Without a doubt, one of the best games I’ve played in the past few years, and pays great respect to those who have played them all.
Let’s talk about what the game does masterfully – it combines several dark elements together that have not been done so before. First, it takes the dark (horrific) story style of Rob Zombie movies, and combines it with the dark (lighting wise) art form of real people in a computer world, like the movie Sin City. Second, to lighten the mood, as was done in the past, the characters are over the top and somewhat silly in appearance. They also use 80’s rock and roll music for in game (as opposed to metal), which thrown all together makes a combination of arts you will find nowhere else… THIS IS AN ORIGINAL WORK OF ART… so of course some people hate it.
Next, it IS a challenge, just like the first games where. I remember throwing a PS2 controller across the room because of a Twisted Metal game… this version lives up to the name. But when you finish, you feel accomplished.
And if you didn’t finish... if sent it back because you couldn’t pass some “hard” level… there’s a new Kirby game that just came out for Wii – sounds right up your alley!
It’s different, original, and classic – perfect game!
You know Eat Sleep Play originally intended on this to be a downloadable title? Between the dearth of single player content (only three characters stories this time. Seriously!?), online pass, shaky online, and incredibly cheap opponent AI in story mode (they seek and destroy the players vehicle only and are 100% effective on using freeze blasts to prevent you from using your special) it's truly difficult to argue this is nothing more then a cash grab by Sony banking on us diehard Twisted Metal fans. Also, the controls have a steeper difficulty curve then the typical Twisted Metal, and stupidly don't allow you to customize. I'm really hoping the eventual PS4 will be able to right this injustice, but I'll enjoy the PS2 classic TM: Black they saw fit to include a voucher for with early copies in the meantime...