Conclusion: As a package Twisted Metal stands very much as a singular vision of David Jaffe and Eat Sleep Play. It revels in its uncompromising nature and harkens back to the series’ roots, which go back as far the PlayStation itself.
Conclusion: Twisted Metal never escapes the fact that it feels completely old and archaic. The premise is timeless, and there should always be room for a game of mindless destruction, but the execution is poor here.
Excerpt: When the original Twisted Metal was released in November of 1995, I was 10, and just about to enter junior high. That whole next year, a small group of friends and I spent far too much time on the couch, chasing each other down and giggling as we took one another out with missiles.
Will Sony strangle potential wunderkind Twisted Metal in the crib?
Quarter to Three
16 February 2012
Excerpt: There is no game quite like Twisted Metal. Except, of course, for games already called Twisted Metal. This superfast, superdeep, superskill-based series has been dormant for ten years for a reason: if people want to play deathmatches, they tend to pick up a shooter in which dudes run around shooting...
Summary: It's a fiery blast from the past as Sweet Tooth and the gang return for more vehicular homicide. The Twisted Metal tournament goes online and off this time around, complete with plenty of cars, arenas, and creepy heavy metal vibes.
Pros: Creative modes and interesting character design, Strong multiplayer, Well-designed arenas and nice array of vehicles
Cons: Pinball physics and extremely old-school design add frustration, Single-player mode is lackluster, Controls can be problematic and certain level and design elements are poorly executed, Unspectacular graphics
Excerpt: Being a staple of Sony’s impressive list of exclusive titles, it surprised me that it took so long for a Twisted Metal game to hit the PS3. I dabbled with the Twisted Metal franchise on both the PSone and PS2 back in the day. The car combat genre has come a long way since its inception.
Conclusion: The Short Version: It's good to see vehicular combat return, but though that goodwill may blind fans to this game's many issues (and rightfully so as there's lots to enjoy here), those same flaws may well scratch Twisted Metal 's chances of expanding its audience.
Pros: Thoroughly destructible arenas., Large variety of vehicles and weapons, Nuke is great fun
Cons: Controls as complex as ever - steep learning curve, Singleplayer component a frustrating afterthought, Has barely evolved at all
Summary: Twisted Metal er en lang suppedas af kedelige klovne og tamme våben, som bestemt ikke lige har været noget for mig. Det skal dog siges, at selv om jeg ikke er blevet en fan-boy af spillet, er jeg alligevel ret sikker på, at inkarnerede Twisted Metal fans godt kan bruge lang tid på det.