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Brütal Legend (PlayStation 3)

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MobyRank
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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 4.1
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.3
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.2
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.2
Overall MobyScore (9 votes) 3.9


The Press Says

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90
IGN
Brutal Legend isn't quite perfect and there is room for improvement (it's a little short, side quests are repetitive...), but when the credits roll you'll find yourself hoping for a sophomore release. Double Fine created a rich heavy metal universe and backstory full of great characters and creatures, with potential for an out-of-this-world sequel. Here's hoping Schafer and company get a chance to take us there.
90
GameSpy
While I was prepared for a thoroughly entertaining storyline, and was not disappointed, I was pleasantly surprised by how much fun it was to wage war in and explore this lovingly-crafted world. Regardless of whether or not you've seen Iron Maiden in concert, you'll likely still want to share a few laughs and slay a few demons with Eddie and company.
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PSX Extreme
But regardless, Brutal Legend was well worth the wait. It may not have the polish of a game like Metal Gear Solid, but it sure does do almost everything else right, and that counts for something. Also, even though the core story is shorter than 10 hours, there are still a number of side-quests to accomplish, adding to the replay value a good bit. My hats go off to Double Fine for a job well done.
87
Gamesmania
Mit Brütal Legend liefert EA ein Spiel ab, das wie ein perfekt inszeniertes Gitarrensolo in einem ansonsten eher monotonen Metalsong wirkt. Eddie ist ein Charakter, den man schon nach kurzer Spielzeit in sein Metalherz geschlossen hat. Die Dialoge und Storysequenzen, die das Spiel für euch bereithält, sind dermaßen unterhaltsam und motivierend, dass das eigentliche Gameplay dabei schon fast in den Hintergrund rückt. Verstecken muss es sich jedoch nicht - zwar wirken die Stage Battles ein wenig unausgereift und hektisch, doch im Großen und Ganzen ist es vor Allem die Mischung als allen drei Spielaspekten, die für dauerhaften Spielspaß sorgt. Somit ist "Brütal Legend" schließlich eine Hommage an die Metalszene und richtet sich entsprechend auch an ein Publikum mit entsprechender Affinität. Wen das nicht abschreckt, der wird bestens unterhalten!
85
That Gaming Site
A unique, strange and enthralling adventure full of celebrity characters and heavy metal anthems.
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4Players.de
Brütal Legend ist wie guter Heavy Metal: Hart, laut und gitarrenlastig! Aber auch manchmal etwas gewöhnungsbedürftig... Am Element der Echtzeitstrategie, das den späteren Spielverlauf der kurzen Kampagne dominiert, dürften sich die Geister scheiden. Mir hat es trotz der chaotischen Inszenierung gefallen, aber Spieler der Demo, die danach folglich auf ein reines Hack'n'Slay gehofft haben, dürften sich schon etwas verarscht vorkommen, wenn sie plötzlich eine Armee aus Headbangern aufbauen und diese auch noch etwas umständlich kommandieren müssen. Kein Zweifel besteht allerdings daran, dass Brütal Legend eines der witzigsten Spiele der letzten Monate, wenn nicht sogar Jahre geworden ist, das mit tollen Charakteren, irren Animationen, einem Wahnsinns-Soundtrack sowie einer traumhaft designten Metal-Welt begeistern kann, die nur technisch ernüchternd ausfällt.
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GameSpot
Whether it's excellent vocal performances from heavy hitters of metal or a strong multiplayer element, Brutal Legend is a game that continually surprises, and it does so in a genuinely fun and interesting way. And Double Fine deserves some major respect for keeping so many aspects of the game closely tied to its subject matter. Of course, Brutal Legend also has some shortcomings. The secondary missions are weak and the single-player campaign lasts about seven hours if you're not too keen on unlocking every single last shrine or secret item. In that respect, it's unfortunate that there's just not more of the good stuff, such as the on-foot missions with boss battles or more fleshed-out side quests. Otherwise, Brutal Legend is just about the finest tribute to this genre of music that a fan could hope for, and its successful execution of real-time strategy elements in an action setting is something that should get everyone off their feet and clapping.
