Brutal Legend Catch All

souldaddy wrote:
Best part of that video is the metal music that starts when Eddie picks up the axe.

Black Sabbath - Children of the Grave

... day one.
And it can't come soon enough.

DAY ONE.

Unfortunately not day one for me since I'm a bad person.

Tim Schafer wrote:
My question is, 'Why all the hate for consoles?' If you hate consoles, that means you hate Katamari Damacy, Okami, ICO, and you are in fact a bad person. A bad person who should send all their hate mail to Eurogamer and not to me.

Parallax Abstraction wrote:
17 minutes of video bliss.

Argh! To watch or not to watch? I want to go into this game fresh, but I also want to listen to Tim Schafer commentary! I haven't been this torn since that time Tim Schafer narrated a gameplay video of Brutal Legend and I wasn't sure whether I wanted to watch it or not!

My favorite moment was when he was praying on the alter/vehicle. Hilarious prayers, but even more awesome was the transition from moving to stopping and back. It felt so natural as Eddie shifted between prayers and mumbles.

My cup runneth over. Despite the fact that I don't like Metal very much, I'll still get this on the first day. I wonder if they're doing any special editions or anything like that. There would be some interesting little figures or extra stuff you could ship with a game like this.

It occurs to me that the appeal of the game is probably best served by these kinds of extended previews rather than static screenshots or magazine articles. (I recall that Levine did similar things for Bioshock). That way you get the humour, the design, the quirkiness, the gameplay and all that.

However, this doesn't address my only worry about the game, which is that the new stuff runs out and it becomes a bit samey.

0kelvin wrote:
Parallax Abstraction wrote:
17 minutes of video bliss.

Argh! To watch or not to watch? I want to go into this game fresh, but I also want to listen to Tim Schafer commentary! I haven't been this torn since that time Tim Schafer narrated a gameplay video of Brutal Legend and I wasn't sure whether I wanted to watch it or not!

I felt the same way so I only watched the first 5 minutes. I can wait for the rest.

Argh! To watch or not to watch? I want to go into this game fresh, but I also want to listen to Tim Schafer commentary! I haven't been this torn since that time Tim Schafer narrated a gameplay video of Brutal Legend and I wasn't sure whether I wanted to watch it or not!

Go into it fresh. There are few games I media blackout on, but I know Brutal Legend is going to be amazing, so there's no reason for me to watch this. The commentary will always be there after you play

"What have you done?!"

"Created beauty by simply rocking, that's all."

Whole game, two sentences.

Want.

I might have to turn in my gamer card, but the more I see of the game, the less interested I have become. The gameplay seems stilted and silly. And I have yet to see any laugh out loud humor.

The game has everything that should make it a great game. But oddly, I'm just not feeling it. Maybe the demo will draw me in.

Jayhawker wrote:
The gameplay seems stilted and silly. And I have yet to see any laugh out loud humor.

Me too. I'm going to play it anyway and have a good time, but I'm growing weary of this whole ohitsjackblack hype.

It's hard to preview, even in a 17-minute gameplay video, Tim Schafer's humor. Maybe I'm stupid or something, but the funniest moments in his games seem to be when you're able to take a break from the game, sit back, and enjoy as someone or something just goes on some ridiculous tangent. The rest of the time, the jokes seem to come in small but quick doses, which don't work on their own without those big humor punctuations.

As for the possible feeling of sameyness, I don't think that'll be a problem. I'm not going to go digging around for it, but I read a preview article at 1up forever ago which made the game sound like it transitions, piece by piece, from action game to Pikminesque RTS. It sounds like you're getting new weapons, allies and abilities for much of the game.

Plus, Psychonauts didn't feel very samey after hitting the underwater stage, so I think Double Fine will deliver on the variety.

The Track list for the games soundtrack (as 'accidentally' leaked by EA Denmark apparently):

Not being even remotely 'into' music this...doesn't really mean a whole lot to me
...but I'm sure someone will get a kick out of it

