This second installment of the Ratchet and Clank universe is in a word... awesome. The guys at Insomniac really show that they listen to the players by bringing the best and leaving the worst from the original, making Going Commando one of the best plat-forming sequels. A few of the levels felt too long and repetitive but these were few and not enough to take away from the gaming experience. This is defiantly a game for the fans. Those new to the series will have no problem picking up the game and enjoying the fun.
Some of you may have read my review for Future Tactics: The Uprising, and already know that I traded that in. Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando is what I chose to replace the empty space on my shelf. Anyway, I'm going to compare this to Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal. First I'll write a review for Going Commando, then I'll write one for Up Your Arsenal.
But first, I should explain the series. Ratchet & Clank are a duo of intergalactic heroes who really know how to win a fight: blow the bad guys up! This mayhem is the signature of the series.
Before playing R&C: Going Commando, I had played Ratchet: Deadlocked and R&C: Up Your Arsenal. I picked this because I loved both of those, and was sure I was going to love this just as much. Like the rest of the series, this has amazing graphics and a good storyline. It also has a TON of replay value, there's a lot of extra side-missions. But I give this a 7 for 3 reasons. 1: Is a simple drop-in/fall-out multiplayer to much to ask for? I loved that in Deadlocked. 2: The checkpoints seem so far apart, especially in the beginning planets. 3: The other games seem so much funnier. I give this 7 out of 10.
R&C: Up Your Arsenal was the second R&C game I ever played. Up Your Arsenal also has a good plot, nice, polished graphics and a bunch of replay value. But they fixed the flaws that Going Commando had in this one. I give R&C: Up Your Arsenal 9 out of 10.
So there you have it. I recommend Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal over Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando. But I still recommend the entire series to any and all who even remotely like action/adventure games.