Summary: So, now that the Soccer review is out the way ( Pro Evolution Soccer, yesterday ) it’s time to turn to American Football. But not the whole game, just the bit that’s fun to play. Can Backbreaker take a three hour stop and start marathon of a sport and make it into a mobile marvel? You better bet it can.
Summary: Backbreaker Vengeance takes the intensity and AAA appeal of the original Backbreaker Football and combines it with the pick-up-and-play nature of the iPhone games to create a whole new one-of-a-kind sports experience for digital download.
Conclusion: It’s the perfect arcade title – quick gameplay, insta-restarts and fun multiplayer. When it’s showing you failure in slow motion, you can’t help but laugh. Squeezing through a gap, dodging multiple people only to showboat across the line, is a fantastic feeling. It really does nail the sense of accomplishment. Go break some backs.
Conclusion: To be honest there is very little that Backbreaker does wrong. Its only real drawback is that it is not an official NFL licensed game and misses out on the major draw of taking a team to the Super Bowl. It does well to create a bruising, action-packed take on the American football sim genre and any fans of the sport would do well to give it a try.
Summary: Massive AI issues, unbelievably poor penalty decisions and a hit-or-miss camera make this game less than what it could have been. A pity as it was doing so well driving down the field but still punted away what could have been a great game.
Excerpt: dominating the genre – due partly to EA’s exclusive holding of the valuable NFL license – it can be difficult to find a decent pigskin experience these days. But NaturalMotion wanted to provide gamers with a different experience, one that sort of blends simulation and arcade-style gameplay, and ideally sets itself apart from most other sports titles available.
Conclusion: The price is a little bit steep, but Backbreaker Vengeance is a well made title that will quite easily keep you entertained for a few hours at a time. You won’t get through all of the challenges in one run through, but you’ll certainly return to it time and time again.
Pros: Supremacy mode is fantastic. Graphically brilliant. Easy to pick up and play.
Cons: Price is possibly too high for the content. Can become repetitive.
Conclusion: Moins complet qu'un Madden sur le plan des modes de jeu, Backbreaker a au moins le mérite d'offrir une approche un peu originale du football américain qui lui permettra peut-être de séduire un plus large public sur le Vieux Continent : avec ses aides multiples et à sa prise en main relativement intuitive, le jeu de NaturalMotion fait en effet tomber quelques-unes des barrières qui empêchent la démocratisation du genre dans nos contrées.
Pros: Des animations franchement réussies, Accessible à tous, Un gameplay convaincant
Cons: Le manque de profondeur des modes de jeu, Pas de blessures, Aucun commentaire en match