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Ratchet & Clank 3: Up your Arsenal
28 May 2012
Excerpt: The Ratchet & Clank series, together with Naughty Dog’s Jak (& Daxter) games, rule the present day platform-genre, a genre dominated by Sony’s PlayStation 2. For the third year in a row, Insomniac brings us a new game featuring the beloved duo.
Excerpt: After word spreads of Ratchet and Clank's recent conquest in Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando, Clank finds himself recognized as an interstellar robot of mystery and intrigue after starring in his own television series, Secret Agent Clank.
Excerpt: What can you say about a franchise that consistently has provided solid gameplay, enjoyable humor and amusing characters? Classic is the term that comes to mind, which easily sums up the Ratchet and Clank series.
Excerpt: Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal is the third game in the mega-series from game developer Insomniac. It follows in the footsteps of the two previous games, Ratchet & Clank and Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando, very well and in fact succeeds them in terms of overall performance.
Excerpt: Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal doesn’t try to reinvent the wheel. Unlike other games in its genre, which try to bring in foreign concepts like GTA -style gameplay, Ratchet and Clank tries to simply perfect platform games by sticking to the roots.
Excerpt: The third instalment of any game is always going to be a challenge. After all the praise received from the predecessors, you need to pull something very special out of your hat to push the envelope, rather than just obviously wanting to milk your game for all its worth.
Excerpt: Though the games industry is abundant in generic platform adventures, few have been able to match the level design and gameplay of Insomniac's efforts with Ratchet and Clank. Both Ratchet and Clank and its sequel proved just how well weapons-based combat could be blended with the standard platform...
Excerpt: Features Players 1-8 Memory Card Compatible Online Multiplayer Dolby Pro Logic II 480p support Introduction Being somewhat detached from platform games in recent years, I decided to return to my roots for some good old platform gaming fun.
Summary: As the third game in the long-running
franchise, Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal does an excellent job of
maintaining the series' flavor while adding some new elements. The single player
mode is somewhat familiar, with new weapons and more elaborate cut-scenes, while
staying true to the series'...