Schafer: More DLC, "Tuning Patches" For Brutal Legend
Tim Schafer's latest project sold better than past efforts, and that's due to heavy marketing and of course, yet another game that's both original and extraordinarily well done.
However, that doesn't mean the game was devoid of flaws. In this day and age, we always have the option of making an experience better with the help of extra downloadable content and patches. This is why Schafer has confirmed that both will be incoming for Brutal Legend at some point in the near future; in speaking with GamePro, the designer said, "We definitely want to do more DLC for both single-player and multiplayer, as well as some tuning patches." Now, we're quite familiar with the concept of DLC by this time but what in the game might need to be tweaked? You may have your own ideas, but Schafer believes the balance in the game may be a bit off:
"Watching people play Brutal Legend makes it seem that certain units might be overpowered, like some players will just spam Fire Barons. It's tough to avoid the pendulum effect where you go back and forth, so we try to focus on one fix that will make the game more fun."
Perhaps you will agree with this assessment if you play Brutal Legend a lot online, or if you've simply noticed this imbalance when working your way through the single-player campaign. For my part, while I adored the concept, I've always hated any RTS-like play, which is why I was ultimately forced to put this one down. At the same time, it was clear that Schafer had managed to do it again and to hear that add-ons and fixes are on the way will only make the fans happier. Stay tuned for more info.
Related Game(s): Brutal Legend
12/8/2009 10:54:07 AM Ben Dutka