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Posted by LethalKi11ler

i'm still considering buying it

Posted by Red

video review? AWESOME!

Posted by AjayRaz

hehe awesome a video review 

Posted by Djnardu

I still think the game deserved minimum of a four.

Posted by Scooper

We haven't had a Ryan video review in a while. That's coolsie!

Posted by mech4399

"Let the controversy begin"

Posted by Akeldama

seems slightly at odds with the 3/5

Posted by Crono

Game looks like its worth a play through for the story/cutscenes.

Posted by Monkeyman04

Still sounds like a fun time to me.

Posted by FoxMulder

Still gonna buy it even though Ryan says the gameplay is tolerable.  I love all of Tim Schafer's work and this definately looks like a fun one!  Even though he says it is short, I like to explore EVERYTHING!!!  I had like 80 hours clocked into Fallout 3 before I even got to the Brotherhood of Steel HQ!!!  So I will definately make this one last as long as possible!!!

Posted by Niccoles

Good job Ryan.

Posted by Niccoles

Good job Ryan. Everyone has a right to their own opinions.

Edited by Kajaah117

This is the first review on Giant Bomb I strongly disagree with, but Ryan makes a good case for himself, and reviews are little more than opinions anyway. However, I think Brutal Legend is a 5-star game, and one of my favorites of the year. It's no Uncharted 2 by any means, but as fan service for hardcore metal fans, it's an outstanding experience.
 
Simple review: If you understand the significance of the name "Eddie Riggs," this game will make you pee yourself with happiness.

Posted by Nock

I agree on almost all points, my self I would give it a four out of five. I think that the big problem with the RTS is trying to play it like other RTS. You gotta creep and hold in  this one. Not a bad game so not for everyone, the demo is very misleading for shame.

Posted by zityz

I bought it, I love the story the characters artwork music, but I'm with ryan on the whole controlls thing. Seams like they put too many types onto one controller. Still a fun game though. Still worth a purchace.
Posted by Fleshfeast

I actually agree with the 3/5 stars, even though I absolutely love the game. It's a game for metalheads, and if you're not into metal you probably won't appreciate it as much. My only disappointment with the review is that not one but twice, Ryan felt the need to voice his opinion that metal is only for teenagers. 

Posted by YetiAntics

My buds told me to like it, my cousin told me to like it, the internet told me to like it. Once i played it though, i agree with everything Ryan said. 
 
This is why i come to Giant Bomb.
Posted by MasterChiefLopez

Doesn't look that interesting to me.  I did like the demo but every review I've seen said the game doesn't play like the demo when it turns into a RTS.  From what I've seen I'm gonna wait til someone trades it into my store to play it.  I need to save my money for Borderlands, Demon's Souls, SVR10, Tekken 6, COD, Assassin's Creed 2, etc, etc,  I'm sure I can let this one pass for now.  =)

Posted by pirate_republic

3 Stars? I'd say it's a 4...
 
Anyways good review as always.

Posted by Lazyaza

Wow this game really is turning in to a 'reviewers verses gamers' affair.  Seems like every site is dinging it for the same reasons but at the same time everyone I talk to (close friends included) who's already playing it says its awesome and the rts stuff is just fine if you take the time to figure it out.
 
Meh whatever I'll find out for myself tomorrow when I get my own copy.  I've got tonnes of games in my collection I've thought were amazing but got reviewed terribly, thats just how it goes, no point getting so angry about it.

Posted by Blair

Ryan, I love the review.
 
Keep expressing your opinion.
 
The people hating are just fucking ridiculous.

Posted by FrostyHerpiez

I dont understand why everyone is bugging out... he didnt say the game is bad infact he even stated that if u get past some of the gameplay elements that dont work to their full capabalities its a really good game.... just not in those exact words
Posted by MeatSim

The atmosphere and comedy does look great but I cringe at a game that is a console RTS and from Ryan's complaints it seems like I am not wrong for doing so.

Edited by Brackynews

 @oddWord:

Any player who does not try this game is doing themselves a disservice. I don't know if Ryan still has his TANG cap on, is taking gaming to seriously, or is just chugging back haterade but this game deserves a much stronger nod than a 3 out of 5.

Here you go: http://www.metacritic.com/games/platforms/xbox360/brutallegend
A couple of dozen other review sites to shower your affection on, in varying degrees.
I doubt Tim's heart is broken by Ryan's review, and neither should yours be.  If you believe Ryan should have your values and opinions, may I quickly point out that the two of you are not the same person.
 
