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Intergalactic Platform Heaven!!
on 11 November 2002
Finally, a 'platformer' worthy of Playstation2!!
R&C delivers on so many fronts - the gameplay is first rate, the graphics are fantastic, the depth and breadth of the game just astound.
Now, I haven't completed the game (yet) but I'm a reasonable way through and I love it. The gadgets and weapons (count 'em - 35 of the blighters!!!) are fantastic. Examples - on the Blarg spacestation you can buy a "taunter" which distracts enemies by making stupid noises in their general direction, The Glove of Doom creates 5 little blighters which run off, find the nearest enemy and then self-destruct, The Suck Cannon sucks in small enemies and then blasts them back at whatever is in the way.
The lead characters are generally endearing with Clank stealing the show as a droll but 'politically correct' little Robot.
The cut scenes are great to look at and contain some great comedy moments. R&S is one of those games where they really add to the plot development and aren't just there to look pretty.
OK. Downsides. There are but a few. The constant 'clinking' noise as you pick up bolts can get irritating and as with many other games such as this, the camera can end up where you don't want it (although, to be fair, this is quite rare and very easy to put right).
Summary: It's a platformer. It's great. If you've got Jak and Daxter, this surpasses it by miles. It looks good, sounds good, feels good and has little moments in it that will have you grinning from ear to ear. Worth adding to your collection as the ultimate PSX2 platformer.