Backbreaker, the Euphoria-infused football experiment from Natural Motion and 505 Games is out in demo form tomorrow for Xbox Live Gold subscribers.
I cannot tell you how excited I am for this game, this demo. Unlike the jokes of demos the EA crew has released for Madden in the past few years (1-minute quarters with two selectable teams last year), the Backbreaker demo will feature three modes (Training Camp, Tackle Alley, and Exhibition) and six teams to choose from.
You have to respect how ballsy Natural Motion is being with this major demo. For what many are guessing will be a glorified physics demo, a game demo that features all of the gameplay one can expect from the full title is risky. They must really think their customization options are something to behold — from everything I can tell, they have a right to be excited. I am just going to shit if this game is half as rewarding as I think it could be.
Quick shout to the fellas at Death Before Taxes (http://deathbeforetaxes.tumblr.com/). Even though they don’t lose their minds over The National’s new album High Violet (I thoroughly recommend it), they know their stuff. Check it out.
Posted by John Warren