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|Reader Review:||Twisted Metal 3|
Twisted Metal 3 is a continuation of a great series of shoot-em up car games. The original started a flood of car-shooting games but nothing compared to Twisted Metal. I have to say, I loved part 1 and 2, but the truth is, I don't know what happened with 3. One would expect sequels to get better and better, but this is not the case. Lets start with the basics. 1. Graphics (3/5) The graphics in this game are better than the other 2 parts, but nothing out of this world. 989 Studios made the game look more "3D" by making the graphics more square and with more polygons, it isn't that bad, in fact, it makes the game look overall better, so, when this is compared to the other 2 parts, the graphics are better. The one problem is that the levels sometimes look downright hideous, they are way too low in detail, and sometimes pretty hard to navigate through. The levels in the other 2 parts were better overall. So all in all in graphics, this game is totally average. 2. Levels Overall (1/5) The levels in this game are pretty bad. I don't know what 989 Studios was thinking with these levels. First off, the levels are tiny! Most levels are tiny, closed in areas with not much creativity. In part 2 the levels were the best! They were large, interactive (windows and other objects break, unlike TM3 ), and overall more fun than part 3. Part 2 had people running around, the Eiffel Tower blows up, The Statue of Liberty turned into a woman in bikini, and so many other fun, interactive things. Then you look at part 3, absolutely no interactivity, no people, nothing to blow up, no fun! Even part 1 had better levels! 3. Gameplay (3/5) The gameplay and control is exactly as the other two parts, nothing surprising. 4. Cars, bosses, and weapons (2/5) The cars are almost the same as the other 2 parts! The new ones are pretty stupid, I guess 989 was trying to be funny with the new characters but they did not succeed. One character is a huge, old VW van painted with flowers! (some hippy stuff) The car also shoots flowers! This is totally pathetic! Then they get a 97 year old woman to drive the monster truck! All the new cars I guess were supposed to be funny, but their not! The weapons are practically the same as the other two parts. nothing to surprising. The bosses are just old players from the other TM's such as Mr. Ash and Minion, they are so unoriginal, Minion has been a boss in all 3 parts. The final boss is pretty good but nothing to great. One more thing, where's Sweet Tooth! Only with a secret password can you be him. He is supposed to be the main character, and you cant be him unless you have a password! That was just stupid. 5. Overall (1.5/5) In my opinion, instead of getting part 3, go for TM part 2 because 3 is not worth $40, and part 2 is only like 30. So all in all this game was very disappointing, and I do not recommend it.