Brutal Legend combines two of my favourite things in life, Video Games & Metal. This is the game that introduced me to what is now my favourite video game company, Double Fine. In every Double Fine game you can feel the love Tim & the crew shove into every single game they create (did that sound weird?). Brutal Legend puts players in the shoes of Eddie Riggs (preformed by Jack Black) and sends him to a land which is every metal head’s dream. The open world is filled with creatures, buildings, allies and enemies all heavily (see what I did there) inspired by Metal artwork and music throughout the years. To travel through this open world, you get a badass car named the Druid Plow, and this is where the Metal kicks in full gear. The soundtrack is incredible and easily one of best parts of this game, I still hope Double Fine releases a licensed soundtrack that I can throw money at. There is absolutely no way to describe how great it feels to cruise through this Metal world, listening to a flawless and kickass soundtrack. Without this game, I would’ve never been introduced to one of my now favourite bands, Manowar. The soundtrack includes Rob Zombie, Judas Priest, Scorpions, Tenacious D (of course), and many more fantastic bands. The voice cast is top notch as well, featuring many metal cameos such as Rob Halford and Lemmy but also having great actors such as Jennifer Hale and Tim Curry, you know Double Fine’s voice acting director is good when you can understand every word Lemmy and Ozzy speak. As with all Double Fine games, the dialogue can be very hilarious, the bigger the metal fan you are, the more you will laugh as this is the game is filled with references to the culture. This game received a lot of negative reviews about the gameplay, centering around the RTS aspects, which is funny since the RTS feature was the first part of the game developed. A simple way to describe the gameplay is “God Of War” style with RTS elements. The RTS factor only comes in during boss battles and multiplayer, where you control a large army fighting another while still being in third person rather than the usual RTS top down view. The RTS portions have a bit of a learning curve, but it’s not difficult or tedious, it feels great to lead an army AND fight alongside them. Overall if you are a metal head, Brutal Legend will feel like a game made especially for you. If you aren’t this is still an incredible game, an epic tale filled with adventure, comedy, great characters and decapitations. Brutal Legend is a game you must experience.