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  • Summary: Prepare for the next chapter in car combat. The latest installment in the Twisted Metal series, Twisted Metal Black, has Calypso returning to host another contest of wreckage and devastation, in which the victor is allowed to have one wish granted. Slip into the minds of insane contestantsPrepare for the next chapter in car combat. The latest installment in the Twisted Metal series, Twisted Metal Black, has Calypso returning to host another contest of wreckage and devastation, in which the victor is allowed to have one wish granted. Slip into the minds of insane contestants competing in over 20 deathmatch battlegrounds and nine single-player levels. Drive 14 inventive vehicles equipped with tons of weapons in a variety of multiplayer and co-op modes, and discover the horrifying tale behind each of these tortured souls. Expand

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  1. Dec 22, 2019
    9
    It's a fantastic game.

    From the moment you start the game it introduces its tone beautifully, it is dark, violent, and empowering, it is
    It's a fantastic game.

    From the moment you start the game it introduces its tone beautifully, it is dark, violent, and empowering, it is intriguing and you want to find more about what lies beyond the menu screen.

    For options you get different levels of difficulty, easy, medium, and hard, the ability to change controls to three different presets, also exists, one of which I found to be quite comfortable for todays standards, and you can also get to setup, sound options, such as the level of music, and the ability to change the game's brightness level.

    The game has a diverse cast of characters all of which have tragic stories that are presented in three different segments, on one side the issue that afflicts the character, then the cause for such issue, and finally the resolvement.

    The premise relies on a character named Calypso which conditions the "correction" of each character's affliction to the completion of a competition.

    Between loading screens you get to read different comments from each character adding further depth into the characters backstories, as well as their personalities.

    The gameplay mostly consists in driving around a series of post apocalyptic scenarios, fantastical ones, and realistic ones, whilst shooting machine guns, missiles, and unique special attacks for each individual character, in order to destroy your enemies.

    The goal of each stage is to beat the 8 contestants beside you, it never gets repetitive, it never becomes jarring, but it does become frustrating at times.

    Twisted Metal: BLACK is a game that demands you to use all of the tools to your advantage, and it is a challenging game, my recommendation is to play this game on the easiest setting and focus on trying to practice against your enemies before bumping up the difficulty.

    The boss fights, which are only two, require a bit more of an strategy other than to shoot your enemies, mostly revolving around detroying the shields of each vehicle before actually being able to harm the boss in any way.

    If the game gets too hard during the boss battles the game allows you to use easy to input cheat codes at any time, effectively reducing any type of frustration you might experience.

    The game also doesn't disable trophies for using such cheat codes, which for me personally served as a godsend given that I could finally practice with the game's controls and mechanics before actually starting to play without god mode on, or without the one hit kill cheat code.

    Beyond this there isn't much to be said about Twisted Metal: BLACK.

    It is a game that retains its unique and brutal impact in the form of each characters narrative, and in the form of a fast paced, frantic, and extremely violent gameplay, it is a rush to the senses and a wondorous experience filled with adrenaline and visceral joy.

    The game has multiple game modes, such as endurance which pins you in a survival experience against multiple enemies without giving you any extra lives, it also has challenge mode which serves as a versus mode to play against another player, or alternatively against another a.i. you can choose up to 8 different opponents, or randomize the selection of them.

    There are also arenas to unlock, as well as characters, all of which require you to explore different parts of the massive and open levels often times requiring you to destroy a particular object or even make a bit of platforming with your car in order to reach your goals.

    None of it is mandatory nor too frustrating and there are many guides on how to obtain all of this easily.

    As my second Twisted Metal game, having played the ps3 game of the same name before, I got to say I was quite pleseantly surprised by this game, I was quite concerned when people told me it was going to be too difficult given the fact that because of time constraints, as well as a lack of patience I don't tend to enjoy challenging video games in the least.

    But thanks to the cheat codes, and the added difficulty options I could enjoy this game a heck of a lot more than the most recent Twisted Metal for ps3 which sadly is missing both of these "features".

