Giant Bomb Review: Brütal Legend

It's pretty clear within the first few minutes of Brutal Legend that the folks at Double Fine have a deep, profound love for heavy metal. There's a reverence here, not necessarily for the reality of heavy metal, but for the gleaming, violent, sexy, and well, brutal power fantasy that a wicked Judas Priest album cover, and the contents within it, might inspire in a 13-year-old boy. And while heavy metal has a tendency to be pretty self-serious, Brutal Legend is anything but, taking all of the demonic imagery, S&M gear, hot-rod fetishism, closeted druidic fixations, and ultra-macho barbarian warriors, and blowing it out to its logical and absurd extreme. This is, far and away, Brutal Legend's biggest strength: its ability to be both giddily ridiculous and fist-pumpingly badass, often in the very same moment.

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nix3600d ago (Edited 3600d ago )

there's only so much one can do with cheap humour in games. the best part is IGN giving it 9. i'm really beginning to believe that saying - you cant spell ignorance without IGN.

WildArmed3600d ago (Edited 3600d ago )

wow. the reviews are all over the place.
Alot of 9/8
n then some calling it avg/mediocre.

Well time to go hunt for souls b4 i has to go to college.