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Backbreaker: Football + Skate controls + Euphoria animation. Out now (PS3/Xbox)

FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
edited June 2010 in Games and Technology
Backbreaker

So.. yeah. Backbreaker!

Download from Xbox Web Marketplace

PS3 demo coming soon.

Features

* Euphoria driven animation and physics
* Gesture based controls (by default, the game plays with just the triggers and two sticks)
* 500 layer team logo editor (works online)
* 1000 layer endzone logo editor (works online)
* seperate helmet logos (not sure how many layers)
* Complete uniform customization


Videos

promo piece:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z91Qcmz7EeE

editing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcWNqpMk9jA

this video basically keeps going WINK WINK YOU CAN MAKE ACTUAL TEAM LOGOS IF YOU WANT

Anyone else tried this yet? My first impressions:

1) Looks pretty damn nice.

2) The animation is so good.

3) I could play Tackle Alley all day.



Also stuff I've noted:

* When selecting pre-made teams, you see the logos get 'created', since they were all made with the in game editor.

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    FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2010
    Also streaming this for a bit, will be bouncing between Tackle Alley and actual games

    - stream ova -

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    BlueDestinyBlueDestiny Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Interesting. I really like the direction Skate took with controls and physics-animation is always neat. Definitely gonna give this a shot.

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    TheAngryDealerTheAngryDealer Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I played this demo for about 2 or 3 hours yesterday. It was tons of fun and a day one purchase for me. I was a scorned 2k5 fanboy and won't buy Madden for spite. Team and player customization is going to rock and the first person views really add to the immersion IMO.

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    SUPERSUGASUPERSUGA Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Played the demo through a couple of times and I mostly do fine on defence and runs but suck hard at passes. Any tips?

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    TheAngryDealerTheAngryDealer Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    you mean throwing or defending passes? If defending, you can hold the left trigger (on Xbox) and your guy will square up on the ball. they didn't do a good job of going over it in the tutorial.

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    SUPERSUGASUPERSUGA Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Throwing passes is where I was struggling, but then I only played through the demo twice, will try it again later.

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    TheAngryDealerTheAngryDealer Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    ah, for offense another thing I learned was you could select your primary reciever before the snap so you don't have to cycle as much. Scan the field presnap, find out who you think is going to be open and set him as your primary reciver (hold left trigger and cycle with the right thumbstick).

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    FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2010
    Apparently Gamestop broke the street date and it's available from them for now.

    Also the game apparently censors your player names in online mode. You can't use real NFL player names on characters, you have to abbreviate their first name :lol:

    Also these PS3 guys are working on a file that will have all NFL teams. So if you're multiplat, you might want to get the PS3 version, since this is more than likely not possible with the 360 version.

    http://www.operationsports.com/forums/backbreaker/416818-official-ps3-nfl-teams-thread.html

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    TheAngryDealerTheAngryDealer Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    we figured out if you put a space after the first name you can use any name you want.

    Dallas(space) Cowboys
    Tony(space) Romo

    works like a champ and can go online :)

    a buddy spent about 15 hours recreating the Raiders logo and learning the tool, can now make anything. It is an identical carbon copy of the Raiders. people are so jealous online

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    MrVyngaardMrVyngaard Live From New Etoile Straight Outta SosariaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Someone needs to recreate all the Blood Bowl logos in that creator.

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    Ah_PookAh_Pook Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    man, this looks like it could be really cool. will definitely try the demo when it comes out on the ps3.

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    ghost_master2000ghost_master2000 Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I've always thought the madden games were retarded. About as boring as watching football. This, on the other hand, looks pretty cool. About as fun as playing football. I'll definitely be checking this out.

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    VeeveeVeevee WisconsinRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I've got this for the 360, hit me up sometime. Multiplayer tackle alley is fun as hell

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    brynstarbrynstar Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    What is tackle alley? Is that similar to the iPhone Backbreaker? Cause that was pretty awesome and if that's in the full game as well I'd be sold.

