Game: "Brutal Legend"
System: PlayStation 3
Published by: Electronic Arts
Review: The first thing I like to say about Brutal Legend is that is geared towards an specific audience, the game throws you into a world inhabited by landscape creatures and even plants that all look taken right out of a metal album cover and to complete an already awesome package the game has a whopping 100 plus tack list of rocking tunes.
Now that the presentation of the game has been addressed let's talk about the most important aspect of any game, gameplay the game is set in an open world with mission advancing the story and of course side missions, let's talk about side missions first these are divided in a few kinds there's ambush missions where you and a team of your warriors attack and kill enemy units, racing missions which should be self-explanatory, turret defense in which you become a turret and defend a small area, hunting missions which task you with finding a determinate number of a certain creature and killing it and mortar missions where you help a mortar aim kill enemy troops.
Controls work well (however I'm puzzled by the lack of jump button) as we all know consoles aren't exactly great for rts games so this is where the gameplay suffers for example if you want to issue an order to your troops you have to be near them, you don't have an overview of the map and sometimes your units won't do what you want.
Now let's talk about story and story missions, the game tells the fantastic story of how eddie rigs a simple roadie travels to an incredible land of metal not sure of what to do he slowly treads the path to become the ultimate hero of metal uncovering bits of his past in the process, story missions are separated in 3 kinds, the first being finding and recruiting units which most of the time involves going through a dungeon or linear field to accomplish a simple objective or fight a boss and then there are the RTS battles which can be very tough cause you have to find a good strategy and using the correct units to counter the enemies.
In the end Brutal Legend shines mostly for its lovingly crafted atmosphere than its compelling but sadly flawed mix of gameplay styles but I tell you if you can knuckle under the minor gameplay flaws there is a great game to be enjoyed here.
(Scored on a 0.5 - 5 pickles rating: 0.5 being the worst and 5 being the best)
|It's a good review, I just had to ignore the grammatical errors. x___x Damn being an English major.|
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