2017/9/4: 3DO: Twisted The Game Show

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2017/9/4: 3DO: Twisted The Game Show

Postby VideoGameCritic » September 4th, 2017, 2:42 pm

This is a much-needed re-review. I originally gave this a C+ in 2001, but my tastes are far more discerning today.
I usually give FMV games the benefit of the doubt, but this has not aged well.
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Re: 2017/9/4: 3DO: Twisted The Game Show

Postby goldenband » September 4th, 2017, 5:26 pm

Always glad to see more 3DO reviews, even if it's a re-review. I remember having a modest amount of fun with one of these sorts of games on the 3DO, but I don't recall if it was this or Zhadnost. (Probably it was Zhadnost.)

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Re: 2017/9/4: 3DO: Twisted The Game Show

Postby Stalvern » September 4th, 2017, 6:57 pm

A few errors in this one:

"Up to four player select" (players)

"Mr. Henke" (Hankey)

"in front of green screen" (a green screen)

"unscrambled-the-picture" (unscramble)

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Re: 2017/9/4: 3DO: Twisted The Game Show

Postby VideoGameCritic » September 4th, 2017, 7:30 pm

Thanks for letting me know about the typos.
I fixed those and also remembered to add the FMV icon.

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Re: 2017/9/4: 3DO: Twisted The Game Show

Postby Stalvern » September 4th, 2017, 8:20 pm

Also, shouldn't there be a colon between "Twisted" and "The Game Show"? I didn't mention it earlier because I briefly thought for some reason that it was just how you format the site, but other games (including 3DO games) have colons where appropriate.
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Re: 2017/9/4: 3DO: Twisted The Game Show

Postby jeffrob » September 4th, 2017, 10:01 pm

Hey Critic,

Back in 2001, you gave Twisted the Game Show for 3DO a C+. Why now the demotion to F? I haven't found Twisted to be a terrible game... I've played it a couple of times with non-gamer friends that were over for a visit; each time, they stated it was "pretty fun." The game moves quite fast; with three folks, a whole game start-to-end lasts maybe 30 minutes. So, it doesn't wear out it's welcome (well, at least not too much).

Granted, none of my friends have begged to play a second time, but as an interesting one-time diversion, it's good for a few laughs, especially for folks that like their humor cheesy.

I bought my copy of Twisted back in December of 1996 for a mere $6 when Best Buy was clearing out all things 3DO. So if the budget for the game was $20 as you [facetiously] suggest, then all EA had to do to break even was sell 4 copies!

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J. R.

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Re: 2017/9/4: 3DO: Twisted The Game Show

Postby Retro STrife » September 5th, 2017, 1:08 am

VideoGameCritic wrote:This is a much-needed re-review. I originally gave this a C+ in 2001, but my tastes are far more discerning today.
I usually give FMV games the benefit of the doubt, but this has not aged well.
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I don't know, Critic.. I'm a little bummed about this one. I think you had it right the first time. Based on your C+ grade and intriguing description, I bought this game about 10 years ago when I first got my 3DO. It sat unplayed for years. Finally, I played it for the first time earlier this year when I had friends over. (On that day, we also played Poy Poy for PS1, a game you raved about [with an A rating].) Between Poy Poy and Twisted, neither were great, but we preferred Twisted. Twisted was a decently fun diversion for the hour we played. I did a write-up of both games in the "Now Playing" section.. you should check it out for my full thoughts on Twisted:

viewtopic.php?f=202512&t=15591

As you'll see there, I thought it was worthy of a B range grade by 3DO standards. It has its flaws, but I appreciated it's uniqueness, at least for one or two games. Twisted is one of those games that's best played with a few beers and a couple friends who are just casual gamers, and who can laugh at the stupidity of it together. To each his own, of course..but still, an F seems like a harsh grade, since I think it's a game at least worth trying for 3DO gamers. To me, an F is a game to be completely avoided, whereas I think Twisted is worth a shot.

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Re: 2017/9/4: 3DO: Twisted The Game Show

Postby GTS » September 5th, 2017, 7:02 am

I respect the Critic's opinion, but I have to disagree with it. In the spectrum of 3DO games this one is a B easily. Me and my friends played it as a party game back in the days. Those little commercials are SUPPOSED to be cheesy btw. Granted, the minigames are forgettable, but I love the overall level of goofiness.

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Re: 2017/9/4: 3DO: Twisted The Game Show

Postby VideoGameCritic » September 5th, 2017, 10:55 pm

I played this game with a few friends recently and it was pretty dreadful. Granted, it would probably be better if you're drinking and in a goofy mood. Maybe my friends weren't in the right frame of mind. Maybe we weren't being competitive enough.

But it's the games themselves that really fall flat. Very unimaginative - and that torture wheel really lived up to its name!

Based on feedback I think I need to give this another chance. Until then I do give respect to gamers who can find goodness in a game like this!

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Re: 2017/9/4: 3DO: Twisted The Game Show

Postby GTS » September 5th, 2017, 11:09 pm

Well, at least you reviewed it twice, so you've given it a lot of thought. We honestly need more F's; keeps everything balanced out. If it were up to us fans, every game on this site would either be an A or a B. Just look at some of the user scores. Even Altered Beast gets a B+. Those are some rose-tinted glasses people. :)


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