Summary: Ratchet and Clank Future: Quest for Booty is like Tools of Destruction divided by four. It's a fourth the length and a fourth the price, but it's almost as brilliant as its predecessor, and that's saying something.
Pros: The captivating plot, which is sure to have you laughing, The small yet noticeable wrench additions that keep the experience fresh, The beautiful graphics at a budget price point
Cons: The three hour length, The lack of weapon variety
Conclusion: Slick almost to a fault, Insomniac attempts to obscure the fact that Quest is merely more of the same via a façade of bombastic battles that unfortunately wind up being more tedious than exciting.
Pros: Insomniac's sense of humor. Rusty Pete, the perpetually soused robotic pirate from
Ratchet and Clank Future: Quest for Booty (PS3) - Review
30 January 2009
Excerpt: In Fall 2007, the Ratchet and Clank series made its HD debut on the Playstation 3 in the form of Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction. The game was praised for its excellent weapon based combat and strong production values. Less than a year later the surprise follow up, Quest for Booty, appeared on the Playstation Network in an attempt to bridge the gap between Tools of Destruction and the next major release in the series (currently slated for release sometime...
Excerpt: Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty isn't your typical downloadable game. Its production values are on par with the duo's last full-blown adventure, Tools of Destruction, and in fact the story picks up right where that game left off. While playing the game, there's no real way to tell that you aren't playing a full-fledged Ratchet & Clank adventure other than there are fewer animated cutscenes and sequences than usual.
Excerpt: The Ratchet and Clank series has been awfully good to gamers; it provided one of most consistently quality experiences on the PS2, and even managed to successfully port its addictive formula to the PSP. Last year's Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction continued the streak on the PS3, and now the hardest working duo in gaming is back (well, half of them, anyway) in Quest for Booty , a bite-sized download on the PlayStation Network.
Conclusion: Quest for Booty is a great, although short, title that is perfect for its PSN release. We get a full fledged Ratchet game except shorter and for a much smaller price. All aspects of the game are refined and improved and the change from heavy shooter to more platforming gameplay is a welcomed and refreshing change. The visuals are an improvement to last years beautiful game.
Excerpt: Last year’s Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction brought some welcome colour and charm to the PS3’s line-up, and proved that the long-running series was still fresh and relevant. With Quest for Booty, Insomniac gives the franchise the episodic treatment with a short but sweet downloadable sequel to Tools of Destruction. Quest for Booty is currently available as a 3.2 gigabyte download on PSN at R140, with a Blu-Ray release coming within the next few weeks.
Excerpt: With the advent of downloadable games from both Sony's and Microsoft's services, the most we expected to get out of publishers is a few simplistic games here and there. Never did any of us imagine we'd be getting deep and complete games such as Gran Turismo and Warhawk via a downloadable service. Obviously, this only bodes for Sony, as Microsoft's Xbox Live has yet to offer downloadable games that can compete.