Excerpt: From the mind of Tim Schafer (Psychonauts, Grim Fandango) comes Brutal Legend, the ultimate heavy metal action game starring Jack Black . You are heavy metal roadie Eddie Riggs, hurled back in time to the mythical Age of Metal when the world was formed and ruled by the power of Rock! Armed with a broadaxe, a guitar, and a big block V8 you set off on an epic quest to assemble an army of headbangers, hotrods, barbarians, demonic dominatrix and the undead.
Conclusion: The characters are well voiced and animated - even Ozzy Osborne as the "Guardian of Metal" whom you get to buy your upgrades from. The heavy metal themed world and creature design are certainly inspired, and there is enough depth in the RTS battles to keep me engaged without being overwhelmed. Overall, a fun time.
Excerpt: On ne s'intéresse pas innocemment à Brütal Legend. Depuis son annonce, son éditeur ne cache pas son style résolument tourné vers le Heavy Metal, faisant même de ce point la grande particularité du jeu. Les joueurs, prévenus depuis des mois de ce qui les attend, ont fait le choix, soit de passer à côté, soit au contraire de s'y frotter de plus près.
Jack Black as funny rocker roadie, but expect gory violence.
Common Sense Media
16 March 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that Brutal Legend is all about fantasy and does not look realistic at all. That being said it does show graphic violence including decapitation, dismemberment, and mass killings (such as driving over a group of baddies). Eddie, the roadie protagonist voiced by Jack Black, has a number of weapons and special powers at his disposal to fight demonic creatures -- some who look human-like.
Excerpt: Brutal Legend is the latest game from development studio Double Fine, the team headed by adventure game legend Tim Schafer and behind 2005's superb platforming adventure game Psychonauts. As such Brutal Legend had been expected to be the next big thing in the 'different to anything else' genre - an area that Schafer specialises in.
Excerpt: Tim Schafer is an ex-Lucasarts game designer and current founder of the Double Fine Productions. He has given us the classics Full Throttle, Psychonauts and Grim Fandango, while he has also worked on other major titles such as the first two Monkey Island games and Day of the Tentacle. His latest inspiration was to combine the world of heavy metal with the world of medieval warfare in an action-adventure title that would have a little bit of everything in small doses.
Pros: Unconventional, Humorous, Filled with Metal
Cons: Too short, Monotonous side quests, Excessive genre-mixing