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GamersGlobal
Unsere Endnote bezieht sowohl die vielen Stärken von Brütal Legend ein, darunter vor allem die Story, die tollen Dialoge und die in der ersten Hälfte große Abwechslung, als auch die Schwächen bei der Technik und in Sachen Vielfalt im späteren Spielverlauf. Sie rechnet positiv die ebenso wahnwitzige wie in sich schlüssige Metal-Symbolik-Welt ein, und auch den mutigen Genremix. Selbstverständlich ist auch die je nach Lied orchestrale, stampfende, röhrende, balladenartige Musibegleitung ein integraler Bestandteil des Spielerlebens, und somit in der Note positiv enthalten.
83
1UP
But really, those things don't make the story any less entertaining, the rock god theme less enjoyable, nor the characters' well-animated faces less expressive. And with long practice and good friends, the multiplayer can be incredibly rewarding. Brütal Legend proves that Tim Schafer and the Double Fine crew can weave an entertaining experience that rises above its flaws.
82
Adventure Corner
Groß waren die Erwartungen an Tim Schafers neuesten Auswuchs kreativer Genialität und ohne Frage ist 'Brütal Legend' ein Spiel, das man guten Gewissens empfehlen kann, aber es hat Schwächen. Zwar krankt es nicht ansatzweise so sehr wie so manch anderer Titel, aber mehr als einmal schrammt 'Brütal Legend' an der feinen Grenze zwischen Spaß und Nervkram entlang.
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Play.tm
We were hoping for a little more innovation from Brutal Legend beyond the standard sandbox set up and button mashing, axe-wielding action. But then again, if the Gods of Metal are pleased with it, then who are we to complain?
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Fragland.net
Brutal Legend manages to display the Heavy Metal world in game form and even may bring people not familiar with the music genre to appreciate it. The world is filled with fantasy, even unique and contains a ton of artefacts linked to Heavy Metal. The hack&slash and free-roaming parts are very well worked out and fun to play, but personally I couldn't really get to like the RTS Battle Stages. Tim Shafer finally succeeded to create a "commercial" game and I'll keep hoping that EA can keep suppressing its urge for sequels to give games like this a chance.
75
Game Revolution
All in all, Brutal Legend isn’t perfect, but it’s still great. If you like metal, you will appreciate Brutal Legend in all its glory. It’s genuinely funny, where other games’ attempts at humor are just a series of dick jokes. It has a great, though still lacking, soundtrack. And let's face it, we will never see another game like this. Ever.
75
The Review Busters
The best part of this game is the music. So why should one have to pay full price for a game like this? Not everyone might feel how I do with this game but I can say with a straight face that this is the worst Tim Schafer game created. It doesn’t have that Schafer touch to it and quite frankly Jack Black sort of annoys me in this game. Desperate sandbox gamers should pick it up, maybe even diehard Tim Schafer fans. Everyone else should wait a little longer and think real hard if you want to take a trip into a dimension full of heavy metal.
75
Jeuxvideo.com
On en attendait sans doute trop de Brütal Legend. Là où l'on espérait un grand jeu, on doit se contenter d'un jeu sympa, original mais dont les mécaniques n'évoluent pas suffisamment au fil de la progression, devenant au contraire redondantes. Et suite à une quête principale trop courte, on a du mal à trouver de quoi s'occuper. Néanmoins, on passe un moment bien agréable au pays du Metal, en grande partie parce que cet univers est dépeint avec un talent et un humour présents dans les moindres détails, personnages, dialogues, environnements etc. parvenant de la sorte à scotcher le joueur. S'il n'est pas forcément ce à quoi on s'attendait, Brütal Legend reste un investissement à considérer sérieusement.
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Giant Bomb
Brutal Legend is an intense, unique, and fairly bumpy ride, one that puts developer Double Fine's strengths and weaknesses in pretty sharp relief. The vision of this heavy metal dream world is strikingly rendered, and the comic timing is some of the best you'll find in a video game. The gameplay, as singular a combination of gameplay styles as it is, suffers from being a jack of all trades and master of none. Like most teenage metalheads, this game has got issues, but if you're willing to look past some very uneven gameplay, Brutal Legend will rock you. Hard.