Reviews and Problems with Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus
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Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus
23 February 2014
Excerpt: Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus , the intergalactic duo’s sixth PlayStation 3 outing, is a largely tedious affair. If you’ve ever played a Ratchet & Clank game before, well, you might as well have already played Into the Nexus . It is unequivocally Ratchet by the numbers, a quality that is both its selling point and its epitaph. In terms of gameplay, Into the Nexus plays it safe.
Fusing action, humor, and planet-hopping in a fun romp.
Common Sense Media
22 November 2013
Summary: Parents need to know that Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus is a third-person action-adventure hybrid that has you fight against robotic and alien enemies using a variety of weapons. One gun is used from a first-person perspective for more realism. Enemies disappear into a small collection of nuts and bolts, which can be picked up by Ratchet and Clank. The game also has some minor sexual innuendo in the dialogue and a reference to alcohol.
Summary: Prior to moving towards a more multiplatform approach, Insomniac Games was responsible for two extraordinary franchises for the PlayStation 3: 'Resistance: Fall of Man' and the 'Ratchet & Clank' future series. While the former was a heavy focus on a more mature first-person shooter theme, the latter delivered action platforming at its best.
Review: Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus (Sony PlayStation 3)
21 November 2013
Summary: Into the Nexus is a great game that streamlines the Ratchet & Clank experience into a short but fun ride. The gameplay has been refined to the point of being perhaps the best in the series, the story ties up loose ends left by previous games, and the budget price makes the whole package incredibly hard to pass up. I was worried that Insomniac wasn’t going to put their best foot forward with this game, but they blew me away.
Conclusion: The most valid criticism that can be leveled at Ratchet and Clank: Into the Nexus is that it is over too soon. The game has a prologue, four large planets where the story missions take place, and an arena planet. You can easily reach the somewhat abrupt ending in 6-8 hours, depending upon how much you look for the collectibles. There is still enough to do, however, to easily justify the game’s $30 price tag.
Excerpt: Ladies and gentlemen, we gather here today to mourn the loss of one of the most enjoyable gaming franchises of the past decade. The Ratchet & Clank Franchise enjoyed a great run between its launch in 2002 and 2009's entry, A Crack in Time , but it appears as though developer Insomniac Games has all but given up on our furred hero. Following two well -meaning but subpar entries, Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus was meant to be a glorious return to form.
Excerpt: Ratchet and Clank: Into the Nexus walks a narrow line as a sequel. It feels like you expect a Ratchet and Clank game to feel with the same exceptional weapons, enticing upgrades, and charming characters. Yet Into the Nexus also constantly surprises with a ton of new ideas that are never overused. It opens with Ratchet and Clank transporting the space witch Vendra Prog to prison.