Don't mock the humble user interface. It might sound boring, but it can make or break your experience with a game. This short clip explains how Brutal Legend's was made, and you should watch it, because Brutal Legend's menu was awesome.
Joe Kowalski was the designer responsible for the "gatefold album cover" idea, which may be one of the game's most treasured legacies (since the game itself wasn't that great). He also did... well, pretty much everything that exists outside of the game world, like menus, tips and commands.
It's a part of game design that's often overlooked by both designers and fans alike, so it's great seeing how a good one came together.
[via Boing Boing]