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Submitted by Penno 1963d ago | news

Brutal Legend 2 scrapped, Tim Schaffer to work on "indie-style" games for foreseeable future

During a talk at the 2010 Develop Conference in Brighton, England, Double Fine headman and video game developer legend Tim Schafer said his studio now has four projects in development and none of them is Brutal Legend 2.

He admitted the company is working on "indie-style" games, which may be downloadable. Schafer's video game output has rarely failed to impress critics, but sales have sometimes been lower than expected.

Schafer said the "indie approach" will let them play with different demographics which should give them "more chances at having a hit game." (Industry, PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

ClownBelt  +   1963d ago
Brutal Legend was a disaster. Even at $5 dollars retail price, no one still wants to pick it up.
rroded  +   1963d ago
2 bad way underrated imo
sp is one of the funess and fresh games ive ever played

coulda done without jack black but still dude suited the role fine

mp aint for everyone sure but its there for those who do
RememberThe357  +   1963d ago
Yep I loved Burtal Legend
The dialogue was great and the story was awesome. The RTS stuff was a little out of place but his orders were hilarious. Jack Black killed it (in a good way).
NecrumSlavery  +   1963d ago
Brutal Legend was super awesome except for the RTS elements which felt weird.
Spenok  +   1962d ago
I have to disagree. I paid $60 for this game when it came out, and i fully loved it.
NonApplicable  +   1963d ago
Heh, it was only scrapped because it sold poorly. It only sold poorly because it didn't have enough of that "Schaffer Magic".
Zydake  +   1963d ago
Aw man I loved that game. One of the greatest games I played.
t0mmyb0y  +   1963d ago
One word
Psychonauts 2 please
Pen Pooh  +   1963d ago
That's three words. Just sayin'.
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SuperStrokey1123  +   1963d ago
Does 2 count as a word? I see it as 2 words and a number really. Just sayin' ;)
Lombax  +   1963d ago
Dude still has a good point.

Just saiyan...
El_Colombiano  +   1963d ago

Just saying...
Anon1974  +   1963d ago
Haven't played it yet.
I was shocked that I was able to pick it up new for $15. Made me kinda sad because I'm a huge Tim Schafer fan. Grim Fandango is, in my opinion, the best adventure game ever made.

Haven't played through Brutal Legend yet as I've got a lot on my plate at the moment but I'm very much looking forward to giving this a go.
Spenok  +   1962d ago
@ Lombax
Lmao which Saiyan are you talking about? Goku, Gohan, Vegeta, Broly, Goten, or Trunks...?
chiwoo  +   1963d ago
Brutal Legend was a great game but it got released with many AAA games comeing out at that time
RememberThe357  +   1963d ago
EA has had a hard time reading their games.
Mirrors Edge shouldn't have come out during the holidays, they should have saved it for spring. Same goes for Brutal Legend. Maybe then we would be getting some freakin squeals, those morons...
Infernostew  +   1963d ago
I'm a huge Schaffer fan but Brutal Legend didn't live up to my expectations. I'm really glad they're not doing a sequel and am really looking forward to their future projects. Hopefully we'll see Psychonauts 2 sometime down the road.
Zolla848  +   1963d ago
This is depressing news. :(
SuperStrokey1123  +   1963d ago
This must be code for my games cant sell to lots of people so ill make small ones that i hope others will.
Lombax  +   1963d ago
I never played any of his games before Psychonauts. I loved the shit out of that game from the story to the gameplay to the controls to the atmosphere. It was all ACE! Brutal Legend nailed everything(Jaybles is the shit, Tenacious D rocks, and I love the metal) but the gameplay. Which is the MAIN/BIGGEST part of any game. The RTSness of it just killed the game for me.
danielle007  +   1963d ago
But.. I really want a Brutal Legend 2..
I mean. I honestly thought that Brutal Legend was hilarious, I couldn't get through it though. I hated the gameplay. A sequel could have been one of the most perfect games ever though, if they just took out the RTS crap.

The first one would have been amazing if it had been a hack and slasher, with those awesome abilities added. I just did not like protecting my base and trying to take over others's ... Pooptacular..

It sucked the joy right out of killing the emos.. :[ Very hard thing to do.
codyodiodi  +   1962d ago
I agree, I actually just bought it a month ago and I enjoyed it all the way up to the RTS aspect, and have since been struggling to beat it.
The_Zeitgeist  +   1963d ago
The demo of Brutal Legend was fun. As soon as I found out it was had all that other crappy game play stuff in I was turned off.
Rich1631  +   1963d ago
Yeah, I think that it was happened to a lot of people. It was the RTS stuff that sunk the game. If it was just an action, adventure, platformer like Uncharted or Ratchet and Clank it would have probably done better. RTS on a console is pretty much a guaranteed flop.
webeblazing  +   1963d ago
seem like im the only only that like downloadable games cant afford to buy every game that look like each other. rent those buy the good indie type games they been real entertaining for a while that one of the reasons i like the ps store always had good games, but im good on the psn plus maybe next year when it get more stuff.
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Alos88  +   1963d ago
I'm surprised they were even working on a sequel to begin with.
unworthyBOZO  +   1963d ago
Brutal Legend was very misleading I thought it was going to be a Hack and Slash game but it was a lame RTS, that really hurt the game.
dorron  +   1963d ago
Brutal Legend was a funtastic game overall, but I didn't like the RTS parts. Still, I would love a sequel if they took RTS out.

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