Summary: ------Pros------ GREAT Metal soundtrack with many artists and songs that will keep you rocking on. Large sand-box map with some great art-style. Very good voice-acting with a fair amount of well-known artists. Long story-line thats humorous, and interesting. ------Cons------ Gameplay gets repetitive fast and pretty difficult towards the end. This game lacks variety.
Summary: Brutal Legend was a pretty big let down for me. I knew that I had to have this game when I first saw the amazing soundtrack. I just wasn't at all impressed with the RTS type levels. They were pretty boring for the most part, and that's largely what the game was comprised of. I also feel like they could have done a lot better with the plot and dialogue.
Excerpt: "Synonymous in the nineties with PC graphic adventures _Grim Fandango_ and the _Monkey Island_ series, designer Tim Schafer’s finest hour came in 2005 with cult-classic platformer _Psychonauts_, created by his own development house, Double Fine. Though the game’s commercial impact was only modest, it was well-received by critics and adored by fans, ensuring Schafer’s penchant for quirky quality was beginning to bear fruit. _Brütal Legend_, released ...
Pros: Impressive open world landscapes, extensive soundtrack, some nice ideas
Conclusion: You play roadie (voiced by Jack black) who is transported to some demonic world and have to hack and slash your way through the game. However you also get a guitar which makes lightning and can kill your enemies (it heats up though, so use it wisely). The cut scenes are very amusing and the games contains some strong language too (although you do have the option to have it bleeped out). Graphics are pretty good in a cartoony way.
Excerpt: I liked the opening to this game, the graphics were decent and the game world very creative. I didnt get more than 3 hours in though before i stopped playing. The missions just felt a little aimless and the boss battles were much like a strategy game (where you build units etc) but in third person - which just didnt work for me. Overall though if your looking for something a little different and like open world games you should consider this.
Conclusion: This game is very, very funny. The world it builds is gorgeous and imaginative, the graphics, designs and voice-actors are all great. Much like Double Fine's previous game, Psychonauts, it's a bit of a shame that the game underpinning it all is a bit awkward.