History YMMV / TwistedMetal

7th Aug '16 10:50:12 PM Anddrix
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* BaseBreaker: The direction the [=PS3=] {{Revival}} took for the series; giving more engaging and complex storylines to four distinctive drivers, thus relagating the past drivers to oblivion and making their cars free for {{Mook}}s from the aforementioned quartet to drive; this rubs the wrong way for fans of the old installments where one could see each vehicle (and driver) getting a backstory, while others likes only 4 characters getting better developed stories, instead of many drivers getting {{Excuse Plot}}s to force their presence in the games. However, this does still feel off considering Twisted Metal Black managed to give the characters more developed stories as well as individual cars.
* BrokenBase: The people who like 3 and 4 against the people who like the rest of the series.

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* BaseBreaker: BrokenBase:
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The direction the [=PS3=] {{Revival}} took for the series; giving more engaging and complex storylines to four distinctive drivers, thus relagating the past drivers to oblivion and making their cars free for {{Mook}}s from the aforementioned quartet to drive; this rubs the wrong way for fans of the old installments where one could see each vehicle (and driver) getting a backstory, while others likes only 4 characters getting better developed stories, instead of many drivers getting {{Excuse Plot}}s to force their presence in the games. However, this does still feel off considering Twisted Metal Black managed to give the characters more developed stories as well as individual cars.
* BrokenBase: ** The people who like 3 and 4 against the people who like the rest of the series.
26th Jun '16 5:34:09 PM arrgh
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2KwvXB6R9k The first level bgm from Twisted Metal 2.]]
22nd Jun '16 5:24:02 AM gewunomox
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* AwesomeMusic: The series' use of licensed music is pretty well respected, using TheRollingStones' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4irXQhgMqg Paint It Black]] in Twisted Metal Black, and a selection of Rob Zombie songs in 3 and 4 - those songs being arguably the most fondly remembered parts of [[DorkAge that era in the franchise]].

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* AwesomeMusic: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: The series' use of licensed music is pretty well respected, using TheRollingStones' Music/TheRollingStones' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4irXQhgMqg Paint It Black]] in Twisted Metal Black, and a selection of Rob Zombie songs in 3 and 4 - those songs being arguably the most fondly remembered parts of [[DorkAge that era in the franchise]].
13th Jun '16 3:53:19 PM arrgh
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* AwesomeMusic: The series' use of licensed music is pretty well respected, using TheRollingStones' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4irXQhgMqg Paint It Black]] in Twisted Metal Black, and a selection of Rob Zombie songs in 3 and 4 - those songs being arguably the most fondly remembered parts of [[DorkAge that era in the franchise]].
3rd Jun '16 2:19:36 PM KamenRiderKrypton
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** Calypso both in and out of universe. His portrayals vary as does where his powers come from and one's interpretation can come from whether or not one considers the games to be in canon with one another. He's pretty stoic in Black but very hammy in the first game. In Twisted metal 1, his powers came from a demon named Black, in 2 he stole them from the demon Minion, in the reboot, the preacher implies that he is the devil himself. His interactions with his daughter seem to cast him as a more WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds, and the control he has over his power of wishes is put into question.

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** Calypso both in and out of universe. His portrayals vary as does where his powers come from and one's interpretation can come from whether or not one considers the games to be in canon with one another. He's pretty stoic in Black but very hammy in the first game. In Twisted metal Metal 1, his powers came from a demon named Black, in 2 he stole them from the demon Minion, in the reboot, the preacher implies that he is the devil himself. His interactions with his daughter seem to cast him as a more WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds, and the control he has over his power of wishes is put into question.
3rd Jun '16 2:19:10 PM KamenRiderKrypton
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** Calypso both in and out of universe. His portrayals vary as does where his powers come from and one's interpretation can come from whether or not one considers the games to be in canon with one another. He's pretty stoic in Black but very hammy in the first game. In Twisted metal 1, his powers came from a demon named Black, in 2 he stole them from the demon minion, in the reboot, the preacher implies that he is the devil himself. His interactions with his daughter seem to cast him as a more WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds, and the control he has over his power of wishes is put into question.

