In a year in which an astonishing number of blockbuster hits are set to be released in quick succession, can Brutal Legend be profitable? Or will it be trampled under the might of other console juggernauts?
game will be crap, I don't understand the hype at all in this game, if there's any at all
It's definitely getting more attention than a lot of other games coming out this year. I keep seeing advertisements everywhere.
This Uncharted2 n Demon Soul are all on my must play list but since we can only buy one this month its gonna b a hard choice. Uncharted2 looks rock solid but im finding the online matchmaking system pure weaksauce. Cant event set up a clan match without adding em all to yur friends list wth... Demon Soul looks insane 2 but Im not sure Im up for the challenge with so much of my time being eaten up by my family n work. Brutal legend looks like a game thats eaisier n can b played saved n resumed without wasting time. That and the online looks really interesting with a mix of action and rts. So many choices so little time n money sigh.
I myself will rent it when time permits, but my games to play first this year are: Operation Flash Point (renting it) Uncharted 2 (Paid it off long ago) Magna Carta 2 (Renting it) Borderlands (renting it) MW2 (have it reserved, but not paid off) Assassin's Creed 2 (Renting it) If we look at release dates for these games, and take into account my video store lets me keep a game for 6 days before having to take it back...well Brutal Legend won't be getting played till late November before Assassin's Creed 2 hits. I've followed the game a great lot, and the game will be a fun experience, but even with multiplayer it just doesn't seem like something I personally will spend much time with. A lot of effort is going into this game, but sorry to say to Tim Schaffer that this game just won't sell as many copies as they are hoping for. That doesn't mean it will be less awesome to play once you play it, but from the business side of things it just isn't a multi million block buster seller.
Brutal Legend will probably be one of those games that everybody picks up a year and a half after it came out at half price during a boring summer...
the game looks like it has better than average production values, but not everyone is a "rebellious" rocker doosh bag. Niche title.
Played the demo? This game gonna kick some major ass. Humour is flawless, dialogues are hilarious, rock solid. Or rather, metal solid.
Agreed with Hay. The humor is indeed good, I've even gotta my friend who laughs at nothing video game related to laugh. Especially at the Lisp part :P
@Veneno: Feeling better by downplaying other people's preferences? How old are you not to learn yet that: "de gustibus non est disputandum". You're just being an a-hole here. Your picture is flawed like yourself. My buddies along with me are pretty much different people visually and psychologically and all of us think this game is fun as hell. You just have to like and grow up to this kind of humour.
As far as novelty/parody games go this is the most well polished one I've ever played, its probably the only one I'd say is actually polished, and it is quite humorous, though not in a laugh out loud way. I don't take it full price seriously though and won't be purchasing it anytime soon, perhaps when I can snag it for $20. Its the definite stoner game of the year though, getting high and then playing the demo had me bursting out in tears of laughter and I was totally digging the sound track. Brutal Legend is probably the first game I've played that I actually enjoy more when I'm under the influence.
But I was sold already at the title screen after booting up the demo. Looking at the Brutal Legend LP cover and hearing Testament on the soundtrack, I knew this was my kind of game....
and the game is freakin awesome. I'm not even a rocker, and I'm loving this game. The game looks good, is funny, and has tight controls. Plus, the trailer at the end of the game made it look huge. I cannot wait to beat this game.
It's creator, Tim Schafer, is responsible for what is, in my opinion, the best video game of all time. Grim Fandango. Since Grim Fandango he created the excellent Physchonauts and that's been it. The very notion that Tim Schafer was creating a new game based on a Heavy Metal universe was enough to send me into geek bliss. This guy was the guy that raised videogame story lines to an art. If you aren't excited about what Tim Schafer has in store for you, all I can think is that you're too young to remember Grim Fandango. That game was cooler than Jesus. Let alone Full Throttle, Day of the Tentacle, Secret of Monkey Island, etc..etc. Everything he's touched has been gold.
I could not agree more! I have been a fan of Tim Schafer's for a long time but like all of his decent games, this will be overlooked. For those of you who say this game is going to be crap, please play his other games and then well talk. After playing the demo, I am convinced that this game will be epic. Edit: bubbles darkride66
I DESPISE Jack Black. I hate the way it's the same shtick time and time again-even when he hets interviewed he puts on the same "look it's Jack!" performance. Honestly, I didn't think I'd ever be interested in anything to do with him.