Also, the correct pejorative for Ryan's glib and acerbic wit is Smarmesan.  Haterade is sooo 2006.
 
*swearing has been turned on*  
@badlogik:

Every time I see one of my favorite sites review a game far outside the average scores, I am very dissappointed in them, because clearly, they are not on the same level as everyone else. 

Why in the sam. fucking. hell. does the internet need a hundred goddamn game review sites if they're all going to have the same review?  What kind of "level" has your mind conjured up where everyone thinks the same way?  If you don't like what one site is doing, start your own.  Oh wait, that's how we got here.  Self-fulfilling prophecy is self-fulfilling.
 

Posted by SoothsayerGB

Spot on Ol chap.

Edited by Tru3_Blu3

Guys, GB was HYPED for this game. Saying that they were lazy with this review is idiotic. Illogical even!
 
I like Ryan's review. I personally find the RTS segments to be more of an unnecessary chore. They should've kept with the Third-person combat and guitar magic. That's when the game only expressed its charm.

Posted by Seedofpower

rent it.

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Posted by LiquidPrince

The RTS elements are the biggest turn off for me. Maybe a rent.

Posted by Fei

It is clear to me that Ryan scoffs and looks down on heavy metal culture with his subtle hints and attacks on the stereotype of the fanbase. I also do not find the game to be an RTS _AT ALL_.
Posted by MetalR
@Fei said:
" It is clear to me that Ryan scoffs and looks down on heavy metal culture with his subtle hints and attacks on the stereotype of the fanbase. I also do not find the game to be an RTS _AT ALL_. "
lol.
Posted by Fei
@MetalR said:
" @Fei said:
" It is clear to me that Ryan scoffs and looks down on heavy metal culture with his subtle hints and attacks on the stereotype of the fanbase. I also do not find the game to be an RTS _AT ALL_. "
lol. "

Its an action front to back. It trains you from the start as an action game to the very end, I dont see where the RTS stuff is coming in - youre not out building town halls, barracks's, unit buildings, etc... I played the very end as an action game using my units as a compliment around me as I did nothing but dive in the action. And Im kicking ass in multiplayer too. Cant wait for my achievements to update on this one.
Posted by TheYear20XX

 This is why I love Giant Bomb.  This is a thoughtful, intelligent review that justifies all its points and doesn't treat a score of 3 stars like a stamp of doom, just as a marker of an average game that can certainly be enjoyed by someone more willing to adjust to its mindset.  I'm enjoying the game immensely and I would certainly score it higher myself but I respect Ryan's opinion.

Posted by Sanitysend

first giantbomb review ive disagreed with... or at least, i feel the stars dont match what hes saying... 4 stars is more like it.

Posted by max3000

SO FINE LIKE A PORCUPINE (SAY WHAT)

Posted by TripMasterMunky
@MetalR said:
" @Fei said:
" It is clear to me that Ryan scoffs and looks down on heavy metal culture with his subtle hints and attacks on the stereotype of the fanbase. I also do not find the game to be an RTS _AT ALL_. "
lol. "
I can't tell if this post is serious or not. If it is....then indeed, lol. Silly 13 year old metal heads.
Posted by WilliamHenry
@Fleshfeast said:
" I actually agree with the 3/5 stars, even though I absolutely love the game. It's a game for metalheads, and if you're not into metal you probably won't appreciate it as much. My only disappointment with the review is that not one but twice, Ryan felt the need to voice his opinion that metal is only for teenagers.  "
I didn't get the impression that he thinks metal is for teenagers. I think he feels that the game is a teenage metal head's wet dream but that doesn't mean he only thinks metal is for teenagers.
Posted by SuicidalManiac
@MisuseOfLasers said:
" This is why I love Giant Bomb.  This is a thoughtful, intelligent review that justifies all its points and doesn't treat a score of 3 stars like a stamp of doom, just as a marker of an average game that can certainly be enjoyed by someone more willing to adjust to its mindset.  I'm enjoying the game immensely and I would certainly score it higher myself but I respect Ryan's opinion. "

This is the correct reply.
Posted by Gregomasta
@SuicidalManiac said:
" @MisuseOfLasers said:
" This is why I love Giant Bomb.  This is a thoughtful, intelligent review that justifies all its points and doesn't treat a score of 3 stars like a stamp of doom, just as a marker of an average game that can certainly be enjoyed by someone more willing to adjust to its mindset.  I'm enjoying the game immensely and I would certainly score it higher myself but I respect Ryan's opinion. "
This is the correct reply. "
This is the correct quote.
Posted by hyperslug

I Really love this game, probably a 5/5 for me. The story is amazing i think, even though it dosent reach the same level as Psychonauts.

