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).
posted by macoulink (FORT MADISON, IA) Dec 29, 2013
Member since Dec 2013
Really cool graphics, and the gameplay was the high quality that we would expect from the franchise and the game engine...BUT...One of the huge things we love about Ratchet and Clank is that the games in the series are most, if not all, 2-4 players! This one was a single player game-bummer.