This game really clicked for me. I fell in love with this game from the word "go."
The environments are lush and alive. Spaceships zoom busily from place to place. Plants seem real enough to touch. Character models look wonderfully cartoony, and enemies are just enticingly hypnotizing to look at up close. The voice acting is top-notch, and the game avoids getting too bogged down in story. This is a game for gaming, not for watching.
There are so many planets to explore, each with a distinct look. Each level feels like a playset, complete with hidden passageways and intricate layouts. With each successive level, I couldn't wait to see what was around every corner.
As varied as the environments are, the controls and weapons are even more so. There are more weapons than you know what to do with, and more ways of using them than you'll ever remember. More than God of War, this game rewards those who develop their own play-style. In terms of the gadgetry, I felt more like I was playing an FPS like Doom 3 or Half-Life 2 instead of a platformer.
This game is now nearly six years old, but it looks and plays as good as any of the best platformers being released currently. I never bothered to check this game out until now because I'd heard so often how "average" and "predictable" this game was. Don't believe it! This game is endlessly fun and I can't wait to play through it again.
This is an awesome game, if you didn't know, Ratchet is a lombax (sort of like a cat thingy) and Clank is the robot on Ratchet's back (he's the device used to hover over gaps, boost jump, etc.). This game is hilarious and fun. The graphics are good, the sound is great, and the controls are okay (because you cant strafe like in the other 3). A great game, like I said on all the others (except Deadlocked) this is a game worth your $20. I know that you will love the series if you play one of these games, honestly. Please go buy it.