posted by jayroboy12 (LOUISVILLE, KY) Oct 16, 2009
Member since Oct 2009
Brutal Legend is actually a very interesting game. I thought it would be good but not this good. You play as a roadie named Eddie Riggs, voiceacting by Jack Black, and he is the best there is. He can fix anything, build anything, and tune any guitar. He knows everything about Heavy Metal. One night during a show, he accidently gets blood in the mouth of his belt and suddenly he is transported to a world of Heavy Metal. The world is in chaos and while there Eddie weilds an axe and also finds that his guitar can shock things and blow things up. It is up to Eddie to help the resistence of this world and bring peace to it.
Eddie can use his guitar to shock his enemies and blow them up. He can also slice them up with his axe and even use combo moves with his guitar. There some side missions that you can do so you may get points and you can spend these points to upgrade Eddie's weapons and his car. This game is also a strategy game because sometimes you will have stage battles where you summon more allies to help you fight the enemy's stage.
There are special appearances from famous rockstars in the game such as Rob Halford, Lita Ford, Lemmy Killmister, and Ozzy Osbourne. They will help you throughout the game. One more thing, you can pretty much use any character, even animals, while fighting to help you win.
Give this game a try. It is really entertaining and I am already considering buying it.
posted by BlueMajic (QUEEN CREEK, AZ) Oct 16, 2009
Member since Oct 2009
I had this game in my gameq and it was in the top slot on the day of its release, but I did not recieve it because I wasn't one of the "lucky ones" =) Anyway, since I had played the demo, I've been wanting to get my hands on this game and play it. I knew right away it would be a favorite of mine. So, I drove about an hour and a half to a store that still had some of this game in stock and I purchased it. I must say that it starts out almost identically as the demo I've played over and over and still I am hooked. I cannot put the game down!! A definite rental for anyone who likes rock and roll and pummeling bad guys. Cheers!!
This is like the Heavy Metal equivalent of the Yellow Submarine movie. You liberate the world through the awesomeness of heavy metal. :)
It seems that it is short but that's probably if you only play the main story line. But that's fine that it's short. Because it's tight. It's almost like a long animated movie (another similarity to Yellow Submarine). the way the game flows from one mission to the next, you don't get bored. It is very well done.
And as someone else mentioned, there are many hidden things to find and give you more buying power to increase your abilities. It is probably an 8 hour main story line game but you could easily double that if you try to find everything. That's just the single player.
It has online multiplayer (doesn't appear to have to split screen multi) and has a very interesting RTS style mode for this. You can get into 2 teams of 3.
At the VERY least you should rent it and check out the tight story that is very well portrayed by Jack Black's voice and the animation of him that is right on with his expressions, just like Shrek. Very impressive. Deserves awards for this aspect.