Reviews and Problems with Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters
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Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters
3 June 2012
Excerpt: As with so many PlayStation 2 franchises, Ratchet & Clank are also making the jump to the PlayStation Portable. Developed by High Impact Games, Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters doesn’t really try to reinvent the franchise, but it features all of the things that made it a success in the first place.
Excerpt: In need of enhancement. When writing about Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters , it would be easy to rehash the old games, pop in a few Viagra or Enzyte jokes, and slather the review with innuendo. Instead, I’ll keep this clean.
Pros: Compelling plot, Weapon power-ups, Unlockable overdose, Bland graphics, Skyboarding... never again, It's all been done... and better.
Conclusion: Even the audio is more of the same. Often times after cutscenes it completely cuts out for no particular reason. Other than that glitch, the sound effects are mostly subdued, while the music can be catchy at times.
Excerpt: Any Ratchet and Clank game bares comparison to Jak and Daxter, and visa versa. They both feature an unlikely duo of ledge leaping madcap protagonists, and subsequently manage to attract much attention for their similarities.
Excerpt: Ratchet & Clank have made it into some very hallowed territory. In this day and age of over-muscled protagonists, sci-fi warriors, and violent criminal "heroes," you don't get too many talking animal characters, barring movie adaptations, of course.
Summary: Parents need to know that this adventure features a gun-touting cartoon hero who saves a child from abduction. While there isn't explicit violence or gore, much of the gameplay involves shooting, throwing bombs, and whacking enemies with a wrench.
Conclusion: Ratchet and Clank: Size Matters is not a groundbreaking game. It won’t change the way you look at platformers, and it won’t inspire a generation of young gamers. But it’s a well-done, good-looking, and most of all fun game, and it really shows off what the PSP is capable of.
Pros: Great graphics, Wicked weapons, Multiple mini-games
Conclusion: In the end, it is really difficult not to just sit back and be impressed with the several accomplishments that Ratchet and Clank have made over the past and what it continues to do here on the PSP. Size Matters is one of those games that really just are bound to impress anyone who picks it up.