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!
Excerpt: The best way of describing Brutal Legend , by Double Fine, is as a love letter to metal. Some form of metal music is playing at almost any given point in the game, including the menus - if you hate metal with all your heart, consider this fair warning.
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.
Summary: This is one of the best games of the year and there is a reason it won awards at E3. The game is a blast to play, the story is very well written, the characters are voiced well, and the music is awesome. If you love metal this game was made for you.
Jack Black as funny rocker roadie, but expect gory violence.
Common Sense Media
9 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).