    I definitely recommend this brutal, twisted, and extremely enjoyable game, specially since now a days you can get it on a sale for three dollars or less.
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  2. Nov 1, 2016
    2
    Just to be clear, this game is the only game of the Twisted Metal series I have ever played. That said, after playing this game I have noJust to be clear, this game is the only game of the Twisted Metal series I have ever played. That said, after playing this game I have no interest in playing any one of the other games. In essence the game resolves around driving around, killing opponents with a variety of weapons and all the while trying to keep yourself alive. A promising concept but, as a fan of car combat games, this game proved to be a disappointment and I cannot see how it has achieved such critical acclaim.
    The positives of the game are limited in number. I like the design of the vehicles which assist the overall dark/comical feeling of the game. Furthermore the weapons are varied enough, and are quite easy to get the hand of as the controls are acceptable. Furthermore, I did have the odd giggle with the game, although I suspect those giggles stemmed from the game having the novelty of being a car combat game, a genre which has been criminally underused by Triple A develops in my opinion.
    Despite such strengths, for every one second of game play that made me chuckle, there was a good ten minutes of frustration. First of all the games maps were rather dull, with the first maps being passable and the maps displayed later on in the game having the same charm as a wet carrot. I gave up on the game at level 6 during the “drive-in movie” map, which is the gaming equivalent of trying to scrape entertainment out of a lecture on the development on bus timetables in Scarborough. Secondly while the weapons were varied, the vast majority of them were rather pointless, as many of them do not lock on or take far too long to fire. Rather than feeling like weapons, many felt like the equivalent of America trying to fight North Korea with enthusiastic pubic lice. Combine this with the sheer chaos of the other drives driving all over the place, the game loses any sense of strategy and cohesion. I imagine similar results could only be obtained if Rockstar decided to employ Patrick Starr as the chief designer for the next GTA game.
    Perhaps I could ignore such short comings, if the game was like Dynasty Warriors, and made you feel like the matches were a complete free for all and you were a conqueror of worlds and that other drivers weep at the mere mention of your name. Instead I felt that the game was overly difficult. This feeling emerged due to how the useful weapons in the game, aka the ones that lock on to targets, seem to deal such little damage to opponents one could compare their impact to the impact made on a phone screen by trying to text with a pointy nipple. Consequently, rather than feeling like a badass, like say “the Doom Guy”, you feel powerless as enemies just shrug off damage, in the same way that Piers Morgan shrugs off any sense of moral decency. As a result if you want to feel like a badass when playing this game, then this game is not for you.
    This revelation made me think that the game is supposed to be difficult in order to make conquering levels more rewarding. However once again the game seems to fall flat on its arse, because rather than being difficult but rewarding the game is just difficult. Such difficulty is caused by the previously mentioned flaws, but also by how opponents seem to damage each other with such pathetic impact that is comparable to a house fly consistently flying into a window. By contrast when they deal damage to you it is like the house fly has suddenly developed the ability to fire nuclear weapons. This, coincides with you only having 2 lives, the refill health station only allowing you to refill your health a few times per match, and the health pickups being as few as Modern Flat Earth societies that display common sense. As a result rather than being a badass, or being a challenging brawl, for me the matches consisted of me driving across the map in loops, and picking off targets while the droning soundtrack smashing itself into your ears. In short the matches were like a Jane Austin novel, overly long and dull.
    This feeling only serves to drown out the game’s strength. After playing through to level six I thought why should I play through the game again with different characters, if the game is this dull and difficult (never mind the fact that the characters controlled largely the same to me)? In brief, in my opinion you should not buy this game. For me it is a waste of the possibilities offered up by car combat as a genre of gaming. Furthermore, there are many better car/vehicle combat games out there, (such as Motorsiege: Warriors of Primetime which for the record is superior and is a lot cheaper). As a result this game left me feeling frustrated, annoyed and is therefore in my view worthy of a low score.
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  3. Jun 13, 2020
    1
    Fantastic on the original platform, but unfortunately this port (and most PS2 ports available on PS4) suffers from bad controls due to theFantastic on the original platform, but unfortunately this port (and most PS2 ports available on PS4) suffers from bad controls due to the lack of analog buttons on the PS4. Therefore this game unfortunately plays awfully. Too bad the series died, but this won't help anything. Expand