This game lives up to most of the standards set by past R&C games with a few exceptions, The game was way too short, And for a game that insomniac claimed would be the biggest ratchet and clank game ever, It felt like it was lacking enough weapons.
These two complaints aside (big enough complaints to take the game from a 10 to an 8 IMHO), The game is a blast. They don't really break from the established formula, but hey if its not broke....
The controls were as tight as ever, the platforming elements were great and while some of the plot twist were fairly predictable I was suprised to see Captain Quark getting his hands (just a little mind you) dirty in a fight for once.
This game makes a great rental do to it's short play time (even if you collect everything) and the fact that the whole family can enjoy it.
My wife rarely can handle any thing with "that tricky strafing thing"
but she enjoyed it, My six year old played it like a champ, And even my three year old could kind of handle the game play with out too much frustration.
The crowning jewel of the game, In my opinion was Mr. Zurkon's one liners. Not a day has passed since the game arrived without me hearing at least one family member quote Mr. Z, And I don't know if I'll ever tire of my little guy telling me "Mr. Zurkon does NOT come in peace!"
This game I personally found it to be great in most of every way. I love the collecting of bolts too, it reminds me of older game in the past where collecting stuff could acually have an impact on the game later. I just have only one thing to say bad about it though. This game was so very good but if you don't win or play all the other ones, you can get rather confused by most of everything in the game. Not to mention the whole space lingo that everyone speaks of and we know almost nothing about. I loved it because of the old school roots but I just wish that it was a little more friendly towards people who haven't completely won the past games, just sayin'.
Having never played a Ratchet and Clank game before, even though I've had a PS3 for a while, I felt this game was about above average. The graphics were okay, the gameplay was a little repetitive, in the air and on the planets. The guns were okay, but not many were direct attact weapons. This game pales in comparison to some of the newer platformers/shooters out there(Uncharted 2).