Brutal Legend (MetalHeads vs Buttrockers)
This is an excellent game and I have a lot of fun replaying it. Driving around in your roadster looking to make roadkill out of freakish looking wildlife, demons and turning those enemy buttrockers into ground beef with the treads of your tires is almost worth buying the game altogether. The dialogue, the characters, the scenery, the storyline.. The storyline is fantastic and the opening to the game is untouchable. The music throughout is nothing but Metal classics with the exception of a few Industrial tracks thrown in there to balance out the variety. The music tracks are something you find and unlock along the way and they kick in during battles or you can select what track you want to listen to while driving around in the roadster. There are the voices of some great rock legends in the game and Jack Black is the voice of the main character. You are equipped with a guitar which you can use against your enemies by summoning lightning or select a move on a list then with a few quick button combinations in the spirit of Guitar Hero you can make heads explode and faces melt off. You also are given an axe to hack your way through the game and as you progress you are given the option of other axe variations. Yes this game is bloody, but at the beginning you are given the option to control foul language and blood flow before it even starts. You can follow the storyline prompts. You can do sidequests. You can run/drive around and do whatever you want if you choose to also. This game offers up so many reasons to own it except there are a couple downsides that pretty much gave this game a bad reception. The gameplay is repetitive and the side quests aren't all that intriguing and offer up very little incentive to complete them. I personally love this game for the simple reasonings A) I love that kind of music. B) The time they put into this game aside from those two mentioned cons is obvious, beautiful and made for fans of this genre of music. C) It's just fun to pick up and play with no particualr goal in mind. Choose a track and drive. Recommended and it does deserve 5 stars..
Reviewed by: James Chadwick from Redmond, Wa on 11/11/2011