Backbreaker 2: Vengeance Review
- New 'jump' and 'truck' maneuvers to utilize.
- Vengeance mode allows you to make the tackles.
- Detailed high-resolution visuals and animations.
- Quick to plow through.
- Vengeance mode essentially the same gameplay as Tackle Alley.
Fans of NautralMotion's Backbreaker Football won't be disappointed with Vengeance and its new modes, but much like the original, once the content is completed it's easy to put back down.
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Over a year ago, brutal tackles and deft maneuvers punctuated Backbreaker Football from NaturalMotion and after all of this time players can now pick up the sequel to try their hands not only at dodging their enemies in new ways, but to also turn the tables and tackle some runners in the Vengeance mode.
More depth has been added to the classic Tackle Alley mode of Backbreaker as players unlock and utilize new maneuvers to either jump or truck opponents instead of merely dodging your way up the field. To compliment these new moves the game has also added physical obstacles to jump or duck under, adding a lot more complexity to scoring the perfect run. The control system from the original title has remained intact, however the top two buttons now feature smart controls to truck or pull off a super showboat as well as allowing players to turn around a full 360 degrees.
This last point is very important as players can now turn the tide in Vengeance mode, using your abilities to dodge your opponents while attempting to take down a runner with a viscous tackle. Much like the first game the animations are incredibly fluid and fourth generation device users will get the full benefit of a higher resolution display to show off the players and the large stadium.
What was already a great title has been finessed in to something far more detailed and while it may not take long to plow through the available content, unlockable customizations and a competitive high-score system provides at least a bit of incentive to come back for more. Vengeance may not stay a favorite for long, but it's a rib-crunchingly fun experience while it lasts.
DescriptionThe million-selling Backbreaker Football is back with a vengeance - and this time YOU tackle! Backbreaker 2 again raises the bar for graphics, physical animation and pure fun. You spoke, we listened: tackling, trucking, jumping – it’s all here! Take down the ball carrier in Vengeance Mode, or fight your way to the endzone in the classic Tackle Alley mode. Whatever you do - this is the best Backbreaker yet, so enjoy the ride!
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ALL-NEW VENGEANCE MODE
The all-new Vengeance Mode turns the tables: now YOU tackle! Can you take down that ball carrier?
As well as the existing spin and juke moves, you can now jump and truck. It’s a whole new game!
NEW, ENHANCED SHOWBOATING
Really rub your opponents’ noses in it with new multi-touch super showboat! You’ll bag more points, but your player will slow down. What will you risk?
NEW ON-FIELD OBSTACLES
It’s not going to be easy to get into the endzone. Obstacles and obstructions, such as hurdles and truck gates, are there to make your life that little bit more... challenging.
NEW TACKLE ALLEY WAVES
Fans of the classic action of the original game won’t be disappointed. Get ready for 100 new waves spread across Tackle Alley and Vengeance mode… this time with a few extra twists!
Two all-new stadiums have been added, including – for the first time – the breathtaking day-time San Francisco stadium from Backbreaker on Xbox 360 & PlayStation3.
STUNNING GRAPHICS UPDATES
Backbreaker 2: Vengeance features console-quality lighting and full Retina display resolution. And just like the original Backbreaker Football, the action is powered by NaturalMotion’s Morpheme and Endorphin animation technologies – now even smoother and more physical!
GAME CENTER INTEGRATION
Backbreaker 2 is fully Game Center enabled, for comprehensive leaderboards and direct friend comparisons. Go beat their score!
Also check out Backbreaker, Icebreaker Hockey, Jenga and Jenga HD! - Out now on the App Store!
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Backbreaker2: Vengeance was developed by Ideaworks Game Studio and NaturalMotion Games. Published by NaturalMotion Games.