Excerpt: It seems that developer Insomniac Games have wanted to experiment with their Ratchet & Clank series in recent years. Last year’s Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One was a cooperative spin on the series that, while not one of the stronger games in the series, was certainly a lot of fun. This year, we’ve had the release of The Ratchet & Clank Trilogy to celebrate the 10 th anniversary of the series, which, being a collection of HD updates of PS2 games, was a compilation of how the...
Excerpt: Ratchet and Clank is a series that needs a break from the gaming world. While the dynamic duo is as charming as ever, their next generation endeavours have failed to live up to the Playstation 2 gems we all know and love. Now we have Ratchet & Clank QForce , which features the classic run and gun gameplay of its predecessors combined with a tower defence element to try and shake up the aging gameplay.
Excerpt: In the PS2 era there was a trio of trilogies that all tried to innovate the action-platformer genre and starred cartoony mascot teams. From Sucker Punch we got the Sly Cooper series, from Naughty Dog we got Jak and Daxter , and from Insomniac we got Ratchet and Clank . I have many fond memories of playing all of these series, but the one that always rose to the top of the heap was the wrench-wielding Lombax and his robot sidekick/backpack.
Conclusion: To see how the series started off and then see the hard work that has gone into developing each sequel makes you appreciate these games on a whole different level. Each game keeps the best parts of the previous one while trying something new, which gives each installment a fresh feel while maintaining the core of the series. Both trilogies have an undeniable charm about them that makes you want to experience the stories over and over again.
Excerpt: Ratchet and Clank is a series of games that was first released back in 2002 and was developed by Insomniac Games. R&C follows the main protagonists as they save the universe from maniacal super-villains with amazing regularity. These titles have become renowned for a combination of action platforming with an emphasis on over the top weaponry. The original R&C trilogy has recently received the HD treatment.
Excerpt: I can understand why some people won't be overly impressed by Insomniac's latest Ratchet and Clank adventure. If you've been playing the series since its PS2 debut back in 2002 you may well be growing tired of the action platforming formula. You might be wondering if secondary character Clank's levels will ever be entertaining, or if the dev team can continue to think up crazy new ideas for weapons.
Summary: Even though they are separated for this adventure, Ratchet & Clank are still going to kick your butt. After seven installments, it looks like this duo still has a few tricks left up its sleeve. This game has everything, fast action, time travel, a great sense of humor and some of the best visuals of any platformer game. A Crack in Time is easily one of the best PlayStation 3 games of the year! Tweet This product was submitted by the publisher for review.
Excerpt: I really enjoyed the original Ratchet & Clank. The game was a great mix of action and platforming that kept you hooked all throughout the multitude of massive levels. But when I heard a sequel was coming out a year later, I was a little concerned. How could anyone get a completely new game ready to go in a year? Even after witnessing it at E3 and earlier this year at Sony's Gamers' Day 2003, I was not that impressed with Ratchet & Clank Going Commando.