However, I'm totally with Darkride over the Timmy love! Schafer has a very serious place in the history of the industry-Grim and Pstchonauts are amazing pieces of gaming excellence. Both individual but unmistakenly Schafer nonetheless.Practically everything he's worked on is worth checking out and if his involvement can overcome my , erm, "problem" with Mr Black then anyone can give BL a fair crack of the whip. Honestly, Tim deserves that we at least give this a serious look.
Haven't had a look at the demo yet but will do so soon but don't think it's a bad time for the game to emerge really-all the delays have left a more open field for this and I think it'll benefit more than most will from this lot releasing next year-why would MW2 put a hole in BL sales anyway? That said I don't yet see why so many people are refusing(in the media) to see the shortcomings with the polish side of the game-Schafer ensures(or as near as!)quality ideas and gameplay but never really made a slick game with really high production levels. I think it's had plenty of good press, in fact, some of it's been really positive(as some journos are too in thrall to Schafer imo)and that could raise people's hopes more than might be healthy-which I see as a bigger danger than a sparser than normal release schedule.
If you havnt played the demo then you cant say sh!t.Its not going to be a big seller which is to bad.This game is fun and has lots of potential but as usual they try to release all the games at one time so there is going to be consequences.So maybe Tim Schaffer should take notes along with the rest of the idiotic companys and release them on slow months where everyone is itching for something new.Not when you have GOTY contenders coming out.
If you don't buy this game your cancer killing the game industry. and come on! IT'S A TIM SHAFFER GAME!!!! sigh... this may be his next masterpiece and you are just letting it down, I certainly don't know why. Have you ever played psychonauts or grim fandango? Overlooked but masterpieces both. This happens to almost all good games but it doesn't hapen to sh*t games like wii-fit.
Well i must say...this game will be profitable.....at least for the 360 contingent, too many hardcore games on the ps3 this year, and brutal legends isn't on that list.
Considering Uncharted 2 is coming out the same day, it's a tough sale for PS3 owners.
The game is right, metal has died... That's why no one understands this game only metal heads will understand like me and some other guys here. But cmon guys look at the guys doing voice overs other then Jables(Jack black) Ozzy Rob Halford and alot more guys. People who love metal are stupid if they let this slip away. I will be getting my copy along with Uncharted.
will fail like many Jack Black movies
Apart from the fact Jack Black isn't funny, I think the boring combat and driving are a far bigger crime.
Ouch. I hope you're wrong...
I found the demo to be quite good; however, releasing the same day as uncharted 2= a no brainier. Uncharted 2 it is. Brutal Legend will have to wait.
i thought the same thing until i played the demo. It's actually extremely funny and fun as hell. I didn't plan on buying this game 36 hours ago but now i am. It sucks, uncharted2, ratchet and clank, brutal legend, the list won't stop!!
I played the demo and I really was not very impressed.
I'm not saying that it's going to be a bad game but the demo didn't show much of anything.And if the whole game is like the demo , well....I'll have to pass this one up.
Well, this game's definitely got a higher profile than previous Schafer outings. He was on Jimmy Fallon last week, after all. It doesn't fit into some traditional genre "box" (shooter, RPG, etc) though so it probably won't burn up the charts.
What IS the genre, exactly?
The genre is "Tim Schafer Game." Think the free-roaming action of Psychonauts with heavy metal, swearing, and axe fights.
Exactly! That alone is enough for me to preorder it. Maybe it is an acquired taste - But if you love Schafer's quirky sense of humor, going back to all the things he has been involved in: The Monkey Island series, DOTT, Full throttle and especially Grim Fandango, you simple HAVE to at least try this game. Of course it also helps that the music is exactly what I loved about the 80's metal - the only thing missing is the old-school Metallica tracks - but I guess that would have been too expensive...
garbage to me
So who the hell are you?
who am i? i am a person who doesnt like brutal legend keyword is ME if i dont like it, whats it to u? idiot
He called Himeself an idiot. We didn't even have to do it for him. =P
anyone so closed minded they'd call a game that's not even out yet garbage IS garbage to ME and anyone with a brain
ya i think its going to get crushed as well.....dumb release time, i want it to do well, but i wouldnt buy it reguardless....not a fan of cartoony stuff...but i think its cool and the dev was cool as hell on the jimmy fallon show
but to each his own i guess
Releasing on the same day as Uncharted made me sad, as I only have enough scratch to pick up 2 games this month. ): Already pre-ordered Demon's Souls.
