The vivid and wildly creative world of Brütal Legend is brought to life through a spate of chrome, leather, rocker babes, epic music, fire-breathing/stud-wearing beasts, mountains made of guitar amps, and more. Follow Eddie as he embarks on a tour of epic destruction with an axe, a guitar, and his minions as he commands the power of rock in epic band battles. It’s lighter-flicking awesomeness that will melt your face clean off.
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!
Multiplayer notice: The DRM free version of Brutal Legend is single-player only.
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: MATURE with Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Partial Nudity, Strong Language, Suggestive Themes. PEGI Rating: 18+ with Bad Language, Violence.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, Intel Core 2 Duo 2.5 GHz or Athlon X2 2.4 GHz processor or faster(Intel i5 Duo at 2.5 GHz, or AMD FX 3.5 GHz recommended), 1 GB RAM (2 GB RAM recommended), DirectX 9.0c-compatible video card with 512 MB VRAM, DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card, 8 GB HDD, keyboard, mouse.
Minimum system requirements (Mac): OS X 10.6.8 or later. Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.5 GHz (Intel Core i5 2.5 GHz recommended) Memory: 2 GB RAM (4GB RAM recommended) Graphics: ATI HD 2600 / NVIDIA 8800GT / Intel HD3000 or better card with 512 MB of video memory Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled.
Posted on 2013-07-23 06:16:31 byasgardian:
Brutal Legend is fun, there's no question about that.
Some say that the mish-mash of hack-and-slash and Real Time Strategy gameplay doesn't gel, and what you get is a game that does neither exceptionally. While they're not necessarily wrong, what's here is functional.
But what makes Brutal Legend enjoyable is Tim Schafer's characteristic writing and sense of humour. Like with Psychonauts,read more the writing is what you're here for, and it's expertly voiced by talented actors and famous rock and metal musicians.
It must be said that if you're a fan of rock and heavy metal, the soundtrack is going to make you very happy, with classic songs from Black Sabbath, Manowar, Motorhead and Iron Maiden, just to name a few.
All in all, while flawed, the game exudes charm from its pores, and it's easily worth its asking price.
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Posted on 2013-07-23 08:44:27 bystormspirit:
Some games are punished for not being Spectacular, instead of rewarded for being Good.
Some games are maligned for having the same flaws as larger, triple A titles without receiving the slack those same games receive.
Brutal Legend is one such game.
The following is less of a blow by blow review of Brutal Legend, but rather a response to some of the most frequent criticisms oftenread more unfairly heaped on the game.
1. Brutal Legend is the sort of game that tries to do a little of everything, and does nothing exceptionally well except for the general atmosphere and story of the setting itself.
2. Brutal Legend doesn't actually FAIL at any of those things. Is the Combat excellent? No, but it's good. Is the driving great? No, but it's good. Even the pseudo-real-time strategy sections are perfectly functional and, dare I say it, entertaining.
3. Brutal Legend, for whatever flaws it might have, delivers a truly unique setting, a world crafted with a great deal of love and attention to detail.
Simply put, there is nothing like Brutal Legend and most likely never will be again. It's a living, breathing love letter to Metal fans. It's just that, for whatever reason, it's one of those games that mercilessly crucified for every conceivable flaw when other games, with many of those same issues, are given a free pass.
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Posted on 2013-07-23 08:38:39 byvdrandom:
It doesn't matter if 3/4 of the game are something in between a strategy game and Overlord. The writing, the style and the music save the day. On easy difficulty level the strategy part is not a problem any more, and seriously, with music by Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Dark Tranquillity, Manowar, Megadeth and many other famous metal bands this game is totally worth playing. Addread more some funny jokes, amazing style and awesome voice acting by Jack Black, there is no solid reason to skip this game.
PS. The game was released natively on Linux and is available on Steam if you wish to run it on that particular platform.
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