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GF Rating
7.2

4908 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

and then, THERE WAS ROCK!!

posted by Paladin76 (MALAKOFF, TX) Oct 17, 2009

Member since Apr 2008

4 out of 7 gamers (57%) found this review helpful

Lets get the obvious out of the way first.

Jack Black is awesome, his voice work and dialog is top notch, some of the best I have seen in all my years of gaming. There are many of laugh out loud moments.

The graphics fit the story and game setting very well. Sure it's no Uncharted, but it just wouldn't fit if it was. The style fits the game perfectly.

THE MUSIC!! This is by far the best feature of this game. You got songs that range from Iron Maiden to Def Leapord and they all freaking rock!! Being able to change what song you are rocking to with a click of the button is also a very nice feature.

This game has somewhat of an open world design. You have your main missions and your side missions to do, yet at the same time you can jump in the Druid Plow and just drive on a rocking course of destruction.

Which brings me to combat and controls. Combat is fun and fluid at first, but as the game progresses and the enemies grow in numbers you begin to see just how much the controls are lacking. The driving controls are FLAT OUT terrible. It can be extremely hard at times to drive in a straight line in order to hit the mark you are looking for. Combat becomes non-responsive in large battles and feels very odd and clunky when you are fighting large amounts of enemies.

The RTS part of this game is rather odd as well. It's a very good idea, they just failed to deliver it properly. Think Overlord with a splash of Age of Empires thrown in. You are able to build stages, and merchandise stands, and from those you call your fans and road crew to help rule the world and battle for you. Great concept but you end up having very limited control of your followers. This is by far the weakest part of the game.

There is plenty to do though and plenty to unlock. All throughout the world you will find upgrades and bonuses such as art work and back story. This really makes you want to explore every last inch of the map.

This is a must rent.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Played it for a few hours, sent it back

posted by cancrdancr (LOVELAND, CO) Mar 22, 2010

Member since Feb 2010

5 out of 9 gamers (56%) found this review helpful

The intro of the game doesn't reveal the true nature of the game. It does a lot of different things, but doesn't do any of them really all that well. Pretty bland.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Couldn't keep me interested

posted by temak82 (SCHENECTADY, NY) Nov 16, 2009

Member since Aug 2007

2 out of 4 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

Like a lot of others, I found the game's soundtrack to be spot on and some of the dialogue was pretty funny. But that's where my pros for the game end.

The thing I hated the most was the need to drive around to different points in that vehicle. It got way too repetitive very, very quickly. The graphics are also very subpar in my opinion. If it was a straight up hack/slash with minimal driving around and rts, this game would have been much better in my opinion.

The bottom line is, if you have played all the other games, perhaps finish this one off. In my opinion, there are just way too many good games out right now to be spending time on something as mediocre as Brutal Legend.

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