Conclusion: There will be a Twisted Metal game for the PS3, and it will be better than Full Auto 2: Battlelines . But that is in the future world, and FAB2 (feel free, SEGA, to use that one) is here now, and it's serviceable. The pickings are pretty slim right now for the half-a-million of us who happen to own a PS3, and pretty much anything starts to look good when you are as hungry as we are. Fortunately FAB2 is fun, flawed, but fun.
Pros: Very Pretty Textures with a High Frame Rate, Racing Combat Missions are a Blast, Good Variety of Slick Weapons, Very Pretty Textures with a High Frame Rate, Racing Combat Missions are a Blast, Good Variety of Slick Weapons
Cons: Poor Vehicle Design, Arena Combat Missions are Painful, Paper Thin Plot is Quite Annoying to Listen to, No Sixaxis Support? Really?, Poor Vehicle Design, Arena Combat Missions are Painful, Paper Thin Plot is Quite Annoying to Listen to, No Sixaxis Support? Really?
Summary: There is plenty of eye candy here in the way of crashes and the game itself is a nice hybrid of speed and carnage.
Unfortunately there are just far too many problems here to make this a great game. The controls are not nearly as responsive as they need to be. The online play, while strong is lacking in that there is no competition to be had. The difficulty is a bit excessive and makes the game hard to access for the general public.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is The first time you look at Full Auto 2’s cover, you would probably be thinking ‘OMG! Twisted Metal in High Def!’. For me at least, it brought back memories of yore. So forgive my excitement over the game I though would fulfil my desires of vehicular carnage I had been waiting so long for.
Summary: The original Full Auto debuted on the Xbox 360 and tried to be a thrilling combat racing game but ultimately failed. The explosions were cool, but the handling was bad, the car physics made everything feel weightless, and the weapons weren't much fun to use. Full Auto 2: Battlelines has switched sides and is exclusively available on the PlayStation 3.
Pros: Has a more stable frame rate than the previous Full Auto
Cons: Bad car physics make everything feel too light, no communication options in the online mode, enemy artificial intelligence feels very robotic