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The "Greathouse" patch for Backbreaker is now available for the PS3 and Xbox 360.

To find out what's in the patch, click here.

Here's some quick thoughts...

The CPU is better but could probably be even better. Time will tell on this one.
CPU can run. CPU can pass.
Sometimes the safeties just don't go after the ball resulting in an easy catch and other times they do. Probably has to do with focus ratings but doesn't look right when they sit back.
Instant replay is okay. It's not in the same league as WEs or NFL2k5 but after original version, you can see what's going on and have multiple views.
Teams may have been edited.

It looks like they did a bang up job! Time will tell on how it holds up.

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# 201 Phobia @ 08/13/10 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by zmcman1
http://forum.backbreakergame.com/showthread.php?t=9951

I'm going to continue to test it, but it seems to me that plays that have the worst run blocking issues are typically plays that a lineman has to pull. Plays w/o a pull seem to work much more consistently.
Thanks for the heads up bud
 
# 202 Phobia @ 08/14/10 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Admiral50
So I bought this game after the patch and I'm sure I read there was going to be a few new camera angles but can't see them.

I am trying to like the game and would appreciate it someone could give me tips how to but there's a couple huge problems in my view.

- Terrible camera: If this game had a higher, more fixed camera like almost all NFL have had, it would be 10 times better
How are you supposed to run when the camera rotates to what you're looking at?
- Unresponsive controls: Definitely not 1:1 response. I press tackle, half a second later my guy animates. Even the iPhone version was quicker.
1) There is only one camera view. What you heard is they added different camera views for the replay system.

2) The game is excellent in the camera view it has. The game has a steep learning curve. So expect to spend a couple weeks learning the game and all the little things about it such ***

3) Camera you can look up field by pulling LT if you are running towards the sideline.

4) On toss and sweep plays, DON'T hold the left stick towards the sideline like left or right. INSTEAD hold straight up on the left stick and he will pull along the play designed route.

5)I don't know what you mean about the unresponsiveness. I don't have this issue. It is even more responsive now than it was pre-patch. I think you are learning the weight of the players maybe.

6) It is not a simple pick up and play like most EA/2k football games. So don't expect to be excellent at the game off the start. You will have to learn how to play it.

Just ask Teambayern. He just got it the other day and me and him played two games last night online. He just got it and is doing pretty good. I beat him game one and he beat me game two. So the rematch tie break will be coming up soon enough
 
# 203 cjulloa1 @ 08/15/10 03:18 PM
Guys this game is a gem!! Yes I know it is not perfect but if you take your time and go through the training with the basics you will enjoy this game!! Forget about all the bells and whistles like the other popular game ( which I will not mention), that is out there, this game is deeper than folks give it credit for! True , there are no refs no sideline folks but as far as a football game goes it plays one hell of game! I for the longest time thought that you couldn't run at all after the patch but I just played a game where I had 93 yards rushing! It is still tough to run in the game but if you take your time and study the plays you will get used to it.
I'm not going to lie there were times I would get frustrated and want to stop playing the game but persistence counts man! The AI when behind can be tough, like when I played the all stars in the season mode. I did beat the All star team and won the championship for that season and did get 40 achievement points. On the other hand, in the Road to backbreaker season I made it to the next league, which has 16 teams but I didn't get any achievements for beating that team. I only have like 20 thousand points to spend to get better players, unlike Season Mode you go through a draft to draft players. I can go on and on about his game but don't let this game die guys and keep supporting these folk at NEW Motions because I think this is going to be the future of football video games. If anyone is interested my live tag is above, please let me know if anyone wants to play. No Cheese please! LOL!! LONG LIVE BACKBREAKER!!! The Last game I played as the New Orleans Saintsationals vs Beasts, I threw for 114 yards and ran for 93 yards, for a total of 207 yards total offense. It was a low scoring game. The final score was 14 to 10 and the Beasts were down to the one foot line when time expired! it was one hell of a game!! I played the other football game and it was like a scoring fest, to me it just doesn't feel like an authentic game. I can't wait until backbreaker part 2 comes out!! LONG LIVE BACKBREAKER!!!
 
# 204 teambayern @ 08/15/10 05:11 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phobia
1) There is only one camera view. What you heard is they added different camera views for the replay system.

2) The game is excellent in the camera view it has. The game has a steep learning curve. So expect to spend a couple weeks learning the game and all the little things about it such ***

3) Camera you can look up field by pulling LT if you are running towards the sideline.

4) On toss and sweep plays, DON'T hold the left stick towards the sideline like left or right. INSTEAD hold straight up on the left stick and he will pull along the play designed route.

5)I don't know what you mean about the unresponsiveness. I don't have this issue. It is even more responsive now than it was pre-patch. I think you are learning the weight of the players maybe.

6) It is not a simple pick up and play like most EA/2k football games. So don't expect to be excellent at the game off the start. You will have to learn how to play it.

Just ask Teambayern. He just got it the other day and me and him played two games last night online. He just got it and is doing pretty good. I beat him game one and he beat me game two. So the rematch tie break will be coming up soon enough

Yup I second what Phobia said. The learning curve on this game is steep. He ripped me apart game 1, but I learned a few things and managed to get the win game 2. Running is difficult, but I've progressed to at least making my opponent worry about it. I had one game this week where I ran the ball something like 6 plays in a row en route to a TD.

