Brütal Legend

released on Oct 13, 2009

Brütal Legend is an action-adventure that marries visceral action combat with open-world freedom. Set in a universe somewhere between Lord of the Rings and Spinal Tap, it’s a fresh take on the action/driving genre, which in this case is full of imitation cover bands, demons intent on enslaving humanity and Heavy metal tunes. Featuring the talents of comedian, actor and musician, Jack Black as super roadie Eddie Riggs, as well as cameos by some of the biggest names in metal music it's a wild ride in the belly of the beast that is not to be missed by gamers and Metalheads alike.

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Trilha sonora e história sensacionais! Fora que conta com participações de peso como Jack Black, Rob Halford (Judas Priest), Lemmy (Motorhead), Dave Mustaine (Megadeth) e Kyle Gass (Tenacious D).
Jack conseguiu criar uma história muito interessante sobre o gênero do Heavy Metal. As missões são meio iguais, algumas batalhas com chefões são interessantes. Mas, a combinação: Heavy Metal, Dirigir Carro e matar monstros, é certeira!

Probably my first open world game and it still holds a special place in my hearts. Also introduced me to Heavy Metal and Jack black can do no wrong. Also Tim Curry justing saying.

Time for the periodic reminder that in my personal review scale, a 3 means "I don't regret playing this" and not that anyone else should.
As someone who found the single pre-release interview where they admitted that it was going to be an RTS, I rented this solely because I wanted to see how poorly Quirky Herzog Zwei was going to map to modern development, and I wasn't disappointed. I don't regret being there for that, but I do regret the sunk cost fallacy that got me 90% through the game.

What Hi-Fi Rush wishes it could be.

Almost rated this game as a half star and one of the worst games of all-time… if I would’ve continued playing on the hardest difficulty. Couldn’t stand this game until I dropped the difficulty, play on easy is recommended. Story is double fineeee with VO guest appearances from Ozzy, Kyle Gass, and Tim Curry. (+ more I’m sure) Don’t forget the killer soundtrack.

Brutal Legend is a game that surprises in more ways than the player can expect, or is ready for… but sadly not always in ways that are good.
The atmosphere the game creates is one thing that’s relatively easy to gush about. They basically nailed it. The metal heavy influences seep throughout every inch of this game. Though the open world can be a bit boring, it’s undoubtably fun to drive around using nitro while you blast Ozzy fucking Osbourne.
And the overall look of the open world is really moody and cool. Some areas better than others. There are times when the game comes together just right, that perfects the feeling I think the developers were hoping to instill in the player. It’s not often, and it’s actually quite rare… but when it does, you know you’re playing something special.
Having the ability to upgrade your vehicle, your weapons, your moves, so on and so fourth, really helped the experience. Without this, I think I would have had a lot more gripes than I currently do.
The overall game is fantastic. Playing a guitar as a weapon is sick, and the fact that there’s multiple ways to use it to your advantage is so cool. In turn, the axe is a bit underutilized, and some of the hack and slash combat isn’t as satisfying as it could be. The storytelling is actually pretty good, and it makes for a really entertaining play through. It’s just the kind of schlocky fun you’d want from a game of its kind.
I know I’m going to sound like everyone else on this site who reviews this game when I say these next few words, but the real time strategy sections are rough, and uninvited. Now I’ll explain why. You make a heavy metal game, and you present it as a mindless, fun looking hack and slash, and your target a certain demographic, then out of nowhere, you expect them to vibe with real time strategy sections?
It feels like a strange design choice for the gameplay… especially considering how much it clashes with the theme of the game. It doesn’t help that the sections are a bit clunky and over specific about what you have to do. Now don’t get me wrong, I think sometimes the sections can be a lot of fun. Especially when you feel like you’re leading a real war or battle against demons. It can be pretty sick.
But a lot of the time it’s just frustrating. I can only imagine the disappointment at the time of the games release. Especially if players who picked it up never played a Rts game. It’s hard to argue that the game isn’t still a blast despite the inclusion of this gameplay type.
Flying around was actually a really cool feature of these sections… and I only wish it would’ve been a playable feature in the open world at some point too. Even if it had to be after you complete the main game. But this sums up my overall feeling on the game pretty well. It does a lot of great stuff and gets a bunch right… but it could definitely go harder in areas that just don’t feel as polished.
It’s a game I’d recommend if you like gore, Metal, and Jack Black of course. What a guy.