Where is Sony’s once-beloved vehicular combat franchise?
Twisted metal on ps3 came out and wasn't as good as we all hoped. Had the potential but they didn't do well on the MP IMO and the game was a bit artificially hard IMO on Single-player. All that said I enjoyed it but I don't think it did well enough to warrant them putting money into a sequel right away
I think a TM with enter and exit vehicle capabilities, each car having a mech or 3rd person mode would modernize it, add big destructible maps, it could be a hit.
Could make it where there are 3 to 5 gangs. 1 person in each gang is the Driver the rest are foot soldiers. First or third person. Each round or game a new player is selected to Drive.
The mech part sounds pretty bad in my opinion. The other parts sound like a fusion between Warhawk without the Warhawks and Crackdown 3. I mean... it might work. Warhawk left a huge hole in my heart and I would love to see a remake or something that recaptures that experience. Not sure it should be Twisted Metal though. Those games have a following for what they are, not for what they are not. I agree that there needs to be some modernization because even the old games have not aged well at all. But I think whatever they do to it still needs to be, at its core, Twisted Metal. Mechs wouldn't help that.
To put it simple the game isn't really a AAA franchise with the current trends of gaming, and the direction of the last game wasn't good, which is why the franchise spent this generation without any major release. That being said there's still a fanbase, and a new Twisted Metal can do well if done right, but there needs to be a new team with No Jaffe, and it needs to be a combination of the best games in the franchise (TM2, Black, and Head-On), while focusing on being a remake in the vein of SotC and RE2. Surprisingly as much as Twisted Metal set the standard for grim vehicle combat, but honestly Batman Arkham Knight Batmobile gameplay is basically a role model for a modern twisted metal. The open world concept would be a hub world to allow exploration and things to do in the world, but also have each character running a certain part of the city/map so that when you take that challenge it limits the map to that specific area like a traditional game. Plus graphically speaking the Batman Arkham Knight game has the dark gritty tone perfect for a Twisted Metal, and still looks impressive enough to run on PS5, especially if it's running at 60fps.
I was a fan of the twisted metal games so had high hopes for the PS3 game. Unfortunately I didn't play it long at all. It was, for some reason, very hard. I just got frustrated and stopped. I've never had issues on those games before. Control wasn't very good either IMO (not that it was great on other games). This was faster though so it made that more difficult as well
It was weird especially since I was used to the Control Freak setting.
This is a game that needs to return in a big way. I loved the originals how the maps had destructible environments that changed the landscape and opened up secret paths. Sony needs to bring this back and have the action similar to other Arena fighters like Overwatch. Put in a racing mode and we have a game that is also similar to Full Auto which was also a damn good game that needs to make a return.
i loved the first couple of games until they changed the physics of the cars. they used to skid around corners and then they made traction and it wasn't as fun. bring back one and two remake the same physics as the originals but with today's graphics.
Agreed. I would even say don't bother with remakes, just do a new one in the same design type as the originals. I can only imagine what a developer could do with todays tech to make a bad ass Twisted Metal.
Yeah, it does. When I think of PlayStation or PS1 I think of this game. The Twisted Metal demo was on a kiosk at the local mall at the now defunct KayBee Toys Store. We played it and were blown away. Then we bought it and were blown away. If Sony put a top tier developer on this perhaps they could make something great. I don't know if the car combat could still hold my interest but I couldn't get enough head-on ramming, broadsiding, and blowing stuff up back then. What a time it was. Twisted Metal One and Two were so good.
I’d love to see if Twisted Metal could be made into a VR game. That’s be pretty cool.
the first and second game deserve a remake with the same physics and today's graphics and effects . take my money.
Sony knows it isn't cinematic and not on rails enough for their modern fans.
Let me polish this edge.
Reference all of their biggest franchises and still say he's wrong. This is coming from a lover of Last of Us.
@TheRealTedCruz I guess that's what people enjoy, because those cinematic, on rails games seem to do alright for themselves. And, yes, he's wrong. He needs to play more of the games, and stop watching youtube videos.
@RealTed Funny how the best game on a competitors console is a cinematic 3rd person linear shooter with some open world like Uncharted 4. Guess those types of games do alright huh?
@digitalhope Funny how you obviously lack reading comprehension. Funny how I acknowledge that the Last of Us, I find, to be a fantastic brand. Funny how that doesn't mean I necessarily state these games don't belong in the market to prosper. Funny how all that doesn't render our points invalid.
I don't think that being cinematic is the issue.. I think its more of the fact that this game and gameplay mechanic simply didn't age well. Back in the day with the types of games we had.. it was fun.. but with today's modern selections.. it's nothing major.. like.. we don't have a modern day destruction derby.. and i know there are a few games that are new with the same gameplay.. but clearly it's not receiving the mass attention or sales it once did back in the day. maybe if they did a version of twisted metal but more of a kart racing style to battle against mario kart.. might be worth.. but if it's just the same ol arena game.. won't sell well enough to be justified.
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No Sony just realizes Twisted Metal was just garbage
Im still waiting for Sony to send me my Twisted Metal that they were suppose to send you when you bought the PS2 network adapter. Grrrr Sony.
Any day now...
