Ratchet and Clank Collection Thoughts and Opinions
posted by Hydrobyte (READING, PA) Mar 24, 2013
Member since Mar 2013
This collection of games is a great way of reliving the past if you played the original games. These games are great, but not for gamefly. When I got this, I ended up rushing to beat all the games, not actually appreciating what was there. This is a great game...to buy. That way you can spend more time on each game.
There are some small things missing from the game play. Such as the wrench smasher mod. I forget the actual name of it. But in the original versions of the 3 games, you could win a mod that allows your wrench to destroy any boxes in a surrounding radius as well as other breakable items. Such as light posts and other small bolt producing items. I really loved this mod to my wrench, saved a lot of time and ammo when your trying to collect a bunch of free bolts.
I can say a few things that are negative in regards to games in the Ratchet & Clank series, but only 1 applies to these three: there aren't enough. The other negatives don't apply here: following EA's idiotic idea that great games must be diminished by forcing meaningless multi-player components. Yes, one of the games here has a multi-player component, but it's not forced on you, and definitely does not distract from the nirvana that is Ratchet & Clank.
The only thing that keeps this from being a perfect 10 is the lack of the other best game in the series, A C rack In Time (it's also PS3, so add that to your queue as well).
I haven't played any other series that takes the joy of 3D action platflorming that Mario 64 started on the N64, gave me characters I actually cared about, made me enjoy a large collection of imaginative (and fun) weapons, and did it all with humor that I actually appreciate.
Playing through this beautiful collection, I was constantly remembering highlights in the series' history throughout the past ten years. Even if it weren't for the current trend of re-releasing classics (Nintendo doesn't count since they regularly re-release their whole catalog, classic or not), R&C games are the only games I actually want to replay (and replay and replay...)
Come to think of it, there is another negative with these games: the fact that I will play other games, remembering that they do not live up to the majesty that these 3 (and A C rack In Time) achieve.