I would just like to say, that I can’t really think of a SINGLE THING that bothered me about this game and I’m a pretty hypercritical guy. So here is a list of its awesomness.
Graphics: Detailed, stylized, UNIQUE, varied and awe inspiring environments that I actually stopped to look at several times. Who thought a metal-themed-world could look so fascinating and beautiful.
Gameplay: Brutal Legend mixes elements from strategy, racing, action, open-world and RPGs flawlessly. Each form of gameplay is fun. Combat is always entertaining and fun to look at, and the game keeps giving you enough upgrades to keep things interesting. Avid explorers will be well-rewarded, as finding collectables is key to earning certain useful upgrades. Even fetching collectables is fun because you don't simply walk up to the floating-spinning-obtainable like in most games. Collectables are usually obtained by playing a short-song at a place or object where a tell-tale sign of goodies alerts you to the presence of something useful. Maybe it's the red-thorn flowers around an old monument, or maybe a dragon statue bound in chains. They are always easily identifiable, and not simply collected, but unleashed. Idols raise from the ground with sparks and lights. Dragon Statues scream fire and break their chains. Just driving around the countryside looking for things is fun in this game.
Story/Setting: Characters are humorous, unique and well acted. So many bazaar concepts are well imagined and brought to life by Brutal Legend. It took me totally off guard because I was really expecting some dank, dark and offensive metal-setting, and what I got was a colorful and beautiful fantasy/metal world. The story does a good job at motivating you to keep moving forward producing an adequate amount of “care” for its characters and events.
That's all the room I have for this review, but I encourage even the most skeptic of gamers to give this game a shot.
Brutal Legend is The most underrated game of 2009. It got high regard from the major gaming mags. IGN, GI, ect. yet no one seems to be playing it. This game is a must for any fan of heavy metal, amazing animation, major epicness, and/or Jack Black.
The game is a free-roaming action game at it's core. i.e. Grand Theft Auto. It also has some strategy tower defense elements. There are primary and secondary missions. Primary missions are the main story, while the secondary missions are scattered around the world. The game play is really easy and unique. I beat it on the hardest difficulty the first play through with no trouble.
Achievement hounds will also love this game as to get most of the achievements all you have to do is finish the game with 100% completion. That is not a hard task with this title. There are a few achievements in multiplayer.
I cannot comment on multiplayer as I have not spent much time with it.
If you're looking for a hilarious adventure into the realms of heavy metal or you just want Ozzy to pimp your ride, this is the game for you!
Brutal Legend is for metal loving rock singing people who love well metal it's fun if you enjoy concerts with a very bloody and kind of badass twist to it. You play as Eddie Riggs I had alot of fun playing as him with his sarcastic humor. Drive around in a cool car and fight a bunch of metal posers in a all out war to try to save the world of metal and rock. I give this game a 9.8 because you'll have fun doing side missions and upgrading your sweet ride with guns and other paint jobs! Have fun!!!! :)