Brutal Legend Destined to Rock

September 1, 2009Written by Kyle P.


Many gamers who have been following Brutal Legend, Double Fine’s latest game in which players fight in an environment filled with sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll, instantly knew it would be destined for an “M” rating. However, according to the ESRB’s official description on the game’s violence, this may be the greatest game ever made.

According to the ESRB, the main charcter, Eddie Riggs, has the ability to “face-melt” enemies with his guitars. However, the ESRB put it best when they said:

“Players can also perform “face-melting solos” (literally melting enemies’ faces).”

Read below for the full description of the game (it’s long!…and exciting).

This is an action adventure/role-playing game that tells the story of Eddie Riggs, a roadie who is transported to a mythical world of heavy metal rock. Eddie is armed with a guitar and a double-headed axe, which players can use to slash and dismember enemies. Players can also perform “face-melting solos” (literally melting enemies’ faces), meet humanoid creatures dressed like dominatrixes and brandishing whips, and liberate an army of rockers from a life of oppression. Although the storyline is often irreverent and whimsical, the depictions of violence are somewhat intense: Undead humanoids are dismembered with an axe (sometimes in slow-motion); a “Steel-Quilled Blade” causes human enemies to explode into gibs that rain down; machine guns, missile launchers, and sub woofers can be used to kill druids and other fantastical creatures. Eddie can also run over dozens of enemies with his hot rod, resulting in blood effects and more heads and limbs getting chopped off. During the course of the game, characters sometimes engage in suggestive dialogue intended for comedic effect (e.g., “Maybe with all your feedback, you guys could just blow me over the gorge” and “Playtime’s over. Now let’s get back to the orgy”). Players will also encounter “Skull Rakers” clad in bondage gear and amazon-like warriors dressed in leather outfits that partially reveal buttocks and breasts. Strong profanity (e.g., “f*ck,” “sh*t,” and “d*ck”) can be heard in the dialogue.

So will you be rocking with Brutal Legend when it hits store shelves next month? Let us know in the comment section below!