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Message started by Equinox on 01/03/20 at 17:27:28

Title: Twisted Metal Head On is the most boring TM game.
Post by Equinox on 01/03/20 at 17:27:28
I am happy to see all the classic characters return but honestly the gameplay stages and music are so watered down that the game is so tedious to go through. First off every cars life pull is too low everyone dies way too fast and the weapons take no skill to use. Napalm is too forgivable you can literally just shoot it and hit people with a direct hit even if they are like 20 feet away. The driving is okay but you cant really dodge anything and the sound effects and atmosphere are so weak. You cant even really hear your car accelerating when driving only when you are using turbo. The mini games are also really boring besides the obstacle courses. The level design is so boring and the music for every level is so slow paced and boring and dont even get me started on the final boss theme it is literally slow techno music. Cousin eddy is a laughably stupid boss probably the worst in the series. This game overall is just so bland and doesnt deserve the praise it gets. The storylines are probably the only thing forgivable about the whole game.  I'm playing the extra twisted edition by the way. To top it all off it's only 2 players so you cant even play 4 player split screen lmao

Title: Re: Twisted Metal Head On is the most boring TM game.
Post by Coleiosis on 01/04/20 at 11:09:17
To each his own opinion.

Personally, I think the game is pretty cool because of the connection with TM2 and TMB it makes.  Also because the gameplay is pretty fair (though you lose health pretty quickly).  But if the TMHO side isn't fun enough, you can always switch to the TM:Lost side for a darker, more mysterious experience (especially with the Sweet Tour).  And then there's the modding opportunities for crossing each side over and playing unplayable vehicles and maps.

Title: Re: Twisted Metal Head On is the most boring TM game.
Post by -Kilrahi- on 01/04/20 at 15:34:49
I largely agree with you. It was a by the numbers Twisted Metal game, rushed to release. On a portable it was somewhat magical, but a lot of that is lost in the transition to the more powerful PS2. The single player is stupidly easy, and the multiplayer becomes endless swarm fests.

Lost is no better since it runs on the TMHO shell.

Finally, it was THIS game that ESP built upon, which led to the watered down gameplay of TMX.

Still, I have fond memories of playing it on the PSP. Back then, the future of TM seemed bright.

Title: Re: Twisted Metal Head On is the most boring TM game.
Post by Grimgravesite13 on 01/04/20 at 22:34:15
I don't think I agree with you. The PS2 port was very good with the extra Twisted content. As for the music I personally like the Transylvania level. How can you not like Vampire's Teeth and the reminiscences Toccata and Fugue OST. As for the most boring TM might have to say TMSB.

Title: Re: Twisted Metal Head On is the most boring TM game.
Post by -Kilrahi- on 01/04/20 at 23:19:59

Grimgravesite13 wrote on 01/04/20 at 22:34:15:
I don't think I agree with you. The PS2 port was very good with the extra Twisted content. As for the music I personally like the Transylvania level. How can you not like Vampire's Teeth and the reminiscences Toccata and Fugue OST. As for the most boring TM might have to say TMSB.


As Jaffe himself has noticed, we're a very splintered fan base.

Fans like myself, care far more about how it plays.

Then there are others who really loved the stories and that experience.

Plus, as cool as the Lost content was to see, it wasn't as cool as if they'd just put the whole damn game on as a bonus, unfinished or not.

Regarding TMSB - I love it a ton, precisely because the gameplay is so solid in deathmatch mode.

Title: Re: Twisted Metal Head On is the most boring TM game.
Post by Equinox on 01/05/20 at 03:35:42
first of all I'm glad this post got so much traction and yes gameplay is everything too me and are the physics level design and weapon sandbox. Black is my favorite in terms of that with all the technical techniques of becoming good and even TMX is decently solid even though not as technical.

Head On might be a twisted metal 2 love letter aesthetically and story wise but it has the worst gameplay out of all the non 989 games by far. I love head on for stuff like the dark past documentary and tm black harbor city but other than that there is nothing to come back too. After I beat this unless a friend wants to play I'm shelving it perminately. p.s. I did 100% this when I was younger just wanted to revisit it

Title: Re: Twisted Metal Head On is the most boring TM game.
Post by Equinox on 01/05/20 at 03:41:13
I only like 4 songs in the game Vampires Teeth, the hard rock Greece theme, Tokyo streets and the song by Level on the big blue stadium

Title: Re: Twisted Metal Head On is the most boring TM game.
Post by †Adonael on 01/07/20 at 08:15:37
I have mixed feelings on TMHO. I did have some fun with it but the game being less challenging made it pretty boring for the long haul. I loved the story and call backs though.

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