No Guitar Peripheral For Brutal Legend
If you aren't familiar with the concept of Double Fine's Brutal Legend, you're likely confused by this article's headline. "...wait, plastic guitars? In this game?"
Well, yeah. Tim Schafer's newest production places you in the shoes of a protagonist who is a rock 'n roll roadie, and it seems he's going to lay waste to legions of freaky enemies with his handy-dandy guitar. Therefore, Schafer said he was considering the possibility of using peripherals like we have in Guitar Hero and Rock Band, which would've made for a truly innovative and hectic experience. But according to Joystiq, Schafer shot the idea down at GDC 09, saying- "I was trying to figure out how you would throw down the controller and pick up the guitar." But he apparently couldn't figure it out, as MTV Multiplayer reports that Double Fine has "no plans" to implement a guitar controller for the upcoming EA title. This could've been a seriously cool concept, but in all honesty, we can't really see ourselves picking up a plastic guitar and then switching to the gamepad on the fly. And you have to remember, Schafer isn't one of those guys who tries and fails; he tries and almost always succeeds, so we can see why he wouldn't want to ruin his stellar track record. Risks are...risky!
We're hoping to get you an exact release date very soon, and we really can't wait to lay our hands on Brutal Legend. This is just one of those titles that screams, "you gotta at least try me!"
Related Game(s): Brutal Legend
4/3/2009 Ben Dutka