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Happy 10th birthday Brütal Legend

Cecil

Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,393


10 years ago today, Double Fine's second game, Brütal Legend was released.

Starting Jack Black, Lemmy, Ozzy Ousbourne, Lita Halford and Rob Halford, it's a great combo of action and strategy. Still worth looking into, for those who have yet to play it.



Gamesradar also just now published an interview with Tim Schafer, where he looks back on the game.


And it's on sale right now, of course.

 

FolderBrad

Member
Oct 25, 2017
237
Fun game that felt truly unique. And it was dumped on because of it. People wanted something familiar.

The multiplayer was surprisingly cool too.
 

Snarfington

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
704
Playing this after release, fully aware of what it was, kicked ass. What a great game, with so much love for heavy metal poured into it. RTS elements, while surprising when the game came out, were pretty fun when I was fully expecting them. And that soundtrack! My goodness.
 

NeoZeedeater

Member
Oct 27, 2017
3,419
As a classic metal and Tim Schafer fan, this game appealed to me. I didn't even mind that it was way more of an RTS than advertised. Neat game overall but I don't have a desire to replay it.
 

Doomrider

Avenger
Oct 27, 2017
960
There are no words for the art direction in this game and how it incorporates metal's visual motifs all over, it is so well done. I wanna say almost unrivaled.

Gameplay is fun, writing is funny, story is classic but captivating, soundtrack is godlike.

Replayed it not too long ago and it's a classic.
 

Protoman200X

The Fallen
Oct 25, 2017
3,132
N. Vancouver, BC, Canada
While I struggled with the different gameplay mechanics, I truly love exploring this world.

I also love how some of the high profile musicians played deity-tier roles in the game, but are some of the chillest mother fuckers about.
 

Skyebaron

Member
Oct 28, 2017
1,552
One of my favorite games. The rts parts were not the best but the world exploration, characters, music and story were top notch. Its a deeply flawed game with heart and i like it so much.
 

Fisty

Member
Oct 25, 2017
5,869
A love letter to metal music that will probably never be matched, let alone topped. Jack Black was the perfect choice for the game too. Had a lot of fun with the game, despite its (minor) faults
 

megalowho

Member
Oct 27, 2017
1,101
New York, NY


Such a creative open world to explore and fun aesthetic to soak in. I don't even listen to metal often but they nailed exactly what they were going for, it's album art and over the top lyrics come to life. The cliques and NPC portrayals within the lore are inspired, the gamplay is varied and interesting and the humor is on point. I've got a replay save about 15 hours in, good excuse as any to hop back in the Deuce for a bit to see the sights.
 

Kemono

Member
Oct 27, 2017
2,160
Really liked the game but it was to short (it ends abruptly without warning) and EA sold it as a open world god of war with a metal theme.
 

skeezx

Member
Oct 27, 2017
6,919
got it for free on twitch prime some time ago. i should check it out, helps that i've been on a metal kick lately

everybody was so incensed over the RTS stuff back then i just shrugged and forgot about it
 

Tizoc

Member
Oct 25, 2017
20,084
Oman
What I like most about this game is its Metal setting.
Set the game to easy and go on a romp of Metal Messiah-ness as Jack Black across the most Metal world to ever grace a video game.
 

NotLiquid

Member
Oct 25, 2017
15,746
One of the most imaginative games of that era. Even when I was mixed on how good the actual mechanics were and if the multiplayer was really that good, the single player experience was one I replayed multiple times. Game also got me into a few artists like KMFDM.
 

painey

Member
Oct 27, 2017
821
Put it down after failing one of the RTS segments and never played it again. Amazing and confusing how they forced that into a fairly enjoyable action/adventure romp.
 

Much

Member
Feb 24, 2018
4,264
This game was pretty unique. I do remember having quite good fun with this one, and Jack Black killed his role.
 
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Cecil

Cecil

Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,393
Put it down after failing one of the RTS segments and never played it again. Amazing and confusing how they forced that into a fairly enjoyable action/adventure romp.
The RTS parts were part of the base concept for the game, according to the devs in documentaries made years ago. It's ok to not like those parts, but they weren't forced into anything.
 

Proven

Member
Oct 29, 2017
3,515
I really liked everything about the game but the RTS sections felt so out of place
 

painey

Member
Oct 27, 2017
821
The RTS parts were part of the base concept for the game, according to the devs in documentaries made years ago. It's ok to not like those parts, but they weren't forced into anything.
Just because they were planned doesn't mean they aren't forced in. They don't fit in and they don't belong, and have ruined the game for a great many people.
 
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Cecil

Cecil

Member
Oct 25, 2017
2,393
Just because they were planned doesn't mean they aren't forced in. They don't fit in and they don't belong, and have ruined the game for a great many people.
If you have a part that's the core concept for the game, then it's more the other things that are forced in, and don't belong, rather then the opposite.

If it ruined the game for you, then it really just wasn't a game for you.
 
Oct 27, 2017
5,148
I vaguely recall some backlash regarding this game where the advertisements for it didn’t paint it as an RTS or something? Am I remembering wrong?
 

sir_crocodile

Member
Oct 25, 2017
10,160
I vaguely recall some backlash regarding this game where the advertisements for it didn’t paint it as an RTS or something? Am I remembering wrong?
Yes, it was not marketed as an RTS at all.

 

Futaleufu

Member
Jan 12, 2018
1,488
It's a weird game, in the middle of the story it turns into a badly designed real time strategy game.
 

White Glint

Member
Oct 25, 2017
798
Estonia
Got the game on launch and loved it. The constant ragging the game gets for daring to not be a basic hack & slash for 15 hours is embarrassing. Probably the most intuitive and simple yet satisfying RTS on a console.

Wouldn't be interested in a remaster or anything personally. Game came out at the right time for me.