Part action, part tacked-on story, and part (as a vast understatement) screaming, clawing-at-the-walls mescaline nightmare, the trailer for the latest Twisted Metal is very... odd. With dialogue that makes Postal seem like the most exquisite of poetry, and the addition of Transformers-like mechs, the game seems like the absolute and utter zenith of ridiculousness -- aggressive ridiculousness at that.
I'm not typically a fan of vehicle-based games, but I am a fervent proponent of explosions and missiles. Hence, I've always had a soft spot for Twisted Metal, which has the rather useless distinction of being one of the first games I played on the original Playstation. The latest in the series isn't exactly at the top of my "most anticipated games" list - given the almost novelty concept, I'm fairly surprised that the series has survived - but if nothing else, the game should be worth a rental.
In the meantime, Uncle Swede is off to check his pupils.