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GF Rating
7.6

11885 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
6

Above Average

Cool theme can't save poor genre mixing=Rental.

posted by MrPipkins (South Sioux City, NE) Oct 20, 2009

Member since Jul 2008

12 out of 23 gamers (52%) found this review helpful

Quick review in which I'll focus on the pros and cons of this game.

Pros

1. Cool theme and presentation captures the spirit of 70's/80's metal.
2. Jack Black does a great job with voice acting.
3. Huge soundtrack really gives a good slice of the genre.
4. Great Humor through out campaign.

Cons
1.What starts as a great single player adventure game turns into a clunky crude RTS.
2.Graphics while fitting still look like something from last gen.
3.Extremely short campaign is basically training for the multiplayer portion of the game.

I recommend this one as a rental.

Unless you are really into the metal theme of the game you will find this game to have charm but peel away that charm and humor you find gameplay that really does not fit consoles (The RTS controls just dont lend themselves to a controller.) which made me just stumble through the battle portions just to get to the story and adventure elements. I just wish this game would have remained a adventure game which would have really fixed my biggest beef with the title. Just a good example how mixing genres can be a risk.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

When Good Games Go Bad

posted by GoDawgz (RISING FAWN, GA) Oct 22, 2009

Member since Oct 2009

8 out of 16 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

Like everyone else, I was really excited for this game to come out. When I got it, I was having great fun. The characters are great, the scenery is great, riding around and exploring was fun, and the combat wasn't all that bad. I was ready to give it an 8 out of 10, maybe even a 9 for how unique and fun the game was.
Then I had my first RTS (real time strategy) battle. I was no longer having so much fun. The controls for these battles are clunky. It becomes frustrating ordering your troops around, and it's not set up very well at all. For me, a game killer. But...
At first I didn't mind so much. It wasn't a hard battle, I won, and continued on my journey of having fun. I was enjoying the story, laughing at the characters, the side missions were fun...
Then I had another battle. More stuff added. Battle got harder. Controls still junk. Again I got through it and went back to having fun.
Needless to say, that's how the whole game goes. I was playing on normal. I got to the next to final battle (I think because I only had one more story achievement to earn), lost 3 times in a row, and was so frustrated I took it out, sealed it up, and am returning it unbeaten.
It's a shame that they put this one element in there. I understand they wanted to do something different other than boss battles, but when something is this frustrating, so much that it makes you dread having to play those parts, it needs to be scrapped. And it's even multiplayer! I can't see myself going through that torture online.
The game is worth a rent, especially if you love metal music, and quirky unique games. Just don't be surprised if you find yourself being a bit let down.

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GF Rating
7

Good

did you know this is an RTS game

posted by darcanfly (COLORADO SPRINGS, CO) Oct 20, 2009

Member since Oct 2009

6 out of 12 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

i had no idea when i got the game but it turns out it is an RTS game. kinda. thier is other parts to it for sure but but what i mainly got out of it was a RTS. now dont get me wrong it was a very funny game and jack black did a great job i just didnt know what i was geting when i rented it. this game is a very fun rent for a little bit but it not what i wanted. i give it around a 7.5 because the game is fine it just did not work as well as i was hopeing.

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