Shane Windham "author of The Secret Me books", Amazon
15 August 2010
Summary: Sooner or later, the creators of the Ratchet & Clank series were bound to try a few new things. This is one of those changes which didn't work well in the innovation department. If you've never experienced a Ratchet game, you'll likely enjoy this much more than veteran players, simply because the mechanics we've grown so used to have been altered here. And it doesn't feel as intuitive as the other game controls are.
Summary: I was realy hoping that It would be more like R&C1 but they didn't do that. It is also to Easy I got all the exterminater cards (you get them for doing things like Beating every level on exterminator the higest dificulty seting). I just play theselevels Tower of Power and Higer Ground just for the platforming elements. I also miss the HakerAnd the gadget like that in evry other game and the only gadget is the swing shot.
Good, but please give us more of a story and more Clank next time!
Steven Guy, Amazon
3 February 2006
Summary: I like Ratchet & Clank and I've got all four of the PSII games. They're fun, funny, engaging, clever, witty, amusing, challenging and interesting. This new game looks fantastic and the weapons are great. The challenges are interesting, but I miss: 1. A good story. 2. Clank, who is only a minor character in this one. 3. Captain Quark, who has been developing into of R&C's most loveable and amusing characters. 4. A good story.
Summary: If you are a big fan of the Ratchet and Clank series; if you would list all three games in your top ten, then you probably won't like Ratchet: Deadlocked. Ratchet: Deadlocked features around the popular arena battles from RC:GC and RC:UYA. I, for one, loved the arena battles in those games. But there is more than such a thing as too much. The entire game is an arena battle, with a few hoverbike and other vehicle missions thrown in. Did you enjoy exploration?
Summary: First and foremost, I absolutely love the R & C series. Ratchet himself is cute-but-not-too-cute, just butch enough to carry off his hardshooting lifestyle. Sony must have found a lot of positive feedback about the arena battles from previous games in the series, because as others say, Deadlocked is mostly that. There are two major areas to go - one is a shuttle to the arena, two is a shuttle to whichever planetary quest you're currently on.
Summary: Take the previous Ratchet and Clank games, remove the game parts, string together all the arena battles, and this is what you get. In addition, the weapon upgrade system has hit the point of overcomplication, and the controls don't seem as effortless as they were in the Ratchet and Clank games; something just isn't right with the way the analog stick maps to turn speed. Great graphics, yes. But that's not enough at this late stage in the PS2's life.
Summary: I am really disappointed with this game (and I loved the other Ratchet & Clank games). This game just moves from one arena battle to the next (in the form of very small planets), so you don't get the adventures you do with the previous games. There is a cooperative mode where two players can play, but you need a big tv because it's like watching a couple of microbes run around.