Your heart pounds as you stand tensed and ready at the line of scrimmage. The ball is snapped, the familiar feel of leather hits your hands, as you drop back and scan the field for the open man. Your eyes flit from player to player looking for the perfect opportunity, but find nothing. Out of the corner of your eye you see your right guard go down, opening a direct path for a hefty linebacker to charge you. The pressure is on, you have a fraction of a second to make the play and sweat rolls down your brow stinging your eyes. Will you run, pass, or be sacked? Make the right choice and lead your team to victory.
Backbreaker puts you in the center of intense football action as you play intense 11-on-11 player games. Play with up to four friends to prove who has the best skills or play against others in online multi-player mode. With split-screen imaging you and a friend will have the perfect perspective to make game-changing decisions. The Euphoria Engine adds advanced AI to your opponents providing unpredictable moves and a more challenging opponent. Pick-up-and-play action allows even new players to get into the game as they easily enjoy the immersive gameplay. With extensive team customization you can put together an all-star lineup that is sure to come out victorious. Full exhibition and training modes allow you to follow your team every step of the way and increase skills for more cooperative play. Feel the heart-thumping action as your adrenaline races, just watch out every hit could be your last.
Experience 11-on-11 football like never before with unique hits, stunning graphics and unpredictable opponents thanks to Euphoria Engine advanced AI
Challenge a friend with split-screen views or play against others in online multiplayer mode
Pick-up-and-play design allows users of all levels to enjoy the game
Customize your team extensively for the best players and a winning combination
Full exhibition and training modes let you enhance your skills while building the next championship team
When it comes to buying video games, many of us can remember making a purchase we later regretted. Video game marketing is designed to encourage people to make quick decisions based on cool graphics or a sensational trailer. But, when you get the game home you find that the game play is not all that great or that the difficulty level leaves much to be desired. With that in mind, here are some tips for buying video games that might help you avoid making bad choices.
1. Don't fall into the "gotta have it now" trap
Video game marketers want to fool you into thinking that, not only do you need the game, but you need it the day it comes out. By centering large promotions around a particular release date, companies guarantee good numbers for initial sales. This also ensures that they will get some level of sales even if the game's reviews end up being bad. So don't fall prey to this trap. Even though it's tempting to be one of the first to have the game, it's much more prudent to wait a few weeks after release to get some feedback on the game's quality. Additionally, the price will soon go down from it's release-date sticker. If you can wait it out you'll be able to buy more wisely and economically.
2. Don't buy a game without reading some reviews of it
Good decisions are informed decisions, and you shouldn't make an investment in a game unless you already know it's of a certain quality. Game trailers can look amazing and tell you nothing about the quality of the game itself. Even screen shots don't tell you much, as companies can simply use the best graphical portions of the game to grace the back of their packages. Try to read both professional and typical user reviews to get an idea of the true quality of the game. After you feel pretty confident the game is a good one, only then should you shell out the cash for it.
3. Shop with the long-term in mind
It's easy to be drawn in by games that look new and intriguing, but you know your tastes better than anyone else. Think about what games tend to hold your interest for the long-term and try to buy mostly those types of games. It's okay to try something new every now and then, but try to keep your library stocked with your favorite type of game, as it's sure to give you the longest amount of game play.
4. Shop the bargain bins
There are also steep discounts to be had on games that are a couple years old. Although game technology progresses quickly, it doesn't move so fast as to make games of two years ago obsolete. You can get games for deep price cuts that will provide you with dozens of hours of game play, and the price is surely worth it. These discount games are a great way to keep yourself occupied while you save up for the next blockbuster.