Posted by Diamond

Good video review.
 
All I know right now personally is I'm still having fun with the game.  I don't know how long I've played, but I can understand if the game winds up fairly soon how there might not be enough value to the game to really recommend at full price.
 
The writing, animation, story, music, and environments are so damn compelling.

Posted by m0nty
@Kajaah117 said:
" This is the first review on Giant Bomb I strongly disagree with, but Ryan makes a good case for himself, and reviews are little more than opinions anyway. However, I think Brutal Legend is a 5-star game, and one of my favorites of the year. It's no Uncharted 2 by any means, but as fan service for hardcore metal fans, it's an outstanding experience. " 
 
How can Brutal Legend be a 5 star game that isn't a mark on Uncharted 2? Wouldn't anything less than a 5 star game be a 4 or lesser? 
 
Brutal Legend was a "play till Forza" game until seeing this review. Cheers for the heads up Ryan.
 
Posted by Death_Burnout

Yikes, some people still getting hung up on a number.
 
I prefer video reviews, they just tell me and show me straight, about a game. Plus it was fucking nice to see the map screen for once, that thing has been hard to find. 
 
"several different directions" that's pretty good...

Posted by Kajaah117
@m0nty said:

" @Kajaah117 said:

" This is the first review on Giant Bomb I strongly disagree with, but Ryan makes a good case for himself, and reviews are little more than opinions anyway. However, I think Brutal Legend is a 5-star game, and one of my favorites of the year. It's no Uncharted 2 by any means, but as fan service for hardcore metal fans, it's an outstanding experience."
"How can Brutal Legend be a 5 star game that isn't a mark on Uncharted 2? Wouldn't anything less than a 5 star game be a 4 or lesser? 
 
Brutal Legend was a "play till Forza" game until seeing this review. Cheers for the heads up Ryan."
5 stars to me, doesn't mean it's perfect or the best game ever, it means that you should definitely play it. Scores shouldn't be a way to compare one game to another, they're just a numeric value appointed to a recommendation. For instance: Wii Sports Resort got a 5. Does that mean it's as good as Uncharted 2? Not really, but any gamer should at least play it at some point.
 
But in retrospect, I'm starting to think Brutal Legend is a game for people with a very specific acquired taste, albeit a very well made one. I'd go with a 4, but I respect Ryan's critique... although I think Brad would have been a better person to review it. It''ll be interesting to hear what he thinks about the game on the podcast, as Brad, though far from a metalhead, is closer to this game's demographic, while Ryan is the voice of the casual consumer who may or may not stumble across this game. This is shaping up to be a very divisive game for sure.
Posted by BD_Mr_Bubbles
@Djnardu said:
"I still think the game deserved minimum of a four. "

agreed, and I bought it already anyway even before the review went up.
Posted by bhhawks78

 Honestly I think 3/5 is too high, I played through the full main story and the RTS gameplay is... BAD horrible horrible bad.  The rest ranges from awful to bearable.  You are better off watching the cutscenes on youtube and not suffering through the gamefly.

Edited by jakob187

Dood, seriously...the game is already funny enough...but the Giant Bomb video editing magic made this EVEN FUNNIER!!!  LAWL
 
Also...Ryan never said "ZOMFG DIS GAME R TEH SUXOR".  Ryan said "this game is good and all, but it's also trying to be too much at once".  I don't understand where all of the "Ryan hates heavy metal culture" stuff is coming from, especially when he said many many MANY times that this game has tons of badassery to it.  I also don't understand why people think Ryan should rate this differently.  He thought it was a three-star game, and given how much hype they had for this game...as well as their in-depth interview with Tim...I'm sure it wasn't easy for Ryan to click that 3 star button and hit submit without thinking "man, I need to put on a flame shield". 
 
The fucking internet...I swear, man...

Posted by Kraznor

Agree entirely about the RTS gameplay. Its really hindering my enjoyment of the game, which sucks, because I do love so many things about it.

Posted by Soap

For all those still considering buying this, please be aware that when ryan says 'uneven gameplay' what he really means is, god awful gameplay that you tolerate to get to the next bit of humour.

Posted by killername

Similar criticisms to the only other site I go to for game reviews, ars technica.

Posted by MetalGearSunny

Despite all the negative talk, I still want to get this game.

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