Reviews for Twisted Metal X
Average gamebritishlad | June 3, 2013 | See all britishlad's reviews »
I have always enjoyed the twisted metal games but sadly this one is a big disappointment and deviates too far from the arena based mayhem that the old games brought.
The biggest and worse part of this game the enemies don't shoot each other, that's right for some reason all the psycopaths are allied against you! Instead to deliver game play you are given silly hoops to jump through. The missions get more and more ridiculous and repetitive as you go on. The single player doesn't play like twisted metal predecessors. I really did not enjoy it, it was frustrating constantly having the entire arena gunning for you! It's makes the tedious to play...
The developers also made the darf mistake of not adding your velocity to projectiles things like the ricochet you run over shortly after you fire it. The combat feels like it has too many lock on skills this time around. Also the button combo's were removed but that is forgivable. Removing the environment weapon power up also seems like a mistake to me, the lightning and other crazy things in the old games were fun.
Vehicle movement is extremely arcadey, you don't even have to be moving and you can spin around like a turret. You can actually win entire levels without moving just sit in place and spin with machine guns, the AI is terrible to the point where they are a zero threat to you! Vehicles are not specific to your driver and many drivers are missing from the game. You only see the preselected stories the devs wanted you to see unlike in the old games where you saw the stories of whoever you chose to play.
It's a decent distraction but the game has no replay value. I would not recommend this game to fans of the previous games to be honest