* 3 Inches of Blood - Deadly Sinners
* 3 Inches of Blood - Destroy The Orcs
* Accept - Fast As A Shark
* Angel Witch - Angel Witch
* Anthrax - Metal Thrashing Mad
* Anvil - March of the Crabs
* Anvil - Tag Team
* Apostasy - Sulphur Injection
* Bishop of Hexen - A Serpentine Grave
* Bishop of Hexen - The Somber Grounds of Truth
* Black Sabbath - Children of the Grave
* Black Sabbath - Symptom of the Universe
* Black Sabbath - Never Say Die
* Brocas Helm - Cry of the Banshee
* Brocas Helm - Drink the Blood of the Priest
* Budgie - Breadfan
* Budgie - Zoom Club
* Candlemass - Witches
* Carcass - No Love Lost
* Cloven Hoof Nightstalker
* Children of Bodom - Angels Don't Kill
* Coroner - Skeleton on your Shoulder
* Cradle of Filth - Her Ghost in the Fog
* Crimson Glory - Queen of the Masquerade
* Dark Fortress - Insomnia
* Dark Tranquility - Cathode Ray Sunshine
* Deathstars - Blitzkrieg
* Def Leppard - Rock of Ages
* Dethklok - Mermaider
* Diamond Head - Am I Evil?
* Dimmu Borgir - Progenies of the Great Apocalypse
* Dokken - Mr. Scary
* Dragonforce - Through the Fire and Flames
* Emperor - Thus Spake The Nightspirit
* Enslaved - Frost
* Enslaved - Loke
* Firehouse - Overnight Sensation
* Girlschool - Bomber
* Iced Earth - When the Night Falls
* Iced Earth - Pure Evil
* In Flames - Goliaths Disarm Their Davids
* Judas Priest - Battle Hymn
* Judas Priest - The Hellion/Electric Eye
* Judas Priest - Leather Rebel
* Judas Priest - One Shot At Glory
* Judas Priest - Painkiller
* Kabbage Boy - Girlfriend
* KMFDM - Free Your Hate
* KMFDM - Rip The System
* King Diamond - Cremation
* King Diamond - Welcome Home
* Kiss - God of Thunder
* Lita Ford - Betrayal
* Marilyn Manson - Beautiful People
* Manowar - Die For Metal
* Manowar - The Dawn Of Battle
* Mastodon - Crack the Skye
* Mastodon - Oblivion Instrumental
* Megadeath - High Speed Dirt
* Megadeath - Tornado of Souls
* Metal Church - Metal Church
* Michael Schenker - Group Assault Attack
* Ministry - Stigmata
* Ministry - Thieves
* Mirrorthrone - So Frail
* Motley Crue - Dr. Feelgood
* Motley Crue - Kickstart My Heart
* Motley Crue - Live Wire
* Motorhead - Back at the Funny Farm
* Motorhead - In the Black
* Motorhead - Marching Off to War
* Motorhead - We Are the Road Crew
* Nitro - Machine Gun Eddie
* Omen - The Axeman
* Ostrogoth - Queen of Desire
* Overkill - World of Hurt
* Ozzy Osbourne - Believer
* Ozzy Osbourne - Mr. Crowley
* Ozzy Osbourne - Diary of a Madman
* Prong - Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck
* Quiet Riot - The Wild and the Young
* Racer X - Technical Difficulties
* Racer X - Y.R.O.
* Ratt - Lay It Down
* Riot - Road Racin
* Riot - Narita
* Riot - Swords and Tequila
* Rob Zombie - Superbeast
* Rotting Christ - Ad Notics
* Running Wild - Riding the Storm
* Sanctuary - Battle Angels
* Savatage - Hall of the Mountain King
* Saxon - Wheels of Steel
* Scorpions - Blackout
* Scorpions - Holiday
* Skeletonwitch - Soul Thrashing Black Sorcery
* Skid Row - Youth Gone Wild
* Slayer - Metal Storm/Face The Slayer
* Slough Feg - Warriors Dawn
* Static-X - Love Dump
* Tenacious D - Master Exploder
* Tenacious D - The Metal
* Testament - For The Glory Of
* Testament - More Than Meets The Eye
* Tvangeste - Birth of the Hero
* UFO - Rock Bottom
* Whitesnake - Still of the Night
* Wrath of Killenstein - Ignisis Dance

Its pretty cool that they picked not 2, not 3, but *4* songs from the same Judas Priest album, Painkiller. I like this game.

stevenmack wrote:
The Track list

Looks pretty good to me. Nice mix of material from mainstream to harder stuff. There's something awesome and amusing about having Quiet Riot, Emperor, Dethklok, and Tenacious D all in there together.

Since Dragon Age: Origins moved out of October and into November I decided to pre-order Brutal Legends. And the reason why is more because I respect Tim Schaffer as a creator than really am enthused about the game itself. That has to say something.

No Maiden?! Lame.

Also, the inclusion of Anvil, makes me happy and laugh. Because, its Anvil.

Atomicvideohead wrote:
No Maiden?! Lame.

Yeah, no Maiden? But Ratt and Saxon and Diary of a Madman and Diamond Head (almost) make up for it.

King Diamond? Really?!

Wow.

See, this is why. Awesome.


Solving the cube before she finished reading, even with her skipping songs = impressive.

EA Denmark mispelling one of the most well known bands in metal history (Megadeath Megadeth) = unimpressive.

F*ckin' rad.

He was totally playing that out for time -- he had it down to 1 swapped cube several times, and was just dinking around pretending to be baffled while she got closer to the end of the list.

God I love that man...

AP's Man Love List:

Gabe Newell
Tim Schafer

AP Erebus wrote:
AP's Man Love List:

Gabe Newell
Tim Schafer


Ah... a chubby chaser.

Tannhauser wrote:
AP Erebus wrote:
AP's Man Love List:

Gabe Newell
Tim Schafer


Ah... a chubby chaser.
noooo...

unless that implies being chumby means you make awesome games and are generally awesome... then ok.


I'm really glad they subtitled that. Otherwise I'd have no idea who "Murderhead" is.

EDIT: But I'm really glad she got to read the list and not Tim. She has a nice voice.

Emily Ridgway was also the audio director for Bioshock. She is a badass.