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Free Brütal Legend

The Fall Sale on The Humble Store rolls on, and they are now offering a new free game after last week's Killer is Dead giveaway. Today's offering is Brütal Legend, Double Fine's rock-and-roll adventure where you play as a jacked Jack Black. This is playable on Windows, Linux, and macOS, and is redeemed via a Steam key if you pick up your free copy by Wednesday afternoon. Here's a refresher on the game:

Brütal Legend is an action-adventure that marries visceral action combat with open-world freedom. Set in a universe somewhere between Lord of the Rings and Spinal Tap, it’s a fresh take on the action/driving genre, which in this case is full of imitation cover bands, demons intent on enslaving humanity and Heavy metal tunes. Featuring the talents of comedian, actor and musician, Jack Black as super roadie Eddie Riggs, as well as cameos by some of the biggest names in metal music it's a wild ride in the belly of the beast that is not to be missed by gamers and Metalheads alike.

Included as a free bonus in the PC version of Brütal Legend are both the Hammer of Infinite Fate and Tears of the Hextadon multiplayer map packs.

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13. Re: Free Brütal Legend Nov 21, 2017, 12:13 Flatline
 
HorrorScope wrote on Nov 21, 2017, 01:12:
Highlight of the game is the beginning. Teasing you with Children of the Grave bass line for a good while and then you pick up the axe, and the the song kicks in. Perfect direction, something you don't see often in gaming, the build up and timing.

Yeah the Demo really sets up high expectations. Actually, the whole build-up to the first boss sets up high expectations and then the game rushes once past that.

Still, Tim Curry as Doviculous is awesome.
 
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12. Re: Free Brütal Legend Nov 21, 2017, 12:10 Flatline
 
HoSpanky wrote on Nov 20, 2017, 23:31:
The game is HEAVILY front-loaded on awesome, and the story gets less "fun" and all serious as it goes on. I played through to the end, and it's alright. But if you've never, ever played it, play at least the first couple hours, it's a riot.

Apparently the game is only about 50% as long as they originally wanted it to be. If it had sold better it would have had a sequel I guess.

I enjoyed the f*ck out of it for what it was. The RTS game sucked. It was admitted that the whole strategy was to spawn a throng of dudes and go attack with the throng.

However, the art design, voice acting, soundtrack, driving, and beat-em-up portion of the game was absolutely top notch.

The game I think plays better with a controller than keyboard & mouse. I've owned the game on PC for a while and it just never played quite as well with K&M.
 
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11. Re: Free Brütal Legend Nov 21, 2017, 09:42 LOC
 
Loved the game, right up until the game turned into the RTS it really is. Not sure why Double Fine literally hid the fact that the game is an RTS most of the time, but whatever. It was years ago, I got over it lol Still, pretty fun game and I recommend it, especially if you are a metal head or like rock.  
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10. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 21, 2017, 03:22 Slick
 
Mordecai Walfish wrote on Nov 21, 2017, 01:29:
HoSpanky wrote on Nov 20, 2017, 23:31:
The game is HEAVILY front-loaded on awesome, and the story gets less "fun" and all serious as it goes on.

Could say the same about a lot of Jack Black movies too, still love 'em though =)

Hey now, Tenacious D was evenly terrible from beginning to end

Naw, who am I kidding, I love that movie.
 
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9. Re: Free Brütal Legend Nov 21, 2017, 02:21 .Drifter
 
Like every PC game Double Fine put out though, they just randomly stopped patching it. Still has a couple of visual and other bugs they were "going to fix" but poof, didn't.
 
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8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 21, 2017, 01:29 Mordecai Walfish
 
HoSpanky wrote on Nov 20, 2017, 23:31:
The game is HEAVILY front-loaded on awesome, and the story gets less "fun" and all serious as it goes on.

Could say the same about a lot of Jack Black movies too, still love 'em though =)
 
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7. Re: Free Brütal Legend Nov 21, 2017, 01:13 PacoTaco
 
Thank you Black Friday Jesus I wanted another crappy game from 10 years ago. Why you complain it free? Why WHY dont you like free? Free you cant complain.  
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6. Re: Free Brütal Legend Nov 21, 2017, 01:12 HorrorScope
 
Highlight of the game is the beginning. Teasing you with Children of the Grave bass line for a good while and then you pick up the axe, and the the song kicks in. Perfect direction, something you don't see often in gaming, the build up and timing.  
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5. Re: Free Brütal Legend Nov 20, 2017, 23:31 HoSpanky
 
The game is HEAVILY front-loaded on awesome, and the story gets less "fun" and all serious as it goes on. I played through to the end, and it's alright. But if you've never, ever played it, play at least the first couple hours, it's a riot.  
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4. Re: Free Brütal Legend Nov 20, 2017, 23:06 SlimRam
 
Being an old metal head from days of yore, always meant to play this but never bought it. This works Headbang  
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3. Re: Free Brütal Legend Nov 20, 2017, 22:44 Slick
 
Yeah, I never got past the 5-hour mark, although it seemed it was starting to really open up, I just had different priorities. Might be too far gone to go back now, but I remember being thoroughly impressed by the soundtrack, voice-acting, and general spunk.  
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2. Re: Free Brütal Legend Nov 20, 2017, 20:35 SirKnight
 
I played this on the 360 a long time ago. Really cool game. I never got around to completing it, maybe now I will.  
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1. Re: Free Brütal Legend Nov 20, 2017, 20:33 Sempai
 
Such a great and terrible game! Great vo and soundtrack. Loved it.  
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