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So, that Brutal Legend demo 18 Sep, 2009, 11:33 / 19 comments

How is it? Do you like it a lot, or a lot lot? (Apply as many "lot"s as needed.) Frankly, the Mojo love for Brutal Legend is lacking, like a river of blood, lacking a decapitated head. Or your heart, lacking care for orphans. Because taking care of orphans is Metal. Or your head, lacking a -- you get the idea.

You should make up for that. You should either declare your love of Brutal Legend right here and right now or do what some guy called Tim wants you to. Get internet famous! Show your face!

Even if you haven't pre-ordered, you can get the demo sometime soon.
Comments: 19 / Source: DFAF

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  • tabacco on 18 Sep, 2009, 20:07…
    I really enjoyed the demo. If you were expecting an adventure game, you're definitely in for disappointment, but all the classic Schafer-ey humor and character is there. And actually the combat was pretty decent. The camera didn't always do a great job of catching up with where I was running, but since it's controllable I got in the right-stick habit pretty quickly.
  • GodzillaX8 on 18 Sep, 2009, 17:46…
    Yeah my code from Gamestop didn't work because Gamestop are failures, so I can't play it yet.
  • Kroms on 18 Sep, 2009, 18:39…
    Have you contacted them about it?
  • MarioColbert on 18 Sep, 2009, 15:08…
    So, I totally got the Brütal Legend demo last night, and beat it in like 15 minutes. Short demo is short. I don't want to spoil things for anyone, so I'll say this: it seems like an extremely polished game that looks great, plays _quite well_ and although I have some critiques, I won't "submit" to those until I see the final version.

    I am willing to bet you will want to know the "bad" stuff. Well, apart from its shortness, the intro is quite disappointing - but I have no idea if the intro is but a subset of everything I'm supposed to see. As it stands at the moment, the introduction to the game doesn't work as well in terms of character introductions / story exposition as anything we've seen from Schafer. It is possible that what we saw in the demo isn't the full thing (and I would hope so).

    I'll point out that this is really the only thing that happened to catch my eye - the intro doesn't live up to the legend (of Tim Schafer). Apart from that, there was one part of the sequence where the audio cut out before an in-game cutscene, which seemed to really stick out in an otherwise flawless experience. If you're going "damn, this guy is nitpicky as hell" - that's the point. I'm trying to tell you what wasn't good about the game, and it was one instance of an "odd edit."

    Rocktober can not come fast enough.
  • Kroms on 18 Sep, 2009, 18:41…
    Most demoes tend to be that way - including the Psychonauts one. :) Thanks for the write-up.
  • MarioColbert on 19 Sep, 2009, 23:31…
    Actually, I had the pleasure of showing the demo to a friend who's not familiar with Schafer's work, and knows almost nothing about Brütal Legend. He loved the intro a lot. I found myself losing it to the Kabbage Boy's performance, and have begun to suspect that my shitty opinion on the intro above is most likely wrong.
  • Sp0tted on 18 Sep, 2009, 12:02…
    Don't have an Xbox or PS3... No Brutal Legend for me! (Breaks into Power Ballad)
  • movieclockstar on 18 Sep, 2009, 12:12…
    Just joining the club. No Brutal Legend for me either, at least until it receives a PC port...
  • jp-30 on 19 Sep, 2009, 00:19…
    Me too.
  • clone2727 on 19 Sep, 2009, 05:23…
    Me three.
  • The Tingler on 18 Sep, 2009, 18:24…
    Have a 360, but due to various travelling reasons I won't be getting it unless it comes out on PC.

    If it doesn't, I'll probably have to wait until around March 2010 most likely until I get it, probably pre-owned unless it's on sale.
  • Ascovel on 18 Sep, 2009, 12:09…
    Yeah, me too. I'm not going to buy one of those just for Brutal Legend.
  • Kroms on 18 Sep, 2009, 12:19…
    Yeah, there's a shitload of really good console games. Depends on your taste (I finally went with PS3 because of Team ICO and a few PSN games), but current generation consoles are definitely worth getting.
  • Ascovel on 18 Sep, 2009, 13:13…
    ICO and Brutal Legend are the only ones I would be interested in. Everything else that I like is on the PC and I don't even have time and money (but mostly time) to check half of those.
  • The Tingler on 18 Sep, 2009, 18:19…
    Ico and Brutal Legend aren't out on the same console. Since all new PS3s don't have PS2 support anymore, you ain't playing both on the same console.
  • Thrik on 18 Sep, 2009, 14:30…
    You say that, but I bet you don't even know what 90% of the current console games are like. If a gamer with such sophisticated taste as mine can enjoy the current consoles, you certainly can! ;D
  • Ascovel on 19 Sep, 2009, 14:20…
    I probably would enjoy them. It's just that I prefer enjoying other stuff and there's so little free time that not being picky isn't an option.
  • Kroms on 18 Sep, 2009, 12:08…
    *pats* I saved up for three years for a PS3. They dropped price a few months later. Major bummer.
  • The Tingler on 18 Sep, 2009, 18:22…
    Join the club, dude! This happens with most things. You'll buy that kick-ass laptop for £1000 one day and it'll be in the PC World sale the week after.