Summary: Sure you're basically just hopping
around and fighting stuff…but hey, you look good doing it! In the end,
Ratchet and Clank will qualify as an endearing title. The characters grow
on you, and the mission based play keeps things interesting.
Pros: Run, jump, and throw deadly eggs at your foolish enemies.
Cons: Platforming to its core, no multiplayer or destructible environments.
Excerpt: Along the same vein, Spyro the Dragon creators Insomniac have moved out from beneath the shadow the dragon’s wings. After creating the best platformers on the PSX, Insomniac is pulling double duty creating a new franchise AND making it the best platformer available on the PlayStation 2.
Excerpt: Here comes another platform game. How many variations can
there be on this staple of the game console. Well Ratchet and Clank is more than
your typical platform game. There are action sequences, plenty of shoot-em-up
combat and even puzzles to challenge your wits.
The story begins with Ratchet, a space ship mechanic of sorts, who stumbles upon
a mini robot named Clank. Clank has just escaped from our antagonist Chairman
Excerpt: The first Ratchet & Clank title launched in late 2002 to positive sales across all regions, including Japan, where reactions to western platformers isn't usually anything worth mentioning. Insomniac proved that they weren't a one trick pony after moving on from Spyro the Dragon , and with Ratchet & Clank: Locked and Loaded , they're trying to prove that they can make a great sequel with a meager 12 month development cycle. Is the proof in the pudding?