The controls are unresponsive, there are no gameplay modes beyond exhibition, the receivers couldn’t catch a cold in Edmonton in January, the controls are needlessly different from Madden, and there’s one damn music track that plays during every play selection screen.
Connor McDavid, the guy who just won the NHL scoring title and was named MVP, is the 17th best player in hockey, at least according to EA Sports.
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My attempt to win the World Cup with Maldive Islands, who are rated a 2-out-of-10, the only team on the game to be rated worse than a 3. Needless to say, this was not going to be easy.
For those who don’t remember, NHL Breakaway was probably the third most popular NHL series on the N64, after the EA Sports NHL series and the Wayne Gretzky’s 3D Hockey series. There was also a Blades of Steel game that came out the next year but it was mostly forgettable.
After a brief hiatus, we’re back with Episode 12 of the HOTSPROTSTAKES Podcast!
This week we’re talking opening round storylines from the NHL and NBA Playoffs, Burger King’s newest menu items, Mountain Dew getting patriotic with Dew-S-A, and terrible sports video games from the past.
Backbreaker, an arcade-style football romp with no NFL licensing, promised a “real” football experience with a unique graphics engine and total team customization when it was released in 2009. The main selling point of the game was its unique physics engine, called “elation,” which promised uniquely different tackles on every play, something its then-competitors “Madden” and…