Thrashing, mad, metal: the art of Double Fine's Brütal Legend


26 Responses to “Thrashing, mad, metal: the art of Double Fine's Brütal Legend

  1. Zergonapal says:

    I don’t listen to metal, I have no idea of the culture. But I WANT this game.

    • technogeek says:

      I want to at least watch someone play through this. Metal isn’t my style either, but it looks like this is a wonderful mix of taking the symbols of the genre just seriously enough while keeping tongue firmly in cheek; that kind of affectionate parody usually results in a good story. And yes, keeping it character-centered is _tremendously_ valuable in letting the player feel directly involved in the game.

      Of course the cinematic trailers are not necessarily representative of gameplay. But this comes across as something I actually wouldn’t mind paying a few bucks to see in a theater.

  2. monstrinho_do_biscoito says:

    never listened to this sad old dadrock, but the artwork is awesome.

    • Anonymous says:

      I don’t think I’d call Children of Bodom, Rotting Christ, and Mastodon ‘sad old dadrock.’ The soundtrack for the game, as well as a lot of characters and landscape designs are really very diverse. They’re showing a lot different genres of metal here.

    • Anonymous says:

      Hey man, the sad old dadrock as you call it may be the roots of a lot of stuff you are listening right now. Without bands like black sabbath, led zep, maiden, metallica, motorhead, slayer…etc.. a lot of the modern rock bands, electronic acts, etc.. wouldn’t sound as they sound today. Just take for example daft punk or Justice, the influence is evident.
      You just didn’t listened to the right stuff.

    • Anonymous says:

      sad old dadrock???????

      Cookies, kitty?

  3. 3lbFlax says:

    Well that certainly is nice to look at, but is it possible BB could set up some kind of ‘after the jump’ feature that prevents the entire post from showing up in an RSS reader, at the author’s discretion? So a couple of images and a link to follow for the whole deal? Because this is a big, long old page.

    I love seeing what would previously be Offworld stuff showing up in the main feed, by the way. This request is purely from a practical (personal) perspective.

    Actually having just visited, the post does appear with a ‘read more’ link there, but that isn’t carried over to the RSS feed. Sorry to go on and all.

  4. Anonymous says:

    If you like this art, you may like the art of the following yet unknown artist Alejandro Mendoza from Canada

  5. GUGAW says:

    loooove these images. the baron one really reminds me of a photo that i took at this years pride parade in london x

  6. Anonymous says:

    “wow. when did the comments section of BB become populated with a old dad bot?”

    Girlfriend, you really wanna make my heart bend, ya know, you’ll always be my best friend…

  7. Rob Beschizza says:

    Usul, if we start jumping the RSS feeds then we’ll get ragenerdsign the likes of which god has never seen.

    (It’s a good idea!)

  8. jer0me says:

    I really really really really REALLY wanted this game to be good. After this man’s history with Day of the Tentacle, Full Throttle, and Grim Fandango I was rooting for him.

    Sadly, this game suffers from severe genre schizophrenia. It wants to be an RTS, but it also wants to be hack and slash. Play it for yourself before you take my word, but believe me, if you can block out the frustrations of gameplay, it really does look pretty.

  9. frowelishnu says:

    Had a great time playing this game, but I recommend renting.
    If you end up liking the RTS battles go ahead and buy – otherwise, you’ll get the awesome single player experience in about a week.

  10. xzzy says:

    The game does have some flaws, but manages to succeed in spite of them.

    I think it’s the most entertaining game I’ve played since Portal. It’s always fun, largely because the environment is so brilliantly conceived.

  11. Greatfrito says:

    This game was an EPIC rental. I can’t recommend it enough – if you know what you’re getting into with the gameplay.

    But the visuals, and the sound, were so incredibly good, I can’t help but want more. They really took a concept and ran with it to an amazingly impressive degree.

  12. Brab says:

    It’s like the love-child of Simon Bisley and Jaime Hewlett! Great stuff.

  13. Rich Keller says:

    I especially like the guy whose neck is bigger around than his waist.

  14. dancentury says:

    Great concept art. It’s like Danzig meets Metalocalypse meets Devil May Cry meets Guitar Hero meets Low-brow art meets tattoo parlor.

    I played the demo, and it was fun, but I can’t see a frequent gamer liking it for the game play. I really wanted the charater to be able to jump, and do more acrobatic attacks. The tone and visuals put me in the mood for Devil May Cry, and the characters in that game are badass and acrobatic.

    If you want some truly mindblowing visuals, and really satisfying gameplay, check out the new Ratchet & Clank game that game out yesterday. It’s like playing inside a Pixar movie.

  15. Anonymous says:

    “never listened to this sad old dadrock”

    Sounds like you’d really appreciate Kabbage Boy.

  16. slywy says:

    The inspiration for “Battle Nun Orthos” might, just might, qualify as a Ralph Lauren model.

  17. phazeaction says:

    wow. when did the comments section of BB become populated with a old dad bot?

  18. V says:

    Six String Samuari, anyone?

    “Bow down to the power of Heavy Metal!”

  19. Mousewrites says:

    This game is a lot of fun to watch, and I was constantly delighted by it. Unfortunately, the BF finished it in a week, which was disappointing. Still, as entertainment, we got something like 30 hours out of it, which means it was WAY cheaper than a movie, nowadays. :D

  20. Cruxx says:

    “No butt crack is better” on the battle nun? These guys don’t know what they’re talking about!

    I usually prefer my metal to be completely humorless, but I might make an exception for this game. It looks great! Now if only someone would make a game about Gallhammer, the grim band of Japanese black metal doomster girls, then I would be happy.

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