Backbreaker Gets Major Update, New Gameplay Features

Ex: In a move that shows serious dedication to both their community and the Backbreaker franchise, NaturalMotion Games have lifted the lid on Greathouse, the forthcoming update to their euphoria-powered football game, Backbreaker.

The community inspired update introduces brand new features, gameplay enhancements and tons of important tweaks.

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Queasy2880d ago

It's nice that they are updating the game like this but it still makes the whole enterprise seem like a beta to the eventual more fully featured sequel.

Neco5122880d ago

That's true, it looks like backbreaker will NOW end up being the completed game NaturalMotion wanted...way too late to compete with Madden this year though. I'm looking forward to playing the update, it looks like it really addresses all the complaints people - and reviewers - had.

CrAppleton2880d ago

True, that sucks... with any luck the Madden Monopoly will end soon

Topshelfcheese2880d ago do know backbreaker sold like 49k copies, madden 10 on the ps2 sold over 700k, on the PS2!!! Backbreaker will never ever compete.

killyourfm2880d ago

Dude, your argument is completely invalid considering the PS2 has the largest install base in the history of consoles - and backbreaker didn't release on that system. Still, sales sucked, agreed. Question: Did you ever play the first MADDEN? :-)

Motion2880d ago

I think the main reason it didn't sell well was not being able to get licensed franchises. Blame EA for that when they were competing with 2K Sports. Regardless though, I'll take the gameplay in Backbreaker any day over Madden.

shadowdancer2880d ago

This game should have SHIPPED in this condition, maybe it would have sold more copies.

Queasy2880d ago


But at least they didn't make users pay for all the new plays. lol

iceman062880d ago

therefor there were some things that are inherent to the football experience (subtle nuances and rules) that were missed. They had no idea that the replay was such an important feature. They had no idea that user catching on offense and defense was so important. Plus, the devs were pushing for a schedule...after missing the first release date. Corporate decisions sometimes force games out when they are not quite tweaked. As far as sales, I seriously doubt that the game would have sold tremendously because of it's lack of the NFL license. Which has been proven to be a detriment to buyers of football games in the past. Now with the update pending, several different sources to get fan-made NFL teams and rosters, and the price sitting at less than $40 now is a great time to get in. Especially for those that are disappointed in the Madden demo.

divideby02880d ago

I just didnt like the camera

DaftMav2880d ago

Still great fan service, it's a huge patch. A bit sad there's still no youtube upload function though, that would have been really nice.

You can't compare it really to Madden though as they've been at it for ages, but even without the NFL license this game is amazing considering it's their first attempt. It's a taste of what could be coming in the future, and it just needs the support to continue the series.

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