Tired of Madden's arbitrary approach to contact? How its running looks, and feels, more like ice skating? Upcoming football game Backbreaker is, which is why it does things a little differently.
This clip, showcasing the running game, does a better job than any previous video for the game in showing how Backbreaker doesn't deal in floating tackles or gliding runners. It deals in heavy men pounding the run. What I like best here isn't the actual moves on show; I like the incidental contact, how every brush of an arm or plant of a foot affects both the ball carrier and the tackle.
Backbreaker will be out on June 1 for the 360 and PS3.