Brütal Legend, Double Fine’s heavy steel action-RTS hybrid, is totally free on the Humble Store. It was additionally free yesterday, so let’s faux I informed you about this 24 hours in the past. Once you seize it, it’s yours to maintain. You’ve nonetheless bought a day and alter to select it up, so get on it.
If it’s not already in your library, then you definitely’ve been lacking out, although it’s a tad uneven. Half of it’s an over-the-top, kinetic motion recreation, and that’s finally the nice half. But then, after you’ve labored your manner via the story of Jack Black’s roadie-turned-saviour, you’ll unlock the RTS half, and it’s… not nice.
I’ll let Alec, who reviewed the Brütal Legend PC port in 2013, take over.
It’s not an RTS: there are RTS bits in there, and just like the driving components and the open world side these bits simply don’t fairly get up on their very own. The ever-flipping, ever-spinning buggy you’ll be able to summon to drive at any level is regularly a headache to manage, whereas its weapons’ unreliable auto-aim rams house that sense of not likely being in management. The technique bits are too badly hampered within the title of constructing them work on a gamepad, with the chance so as to add much-needed stuff like per-squad management and hotkeys (I do know, I do know, I’m making RPS a parody of itself) for the PC model sadly not taken. The battles look nice and there’s all kinds of reliably foolish, art-staff-gone-wild items, however I shortly discovered myself dreading the irregular junctures they’d arrive at.
Brütal Legend, then, is nice regardless of its not insignificant points. Like a lot of Double Fine’s output, numerous that’s all the way down to the distinctive world and instantly likable characters that populate it. Black is as loud and energetic as he’s ever been, and for the basic steel followers amongst you, he’s joined by the likes of Lemmy and Ozzy and their peculiar in-game alter egos. And what a world they reside in; it’s like somebody constructed a world out of heavy steel album covers. Not surprisingly, it’s bought a killer soundtrack, too.