I'm not sure if you've had the chance to check out the Brutal Legend demo – I'll do a hands-on preview later today – but it's nice to see Tim Schafer taking matters into his own hands.

Historically, this guy has made some of the finest and most memorable video games in history, but only the devoted and hardcore really know his name, as the majority of his splendid achievements have been overshadowed by poor sales. For a variety of reasons, it seems as if each game he creates fails to have a big financial impact, which is the epitome of injustice. It's even more annoying when one considers the fact that most every single fantastic game is a big seller; gamers typically reward awesome efforts. But it just hasn't happened for this guy and the unfortunate trend may continue, as Schafer and Double Fine's original concept, Brutal Legend , launches on the same day as Naughty Dog's blockbuster and guaranteed Game of the Year nominee, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves . But hey, you've probably already seen some Brutal Legend commercials and as the capper, Tim Schafer himself just recently appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon . No, it's not Letterman or Leno but it's a damn good start, especially because we're not talking about a mammoth production like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 . Check out the video; it's well worth seeing!

So here's hoping that despite the consumer rush to nab Uncharted 2 , there will still be enough interest – and money – left over to reward Schafer and Co. You know, for a change .

Related Game(s): Brutal Legend

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Kowhoho
Kowhoho
11 years ago

I hope you get your wish, Ben. I like that the main character is voiced by Jack Black. That's what really turned my head and got me interested in this game.

fluffer nutter
fluffer nutter
11 years ago

That's what got me dis-interested in the game. I know, I know. Not a real word. It makes a point. I do have to say that after playing the demo, I didn't care that Jack Black was in this, anymore. I ordered the game and will await its arrival. .,./

Kowhoho
Kowhoho
11 years ago

To each their own I suppose. I always thought 'ol Jack was pretty damn funny… with the possible exception of Nacho Libre…

chucknasty
chucknasty
11 years ago

Jack Black is very hit or miss for me and I was on the fence with this but the demo sold me on this game.

Killsignal
Killsignal
11 years ago

i think i going to get this one before uncharted… although i would like both… i'm mad because for the last 4 months there has been nothing to play and now were going to get bombed with cool titles…

Nerull
Nerull
11 years ago

Just played the demo last night. As expected the combat seems kinda shallow, but then it pretty much always does when it's the 1rst level.
Either way the setting and humour in itself makes it a must-buy for me.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Pass. Feel bad for the guy but…

DIsmael85
DIsmael85
11 years ago

Dude I'm buying this game day 1 right along with Uncharted 2. To many games, so little money. I hate you gaming world.

Kangasfwa
Kangasfwa
11 years ago

If anyone wants to know why Schafer is awesome, track down a copy of Psychonauts.

___________
___________
11 years ago

and they try to counter that by releasing it the same day as uncharted 2 and operation flash point dragon rising?
its official developers are getting dumber and dumber by the minute.

kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

I no eh! it's rediculous, i would love to get this game but Uncharted 2 is in the spotlight right now for me. The demo was great and if it was any other day i would be sold but IT'S FREAKING UNCHARTED 2!

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
11 years ago

I hate it when 2 excelent games come out on the same day. And in exactly 1 week from this Ratchet and Clank ACIT, and Borderlands are coming out on the same day!

I really wish I had more money

redman479
redman479
11 years ago

Not even a choice, Uncharted 2 is a must buy?

kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

It's like you are not sure?

Hezzron
Hezzron
11 years ago

I tried the demo. It was pretty good. The production values seemed high and it was pretty funny in parts. The controls on the driving sequence was a little wonky though.

BeezleDrop
BeezleDrop
11 years ago

I tried the demo as well, I thought it was rubbish. The emo band didn't help either, I know it was a joke but c'mon! I'll save my money for Uncharted2, Borderlands, Demon's souls, and Tekken 6. I really don't like Jack Black but if you enjoyed the demo have fun! somehow

fluffer nutter
fluffer nutter
11 years ago

That band was very realistic of what's popular today. Very sad what kids are turning into these days. Boys borrowing their sister's pants and girls getting their haircuts by FlowBee's. Eghads!

kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

I thought that the first song was pretty good….better than rap. ūüėź

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

I'd rather get one of those axes to my head than have to stomach 10 hours of Jack Black. I don't care WHOSE writing the lines.

tes37
tes37
11 years ago

I'm a fan of metal, but this game would probably be better without Jack Black. In the demo some of his lines sounded like he was reading instead of acting.

And Dio was axed for bad acting.


Last edited by tes37 on 10/5/2009 6:32:09 PM