posted by jaboobie (MOUNT HOLLY SPRINGS, PA) Apr 1, 2010
Member since Mar 2009
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
I'm not good giving reviews. Basically there are games that I feel compelled to finish and others in which I just don't care. I just didn't care about Brutal Legend. Plus I hate games where you have to watch the cut scene every time you die. That gets old quick.
It gets a 10 because it's my favorite game EVER...
posted by Bierbauer (LEXINGTON, KY) Nov 9, 2009
Member since Mar 2009
gamers (60%) found this review helpful
This is my favorite video game ever. Technically, it may not be the best game I've ever played, but I don't care because this is my favorite video game EVER.
The heavy metal fantasy world of Brutal Legend is the most carefully created game environment that's ever been programmed. Not, it's not cutting edge graphics or gameplay, but there is nothing here, and I mean NOTHING, that has just been added-on, dropped in or half-heartedly executed, and that's where the appeal of this game comes from. The perfectly executed heavy-metal references and influences are seemlessly integrated with a tone-perfect story, flawless art direction and character design that result in an open-ended environment that feels like someone crawled inside your head, went through all your memories that had anything to do with heavy-metal/hard rock music, and created a virtual world from them. I'm not kidding – it's that good.
The gameplay itself is rock-solid, although I admit that it's pretty basic and not over the top on challenging hard core gamers, although I've not gotten at all bored with it. The biggest issue for me is the clunky timing between scenes and mission starts and stops, which I think really detracts from the experience. But the focus here is on the art, the design and the acting. You feel like you fell into your favorite heavy metal album cover and are living out another life there. It is that good.
I didn't give it a ten because it's the best gameplay, or the most challenging, or the most technically advanced. I gave it a ten because Brutal Legend pulls off a perfectly designed environment in which no details were overlooked or just phoned in, and it pulls you into that world like no other game I've played. I gave it a ten because it's my favorite game ever. It's that good.
gamers (55%) found this review helpful
Brutal Legend is the story of the ultimate roadie, Eddie brigs (Voiced by Jack Black.) He begins, getting his guitar swiped by a whiny metal teen. After some epic scene play, where your asked whether or not you want to turn off gore and swearing, Eddie wakes up in a world of Rock. This world can only be described as off of a Metal album. You quickly pick up your melee weapon, which is an axe, and then your ranged weapon, which is an axe (Lolz) Guitar. The battle is nothing to special, typical attack combos and such. After defeating your first enemies, is where the game picks up. You meet ophelia, your first teammate. You and her can team up to perform a "Team move," which is stronger then normal moves. A bit later you witness eddie's roadie skills in action when he builds the deuce, his car. The car controls, pretty much how you'd expect, including nitro. What really impressed me is the graphics on the first boss. I'm not going to ruin it by describing it but, awesome.
The game isn't only a rpg, it has a strategy part. Part of the game works like a rts (real time strategy) Basically you control a stage. You set up merch booths to get fans (Resources) and then buy more troops, rinse, repeat. The online mode is this, but you get to pick from three sides, Ophelia's Eddie's and The evil person's (I forget.)
The game stars all kinds of rock icons, like Ozzie, Kyle glass, and more. It's definetly a game to pick up.