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#1 Posted by ansys (62 posts) -

Check it out:

http://www.vg247.com/2013/02/02/brutal-legend-may-be-heading-to-steam/

#2 Posted by insane_shadowblade85 (1422 posts) -

Huh. I actually enjoyed Brutal Legend so if this happens I'd be pretty happy.

#3 Posted by PatchMaster (211 posts) -

Sounds like the next Humble Bundle might be from Double Fine . Interesting.

#4 Posted by RollingZeppelin (1959 posts) -

I hope they do a decent job on the port with good M+K controls.

#5 Posted by Ghostiet (5252 posts) -

That would be great, since we could resurrect the online community of that game. The multiplayer was wasted by marketing.

#6 Posted by TooWalrus (13178 posts) -

I'd play Brutal Legend again- that game's fuckin' great.

#7 Posted by SirOptimusPrime (1997 posts) -

Hey, it'd give me a reason to play it. Everything about that game seems right up my alley, so fuck it. I'd certainly buy it.

#8 Posted by Chaser324 (6436 posts) -

It makes sense. A PC port probably wouldn't take all the much effort since they've already released several other games that run on the same engine.

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#9 Posted by SlasherMan (1725 posts) -

Cool. Already have it on PS3, but I'm down for another go on PC if priced reasonably.

#10 Posted by sgjackson (529 posts) -

if you can do the rts elements with mouse and keyboard i'd be on board

#11 Posted by buft (3316 posts) -

i always felt bad for never playing this while i still had my Xbox, i'll definitely get it if it comes out for PC

#12 Posted by csl316 (8475 posts) -

Had a great time with it.    Enjoyed the gameplay and loved the story.  Being into metal certainly helped.

#13 Posted by WarlockEngineerMoreDakka (432 posts) -

A Brutal Legend PC version out of nowhere? O_O

I might actually check it out this time then. >_>

#14 Posted by Forcen (1817 posts) -

Sold!

#15 Posted by OfficeGamer (1087 posts) -

Cool

#16 Posted by altairre (1181 posts) -

I have not played it yet and would definetely buy it on Steam.

#17 Posted by AlisterCat (5537 posts) -

I really hope this is true.

#18 Posted by steelerzfan101 (270 posts) -

Wow, this surprised me a little. I wouldn't think they would release this game for the PC so late. I thought they would have done this years ago...but still, this is cool news!

#19 Posted by project343 (2818 posts) -

That game may have been a huge disappointment, but if it comes out for $15 on Steam, that'll be a disappointment well worth revisiting.

#20 Posted by emem (1965 posts) -

I would totally play it, but only if it isn't locked to 30 FPS.

#21 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6398 posts) -

Wow, that's what I get for buying a new copy of it for 2.50$.

#22 Posted by MisterBananaFoam (52 posts) -

Man, this game had such an amazing atmosphere and characters. I await this game's arrival on PC with baited breath.

#23 Posted by FrankieSpankie (228 posts) -

I would definitely play it. I remember I played it on PS3 through Gamefly but was totally put off by the strategy portion and never finished it, but I'd definitely give it another go, especially with a keyboard and mouse! Hope this is true.

#24 Posted by Funkydupe (3311 posts) -

It sure took them long enough.

#25 Posted by Snail (8595 posts) -

I probably would actually buy it then. The RTS gameplay that this game adopts towards the end seems much more enjoyable with a keyboard and mouse too, so it would be pretty cool to play the third-person action part with a controller and then switch to a keyboard and mouse upon reaching that last part of the game.

#26 Posted by Cold_Wolven (2217 posts) -

I dunno Brutal Legend for Xbox 360 ran rather choppy in frame rate so does Double Fine have what it takes to get that game running well without crashes or bad performance on PC?

#27 Posted by eskimo (476 posts) -

I would buy this game again. Like all Double Fine games it had so much heart and it left a really great impression on me.

Love that soundtrack!

#28 Posted by ShaggE (6429 posts) -

Already own it, but I'll gladly get the PC version. That game would look fantastic on PC.

#29 Posted by ch3burashka (5045 posts) -

Better late than never. If Double Fine can see some more money come out of Brutal Legend, that's great.

#30 Posted by jakob187 (21665 posts) -

I might actually fucking play it if it comes to PC. The RTS stuff was fucking stupid on console, but on PC, the controls would be proper. I absolutely wouldn't mind switching from controller to KB/M just to have better control over all that shit.

I don't know. As a massive metalhead, that game just felt sooooo disappointing to me. Then again, they seemed to focus on the aspects of metal that kind of drive me insane most of the time. I'm more of a Pantera/Machine Head kind of metal guy than Ozzy/Motorhead kind of metal guy, despite having plenty of respect for the latter.

#31 Posted by GERALTITUDE (3229 posts) -

I will buy this instantly, been waiting a long time.

#32 Posted by styrofome (2 posts) -

LOL @ people saying they would switch from controller to KB+M for 'the rts bits'. You DO realise that the 'RTS bits' are literally 10% giving orders to troops and 90% exactly the same action combos and teamup moves as the rest of the game, right? And that people getting the idea that they were supposed to treat the battles as an RTS minigame and play as a pseudo mouse cursor, rather than playing them like a goddamn action game and using all the fun combos and facemelting solos and teamup attacks that they WANTED to use (but for some reason believed to be Off Limits during the battles) was the entire reason those people didn't have fun in the stage battles?

