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Brutal Legend SpikeTV recap 15 Dec, 2008, 03:52 / 10 comments

The SpikeTV 2008 Video Game Awards have concluded, and if you were neither watching it on your American TV nor taking advantage of the live stream on your PC. you might be wondering about the Brutal Legend presence during the broadcast. As advertised, an exclusive gameplay trailer for the game was showcased by Jack Black and "the ark of the convenant of video game wizardry" Tim Schafer. Following an amusing introduction which featured Rob Halford of Judas Priest and a slightly unsuccessful human sacrifice of Schafer, the trailer premiered.

Well, obviously, it was awesome, and if it can't be viewed by seeking through the video of the awards on the streaming page (a fact I can't verify because I fibbed a bit and the show still has a few minutes to go), you'll surely be able to view and download high resolution versions from the game's official splash page soon.

Comments

  • Junaid on 15 Dec, 2008, 10:07…
    Gametrailers.com has a high quality version of the new footage!
  • Capn_Nacho on 16 Dec, 2008, 05:53…
    Thank you for posting this-- I was getting frustrated that the other sources' files all had their audio slightly out of sync.

    The trailer is pretty terrific. It's not anything to run to tell the neighbors about, but I wasn't expecting that. The game's gonna be damn brutal.
  • Kroms on 15 Dec, 2008, 05:39…
    Woah that was good though. "Kinda sexy in a weird way though, hmm." :D This sounds like a bit of a departure for Tim Schafer! I love it it!
  • Kroms on 15 Dec, 2008, 05:33…
    Some low-quality footage: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/976210
  • Jaap on 15 Dec, 2008, 05:29…
    Honestly, I was disappointed by the event. Jack Black's act with the flame thrower was maybe fun at first, but became annoying quickly. And Tim Schafer's entry with the babes was cool, but the rest was silly. Badly acted. A waste of talent (Black and Schafer, don't care about Halford..) I know they can do better. As for the trailer, a bit disappointing. Couldn't hear much of the voice-over, and the gameplay looked nothing special. But, never judge a game on its trailer, so I'm still excited about the game.
  • Udvarnoky on 15 Dec, 2008, 05:47…
    If you think a SpikeTV program can withstand an actual critique, your expectations were not what they should have been.

    That said, I thought all the Black/Schafer/Legend stuff was awesome or at least diverting, and you have to appreciate the wide audience that the constant Brutal Legend pimping got to. And I'll agree that the trailer wasn't mindblowing, but I enjoyed the peak. This was a gameplay trailer, after all, and wasn't meant to be some meticulously crafted piece of cinematic brilliance. It was fine.
  • Kroms on 15 Dec, 2008, 05:32…
    Video game shows suck as a rule, but at least it's not overlong and stuffy and boring like the Oscars. And you're right, never judge a game by its trailer.
  • Jaap on 15 Dec, 2008, 05:31…
    just checked the old Sierra trailer, I liked that one better....
  • Sp0tted on 16 Dec, 2008, 00:57…
    For all intents and purposes, the game could be COMPLETELY different now. That was over a year ago.
  • Udvarnoky on 16 Dec, 2008, 01:33…
    I mean, maybe, but the new trailer doesn't really give any evidence of that. Let's bear in mind that the first trailer was, I believe, entirely pre-rendered, whereas this new trailer is entirely in-engine stuff, be it gameplay or in-game cutscenes.