Bad Cop: Twisted Metal
Feb17

Bad Cop: Twisted Metal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FSqgbcoY3A A game like Twisted Metal faces an inherent uphill battle, and not just because of its “reboot” status and corresponding franchise name left without any subtitle or number.  It must hearken back over a decade to its most recent home console ancestor and it drops six years deep into the current generation.  There’s little reason for younger gamers to know or care about this game in any way,...

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Good Cop: Twisted Metal
Feb17

Good Cop: Twisted Metal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFAxzgMKTLk This Twisted Metal can be a tricky bird to analyze.  Like any series without an iteration in over a decade, its enthusiasts will have firmly congealed preconceptions about how it should play.  The expectations are further complicated since the Golden Age of the short lived Vehicular Combat genre was ~1999: it’s been a long time since we’ve all played the original Twisted Metal, Vigilante 8,...

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E3 2011: Twisted Metal Impressions
Jun08

E3 2011: Twisted Metal Impressions

“We weren’t even thinking of stepping forward until we knew we could both satisfy the existing fan base and rethink the franchise as a whole”, David Jaffe extended during our brief interview.  Based purely on the gameplay I indulged in he’s well on his way to nailing the former condition.  My 15 minutes in heaven with Twisted Metal was carnal and immediately addictive, at once an old familiar -philia and a fresh face.  Everything you...

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