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** Calypso both in and out of universe. His portrayals vary as does where his powers come from and one's interpretation can come from whether or not one considers the games to be in canon with one another. He's pretty stoic in Black but very hammy in the first game. In Twisted metal 1, his powers came from a demon named Black, in 2 he stole them from the demon minion, Minion, in the reboot, the preacher implies that he is the devil himself. His interactions with his daughter seem to cast him as a more WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds, and the control he has over his power of wishes is put into question.
25th May '16 7:00:25 PM nombretomado
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* BaseBreaker: The direction the PS3 {{Revival}} took for the series; giving more engaging and complex storylines to four distinctive drivers, thus relagating the past drivers to oblivion and making their cars free for {{Mook}}s from the aforementioned quartet to drive; this rubs the wrong way for fans of the old installments where one could see each vehicle (and driver) getting a backstory, while others likes only 4 characters getting better developed stories, instead of many drivers getting {{Excuse Plot}}s to force their presence in the games. However, this does still feel off considering Twisted Metal Black managed to give the characters more developed stories as well as individual cars.

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* BaseBreaker: The direction the PS3 [=PS3=] {{Revival}} took for the series; giving more engaging and complex storylines to four distinctive drivers, thus relagating the past drivers to oblivion and making their cars free for {{Mook}}s from the aforementioned quartet to drive; this rubs the wrong way for fans of the old installments where one could see each vehicle (and driver) getting a backstory, while others likes only 4 characters getting better developed stories, instead of many drivers getting {{Excuse Plot}}s to force their presence in the games. However, this does still feel off considering Twisted Metal Black managed to give the characters more developed stories as well as individual cars.



** Sweet Tooth and Dollface's stories in the PS3 rival. The more the story advances, the more the player learns about how horrible both of them are, and has no reason to want them to get what they want. [[spoiler: Probably why they end up as [[AssholeVictim Asshole Victims]].]] Although Sweet Tooth [[SerialKiller hasn't been exactly the nicest guy]], it's kinda expected.
** The bigger problem is that in the PS3 game, the Story mode consists of only three characters, and they're all evil mass murderers, with no sympathetic or anti-hero characters to offer up as in the previous games. While they all get what they deserve, always controlling a villain really does sap from the experience. Contrast the coolness of Sweet Tooth in ''VideoGame/TwistedMetalBlack'', where his goal is to toy with and eventually kill Calypso (something the player can rally behind), to the more disturbing version in the following gen, where his goal is to kill his daughter, the "bitch who got away."

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** Sweet Tooth and Dollface's stories in the PS3 [=PS3=] rival. The more the story advances, the more the player learns about how horrible both of them are, and has no reason to want them to get what they want. [[spoiler: Probably why they end up as [[AssholeVictim Asshole Victims]].]] Although Sweet Tooth [[SerialKiller hasn't been exactly the nicest guy]], it's kinda expected.
** The bigger problem is that in the PS3 [=PS3=] game, the Story mode consists of only three characters, and they're all evil mass murderers, with no sympathetic or anti-hero characters to offer up as in the previous games. While they all get what they deserve, always controlling a villain really does sap from the experience. Contrast the coolness of Sweet Tooth in ''VideoGame/TwistedMetalBlack'', where his goal is to toy with and eventually kill Calypso (something the player can rally behind), to the more disturbing version in the following gen, where his goal is to kill his daughter, the "bitch who got away."



* EvilIsSexy: Dollface in the 2012 {{PS3}} remake; see HollywoodHomely. From the same game, [[spoiler:the resurrected Sophie Kane/Sweet Tooth during TheStinger]].

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* EvilIsSexy: Dollface in the 2012 {{PS3}} [=PS3=] remake; see HollywoodHomely. From the same game, [[spoiler:the resurrected Sophie Kane/Sweet Tooth during TheStinger]].
5th May '16 10:32:46 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Calypso both in and out of universe. His portrayals vary as does where his powers come from and one's interpretation can come from whether or not one considers the games to be in canon with one another. He's pretty stoic in Black but very hammy in the first game. In Twisted metal 1, his powers came from a demon named Black, in 2 he stole them from the demon minion, in the reboot, the preacher implies that he is the devil himself. His interactions with his daughter seem to cast him as a more WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds, and the control he has over his power of wishes is put into question.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternateCharacterInterpretation:
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Calypso both in and out of universe. His portrayals vary as does where his powers come from and one's interpretation can come from whether or not one considers the games to be in canon with one another. He's pretty stoic in Black but very hammy in the first game. In Twisted metal 1, his powers came from a demon named Black, in 2 he stole them from the demon minion, in the reboot, the preacher implies that he is the devil himself. His interactions with his daughter seem to cast him as a more WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds, and the control he has over his power of wishes is put into question.



* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: Sweet Tooth and Dollface's stories in the PS3 rival. The more the story advances, the more the player learns about how horrible both of them are, and has no reason to want them to get what they want. [[spoiler: Probably why they end up as [[AssholeVictim Asshole Victims]].]] Although Sweet Tooth hasn't been exactly the nicest guy, it's kinda expected.

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* DarknessInducedAudienceApathy: DarknessInducedAudienceApathy:
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Sweet Tooth and Dollface's stories in the PS3 rival. The more the story advances, the more the player learns about how horrible both of them are, and has no reason to want them to get what they want. [[spoiler: Probably why they end up as [[AssholeVictim Asshole Victims]].]] Although Sweet Tooth [[SerialKiller hasn't been exactly the nicest guy, guy]], it's kinda expected.



* FunnyAneurysmMoment: The Antarctica level in ''Twisted Metal 2''. Back in 1996, the imagery of [[GlobalWarming collapsing polar glaciers]] wasn't quite so unsettling.

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The Antarctica level in ''Twisted Metal 2''. Back in 1996, the imagery of [[GlobalWarming collapsing polar glaciers]] wasn't quite so unsettling.



* HollywoodHomely: {{Deconstructed|Trope}} with Dollface in the [=PS3=] remake. She is a former supermodel who got [[MinorInjuryOverReaction a (minor) scar on her face]], decided that [[BeautyToBeast her beauty was ruined]] ([[BlatantLies even though it clearly wasn't]], [[OnlySaneMan as her doctor could plainly see]]), and started wearing a mask to cover up her "imperfection." David Jaffe [[http://comic-con.gamespot.com/comic-con-uncut/p-12.html?tag=topslot;title;5 said (about 14 minutes in)]] that the character is [[AcceptableTargets a satire of the extreme standards of beauty that women are faced with by the media and pop culture...]] while [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial flatly denying]] that [[TakeThat the character was based on his ex-wife]].

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* HollywoodHomely: HollywoodHomely:
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{{Deconstructed|Trope}} with Dollface in the [=PS3=] remake. She is a former supermodel who got [[MinorInjuryOverReaction a (minor) scar on her face]], decided that [[BeautyToBeast her beauty was ruined]] ([[BlatantLies even though it clearly wasn't]], [[OnlySaneMan as her doctor could plainly see]]), and started wearing a mask to cover up her "imperfection." David Jaffe [[http://comic-con.gamespot.com/comic-con-uncut/p-12.html?tag=topslot;title;5 said (about 14 minutes in)]] that the character is [[AcceptableTargets a satire of the extreme standards of beauty that women are faced with by the media and pop culture...]] while [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial flatly denying]] that [[TakeThat the character was based on his ex-wife]].



* IAmNotShazam: The MonsterClown is Needles Kane. His ''car'' is Sweet Tooth. The [[CanonDiscontinuity third and fourth games]] screw this up and call the clown Sweet Tooth, but Incog Inc. makes a point of having characters only ever call him Needles.

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* IAmNotShazam: IAmNotShazam:
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The MonsterClown is Needles Kane. His ''car'' is Sweet Tooth. The [[CanonDiscontinuity third and fourth games]] screw this up and call the clown Sweet Tooth, but Incog Inc. makes a point of having characters only ever call him Needles.



* IdiotPlot: ''Twisted Metal III'' is the worst offender. Among the wishes of the competitors include; wanting to have a barbecue, wanting to "hang with (his) homies", wanting to party all night long, and wanting people to see (his) inner child. Why in the world would ''anyone'' go through a life-threatening contest to get things they could do themselves?

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* IdiotPlot: IdiotPlot:
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''Twisted Metal III'' is the worst offender. Among the wishes of the competitors include; wanting to have a barbecue, wanting to "hang with (his) homies", wanting to party all night long, and wanting people to see (his) inner child. Why in the world would ''anyone'' go through a life-threatening contest to get things they could do themselves?



* MemeticMutation: From ''VideoGame/TwistedMetalBlack'', there's always Sweet Tooth's PreMortemOneLiner: "Shut up and ''bleed'', you [[CurseCutShort motherfu]]-(ScareChord!)"

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* MemeticMutation: MemeticMutation:
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From ''VideoGame/TwistedMetalBlack'', there's always Sweet Tooth's PreMortemOneLiner: "Shut up and ''bleed'', you [[CurseCutShort motherfu]]-(ScareChord!)"