Doesn't Toys R Us have the buy 2 get 1 free sale coming up? Cuz I might grab it if there is a good deal going on.
The demo was awesome!
The closest Toys R Us I know of is all the way in Alabama...so meh.
I think its gonna appeal to people who play Guitar Hero,and Rock Band.
To be honest, I don't!
GH & RB have an extremely varied audience. It's just one of those games that many play to mess around on and have fun with friends.
If you're a hard core gamer, you know Tim Schafer. You're average GH player probably couldn't even name you one of Tim Schafer's masterpieces.
I'm gonna buy it the same day as Uncharted 2, but i'm afraid Brütal Legend will be that kind of great game in the heart but not good in the sales, like Valkyria Chronicles or Okami. People tend to prefer massive sequel blockbusters than original titles. And i'm afraid Borderlands will follow this path too.
Bioshock and Assassins Creed say hello and want to know if you want to go and have Tea and Crumpets sometime.
This game looks weak.
I didn't find it good at all. The voice acting is cool I guess.
It's got crappy graphics, dull gameplay and music by Black Sabbath. I'm buying it.
but I'd have to disagree about the gameplay. The demo was a ton of fun!
I don't appreciate the backhanded compliment but I do appreciate the DOOM avatar.
I hope to god the sound is not as awful in the full game! My GOD! It sounded like it was 8 bits or something! Either way, I hate this game.
I would check you system sounded AMAZING in 5.1 especially the METAL
This game has amazing humour and its made by Tim Schafer.
yes the gameplay and camera might not be the best but the world and the characters will be really funny.
The demo was great, even if you aren't a metal fan its just fun to see this new world, a crazy one only tim schafer could make.
Come on now, buy this game, support originality and creativity, you won't regret it. IT'll be a blast to play through.
I'm buying this day one. though i dont know where i'll get the money to buy both this and Uncharted2 day one.... guess i'll have to go sell some of my old games or something
It's made by Tim Schaefer. The mastermind behind games such as Monkey Island, Full Throttle, Grim Fandango and Psychonauts. He's a legend in the industry. I'm amazed some of you haven't heard of him. The demo is awesome and the rest of the game will probably be something really special. Just like all other games he's made. It's one of my most wanted games this year. Also, all the people who complain about the lack of new unique IP's - Look what Schaefer brought you!
I have heard of him and I know his games, which is why Brutal Legend is so disappointing, it's nothing but a boring hack 'n' slash
Unlike you I haven't had the chance to play the full game yet but I know for sure it's more than a "boring hack 'n' slash". Look at this. Perhaps it will sway your perception a little. http://www.gamersyde.com/st... It also helps if you have a sense of humour and appreciate good rock music. In other words, it's not a game for uptight emo kids who spend most of their days crying and listening to pretentious crap like Radiohead.
Heh, if anything the humour, story and music are the bits I do appreciate. It's the actual gameplay that feels wrong.
Too bad he didn't come up with a masterpiece this time. Brutal Legend is pure fail.
check out my snapshot of the Brutal Legend fan over in the Gamer Zone and compare it to your Emo one.
I think back to e3. Someone interviewed Adam sessler of G4 & asked him what was his most anticipated game. Now we all know gameswise E3 was dominated by ps3 exclusives but Adam sessler said; Brutal Legend! Why asked the interviewer? I don't know? Something about it ... Today we've played the demo with good intentions. We've read the exciting game informer preview & WTF?!? This game sucks! I need my gaming news raw. Hold the politics please. Thank you.
So, because YOU didn't like the demo, now we ALL think the game sucks? Please. The game will be hilarious and a ton of fun. Nobody cares what you think.
It will sell better than uncharted 2 thats for sure.
That will definitely make it a better game, you know, selling more.
...another useless power ranger.
I love metal. And this game has plenty of humor and bloody fighting. Great stuff. If it will sell or not remains to be seen. Many good games coming out, but it seems like EA are backing it and promoting it well... Rocktober on...
All your favorite publications were hype about brutal legend. Now you tried it & here you are quoting the preview articles & Tims resume.
mother fvckers took my bubbles I'm going into trolling overdrive for that
This game has a lot of good things going for it! Gameplay is fun, the graphics are nice, story is original compared to others, and the soundtrack is sick nasty.