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).
For years I have been a huge fan of this series, the creativity and humor in some of these games is unmatched especially in the past few 1st person shooter years. Insomniac seemed to have turned the notch up with the story telling in this game which is just awesome. My only complaint is that the controls seem to be off on this one, I found myself using 1st person controlling even on the classic control setting. Having said that the story might seem short but keep in mind that the smaller planets are making up for what in the past happened in the larger planets. In the end the game comes down to craving to play it even after beating it, and this game makes me want to keep playing!!!!