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Did TM3/4 have any qualities that you liked?
01/21/17 at 07:37:10
 
So I was thinking about the best and worst qualities of each TM game I was thinking about TM3 and 4 and trying to think through why people disliked them so much and if there was anything that people actually liked about them so I thought I would share my thoughts.

BAD --- TM3's theme was way off the mark, the controls were bad, and some of the characters were straight up moronic (Club Kid, Hippy girl who drove the Volkswagon beetle, nerdy crazy guy with the glasses who drove the flamethrower car), levels like Washington DC, Japan rooftops, and the UFO were way to small and bland.

GOOD --- TM3's soundtrack was on point, the special weapons were diverse and unique and each felt like it served a purpose (Club Kids tornado thing is my favorite), most of the levels were sized right and felt like an open environment for you to roam not like narrow highways like in a racer game or some levels in TM2012.

BAD --- TM4 had some really dumb characters like rob zombie and the bug killer guy, the theme was off again being too cheezy with the whole circus concept.

GOOD --- I liked the idea of having custom made vehicles/characters (even if it was executed poorly with few options),
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Reply #1 - 01/21/17 at 09:57:20
 
TM4 had in my opinion at least some genuinely good level design and TM3 had a few levels that always stood out for me (London, Blimp).

Club Kid was also kinda fun to use.

A lot of the problems with the 989 games were simply execution.

It's so long ago that few here actively bash the games anymore.

It could be argued that if they hadn't been conceived, TM might have took an even worse turn and simply had ok but not great sequels churned out far earlier in it's life cycle.

The great TMB may have never been born...

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Reply #2 - 01/21/17 at 12:20:32
 
After playing these again recently here's my opinions:

Twisted 3:

Blimp idea was cool.

The handling was trash.

Story was too kiddo.

A lot of the arching weapons seemed to have a steep learning curve making the pretty ignorable.

Twisted 4:

Horrible character designs\stories.

Better handling.

I really enjoyed the "Hotwheels" bed room idea even if in the context of twisted metal it made no sense what so ever.

What they did to calypso and sweet tooth. Mainly sweet tooth.
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Reply #3 - 01/23/17 at 04:25:38
 
Wow I wrote this a few days ago and wanted to check in to see what people had to say but only two responses, Gosh how dead is this site?

Yeah the blimp level, london, and hollywood I liked in particular on TM3. I felt the UFO level and Washington DC were much to small, Egyptian level was bland and one dimensional, and the Japan rooftops level was to compartmentalized (not a fan of any rooftops level with instant death all around you).

I felt the mortar and napalm weapons were great and done even better in TM4 with autolob (a mild homing element). Rain was pretty well useless as well as speed weapons (just needed more dmg IMO.


"The great TMB may have never been born..."

I never really thought about that. TM3 and 4 kind of held over fans and kept the game relevant until Black could come along and show everyone what the series was truly capable of. Interesting perspective.
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Reply #4 - 01/23/17 at 20:10:42
 
I've never played TM3 and TM4 but both had Rob Zombie songs and the 4th part had a create a vehicle feature, albeit limited. They also had have better graphics (not really important on the grand scheme of things but still a plus)
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Reply #5 - 01/24/17 at 04:26:55
 
TM3 had a console-linking feature which was cool shit until it desyncs. The ability to use multi-tap with both of the games was nice but it ran like absolute shit if you did.
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Reply #6 - 01/24/17 at 06:25:28
 
In TM3 I like new vehicles like Firestarter, Club Kid and Primeval. And Club Kid's special is great. Another thing awesome is the ricochets, they make you hop instead of giving you a push, and if they don't hit, they keep going for a long time.
I also like the redesigned Spectre, Darkside and Minion, but especially the design of Axel, that's the best looking Axel of all.
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Reply #7 - 01/24/17 at 07:01:26
 
The London/Minion battle was enjoyable also. Pretty intense, especially if he teleported right next to you...
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Reply #8 - 01/24/17 at 10:05:41
 
Minions design in 3 was pretty rad. Too bad the writing wasn't as much.
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Reply #9 - 01/27/17 at 00:04:20
 
I too, liked the idea of Customizing Cars in Twisted Metal 4. I'm shocked they could never do something like that in future games. (Save for the skin thing in TM2012. Also, I liked Auger, he looked like he could have been a good 'Actual Twisted Metal car'. Trash man was not much of a good idea, but the car? A garbage truck in Twisted Metal?! Why couldn't that have been in another Twisted Metal but with a better special?! Crusher looked rad as well. I once read of someone here giving a good fan execution of him. I also liked how in TM3, Outlaw could hit multiple cars with the tazer.
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Reply #10 - 01/30/17 at 20:37:03
 
-Cool new weapons (Mortar, Rain) and vehicles (i.e. Auger, Calypso, Firestarter)
-The Lightning weapon actually dealt good damage
-Some good levels (i.e. London, Blimp, Oil Rig)
-Some of the tracks fit the game really well (Mostly Lance Lenhart's and Rob Zombie's music; the other tracks didn't age as well in my opinion)
-TMIII's boss fights are pretty intense (even though there's this death pit that you can knock Primeval into)
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Reply #11 - 02/02/17 at 15:44:07
 
Both games had some good level designs.  They both also had some good songs on the soundtrack.
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Reply #12 - 02/13/17 at 21:20:15
 
I loved TM4. It had an awful grip on the Twisted Metal universe, but the game itself was great in my personal opinion. The handling was tight, the car designs were pretty cool albeit wrong for the TM universe, and the levels were thoroughly designed. I love Minion's Maze and the Carnival. Captain Grimm was an awesome car design, Drag Queen kicked ass, and the bosses on each level of old TM characters was interesting. i loved driving Orbital. A lot of the character's specials felt unique. It was a good game, but like Jaffe said, it wasnt a good TM game.

The stories were awful. None of the endings are remotely good. The game had a lot of clipping issues, especially the vehicles getting caught on walls etc. i liked weapons like Autolob, Rain 2 and the Speed missile. The AA commands were well mapped too, although I hate hopping between the different games in the series where they don't all line up. The worst thing about the game was the stories.

The menus were beautiful. I love the main theme and screen of TM4 almost as much as I love the menu to Black, which is absolutely beautiful.

On the otherhand, ALMOST  fuck TM3. A lot of the level designs were good. I liked London, Tokyo, and LA. I liked the vehicle designs of Club Kid, Roadkill, Minion, Spectre and Outlaw. But the overall game felt sluggish. The cars are harder to control and bounce around too much. Ive never been on my roof more in a TM game than this one. And the stories are god awful. Sweet Tooth with cavities? Flower Power eaten by plants? And Darkside wasnt playable without an Action Replay code which hurt. I always wanted to find a hidden unlockable for him when I was younger. I used to like TM3 more than I do now. Now it just feels too close to the TM it was supposed to be, but didnt hit the mark. TM4 on the otherhand felt different enough that I could forget about the oddities and just enjoy it as a game.
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Reply #13 - 02/17/17 at 23:15:28
 
No.
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Reply #14 - 02/18/17 at 11:23:44
 
And Just to clarify because I am retarded. I don't like what they did with Calypso and sweet tooth in twisted metal 4. I just worded it shittly.
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