Monday, March 20, 2006

Game Review (Twisted Metal: Head-On - PSP)

Twisted Metal has been pretty much wickedly popular since it came out, most people loved it, at the time I despised it, but when I saw how it looked on the PSP, I bought it. I didn't like the older games because there was too much action on the screen for its own good; I couldn't see what was going on. However on the PSP, it's not the same.

Graphics: 8.5/10. The graphics are superb in almost every way, except the fact some things are a bit bland ( when driving through water ) but when you shoot any missles off, the smoke effects and explosions are super fly.

Sound: 8.5/10. Some character voices, meh, nothing special, nice music ( kinda ) but the cars sound good, the explosions do too, basically everything sounds good, but it's VERY repetetive and gets boring. You may find yourself playing on mute often.

Control: 8/10. Fast and chaotic, yet reasonably controlable. You can use the analog nub or the D-Pad to move, I use the analog nub, it is EASY but yet HARD, because at times it can be very hard to turn in the same direction you want or back up i ntime of dodging something. It's very hard to hit someone with a power missle, too, from short or far range.

Fun: 7.5/10. Sure it has Infrastructure online play so you can play with anyone anywhere ( near a "hot spot" of course ) but the gameplay is limited. There aren't many cars, ( no unlockables as far as I've seen ) a horrible "story line" ( not much of a story at all ) and it is just repetetive. A good game every once in awhile, but there are many better games for the PSP.


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