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GF Rating
8.5

11534 ratings

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

What you'd expect

posted by UncleMao (ANN ARBOR, MI) Jan 20, 2009

Member since Jul 2008

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I feel bad giving this game a 6, but I just can't push the rating up any higher. I guess I could summarize the game best by saying "been there done that." R&C Future breaks no new ground. It is the same R&C game you've played before. I was tired of it after the first hour, which is sad because I'm a big fan of the series. It just feels decidedly non-next gen. The graphics are fine, but for some reason they're only 720 (even though it's a PS3 original/exclusive). It seems like a game that was built to fill a void (good, original PS3 titles) and it lacks polish and innovation.

This game is probably best if you've never played a R&C game before. Or if you're a youngster.

These days I look for games that WOW me, and R&C Future didn't at all. The PS2 games are absolute gems. Future just fell a little flat.

I get the feeling that, at some point, they'll build an all new R&C that really feels polished and well conceptualized -- a true cartoon game for grown ups. But R&C Future isn't it.

Definitely worth a rental though.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Highly Entertaining

posted by ajwall (BRONXVILLE, NY) Apr 22, 2008

Member since Feb 2007

8 out of 9 gamers (89%) found this review helpful

Ratchet and Clank is not only fun the first time through, but it's actually just as fun to play through the second time.

You are Ratchet, a furry fox/cat like creature with a love of cartoonish weapons and a robot sidekick who can transform himself into all sorts of helpful gadgets, and who normally rides on your back like a backpack.

What makes this game so much fun are the different variety of weapons and how they mutate as you gain experience with them. I mean, who wouldn't want a remote-control tornado? Especially when you can control where it goes by tipping the controller while you make ratchet run around in other directions? It's fun to go through the game the second time on challenge mode and upgrade these weapons still further.

The environments are colorful and fantastic and so fun to explore. I particularly enjoyed the planet of the dinosaur-like creatures, especially because Klank tranforms into wings and you can glide all over the map tipping the controller like you are controlling the glide.

Interspersed are hilarious cut-scenes and star wars-like space combat sequences.

This is the first video game in over a year that I thought was fun enough to be replayed. And that's saying something, because I go through games like potato chips.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Playing Pixar

posted by Bubbha (REDLANDS, CA) Oct 29, 2007

Member since Oct 2006

13 out of 15 gamers (87%) found this review helpful

This is the best game on ps3. Great action, great story, great graphics, great control, enough unique bits but not overwhelming, good sound, a very balanced and enjoyable experience for any age.

You really have to experience this-- some of the later planets you visit are so gorgeous, the stuff in the background, the skies, the backdrops, the sheer size of everything.

The writing is great, the humor is fun, the characters are good.

The framerate is steady, and it is amazing how much stuff is happening at once. On the pirate level, I looked up in the sky, and it's this roiling, cloudy sky, like we've all seen in fps'.

But there's like 5 levels of sky, and they're not flat, they're like these diaphanous ribbons, flowing along, at different depths, and frequencies, colors. And that's just the sky.

This game shows that the holy grail of "pixar-like" videogames is now upon us.

I went out and bought it, and it was worth every penny, gotta send the rental back for y'all!

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