Okay, one major thing for this game: if you don't like metal, do not get Brutal Legend. It's the only kind of music in the game. If you do like metal, then be prepared for a treat. This game is the pinnacle of gimmicked hack-and-slash open-world games, and my gosh is that a statement! Brutal Legend has everything: big threatening monsters, interesting lore, a beautiful world, Tim Schafer comedy, Jack Black comedy, and metal! The combat works, although you can die easily if you're not careful, but really that's not a bad thing. You get a fair amount of combos in the game, although it is possible to win by button mashing, but in a hack-and-slash that's not abnormal. You get a car, which is upgradable, but more importantly it spews sweet Metal tunes. The story is acceptable, with one or two good twists and turns (but one bad cliché that I'll leave for you to find), but nothing spectacular or new. The one place where the game dips is in the latter three quarters of the game where all of a sudden every story-based mission takes the form of an RTS segment. And don't get me wrong, it's not bad because it's broken or horribly out of place (okay, it's a little out of place), but it can just be pretty boring when you really get the hang of it. I really didn't feel very challenged until the last RTS, but that's because they throw a bunch of new random enemies at you. Thankfully the Metal playing all throughout the RTS segments keep me from getting too bored: while the enemy is dying, I'm normally head-banging with my troops. But no matter what, this game is a lot of fun, and it owes a lot of that fun to the actual soundtrack (a big save in a lot of the game), and if you like Metal you should most certainly get Brutal Legend.
yes: I recommend this product