Tue, Oct 13, 2009 | 09:36 BST
EG gives Brutal Legend 8/10
It’s probably Brutal Legend’s characters that win out. Since the days when he provided dialogue options for Guybrush Threepwood, Schafer’s secret skill has been to people his games with lovable oddballs who quickly start to feel like friends, creating bonds strong enough to ensure you forgive some of the ropier moments. In this case, Schafer, Double Fine, and Black haven’t just created a story about roadies: they’ve become them, scuttling about energetically, heads down and minds focused, as they pull a handful of simple props together in order to put on an amazing show.
You can get it in the US now, and Play appears to be selling it in the UK, despite the fact it’s not supposed to come out until Friday over here.