20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Best Twisted Metal on the market, a must have for ps2,
This review is from: Twisted Metal: Black (DVD-ROM)
Let me start off by saying that Twisted Metal: Black isn't for every PS2 gamer out there. The game received a mature rating (17 or older to play) from ESRB and it more then lives up to the mature theme. Twisted Metal has revived itself with just 1 game.. and that game is Twisted Metal: Black, I would more then have to say that this is the best Twisted Metal game ever to be sold. The series went downhill after being adopted by 989 studios for the last two games (Twisted Metal 3 and 4), but the original developers are back and better then ever.
Twisted Metal: Black should keep you busy for hours straight, it's a very challenging game even when set on easy. The graphics in the game are simply breath-taking, the weather effects are amazing, all of this and more running at a smooth 60 fps. I've completely beaten the game with all of the characters and even hidden characters in story mode, I would more then say that I got my [price]worth. Each of the 10 as well as the 5 hidden characters that you will have to unlock in story mode, by the way which will be quite a challenging task, have their own deep and compelling story line. My personal favorite of the game is Sweet Tooth, he has a great story as well as great control, and in my opinion the best special attack in the game. You may have a different fav. character in the game that suits you better. All vehicles have their own pros and cons, such as one may not have as much speed but stronger armor and a more devasting special attack. it will all depend on which vehicle makes you feel right at home. All vehicles have their own special attack and each one is different from the other, just try out all characters and see which one is for you.
The control scheme for this game will be a little hard to get used to at first, but don't let this get to you. You will get used to it in no time. Twisted Metal: Black is 1-4 players and you most likely won't want to pick up this game without a memory card to save all of your character's endings, hidden characters, as well as hidden stages. Twisted Metal takes up 82kb of your memory card space. It comes packages with both digital and analog control, whichever suits you better. Don't leave the game without trying out the multi-player mode, to feel the complete experience of twisted metal pick up a multi-tap for Playstation 2 as well as 4 friends and battle it out in the 2-4 player deathmatch. Or battle it out with a friend against the other drivers in 2 player co-op tournament, or play 2 player last man standing.
All-in-all Twisted Metal: Black for the Playstation 2 computer entertainment system gets a 5 out of 5 star rating from me. A must-have for your ps2. Once again, the game isn't for people who are of the younger ages, or just plain can't handle the violence, but I would say that people 13 or older should do fine with it. The younger kids won't be left out in the cold for too long. A new Twisted Metal named "Twisted Metal: Small Brawl" will be due out this fall on psone, a game for the younger players. You will still be able to play this game due to the handy backwards compatibility on your Playstation 2. ps2 owners, do yourself a favor, go out and pick up Twisted Metal: Black and have a blast.