It deserves another chance cus a lot of games diddnt turn out in ps3. Obviously it was just so difficult to make games on it hence why they moved to making games on a linux format. Most games didnt feel smooth and the controller was much worst than ps2. So i feel it should make a comeback and socom for next gen. Such good games and agree the skidding was a key gameplay selling point
PS3 didn’t happen Goes ps1 ps2 PS4 ps5 PS3 is the lost gen to me
Dang, you're ignoring some amazing games then.
PS3 had some of the best exclusives in PS history
Twisted Metal Black (PS2) - Credits (Paint it Black) (video link below) .... now, THAT was amazing! If you have never seen it, it was so dark and fit the theme so well! This game definitely deserves a reboot! https://www.youtube.com/wat...
Like many franchises. The market changes and there just isn't enough demand. How many games like TM existed during the PS1 era? A lot. How many now on consoles? Pretty much none. When it comes in favor again as things come in waves of popularity then fade out again then there might be enough demand. For now, there is not. A few loud voices on the internet are in the minority but just wait. Maybe the next remake of a PS1 game is TM on PS5. Or maybe someone makes a game similar to it. Gains popularity and Sony says we have a series to ride this train and bring sit back. But as it is now. Not enough demand for it. A lot of those 90s extreme games tried to make come backs in recent years with mixed results in success.
There’s a game on steam called I think “Not another car game”
I get where your coming from but i feel like you could also argue that since you were stating "How many games like TM existed during the PS1 era? A lot. How many now on consoles? Pretty much none." That could mean that in this era it would be something that people cant get anywhere but with Twisted Metal therefore it would be the front runner of that genre
You make a good point. But I also think the TM on PS4 wasn't a good game and that's why it failed. I think if Sony were to put in some effort for a new TM it could definitely be a franchise to make a return. It could be Sony's audience equivalent to Nintendo's Mario Kart.
A twisted metal BR would be awesome Ps5 launch game please
It's a very niche game. Not many people are into games like this these days. Same reason why there are so few arcade racers these days as well. It's all extremely depressing because they are my favorites. I would love some more Burnout and Twisted Metal.
They destroyed it on the PS3. That game was so bad. The graphics were bad. It was online only.... Also, I really don't think that a game like this would even have a chance today. Maybe for the old fans of TM.
"It was online only" No, it was not online only. Maybe you meant online MP focused. Which yeah, it was.
Online only? Are you sure you're talking about Twisted Metal PS3? It wasn't the best, but it did have a campaign mode. I hope they scrape whatever that was on PS3, and start all over again.
A TV series, apparently.
Twisted Metal would be a prime candidate for the free to play model.
Twisted Metal was Sony’s longest running IP. Shame to see it just fall off
What do gamers think of a TM game in vr cockpit only view with rocket league style arenas, destruction Derby modes, football modes etc. I think that would be awesome.
The last entry bombed badly, Sony are reluctant to continue the franchise and no other studio is interested in creating a new title for the franchise.
Dave Jaffee Lost interest in it. Still wishing for a Twisted Metal Black 2
Sony are making a Twisted Metal TV series right now, not a lot is known about it yet. I think they may launch a game with its premier
I think this is a great candidate for a BR Game. Twisted Metal: Black Royale
fans grew up, games are more demanding than ps1 in terms of content what'd you expect?
Twisted Metal was such garbage
It didn't look good, it wasn't engaging like the previous one... And the audience for that game has grown up. So it was dead on arrival when it launched. Plus David Jaffe is kind of a loud mouth who lost his relevancy after his only hit being God of War. Other games Drawn to Death, Calling all Cars were interesting but never managed to keep our attention. So naturally this is what happens.
They should've released Twisted Metal Remake in PS4 and tried a Reboot for the PS5
I remember playing it at a friends house when I was a kid and thought to myself how awful of a game this was, and just avoided PS1. Ps2 was purchased but basically did not play that at all. Not until PS 3 was I completely in.
I played the hell out of TM:Black! I would love one with that feel and mechanics. The latest entry controls were aweful.. if I recall every button had multiple functions.
That last one was so mfn hard and unfair. All of them were, no doubt, but that last one had me like yeah, f this. Souls games? NP, Bloodborne? Most bosses on beat on the first try. Ninja Gaiden? Hard where? Twisted Metal endgame? Who thought something this unbalanced was fun?!!!! I never want to start it again!
It was so hard in story mode! I beat it on the hardest difficulty to unlock warthog tho. Normal difficulty wasnt to hard if you got good but I was real good at it. Top 100 online anyways.
They rebooted it and it failed. Next question?
Well twisted metal ps3 was originally a free to play game. Then Sony decided it was a good game and made jaffe make it a full game. The game suffered for it. The multiplayer code was absolutely garbage and they couldnt ever fix it. The games are amazing. Probably my favorite playstation franchise. It needs a big budget game. Twisted metal 2 and twisted metal black are classic Gemes. Black was so good. Very dark and good stories. Lots of unloackables and extra characters to unlock. Destructable levels. Etc Twisted metal deserves a fighting chance
it needs gigantic detailed maps with almost everything destructible and some key-locations goes out with a style. TM 2's Calypso or something like/better to/than him. All of TM characters with each has it's own unique start, med and 2~3 endings stories Detailed Upgrade-able vehicles with Vigilante 8 2nd style or better. Do not force Multiplayer's at launch ... at least wait a week then add it. Along with extra 14~ish reasonably gain-able trophies that can be boosted. Otherwise, ... it might be another Semi-Failed TM PS3 all over again :<.
It ran it's course and fizzled out.
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