More Reviews
REVIEWS Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Faf Review
I dunno what a "Fifnir" knight is, but damn is he scary-lookin'. And his game... it's pretty damn good too.

Godzilla (PS4) Review
Godzilla fans enjoyed the recent film, but will they feel the same way about the new video game?
More Previews
PREVIEWS Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Preview
Fans were mad about Beyond Earth. Rising Tide should fix that.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Goat Simulator
Release date: 08/11/15

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Release date: 09/01/15

NHL 16
Release date: 09/01/15


LATEST FEATURES BAMF BABES #12: Talia al Ghul [Batman Arkham City]
"Thousands of warriors have fallen in pursuit of the Demon. Would-be successors have proven to be nothing more than children battling the enormity of creation."

Call the Fight: Dying Light Flourishes During Dead Island 2’s Woes
These two games were set up to compete, only for one to suffer an embarrassing defeat.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP oblivion437 Update: I was unfortunately not aware of Shamus Young's severe criticism of Fallout 3 available here to link in the original piece and I regret that.  It dovetails rather nicely with what I've written and it's much better executed than my piece.  I strongly recommend anyone...

GAMING NEWS

Additional Twisted Metal Endings Show What Could Have Been

Posted on Sunday, April 29 @ 09:22:59 Eastern by Jonathan_Leack

The latest Twisted Metal was a fun game, and very few people will argue against that, but it was missing some of the spark that made past Twisted Metal games memorable. My biggest pet peeve was that there were only three endings, one for each of the story characters, and there was no way to unlock more. However, the original game design didn't intend for it to be that way, and some new videos show what could have been.

David Jaffe has just posted two new videos on his YouTube account and they include additional endings that Eat Sleep Play wanted to integrate into Twisted Metal. As mentioned in a couple of developer interviews before release, Twisted Metal (2012) was supposed to have three endings for each of the three story characters (that's nine endings for you Math wizards) which would be based on the difficulty you beat the respective story character's campaign on. What ended up happening was the launch deadline came sooner than expected and Eat Sleep Play was forced to consolidate the vision into just one ending per character.

The first video is the original ending for Dollface which was going to be unlocked by those who beat the third story tier on Normal difficulty. Check it out:



Another video shows the other two endings for Dollface as well as more Preacher footage which would be unlocked with them. See below:



I believe the biggest mistake that Eat Sleep Play made was choosing to use live action with actors and then interface the footage with heavy editing. As you could probably tell from the videos that did make it into the game, each of the cut-scenes had high-production quality, and as a result required a lot of time investment. If they instead chose to use basic cutscenes like seen in past games there's no doubt in my mind that they could have fit a lot more into the game. It's difficult to blame them for wanting to try something new, especially now that we're in 2012 and just about every developer is trying to be revolutionary, but hopefully they return to the original style in the next release.
Related Games:   Twisted Metal (2012)
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.


More from the Game Revolution Network




comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution