continues to promise a little innovation in the football genre
, even as it tries to take on the mighty Madden
juggernaut. In this new Training Camp video, you can check out the running game and how it works. In theory, it sounds great -- just use the right stick in an intuitive way to bump, stiff arm, and hurdle your opponents in the constant drive towards the end zone. In practice, though, it's tough to see how well the game will determine the gestures, like comparing a simple hurdle (pushing the right stick up quickly) versus an all-out leap (pushing the right stick up for a while
Still, even though Backbreaker
is starting out deep in its own territory against the long-lived, well-funded and officially-licensed Madden
series, if there's anywhere a plucky young underdog with a big, physics-based heart can win, it's in the sports genre. The game will set, hut, hike
on June 1 for a discount price of $49.99.