Tim Schaefer must be retarded. From this review, it sounds like he just doesn't know how to make fun games. I was so stoked to play Brutal Legend, and was immediately dissapointed when I started playing. The writing is great, which can probably be said about anything he's ever worked on, but the gameplay was so dated and boring I couldn't stand to finish the game. He should probably stick to writing for other peopl'es games, and quit screwing up potentially great games with crappy gameplay.