Excerpt: If ever there was a demo of a game that wasn’t a true representation of the finished product, Brutal Legend was it. The demo did show off that the game had its action, though what it didn’t showcase was that it was set in an open world and also had RTS elements. Being a hopeful sales attraction, shouldn’t a demo be a better example of what the actual game is all about?
Excerpt: Brutal Legend is the culmination of a lifelong obsession with metal, making entertaining games, and creating epic tales. Creator Tim Schafer has dreamed about this day for too long. Now that it’s arrived, we’re both praising the lords of rock and putting our controllers down early.
Excerpt: Let’s face it; the odds were stacked against Brütal Legend from the start. Tim Schafer games? Niche market. Heavy metal? Niche market. Jack Black fans? Niche market. Needless to say, the commercial appeal of this title was limited at best. Factor in the fact that the game was dropped by a publisher who shall remain unnamed before EA picked it up, and that it was shipping the same day as one of the most highly anticipated sequels of the year, and you start to see just how...
Conclusion: Ultimately, Brutal Legend manages to paper over the cracks of its various shortfalls through sheer force of will, with the highlights proving engaging enough to keep you playing. For example, rolling across the heavy metal planes in The Deuce with Judas Priest blaring from your speakers is very nearly worth the price of admission alone, as is the wonderfully crafted script.
Excerpt: Anyone who has played the gems known as Psychonauts and Grim Fandango should know Tim Schafer’s name. He is respected by many for making some of their favorite games. Brutal Legend is Schafer's latest endeavor, and with the hype and marketing, it looks like finally Tim Schafer and his company Double Fine Productions might have the commercial success that many think they deserve.
Summary: Brütal Legend is a 3rd person action/adventure starring Jack Black in the role of roadie Eddie Riggs, who sets on an epic quest to build an army of rockers with only a broad axe, a big block V8 and his faithful guitar in hand.