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Brutal Legend

Brutal Legend

  • On the web-enabled multiplayer so players can conquer pals on the web via PlayStation Network.
  • Comedic action combat set in a rock n’ roll fantasy world, staring the talents of Jack Black in the role of a demon fighting super roadie.
  • A soundtrack created up of 108 of the most rocking tracks from 75 diverse bands representing every sub-genre of metal.
  • A streaming, open globe that provides players the freedom to walk, drive, or fly anywhere as they unleash the power of rock n’ roll on enemies.
  • In-game cameos from gods of Metal like Lemmy Kilmister, Rob Halford, Lita Ford, and several, a lot of others.

Product InformationBr?tal Legend is an action-adventure that marries visceral actioncombat with open-world freedom. Set in a universe somewhere in between Lord of theRings and Spinal Tap it is a fresh take on the action/driving genre which inthis case

List Price: $ 19.99

Cost: $ 4.97

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  • Andrew Polack:
    19 of 21 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Why so short?, October 21, 2009
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    Andrew Polack
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    Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: Brutal Legend (Video Game)

    If you are a Tim Schafer fan, this game is everything you hoped it would be… except for one nasty little surprise. The single-player campaign is a measly 6 hours (and that’s being generous). I’m not a multiplayer kind of person – and if you share that sentiment, wait until this one drops in price. Once it’s under $30 or so, it’ll be worth every penny. Right now though, I felt a little cheated paying full price for half of a game.

    Outside of that though, this game is all-around hardcore awesome! If you like multiplayer or don’t mind the SHORT singleplayer campaign, then buy this now! Otherwise, you may want to wait a bit for a price drop.

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  • AM:
    18 of 22 people found the following review helpful:
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Fun while it lasts., October 15, 2009
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    AM (Frederick, MD USA) –
    Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: Brutal Legend (Video Game)

    Brutal Legend is everything it was hyped to be, which is an extreme rarity in the world of video games. It’s fun, it’s clever, it’s well written, it’s pretty, it sounds great. What it is not, however, is long. While every element of the game ranges from enjoyable to fantastic, reaching the end in fewer than six hours was more than a little anti-climactic, and detracted fairly seriously from my overall opinion of the title.

    There are numerous side quests scattered throughout the world (and the world IS open–roam all you like to kill time), and the six hour timer doesn’t include those–fair is fair; I could’ve gotten more time out of the game. The problem there, though, is that most of the side quests are carbon copies of other side quests–to such an extent that if you take a look at them, they’re using the exact same name and objectives.

    I would sincerely recommend the game to anyone prepared to pay full price for a game they can finish in two sittings (or one marathon). Anyone else, though, I’m afraid ought to wait for a price reduction, or rent. It pains me to say it–I really wanted to love Brutal Legend–but it’s true. I’ll be trading it in (which I virtually never do), and repurchasing when it hits bargain bins.

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  • J. J. Marino "Geekasaurus Rex":
    18 of 24 people found the following review helpful:
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Bang yer head… maybe into a wall, October 22, 2009
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    J. J. Marino “Geekasaurus Rex” (Rochester, New York) –
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    Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars 
    This review is from: Brutal Legend (Video Game)

    This game is artistically and stylistically beautiful. And because it comes on bluray disc the HD sequence in the beginning looks fantastic. The game is more than decent. What is annoying is from time to time the camera’s do odd things that make it difficult to do some moves.

    Its apparent that from the very beginning that you will have to remember a bunch of special moves. They do a good job building this training into the narrative of the story. What really doesn’t work for me is the overall game play.

    Yes, it looks awesome, and is fantastic to go into the album covers of my youth. However, when it gets to the game play and doing moves with others that are supposed to assist you, it is often hard to pull off, not in a you suck and cant do it hard, but in the WHY WONT THIS WORK sort of way. I can abide some minor frustration game play, sometimes this game has more than tolerable issues with movement or fighting. This level of frustration ruins all of the fantastic artwork, open world, and even the excellent narration.

    About the narration:
    Jack Black is really funny with the context specific comments. He comes at this from the viewpoint of a monster roadie that has been stuck doing a boy band for some time. He is set free when he is killed by the massive stage set. Kind of weird; when did New Kids on the Block ever have a metal god as their stage set. Anyway, from this beginning Jack Black takes you on a journey that is both interesting and funny.

    It is a very well made game, just needs some help with the controls. This may be patched at some point so keep tuned, seems like it is fixable. As it stands its a pain in the buttocks.

    Pros:
    >> open world that is both fantastic, and |;;| a joy for us over 30 that can remember vividly the glory days of metal.
    >> Narration by Jack Black and guest appearances by Lemmy and Ozzy + more.
    >> Funny characters

    Cons:
    << Control

    If your into metal and enjoy Jack Black and his humor then this is a fine game for your library. Honestly I would recommend try it before you buy it.

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