You know, we've been telling you to pay attention to Tim Schafer and Double Fine's Brutal Legend for quite some time now. Yes, it launches today alongside the insanely awesome Uncharted 2: Among Thieves , but Shafer's metal-infused title already snagged a 9.0 from IGN and should be worthy of your attention. Most all Schafer's stuff is .
And thankfully, this time around, the gamers might finally reward him. It has been this guy's unfortunate tradition to produce great games that go nowhere on sales charts but Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter says Brutal Legend finally pays him back. If you check out the latest Bonus Round Episode , Pachter is confident the anticipated title will sell well, despite being tossed amidst some blockbuster October productions:
"I think this thing’s going to be the sleeper hit of the holiday season. When I say that I mean a couple million units, so it’s not going to be Gears of War type numbers. It’s going to be a profitable game and it is a little bit on the niche side except Jack Black makes it much, much more mass market."
You know, in all honesty, we didn't really think of that. We've wanted Brutal Legend to make an impact since we heard about it, and we did worry about the niche metal flair. But Jack Black does help to bring the game to more people and besides, we're seeing that commercial for the game quite a bit. So maybe – just maybe – Schafer will reap the benefits of his hard work.
Related Game(s): Brutal Legend