I just heard about this new game coming out next year called “Brutal Legend.” From the name alone, I almost shrugged it off as another typical run-around-slash-em-up game. But then I heard Tim Schafer was making it.
A quick recap: Tim Schafer = “Day of the Tentacle” + “Full Throttle” + “Grim Fandango” + “Psychonauts.” So if his name gets attached to anything, it’s mandatory that I get in on the hype, especially since his previous four masterpieces are right up there in my top ten games ever made. He’s the kind of game designer who could eat dirt and crap out fresh baked Chicken Parmesan.
It’s weird seeing his name attached to a Sierra product, considering he used to work for their main rival company (Lucasarts) for the longest time. “Brutal Legend” revolves around a roadie who gets transported into the mythical age of heavy metal. You then go around gathering armies of rock and fighting emos, goths, and demon bass guitarists. Sounds promising enough to me. It wouldn’t be Schafer’s first venture into the world of heavy metal, especially after you play as Hoagie, the fat roadie in DotT, who travels back in time and meets Ben Franklin. Or Ben, the biker from Full Throttle, who’s known to use bunnies for clearing out mine fields.
The 2007 E3 trailer (contains graphic violence – avert grandma’s eyes):
October 22 2008 01:53 pm | Video Games