"It's not often that a game I'm expecting a lot from exceeds my expectations, yet that's exactly what happened when I saw Brutal Legend at Double Fine Productions last week. Going in, I knew that the heavy-metal infused game's personality would be off the hook -- the art, music, dialogue, delivery, and humor were everything I expected and more.
What really caught me off guard was the gameplay; in the portions I saw, Brutal Legend's melange of over-the-top action, real-time strategy, and driving sequences blended together for seamless and enjoyable fun. And really, that's what this game is all about: fun.
You could spend hours thinking about the game's deceptively clever gameplay, all the care that went into crafting the game's world and tone, and the side-splitting delivery by Jack Black, but at the end of the day Brutal Legend is just flat-out fun. I'm positive that every writer that attended the demo was thinking, "I want to play that!"