Astonishingly enough, Double Fine didn't focus a game around an entirely new style of gameplay, spend years perfecting the mechanics etc etc for it to be broken and non-functional. The issue is with the way the game was advertised and how it presented its gameplay, causing people to play it in completely the wrong way and ignore all the tools that made the battles fun. And while I'm sure the game will be playable with a controller or a keyboard, just the thought of people consciously switching over is a clear demonstration of just how wrong some of you guys' understandings of what this game actually plays like are.

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#34 Posted by Pudge (883 posts) -

My time from reading the tweet to purchasing this game was about 15 seconds. I don't think I've ever bought a game on Steam faster. Can't wait to get into the multiplayer with dudes, it's been SO LONG.

#35 Posted by boj4ngles (287 posts) -

I thought this game was very good and very underrated. It was funny, slick, ambitious (maybe too ambitious), and had a lot for players to do.

A lot of the criticism that I saw leveled against it came from the RTS components. The RTS was somewhat half baked but any skilled gamer should be able to get through it pretty easily. As with most RTS games on console, the primary issue is the controls, not difficulty or mechanics. A port to PC will not totally alleviate this because the game has a weird gameplay function where you still control your primary avatar even in RTS battles. So rather than controlling things from an omniscient camera a la Starcraft, you're flying around as Eddie Riggs giving orders to people as you see them.

The open world mechanics were a little half baked as well. Side missions were a little lackluster, but just seeing all the imaginative designs made exploration worth it. The ending felt abrupt but wasn't disappointing.

What really made the game awesome was Double Fine's quality writing and artistic vision. The voice acting was great too assuming you don't hate Jack Black. Any casual fan of metal music will find it hilarious. The brawler style action was great as well. I'd recommend it to anyone!

#36 Posted by TooWalrus (13178 posts) -

Thanks for the heads up!

#37 Posted by Hitchenson (4682 posts) -

I really enjoyed my time with Brutal Legend. I sold my 360 a few months back along with all my games, so I'll definitely be picking this up on Steam.

#38 Posted by bobafettjm (1462 posts) -

Steam now has it up for pre-order, and it looks like it includes 2 items for Team Fortress 2.

#39 Posted by JeanLuc (3579 posts) -

Brutal Legend is one of those games I love despite its very obvious flaws. I'll gladly put down $15 to play it again on PC.

#40 Posted by Capum15 (4883 posts) -

Cool, I'll probably get it sometime now. I remember enjoying the demo forever ago on 360.

#41 Posted by John1912 (1862 posts) -

Game was pretty marginal.....

#42 Posted by DaMisterChief (628 posts) -

It don't need any Jack Black in my life

#43 Edited by face15 (1297 posts) -

I always wanted to play that game but I never did for some reason. A PC release at, say, $10, would be reason enough for me to finally get it.

EDIT: $15 you say? I'll probably wait for a Steam Sale.

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#44 Posted by zels (206 posts) -

@pudge said:

My time from reading the tweet to purchasing this game was about 15 seconds. I don't think I've ever bought a game on Steam faster. Can't wait to get into the multiplayer with dudes, it's been SO LONG.

How are the K+M controls?

Normally I would prefer using a controller but it didn't work well with the rts aspect of the game.

#45 Posted by AssInAss (2621 posts) -

Whoop whoop, this is going to be awesome. I loved the open world (headlights as GPS, genius!) and eventually the RTS sections when I got good enough at guitar solos, tag-teaming, and multi-tasking. Now I get to take screenshots! The RTS wasn't really complex or anything, I think it came down to the bait-and-switch marketing from EA (Double Fine wanted to promote the RTS bits more) and people's general distaste of RTS as a concept (go into any "games I can't get into/won't ever try" threads).

#46 Posted by Pudge (883 posts) -
@zels said:

@pudge

said:

My time from reading the tweet to purchasing this game was about 15 seconds. I don't think I've ever bought a game on Steam faster. Can't wait to get into the multiplayer with dudes, it's been SO LONG.

How are the K+M controls?

Normally I would prefer using a controller but it didn't work well with the rts aspect of the game.

They seem serviceable but I'm one of those crazy motherfuckers who plays EVERYTHING on PC with a controller, so I really can't help you.

#47 Posted by granderojo (1778 posts) -

I bought it as soon as it was available. I really loved Brutal Legend a lot when it first came out and I'm of the opinion that people who didn't like the game were just bad at it at the time, including Ryan. The most exciting thing about that game when it came out was the fact it was the first game based around the music that focused on the culture surrounding the music. Great game, can't wait until it's released so I can revisit this gem.

#48 Posted by Tearhead (2162 posts) -

I think Double Fine sees the value in making a game downloadble on the PC so years from now, this game is still easy to experience if someone wanted to. For instance, I REALLY want to try out Grim Fandango, but I can't, because I have no way to download it.

#49 Posted by Korwin (2851 posts) -

Good Lord, there it is. I couldn't finish the game on console thanks to the god awful RTS controls, here's hoping the PC version resolves this problem. Everything else about that game is awesome, it would have turned out so much better if it was just a character action game with some squad commands like the first 2 thirds.

#50 Posted by Andorski (5287 posts) -

So... is it worth getting. I just want to play a good single player game and at $15 this is hard to pass up. If the biggest complaint was the simplistic RTS mechanics then it's all good for me; I never play RTS games so having it be simple would be a plus for me.