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5.0 out of 5 stars
Insomniac are victorious again., 24 Nov 2003
The PS2's greatest platforming duo are back- and in a brilliant new game. Locked and loaded ( renamed from Going commando), is the new game that Ratchet and CLank star in, and just like the first game, Insomniac have made a entertaining and overall excellent game that is probably the best platformer on the PS2, along with JAk 2:renegade.
BAsically, the core gameplay mechanics have not changedfrom the previous game. However, as the formula was brilliant, i think that many people will agree that Insomniac were wise not to change this.
The mephasis is till on platform style shooting, with over 20 guns on offer, most of which can be upgraded, bringing vthe total up to around 40 weapons. The weapons are quite innovative e.g. The sheepinator, which turns enemy into sheep, or the spiderbot, which releases a small controllable spider, which blows up when near enemies.ALso, the RYNO 2 is available- this is the succesor to the RYNO, the strongest weapoin in the first game. May hardcore gamers who bought the very expensive RYNO, such as myself, will be very pleased with this(it does cost 1 million bolts though!).
There are also some new additions, which are cleverly titled MAxi games (mini games). These include gladitorial fights, space shootouts, wipeout fusion style racing, and, flying.
Also, there are many new gadgets, such as the Charge boots, which allow you to hover over ground and move at a rapid speed across terrain.
I do not wish the story for to-be buyers of the game, but I will reveal that Ratchet and Clank are assigned to search for a stolen experiment for a new super company like Gadgetron, known as Megacorp and lead by the weirdly named Abercombie Fizzwidget.
Overall this is a brilliant games, and deserves a 100% rating.
P.s. the only minor problem is that the camera sometimes gets annyoing when you fight large amounts of baddies, but with the quick press of a button the camera can be fixed to its normal and favourable position.
PPS A new weapon,known as the Zodiac, is acquriable in the game, as it is more powerful then the RYNO and the RYNO 2! BUT! It costs 1.5 million bolts! Only dedicated gamers will be able to purchase it.