We kinda miss the good ol' days when just about every sports game could be considered "arcade-y;" these days, simulators have taken over. But that doesn't mean stuff like Backbreaker,/i> won't be popular. EA gave us Madden NFL Arcade late last year and although it wasn't a robust enough package, it most certainly hearkened back to the days of Tecmo Bowl. We expect a similar effort from NaturalMotion so if you're not into the whole realism thing, and all you wanna do is bust some heads on the field, you should definitely consider this one. Bone-crunching hits and flashy TDs...that's what we want!
1/7/2010 Ben Dutka