Review: Brutal Legend

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If there’s a way to appease the metal gods, Tim Schafer, the mind behind Brutal Legend, may have done it.

Brutal Legend is the game director’s vision of rock and metal, using an unsung hero (a roadie) as the vehicle to explore a fully realized, almost Nordic world built around the mythos of the music.

But while this game showcases Schafer’s and Double Fine’s considerable gifts for producing comedic, edgy wonder (remember Psychonauts), it’s also an example of what can happen when there are one too many gameplay styles. The result is an experience that falls just a bit short of legendary status.

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