Categories: PS3 News, PS3 Reviews
Written By: joeb1kenobi
Let us start by pandering to the Twisted Metal fans out there, oh and the Lazy (Mustn’t forget them, they feel so left out as it is). This game is Awesome! Go Play It! Them folks don’t want to be kept waiting. For those of you that are left and want to know why? and how Awesome is it? feel free to read on. To all the Twisted Metal fans in there coats frantically looking for their keys to go screeching through the streets in search for the game, I say enjoy the carnage…
Twisted Metal is a vehicular carnage institution and the longest running PlayStation exclusive franchise having been born in 1995. Its had 7 incarnation since its birth and has played on both PSone and PS2, now its the PS3’s turn.
You follow the story of three characters (Sweet Tooth, Mr Grimm and Krista Sparks AKA Dollface) and their journey to retribution or so they think by entering a competition run by Calypso. All competitions have prizes and this is no different, Calypso can grant you anything wish for but as the saying goes be careful what you wish for. The aim simply to be the last man standing. Therein lies the recipe for balls out carnage were at first it will seem chaotic but over time it becomes more controlled as you make each vehicle dance and folly to your every whim in a blood curdling, flame filled, explosive ballet of metal.
The vehicles which are a major part of both the story and what makes the game the thrill ride it is are executed brilliantly. From old favorites like Outlaw the Police SUV and Sweettooth the Ice-cream transformer truck to new contenders like Talon the helicopter and Juggernaut The Truck with a choice of up to 15 different vehicles you won’t be left wanting. All the vehicles have their own individual stats in Armour, Speed and weapons so you can choose how you wish to exorcise your demons with great virility and disdain.
Were this game comes alive is in it multiplayer options. The campaign has a 2 player split screen mode and this is where I spent most of my time (having not had access to the online code, 2 thumbs down frowny face). If you have more than one friend it also has a 4 player split screen multiplayer, this is where the rest of my time was spent. This is a social riot be it with 2, 4 or more the laughter and carnage won’t stop till the wee hours as has done so on many occasions and therefore ruined a perfectly good Saturday morning/afternoon.
- The array of weapons is dizzying at first but the sheer scope you have within the game is immense.
- The maneuverability of all the vehicles and their ability to spin on a dime make the battles enthralling.
-The Multiplayer options from split screen story mode to 4 Player local battles are tence to say the least. I can only imagine what the online has to offer but I’m sure the intensity level only goes up.
- Great grindhouse style cutscenes beautifully/gruesomely bring the game together and story twists… say no more…
-Boss Battles bring a frustration that is only overshadowed by the absolute adulation you feel at nailin that son of a B!+@h in the end…
-The controls will take some getting use as its just as much a shooter as a driver and alot to get to grips with. Don’t attempt to get stuck in without doing the tutorial as I did and spend an hour button mashing and howling in frustration.
This game grows on you like no other and Friday Game Night with the Lads hasn’t been the same since its arrival.Well done Eat Sleep Play on the triumphant return of the Twisted Metal series, you’ve done yourself proud in your rapturous embrace of the blood letting and carnage unleashed on the gaming world. Welcome back Calypso you really know how to host a competition. Now get out there you crazy kids and bring me back their heads…