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Brutal Legend doing OK, out in Europe 16 Oct, 2009, 16:17 / 10 comments

Hey, Europeans: Brutal Legend is out today. Go pick it up, and remember to ignore the reviews that bemoan the RTS elements, because, quite as my grandad used to say: Brutal Legend is not an RTS, dammit. (And what of it is an RTS rocks like Sabbath.)

You might be somewhat relieved to know that the game seems to be doing OK, sales-wise (not that it excuses you from buying it). It's second place on the preorders-disregarded sales chart for Xbox 360. Let's see if we can kick it up to first place, yeah?

Great job all around to EA's world class marketing department.

Last, here's Jimmy Kimmel's interview with Eddie Riggs, as well as four new Brutal Thoughts With Jack Black. They're a tad spoilerish, though, so be warned.

Comments

  • Icebox on 16 Oct, 2009, 19:33…
    "Tom Chick is the fucking KING of games writers. Just... Wow." -Tycho Brahe
  • elTee on 16 Oct, 2009, 16:21…
    Yeah I'm actually sick to fucking death of EA's marketing department. I've let it slide because I'm in the minority who know Tim Schafer and thinks he deserves wider attention for his achievements, but Jesus... anyone like me but who doesn't know anything about Double Fine will be sick to death of Brutal Legend, and probably avoid it like the plague. If they buy it, it'll be in a year or so, when it's cheap.

    That said: it is an excellent game :D
  • Toddas on 16 Oct, 2009, 17:16…
    Tell me a bit about the marketing. I'm a) in Europe, and b) I don't watch TV, read game magazines or listen to the radio anyway - ergo, I'm clueless. What's EA doing? With the big EA poster covering the entire convention center, I thought they were quite committed?
  • Thrik on 16 Oct, 2009, 21:12…
    If you don't use any of the mediums used to advertise games, what're you expecting EA to do? Put the advertisement into your head via telepathy?

    With that said, most gaming sites (especially the blogs) have been covering it extensively as EA has been hammering the web with viral videos and whatnot.
  • Toddas on 19 Oct, 2009, 22:52…
    Right, but I'm buying it anyway (bought it, that is). What seemed to be implied in the original comment was that EA was doing something wrong in their marketing. And this error then wouldn't be that they're *not* marketing it.
  • Toddas on 16 Oct, 2009, 17:17…
    E3 convention center, that is, if that wasn't apparent.
  • The Tingler on 16 Oct, 2009, 16:20…
    Very kindly was sent my copy on Tuesday, so I've been playing it since Wednesday.

    And I'd call it an Action Strategy. The closest genre comparison to anything is Giants: Citizen Kabuto by Planet Moon (who afterward made Armed & Dangerous)
  • Capn_Nacho on 16 Oct, 2009, 23:03…
    The best comparison I've heard is to Sacrifice, an action-RTS by Shiny (and probably their last even decent game.)
  • The Tingler on 17 Oct, 2009, 11:13…
    Spot on Nacho, couldn't agree more.
  • Kroms on 16 Oct, 2009, 16:29…
    My friend described it as Braveheart: as in, when the general leads his army, but fights alongside them. Sounds appropriate.