My wife is a huge ratchet and clank fan. She played once and didn't have interest playing again (didn't like having to play with AI). I knew it was co-op going in with a different camera view...hoped she'd still like it (she didn't).
1) little bit I saw had R&C humor
2) gameplay felt pretty tight
1) pushed out camera view
2) have to play with AI (or play co-op local or online pass)
Overall I thought the game was ok, good for a play through if you like the series chances are you will like this game. One of the most annoying things in this game is you dont have free camera movement, in other words if you want to see in a direction you have to run that way and try to get the camera to change. Also they're were several times when the computer partner would get stuck or sit there and do nothing.
I'd say this is more of a knockoff in the series like Secret Agent Clank, not bad at all, just not amazing like a normal R&C game.
Honestly, I love R&C but the series has matured with the hardware, needs more cinema and drama, so in a way, I'm glad they took a break from the real thing and did this offshoot, but, it's nowhere near as good as trademark games.
I will say that the 4 player co-op and game mechanics are far better than other games that have tried their hand at this. That's why it gets a 7.
I will say that R&C games in the past make it hard to put the controller down, this games makes it hard for me to pick it back up =/
But it's well made, a bit fun but a bit disappointing if your hopes are high.