APF's. That was easily one of the biggest mistakes (of many) that 2K made with the game. I just don't want to deal with anything like that ever again.
 
# 12 ODogg @ 03/05/10 05:03 PM
Yeah that was awful. I thought we were done with those ridiculous codes back in the nintendo days?!
 
# 13 thor-17 @ 03/05/10 10:22 PM
I've already preordered it for the PS3. Day 1 pickup. No more EA sports games for me after Peter Moore's recent statements.
 
# 14 turftickler @ 03/06/10 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by thor-17
I've already preordered it for the PS3. Day 1 pickup. No more EA sports games for me after Peter Moore's recent statements.
Same here on the whole post.
 

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