Brutal Legend is Double Fine

Ok so with the excitement of Tim Schafer making a new game, Double Fine Adventure, which had 87,142 people pledge $3,336,371 to fund its development on Kickstarter, I decided to purchase a game I had yet to finish by the same great game developer. That game is Brutal Legend, which i picked up from a friendly local game shop for only $10. If this is a game you have never played I really suggest you get out there and pick up a copy. The gameplay has so many different genre aspects rolled into one awesomely fun adventure, and the fact that I find Tim’s sense of humor awesome totally helps.
First off a little explanation of the game, which is probably best described by EA

Jack Black stars as Eddie Riggs, a roadie who’s sucked into a mythical Age of Rock to fight evil, liberate an army of headbangers from a life of oppression, find love, and discover his life’s purpose. Heavy stuff until one realizes the universe of BrĂ¼tal Legend has sprung up from the mind of legendary game director Tim Schafer.
Enter the world of Heavy Metal where mountains are made of amplifiers, killer spiders spin guitar strings, druids want to kill you, and Rock Legends roam the landscape.
Armed with a massive battle-axe, guitar, and his hot-rod, Eddie will rip the faces off of demons. As Eddie, expect to crush skulls, ravage the road in the Deuce, and unleash the power of Heavy Metal to reign down fire from the sky — all to save humanity and become a brutal legend.
Now what are the game genres you ask? First off it is very open world, you can hop in Deuce your Hot Rod and cruse around the landscape which Schafer says is almost equal to 100 KM squared. There is also a guitar hero feel to casting magic from Clementine your guitar by playing different riffs. As well the battle systems has you overseeing different units, which you can only build once you have enough fans, much like a real time strategy. Besides these cool elements there are also small puzzles you have to figure out, weather it be navigating a maze with deuce, or trying to safely pass through a cavern unnoticed.

Bottom line the game is fun as hell, and if your a fan of metal you may just find yourself roaming the countryside in deuce listening to the tracks you unlock!


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