Giant Bomb: "Brütal Legend has been a long time coming--so long now that I was getting a little worried whether Tim Schafer's rock opus would still play or not by the time it finally trudges to shelves. A lot has happened since the game's production began four years ago, you know? Guitar Hero went from brave-little-rock-game-that-could to annualized corporate institution. Ozzy Osbourne and his lovely family are hosting a deplorable variety hour these days on Fox. Rock defender Jack Black's unending schtick has been threatening to turn the guy into a self-parody for a while now. Is it really still cool to be way into heavy metal? Can you actually get away with that in 2009?"