Play Magazine writes: "The holiday season notoriously tempts gamers with big budget sequels and spin-offs of well established franchises. And, while we love more of a good thing, we also appreciate an experience that takes some risks, putting passion and creativity before sales-number concerns. Thankfully, Tim Schafer's Brütal Legend fits that bill to a tee. The founder of Double Fine Studios-who's also the creative mind behind classics such as The Secret of Monkey Island, Grim Fandango, and Psychonauts-returns this October (or Rocktober) with his most ambitious title to date. Rather than attempt to explain what his latest masterpiece-in-the-making is all about, though, we figured we'd let Tim pop open his brain and just let the happy spill out."