I was very excited to see a new Twisted Metal, because I loved the series. BUT, after I got this new one, it turned out to be completely ridiculous. For one, I looked at the controls, and my jaw dropped. I couldn't even think about memorizing them before I played. Two, the difficulty, even on the easiest setting, was outrageous. I would compare it to playing MW3 with one hand, because that's just about the damage you can do. I was getting ambushed and destroyed within SECONDS. I couldn't even find ammo before I was done for. And three, the way the weapons were operated was not helpful in any way, and also just a little too complicated.
Basic breakdown::: Don't get me wrong, it was cool and all, but it was the fact that it was hectic fast, way too difficult at the lowest level, and pretty confusing trying to find and fire weapons, especially when you need or want to use a certain one. This, all with really complicated controls. But hey, at least it looked awesome, ...right?
So have fun if you're up to it, but I would definitely rent it before you go out and buy it and end up with a controller inside you're TV.
In short, any old school Twisted Metal fan might play this one and feel something lacking, and that something is the more arcadish feel to playing that TM gave way back in the day. Now the controls are too confusing and the storylines are made out like a movie. Its not bad at all, but its not the Twisted Metal most fans would recognize.
And what is this online pass nonsense? I wait over a decade for a classic game to be reintroduced to the current gen and I actually have to buy it to test out online play? Nice job respecting the fans there Sony, its obvious now this was brought back as a cash cow rather than to respect the novelty it provided years ago.
Bland last-gen graphics, unlikable game modes, and only 3 characters for story mode make this an over-hyped mediocre entry. This is all they can do in a decade? I think I'll go back and play Duke Nukem Forever.....