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Twisted Metal III is a solid automobile combat game. It doesn’t differ too much from the previous titles of the series so fans of the series might not see much that’s new. But it is a fine place for new players to get on board. There is lots of dodging and shooting mayhem, and the numerous cars and weapons add to the replay value. Secrets are hidden around the tracks, and there are two cars and tracks to be unlocked. It can be played competitively or co-operatively and is the perfect answer to road rage.
Spielerisch ganz gelungen, fällt TM3 jedoch vor allem grafisch ziemlich ab. Die Explosionen, Lichteffekte und das Stage-Design sowie das miese Intro haben lange nicht die Klasse eines
Vigilante 8. Schade auch, daß ein
Zielerfassungssystem oder Waffen-Special-Moves wie in V8 (z.B. wird dort aus einer normalen Rotations-Kanone ein Geschoß-Feuerwerk) fehlen. Resümee: Wer auf Auto-Combat steht, wird grafisch bei V8 klar besser bedient. Die Gameplay-Unterschiede sind jedoch nicht so gravierend. Vier Spieler können dagegen nur bei TM3 ran.
עם כל זאת, המשחק לא מחדש הרבה, לכשעצמו הוא משחק טוב, אך למי ששיחק את שני המשחקים הקודמים לו, צפויה אכזבה גדולה מחוסר היצירתיות וחוסר השוני, בעיקר כשמדובר בסידרה כל כך מפורסמת ומצליחה.
Twisted Metal 3 isn't a bad game, but it's not very good either - certainly not as good as Rogue Trip or Vigilante 8 (although both of those games had their own unique problems). First, the control in TM3 is too real for my liking. 989 is using this "true physics" thing that ends up causing the game to lose some of it's fast, arcade fell. Also, the levels could've been much more interesting and larger as well. I wouldn't buy TM3.
This third Twisted Metal game was a bit of a disappointment. It seems to take two steps forward and three steps back. The vehicle selection is about the same, but the new set of battlegrounds tend to be small. The good news is that your opponents are easy to find. The bad news is that these areas look sloppy and uninspired.
There are a few good ideas at work within Twisted Metal III (such as the multiple perspectives), but they're not nearly enough to counter the fact that improvements to the gameplay are pretty slight and the level design is a big step backwards, making the game a real lemon overall.
I realize that the preview of this game was very enthusiastic, and we were actually crazy about the game at first sight, but the more we dug into this one, the more we realized how little it's changed, and how, in some cases, it's worse than its predecessors. With such a strong franchise name, the lack of inspiration and creative zing in this game is appalling.
If you ever lose your mind and feel the need to pick it up, please try it out first, I am begging you. Sony should seriously take steps to improve the quality of the majority of their first-party software (989 is a division of Sony) although you know they likely never will because they have hot exclusive games from third-parties such as Square and Konami to bail them out of any console war. After all, why rock the boat? As I previously said, I never tried out any other Twisted Metal game but I don’t intend to after seeing this one. The only way a person could get me to play another game in this series would be to get me seriously drunk. One hour of playing Twisted Metal 3 is more frustrating than being married but going twelve months without sex.