The Metal will Live on
Flamuel wrote this review on .
Double Fine, is packed with action, strategy and, of course, the best soundtrack ever created!
You play as Eddie Riggs, an out of place, metal head, roadie who is summoned, by the titan Ormagoden, into a world of ROCK! After a lengthy but entertaining cut scene, you wake up to find yourself surrounded by worshippers of "The Master" quickly equipping yourself with an axe axe and a guitar axe you have to hack, slash and shred your way out. When decapitating your enemies the animation is something else. Very rarely will you see Eddie use the same moves over and over again which diverts this game from being a standard hack and slash. In addition to the different animations, there are special moves you can pull off with the right button combination and where from a devil horns kick to an explosive power slide you will never feel like you are repeating the same steps over and over again. You can Use your other axe, the guitar, to summon awesome powers of awesomeness like the ability to melt faces, raise the 'Druid Plough' and Summon a zepplin of fire to burn your enemies to death!
This game has two faces, the action hack and slash, which is backed by an RTS style match. Played in both single player and in multiplayer, your goal is to destroy the enemies stage while still keeping your fans happy with merchandise. Fans are like your income, the more you have the more units you can make but don't expect this to be a simple god-controlled RTS as you will need to be within earshot for your units to hear you. You can join in the fight or just fly above head commanding your units. Though this aspect of the game is innovative and lots of fun, I was looking for more single player hack and slash moments and more Brutal boss fights.
Though the game isn't anything groundbreaking as far as graphics go, it more than makes up for it with the gore which can be seen everywhere you go, so long as you aren't a wussy and leave the gore on that is. Sound wise this game is undeniably good, with voice acting from Metal legends Ozzy Osbourne, Lemmy Kilmister, Rob Halford and Jack Black, expect some hilarious dialog, with music from Testament, Black Sabbath, Megadeth, Motorhead, Motel Crue, Anthrax and of course Tenacious D to name just a FEW of the 100+ metal songs. Sadly though, a lot of the Metal music has already been reserved by other game companies such as Activision-Blizzard. But let's not go into that.
Overall Brutal Legend is a game which has to be played by any and all gamers, metal heads or not in both single player and multiplayer, you will never put it down feeling disappointed.