Sascha Lichtenstein Writes:
Brutal Legend is a perfect example of why we adore the 'new' Electronic Arts. Here's a game that, on paper, makes almost no sense for a publisher to get behind. Tim Schafer may be rightfully hailed as a comedic genius and adventure artisan, but that doesn't change the fact that his resume doesn't have many blockbusters. The game is insane from a marketing standpoint, since it celebrates an over-the-top mythos surrounding a music genre that only managed to climb out of the underground long enough to be attacked by parents groups for being evil. Yet here Brutal Legend stands in all its glory beneath the banner of one of the world's largest gaming publishers, and it is awesome.