Gamereactor TV sat down with David Jaffe to talk about his return to Twisted Metal and what to expect from the new take on this once mighty franchise
Thank God for Mr. Jaffe. I cannot wait to get my hands on Twisted Metal. Your right, all these devs working on the "realistic" aspects in games. I just wanna play a really really fun game these days. Thats why Ive been playing more ps2 games on my ps3 these days. Just bought Extermination and Mega Man X7. Even my 4 year old son prefers ps2 games over everything else cause they were more about fun than anything.
Different strokes for different folks.
I have to agree some games are getting to serious, give us Twisted Metal and bring me back to those PS1 days. Spilt srceen action at its finest.
Gaming is a Serious business...
trophy and achievement whoring has become the serious.
There's a fine line between serious, fun, and mindless. I don't know where to put twisted metal.
Have you ever played any games in the franchise?...Not calling you out, just asking...its definitely not mindless, if by 'mindless' you are referring to a game that takes zero skill or understanding of its mechanics...it definitely is a core game that requires you to be very familiar with lots of different abilities... but if you meant the games have little back story of any importance...and they are just 'mindless' in a sense of being pointless story wise...thats arguably true...Twisted Metal Black did a great job with interesting character stories...but its no different than a fighting game in this way...you pick your character who has standard abilities, and their own special ones...but the gameplay remains the same... but many of us would put twisted metal 1 or 2 at the very top of our lists as the first multiplayer games we ever spent hundreds of hours on...for me twisted metal was just an expansion on ideas put in place for SNES mariokart's battle mode...with way more stuff to do, in way bigger areas...and TM2 brought in the first co-op gameplay I had ever tried locally, and it was AWESOME (doom was the first co-op i ever played, but was only online)...its hard to believe that this is the first twisted metal with a real focus on online gameplay (black got it for PS2, but it was almost an afterthought)...because the earlier games screamed multiplayer more than most...
Twisted Metal, Tekken and Loaded were some of the first games to make the PS1 stand out and step out of Sega and Nintendo's shadow, I and my brother where blown away by the mature stuff and hardly got out of our room, can't believe we will get to play it once more but this time from our different homes.
But i think it looks fun and will probably give it a run. I havn`t got any racing games yet (i`m considering Modnation though). And GT5 isn`t my type of racing game, so i think TM could be it, along with Motorstorm Apocalypse, which also looked very cool.
It isn't a racing game. You drive around tryind to blow everyone else up. Its like the CoD4 with cars. Its hectic, fast paced, and loads of fun. Oh and Motorstorm Apocalypse looks excellent.
Ahh Car Combat games... Something this generation of gamers have yet to see and touch. You guys don't know what you are missing out on. Pick up Twisted Metal 2 on PSN, call up a buddy to come over, look up some cheats online, and have a freaking blast.
Too true, majority of games are far too serious.
ban Hacker already? What is he doing posting on the gamer zone when all he does is trolling?
I dont think he does anything else dude...
too true. not only too serious, too similar. we haven't seen a car-battle game for AGES. thank god for Twisted Metal, Eat Sleep Play and David Jaffe =)
I mean, games are supposed to be a way of escaping reality, and they still are, don't get me wrong... But the games theese days are just getting closer and closer to being the real life shooter or the real life rpg lol... No wonder i freakin enjoyed games back then that just plain out did not make sense (spyro, crach banicoot, mario, final fantasy, etc... games that were so far from being real. Even so tho, i do love games of this generation as well.
While I can appreciate where David is coming from, I like to keep an open mind. I love over the top and ridiculous fun, but I also appreciate a fine epic or games that are steeped in gritty realism as well. Then there are those games that are trying to be a work of art, but may only amount to being a simple platformer gameplay-wise. I could go on, but my point is that there is room for all, and no reason to really complain. Driving around as a clown and blowing the hell out of everything is great fun, but sometimes I want to go on that epic adventure or play something that reflects the ugliness of reality. That is the beauty of gaming, no? Indeed, variety is the spice of life.
Well said. I enjoy a lot of different games, simulations which need to be realistic and bizarre fantasy based games that are only slightly rooted in the real world. It's all fun and I don't really think there is a shortage of any particular game type this generation.
A game doesn't have to be serious all the way through. a little comedy relief, some well timed humor and it's fine. Despite Ratchet and Clank and Jak and Daxter getting kind of serious there was always room for jokes and humor
Now my son completely took over my ps3 and is now playing Jak and Dexter 2. Im just gonna give him this BC ps3 and get that new Classic White ps3.
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