Phobia, we should definitely play soon. Busy for a little while, but I might be around later tonight.
 
# 205 Phobia @ 08/15/10 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by teambayern
Yup I second what Phobia said. The learning curve on this game is steep. He ripped me apart game 1, but I learned a few things and managed to get the win game 2. Running is difficult, but I've progressed to at least making my opponent worry about it. I had one game this week where I ran the ball something like 6 plays in a row en route to a TD.

Phobia, we should definitely play soon. Busy for a little while, but I might be around later tonight.
Yea if we both on at the same time lets try and get a game going.
 
# 206 DavonBrown @ 08/15/10 09:29 PM
Played a game last night.
Wolves(me) vs. Indianapolis
My HB had 31 carries for 85 yards.
 
# 207 Only1LT @ 08/16/10 03:52 PM
Picked up the game Friday. Must say, I am a fan.

This game is definitely the future. Has issues to be sure. The one that annoys me the most is that it doesn't have a Practice Mode (how did they ship it without one, given how different it is from every other Football game???), but I am really liking it thus far.

I have never had more fun playing defense on any Football game. The feeling of isolation and not being able to see everything makes everything more exciting and harrowing.

Not having the issues that others are having with the running game, but maybe I need to play more.

Very good opinion of the game at this point. Definitely needs work. A ton of presentation elements for instance, but I commend 505/NM on a great foundation that they have created and hope that either they develop it further, or it is licensed to EA or another company that is allowed to make an NFL game, who takes it to the next level.

Also, props to all those that made NFL rosters available to download. I have a PS3, so not being able to adjust ratings hurts, but people have done an admirable job under the circumstances, and it's better than no rosters at all to me. Again, thank you.
 
# 208 DaveDQ @ 08/16/10 05:05 PM
I'm really busy these days, but I have been able to pop it in on and off. I'm starting to get frustrated with the running game, but I still think it's ok. I don't want to see my RB getting 125 YDs on 15 carries. DavonBrown mentioned he had 85 yards on 31 carries. That's not the best numbers, but I think it's close.

In this game, when you run for 3 yards, it just doesn't feel like that's what you did. There have been times I got smacked early and it says 2 yard gain. I'm thinking I got nothing. So, I'm going to still practice the running game. It should not be that I'm getting 5 yards a carry on most plays, and I think as it is now I'm almost at a good football average.

I still have a lot to get used to. This game plays nothing like the last 15+ years of video game football.
 
# 209 teambayern @ 08/16/10 06:23 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveDQ
I'm really busy these days, but I have been able to pop it in on and off. I'm starting to get frustrated with the running game, but I still think it's ok. I don't want to see my RB getting 125 YDs on 15 carries. DavonBrown mentioned he had 85 yards on 31 carries. That's not the best numbers, but I think it's close.

In this game, when you run for 3 yards, it just doesn't feel like that's what you did. There have been times I got smacked early and it says 2 yard gain. I'm thinking I got nothing. So, I'm going to still practice the running game. It should not be that I'm getting 5 yards a carry on most plays, and I think as it is now I'm almost at a good football average.

I still have a lot to get used to. This game plays nothing like the last 15+ years of video game football.
It's the opposite for me right now. When I find a hole and get past the LOS, I get so excited. Especially on runs to the outside, it's like I dodge a tackle, outrun another, and get all excited then the "2 yrd gain" comes up.

In all seriousness, although it needs to be tweaked, I love that level of satisfaction the game gives you. Even a 5 yard run just feels great. I don't have this reaction when I pickup 5 yards in Madden.
 
# 210 Sunday HD @ 09/26/10 01:42 AM
is this game worth buying? Any improvements that would make the game better next year. What annoys me is that everyone is wearing visors
 
# 211 mestevo @ 09/26/10 05:09 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sunday HD
is this game worth buying? Any improvements that would make the game better next year. What annoys me is that everyone is wearing visors
Most would say no, it really depends on what you want out of a football game. Even supporters seem to agree it's currently a broken game though after the patch, they had to post a sticky on the official forums asking people to stop posting threads about the broken running game.
 
# 212 Blzer @ 09/26/10 04:08 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sunday HD
is this game worth buying? Any improvements that would make the game better next year. What annoys me is that everyone is wearing visors
If there's one thing I can say (two things actually), it's that this will be the only football game I'm playing for the next year... and unless Madden improves its game next year (to better suit my wants), I'm holding onto hope it will be the only football game I play for two years. What I mean by that is I hope NM aren't going out and releasing BB2 next year. I hope they take another two years to improve their game, because frankly they have a long way to go.

At least they've given me enough for this year, that's as much as I can say I suppose.
 
# 213 KingDeDeDe @ 09/27/10 09:32 AM
For those still on the fence and using 360s, this game is infinitely better with the fan-made "Backbreaker NFL 11" patch. The run game is fixed, QBs get accurate pocket times, etc. The only real problems are some wonky physics reactions and overly clutch FG kickers. Still, the former problem happens all the time with other games using Euphoria--happens to me in RDR and GTA4 all the time. That doesn't make either of those much less enjoyable. Actually, it happens rarely enough that it's mostly just humorous stuff like Exorcist-style heads.
 
# 214 ssh000 @ 10/12/10 09:06 PM
Just downloaded the patch...seems have to fixed a crash for me.

Cheers,
John
 


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