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  • Summary: Brütal Legend is an epic action game from visionary developer Tim Schafer. Jack Black stars as Eddie Riggs, a legendary roadie summoned to a world of Heavy Metal where mountains are made of amplifiers, killer spiders spin guitar strings and Rock Legends roam the landscape. As Eddie, crushBrütal Legend is an epic action game from visionary developer Tim Schafer. Jack Black stars as Eddie Riggs, a legendary roadie summoned to a world of Heavy Metal where mountains are made of amplifiers, killer spiders spin guitar strings and Rock Legends roam the landscape. As Eddie, crush skulls with a battle axe, ravage the road in a super-charged Hot Rod and unleash the power of Rock to reign down fire from the sky - all to save humanity and become a Brütal Legend. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 74 out of 88
  2. Negative: 0 out of 88
  1. Even with its non-stop references to heavy metal and specialized soundtrack, Brutal Legend comes off feeling like one of Tim Schafer's most accessible game. The real-time strategy aspects are carefully explained and never feel too daunting for the average console gamer. What's more, the game's humor and over-the-top story will make you want to see the game through to the end.
  2. What's more important is that Brutal Legend is a ton of fun to play and fiercely stakes its claim as one of the most unique, most ambitious titles on the market today.
  3. 90
    A fun game with some very noticeable flaws and some less-than-stellar presentation, but in the end it's a memorable adventure I'd certainly recommend to any aspiring roadie. It comes pre-packaged with its fair share of issues, quirks and bugs, but all of the near-misses in the world can't take the fun out of this inspired adventure.
  4. It is with a sense of dismay then that I say that this: all things considered, it’s hard to call this a brilliant title. It has one of the most enjoyable 10 hour campaigns I’ve played, and if it were to be scored on that alone, it would have done a fair bit better. If you’re a fan of the genre of music, like I am, then the single player would be somewhere in the low –to mid-90s. The fact remains though that bolted onto this wonderful experience are sub par multiplayer and some terrible navigation issues.
  5. Brütal Legend is a bit of a mixed bag. Though it offers its fair share of brilliance and ingenuity, it suffers from a hodgepodge of conflicting gameplay mechanics that bar its admission into gaming excellence.
  6. Brutal Legend isn't a bad game by any means, and there is certainly plenty of fun to be had while playing it. It simply tries to do too much at once, and as a result, doesn't do anything as well as it should.
  7. Given the length of the game—around 12 hours or so at Normal difficulty—Brütal Legend gets more tiresome the further in you go. Stage Battles (the official name for the RTS sections) kill the pace, and the side missions are repetitive and boring. Somehow, all these negatives don't counterbalance an amazing artistic style. R

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  1. Positive: 49 out of 65
  2. Negative: 5 out of 65
  1. Feb 10, 2013
    10
    I'd say there is only one flaw about this game...that nearly nobody knows this...Superb mix of action and real-time strategy, top notchI'd say there is only one flaw about this game...that nearly nobody knows this...Superb mix of action and real-time strategy, top notch soundtrack, exceptional screenplay, lots of fun and Jack Black as a main protagonist. For me it's definitely 10/10. Expand
  2. ConnorV
    Oct 13, 2009
    10
    I am not one to rate games usually, but this one I made an exception, why, because it is an incredible game with an incredible story. I am not one to rate games usually, but this one I made an exception, why, because it is an incredible game with an incredible story. It's multiplayer is also very entertaining. I would probally give it a 9.7 normally, because there are a few bumps in it, but it controls well, is fun, looks good, and is difficult enough for hardcore gamers. Only other real comment to make, is that if you do not play games a lot, keep the difficulty low, it is HARD. Expand
  3. GusClass
    Dec 31, 2009
    10
    Double Fine made one of the best games of 2009 with a great variety of gameplay, a creative plot, and tons of fun! It's rare that you Double Fine made one of the best games of 2009 with a great variety of gameplay, a creative plot, and tons of fun! It's rare that you see a game with this much innovation and unique gameplay. This game is not a blockbuster because it doesn't have the cookie cutter plot and effects of the generic hit, but this is definitely is going to be a cult classic, sleeper hit just as Psychonauts was. If you liked Psychonauts, this is right up your alley. Expand
  4. JayD
    Oct 13, 2009
    9
    My only gripe is that there are not as many progression choices as I would have liked. I wanted to be a straight up metal wizard or something My only gripe is that there are not as many progression choices as I would have liked. I wanted to be a straight up metal wizard or something but oh well. Still an awesome game. Expand
  5. AnthoyH
    Oct 19, 2009
    9
    This is an amazing game, despite its short length. I knew the strategy element was going to be present in the game, which is actually why I This is an amazing game, despite its short length. I knew the strategy element was going to be present in the game, which is actually why I like it so much. I love RTS games, and this system of gameplay resembles it, but is different enough to feel fresh and works on the console. The world of Brual Legend and the characters that inhabit it are polished and fleshed out. Great game, I'm loving the multiplayer. Expand
  6. BrentYoung
    Oct 16, 2009
    8
    entertaining, but nowhere near a 10. Has many flaws, but most of them can be overlooked due to the enganging story and fun characters. Alotentertaining, but nowhere near a 10. Has many flaws, but most of them can be overlooked due to the enganging story and fun characters. Alot of people give it a high score simply due to the creator, however the game is good, just not one that's gona elevate him to the level he desires. Expand
  7. Feb 24, 2021
    0
    Attention, ceci est un jeu démoulé par Double Fine Productions… et là normalement tout est dit. Car comme chacun le sait, cette petite boîteAttention, ceci est un jeu démoulé par Double Fine Productions… et là normalement tout est dit. Car comme chacun le sait, cette petite boîte est spécialisée dans les jeux de merde (évidemment) mais elle est aussi et surtout spécialisée dans les jeux de merde débiles !

    La débilité est en effet son crédo et depuis qu’elle existe, double Fine n’a jamais fait que des jeux débiles, plus ou moins débiles, parfois un peu moins débiles et d’autres fois carrément… super débiles ! on ne sait jamais jusqu’où ils vont aller mais ils vont toujours plus loin et continuent de creuser, sans cesse…

    Ainsi, ce brutal machin de mes deux est un hommage aux métaleux mais ça ne leur rend pas hommage, malgré tout ce fan service dont on les affuble et dont ils sont victimes, en dépit ou grâce à tous ces clichés qui les illustrent dans ce jeu de merde ultra débile de Débiles Fine Productions.

    L’humour fatigue rapidement et ne fera rire que les ados un peu mongolos dans leur tête ou ceux qui ont encore trop fumé de pétards… le « gameplay » est super simple… et super débile ; la répétitivité (caractère de ce qui est répétitif) de ce machin brutal est extrêmement répétitive ; enfin, je ne voudrais pas me répéter mais c’est ultra débile… et incroyablement ennuyeux ! les graphismes sont clairement vilains, la technique est faiblarde et les ralentissements sont fréquents. Bref… c’est de la merde !
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