really short, missing past ratchet characteristics
posted by pipo_star (SAN BRUNO, CA) Jan 27, 2014
Member since Jan 2014
probably the reason why they took out some ratchet and clank traits because the movie that's coming out this year. so they quickened it to tie loose ends, and introduce the beginning of the movie. plus its cheap so you cant expect a lot. I liked the idea of moving around in space, there will be missions and boss battles that will use this technique. but it's missing the side missions, mini-games and lots of guns. id have to say the earlier ones were better. but what I liked was the improvement of graphics, some scenes were lovely compared a few years ago. plus, I missed some of the humor the series had... even ratchet seemed kinda depressing :-/ so overall, even though this is a side mission, it should give a nice story and lots of fun (were poor, I need money). but I havent played a ratchet/clank game in a long time and I expect too much. I have to admit that I had fun memories using the wrench to hit everything. but Im hopin in the future that the series will have new changes and more experiences. ratchet/clank always brings new gameplay and keeps old traditions fun. nexus is for the fan, possibly for the one who wanna see the movie.
This is a very solid, but short, Ratchet & Clank game. If you've been missing the single player focus that the series had been known for, you won't be let down. The writing does show humor, but it doesn't do the one thing I expected, based on all the reviews: provide an end to the R&C Future saga. Instead, it just continued some of the story, in a way that I actually found to be quite boring (though it was much better than Quest for Booty).
My first play through took about 6 hours or so, but only because I had the difficulty all the way up, and I made sure I found all the RYNO parts and gold bolts (more than half of both before I got the treasure mapper). To get the platinum, I had 1+ (almost 2) play throughs, both at less than 4 hours. It really was the fun game play that I remember, but none of the story completion I had been led to believe to expect. Yet I still smile about hearing Clank's giggle again.
If you like Ratchet & Clank, but have been let down by the recent multi-player focused R&C titles, grab this (since you've most likely played most of the single player titles). If you've never been exposed to R&C yet, pass on this for now, and get A Cr.ack In Time or Tools of Destruction (both PS3).