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Brütal Legend

13 October 2009
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I fucking love metal. This game's OST and its first hours it's what I remember most fondly. They surely knew their stuff when making the soundtrack, since it's not purely cannon fodder, nu-metal or alternative metal stuff you kind of expected by default. It actually has some lesser known acts and suprisingly a good bit of extreme metal. It's not GTA IV levels of excitement, but I was really impressed.

Everything else is decent, rushed or straight up bothering. One of the things I appreciate from a game that tries to be real-strategy is how it presents you with every inch of mechanics from both you and your enemies. This is NOT the way you tackle RTS. The campaign never absorbs you around the other two factions, so you are never compelled to even try multiplayer, something RTS games have been doing since their conception.

It's a cool game aesthetically, but I really mean it when the "heavy metal" novelty is the best you can get from it.
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Console RTS: not even once.

Okay, that's an unfair assessment. In actuality, the variety of units on offer between the three factions is great, even only getting to really see one of them in the story mode, and the simple framework that guides each battle gives clear understanding of goals and strategies. But the story mode, the meat and potatoes of the game, is almost a lie, with the game starting as a hack-and-slash, moving to localised Pikmin-esque strategy and eventually hitting the RTS mould with a lot of missions focused on driving in between. It's not bad, but it's definitely not what most people were hoping for, and more carnage would have fit the metal aesthetic much more, itself a fully realised nightmare come true with a huge soundtrack, all-star cast and plenty of metalhead fanboy charm.
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a lot of cringe moments, artstyle is meh, tim shafer sucks, jack black is a bad idiot manchild with 0/10 taste in humour and music, yeah btw I pretty much hate all the music on this game too. literally memegame for meme metalheads. combat was pretty shit, RTS elements were mostly annoying as fuck. honestly coulden't wait for the entire game to be over

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SqwikSqwik Brütal Legend 2022-08-16T15:08:56Z
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2022-08-16T15:08:56Z
4.0
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ESRB: M
Player modes
1-8 players
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1x DVD
Multiplayer modes
Deathmatch / FFA
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Online

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  • unj 2020-05-17 04:54:26.270677+00
    On playing this again it reeks of what was probably a bigger idea widdled down. every Amish in the game (way too many!) just start "who we fighting?" followed by "bad guys! wanna help?". feels like you could pick and choose or it might have more to it at one point that was lost.

    what it does have going for it is a really amusing heavy metal album art world to drive your super up vehicle in fighting goth, demonic monsters, to a veried soundtrack. really frustrating to play with a gamepad, made for a mouse and a keyboard. Key game to try once if you have a soft spot for metal. otherwise, you can skip it.
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  • Zackauz 2020-09-23 14:47:09.457789+00
    Was wondering why the rating was low until I actually replayed it
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  • Jackranderson 2020-10-21 17:24:09.143851+00
    Darkrecollection’s review is so cringy
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    • SemtexRevolution 2021-06-03 05:36:00.266177+00
      agreed
    • killthepopular 2021-10-30 22:27:00.900858+00
      Yep. Most embarrassing review I've read in a while.
    • Surskit 2022-09-29 16:04:30.071691+00
      "It's cringe, it sucks, everything about it is terrible, I couldn't wait for it to be over"

      5/10
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  • AudreyBelrose 2021-05-09 01:00:17.872726+00
    obviously flawed game but with a lot of charm and it holds a special place in my heart. do wish it got more time in development, the end felt rushed like they had to cut off a whole third of the game and compress it all into the last couple missions
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  • TheLoneDeranger 2021-07-17 18:47:19.547937+00
    I can't fully get on board with the gameplay, but it's obvious this was a labor of love.
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  • wonkite 2021-08-07 15:32:07.294045+00
    extremely charming overall but the stage battles are godawful
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  • to_noid_or_not_to_noid 2022-01-14 23:35:01.882526+00
    It’s as sincere and charming as you’d expect from Tim Schaffer plus a side of metal worship that’s a lot of fun. So odd that the gameplay elements don’t coalesce, like, at all.
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  • Kream45 2022-08-03 12:24:43.18451+00
    Damn, people on glitchwave are strict as hell, aren't they. This game gets much more love on sites like Metacritic and Steam...
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