    EDIT: I went and checked it out in the demo, and yup, that's exactly what it is. Awesome! I had no idea that mode was in there until I read this thread.

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    TheAngryDealerTheAngryDealer Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    ya, tackle alley is the same as the backbreaker on the iphone.... I played it for like 3 or 4 hours and only got to wave 73 before bogging down. i can't imaging getting through all 100 waves.

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    MarundoMarundo Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Wholly crap i didn't know this was out... I was following it awhile back but kind of been away from it. I don't really care to play football games, but I really liked All Pro 2k8, and I like physx. I must wait six hours to go home an dl the demo.

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    DorkmanDorkman Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    This game is a blast, and I have never played a football game since Tecmo Bowl back in the day, and I stunk like a jock strap.

    Question however, in the demo I find when I am receiving a punt, my team's AI always seem to get dinged for roughing the kicker. And I mean always. Is this an issue with the game? Am I doing something really stupid? Heck I am just sitting around about 70 yards back waiting to receive..

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    brynstarbrynstar Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I picked up the PS3 version last night. Played one exhibition game and a bunch of tackle alley. I managed to scrape out a win in spite of throwing 7 interceptions. I need to get better at passing the ball. :)

    Dorkman, I heard of other folks having that issue with the demo. I didn't have any issue in the game I played last night, so I don't know. I'm pretty sure it's not you though, it might be a bug in the demo.

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    klokklok Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    any news of a ps3 demo? I've heard mixed reviews about this game, would like to try before i buy.

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    DorkmanDorkman Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I just really hope it doesn't translate into a full game issue. I love the game, and the customization is a real draw. But that to me is kind of a deal breaker...

    Although, to be fair I got to practice my defence a LOT in the demo games I played.

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    FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2010
    Apparently it happens more if you're playing on Easy with a team that's really good against a team that's really bad, but they said they're going to patch the game for that.

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    PasteePastee Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    So the jist I'm getting here is that this is going to be something faster paced like "Blitz: The League" without all the violence? Or is that going too far?

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    DorkmanDorkman Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    FyreWulff wrote: »
    Apparently it happens more if you're playing on Easy with a team that's really good against a team that's really bad, but they said they're going to patch the game for that.

    Bah! Easy!? Playing a good team against a bad team!? What are you saying about my virtual footballing abilities!
    :oops:

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    FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2010
    Pastee wrote: »
    So the jist I'm getting here is that this is going to be something faster paced like "Blitz: The League" without all the violence? Or is that going too far?

    It's normal football.

    In retrospect, they probably should have seen the comparison to Blitz coming with a name like Backbreaker.

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    VeeveeVeevee WisconsinRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    yeah it has to do with the defenders getting through the line easily but then trying to tackle the kicker instead of blocking the punt

    Quick fix is to quickly take control of the players getting through the line and stopping them from going into the kicker

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    PasteePastee Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Yea, I was hoping.... I loved the Blitz games. 8-)

    Please tell me it's at least more entertaining than Madden. If so I'm sure I'll check it out when it comes to the PS3

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    JihadJesusJihadJesus Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I tried this demo, and the controls just made no sense to me. Maybe I'll focus on learning to suck less in my old copy of NCAA 09.

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    cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    There's a demo?

    Is it Xbox exclusive?

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    DraevenDraeven Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Its normal football with an awsome simulater for how hits and tackles / broken tackles work.

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    BlueDestinyBlueDestiny Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    JihadJesus wrote: »
    I tried this demo, and the controls just made no sense to me. Maybe I'll focus on learning to suck less in my old copy of NCAA 09.

    There's a button control option so you don't need to use stick movements.

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    brynstarbrynstar Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    I found the tutorials really really helpful and I'm quite enjoying the stick movements. I think they'll make it easier for my dad to learn to play the game, we're going to give it a shot soon. The last video football game he played seriously was Madden 07 on the PC.

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    FyreWulffFyreWulff YouRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2010
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