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ESRB:BL=M, demo 02 Sep, 2009, 00:16 / 7 comments

There's going to be a demo of Brutal Legend come September. You pre-order it, you get it a week early. Kyle Gass, Steve Agee and Brian Posehn are joining the (mind-boggingly amazing) cast. And there's something related to women stripping for guys who like pizza with their decapitated heads.

Now...

The ESRB has rated Brutal Legend with an M rating, which means, oh snap, that it has the word "shit". (Can we say that? No? Eff you, The Man.) Well, let me tell you something: if it was truly blasphemous, and you were all so clean and innocent, you'd be seeing rainbow-coloured flowers instead of that word, Mr. I-Don't-Think-Beheadings-Are-Fun. As the epic (but spoilerish!) description goes...<:MORENEWS:>
Content descriptors: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Partial Nudity, Strong Language, Suggestive Themes

Rating summary: This is an action adventure/role-playing game that tells the story of Eddie Riggs, a roadie who is transported to a mythical world of heavy metal rock. Eddie is armed with a guitar and a double-headed axe, which players can use to slash and dismember enemies. Players can also perform "face-melting solos" (literally melting enemies' faces), meet humanoid creatures dressed like dominatrixes and brandishing whips, and liberate an army of rockers from a life of oppression. Although the storyline is often irreverent and whimsical, the depictions of violence are somewhat intense: Undead humanoids are dismembered with an axe (sometimes in slow-motion); a "Steel-Quilled Blade" causes human enemies to explode into gibs that rain down; machine guns, missile launchers, and sub woofers can be used to kill druids and other fantastical creatures. Eddie can also run over dozens of enemies with his hot rod, resulting in blood effects and more heads and limbs getting chopped off. During the course of the game, characters sometimes engage in suggestive dialogue intended for comedic effect (e.g., "Maybe with all your feedback, you guys could just blow me over the gorge" and "Playtime's over. Now let's get back to the orgy"). Players will also encounter "Skull Rakers" clad in bondage gear and amazon-like warriors dressed in leather outfits that partially reveal buttocks and breasts. Strong profanity (e.g., "f*ck," "sh*t," and "d*ck") can be heard in the dialogue.


Whoop loud and long, boy, and throw up those horns with pride. Metal's finally gotten something worthy of it.

Comments

  • syntheticgerbil on 02 Sep, 2009, 14:23…
    "Players can also perform "face-melting solos" (literally melting enemies' faces), meet humanoid creatures dressed like dominatrixes and brandishing whips, and liberate an army of rockers from a life of oppression."

    Hahaha, that's a weird sentence. Melting faces and meeting dominatrixes? Well that's not so bad when you are liberating an army of rockers from a life of oppression.
  • Laserschwert on 02 Sep, 2009, 08:30…
    Well, from the description it sounds like the ESRB really enjoyed the game :D
  • The Tingler on 02 Sep, 2009, 08:07…
    How is saying "shit" blasphemous? "Holy shit" perhaps...
  • Gabez on 02 Sep, 2009, 07:33…
    Truly blasphemous, You Say? Sign Me Up!
  • Ascovel on 02 Sep, 2009, 00:46…
    PC version, You Say? Sign Me Up!
  • Capn_Nacho on 02 Sep, 2009, 00:27…
    Steve Agee and Brian Posehn, You Say? Sign Me Up!
  • Icebox on 02 Sep, 2009, 00:20…
    Pizza, You Say? Sign Me Up!