** NarmCharm: Calypso's voice in the 2012 revival. It's [[GutturalGrowler growly as all hell]], which is fine, but it's also...a little bit congested. That said, Calypso is ''hilariously'' blood thirsty, and the voice just captures that school-boy ant-burning glee so perfectly, stuffed-up-nose and all.

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** * NarmCharm: Calypso's voice in the 2012 revival. It's [[GutturalGrowler growly as all hell]], which is fine, but it's also...a little bit congested. That said, Calypso is ''hilariously'' blood thirsty, and the voice just captures that school-boy ant-burning glee so perfectly, stuffed-up-nose and all.



* ReplacementScrappy: Cousin Eddy in ''Head-On'' is often treated as a poor replacement for Minion, with many fans viewing him as an [[UnfortunateImplications offensive hillbilly stereotype]] who is [[DegradedBoss much weaker when you play as him than when you face him as a boss fight]].

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* ReplacementScrappy: ReplacementScrappy:
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Cousin Eddy in ''Head-On'' is often treated as a poor replacement for Minion, with many fans viewing him as an [[UnfortunateImplications offensive hillbilly stereotype]] who is [[DegradedBoss much weaker when you play as him than when you face him as a boss fight]].



* SpecialEffectsFailure: The "Lost" endings are full of these, particularly whenever a contestant's winnings are raised up by Calypso... which consists of the camera panning ''down'' to them.
** Bonus points for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKWLq1OQ3tI Needle's Kane's ending]] where upon further inspection, the "doors" are being held by visible hands.

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* SpecialEffectsFailure: The "Lost" endings are full of these, particularly whenever a contestant's winnings are raised up by Calypso... which consists of the camera panning ''down'' to them.
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them. Bonus points for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKWLq1OQ3tI Needle's Kane's ending]] where upon further inspection, the "doors" are being held by visible hands.



* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: The fact that Needles and Marcus Kane, despite being split personalities (Needles being a violent, psychotic half and Marcus being his sanity and reason), exist as two separate entities, drive two separate vehicles, and constantly battle each other until the Dark Tooth ending from ''Head On'' where [[spoiler: Needles and Marcus meet in the middle of a field curious about seeing the other but ultimately decide to work together, resulting in an unstoppable force of destruction.]]

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic:
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The fact that Needles and Marcus Kane, despite being split personalities (Needles being a violent, psychotic half and Marcus being his sanity and reason), exist as two separate entities, drive two separate vehicles, and constantly battle each other until the Dark Tooth ending from ''Head On'' where [[spoiler: Needles and Marcus meet in the middle of a field curious about seeing the other but ultimately decide to work together, resulting in an unstoppable force of destruction.]]
11th Dec '15 2:39:04 PM pittsburghmuggle
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* ScrappyMechanic: The Antarctica level in ''Twisted Metal 2'' is awesome, with large sections of the glacier falling into the sea - however its awesomeness is limited in versus mode by this very mechanic. You don't have very long with the full level - before a few minutes pass, you find that you and your friend are duking it out on the one remaining piece of ice. It would have made more sense to not have the glacier fall apart in multiplayer mode.

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* ScrappyMechanic: The Antarctica level in ''Twisted Metal 2'' is awesome, with large sections of the glacier falling into the sea - however its awesomeness is limited in versus mode by this very mechanic. You don't have very long with the full level - before a few minutes pass, you find that you and your friend are duking it out on the one remaining piece of ice. It would have made more sense to not have the glacier fall apart in multiplayer mode.mode, or to slow the breakup considerably.
11th Dec '15 2:34:01 PM pittsburghmuggle
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* ScrappyMechanic: The Antarctica level is awesome, with large sections of the glacier falling into the sea - however its awesomeness is limited in versus mode by this very mechanic. You don't have very long with the full level - before a few minutes pass, you find that you and your friend are duking it out on the one remaining piece of ice. It would have made more sense to not have the glacier fall apart in multiplayer mode.

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* ScrappyMechanic: The Antarctica level in ''Twisted Metal 2'' is awesome, with large sections of the glacier falling into the sea - however its awesomeness is limited in versus mode by this very mechanic. You don't have very long with the full level - before a few minutes pass, you find that you and your friend are duking it out on the one remaining piece of ice. It would have made more sense to not have the glacier fall apart in multiplayer mode.
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