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More manlyness than cute!
on 25 November 2005
This is one of the best yet - I got it on release date.. and today I'm on the last level - and no I'm not sad just spend a couple of hours a day on it in the evening!
It follows along with the other games. But it's for players who like the guns. Now you "mod" up your guns/weapons with various different things like more ammo capacity and freezing/brain washing (reminds me of the sheepinator!)
The graphics are as splendid as usual.. and the amount of stuff that goes on during Arena matches can make your eyes go a bit fuzzy.. If you remember the challenges in the arena last time then.. it just a bit like that.
But until I got it home that's what I thought it was all going to be about. But although that is good, it isn't you can still wander around, even get out of the landstalker/other ground based cars etc... whenever you want. You still collect bolts. But I'm affraid... NO Golden Bolts hidden away. They do hide some special money things about.. but no collecting really as such.
The best thing is that you can set the difficulty - for one star to five - and at five you need really nimble fingers!
The cutaways (the video story) are as funny as usual.. and even Al (the geek) and Clank are there. There is no playing as clank which is a shame.
So, in conclusion this one is a little for the Grown Ups and less for the little ones - but can be adapted for both.
BTW... the best weapon (like Ryno and Ryno II) is only 2,000,000 bolts... and I've only got about a 1,000,000 so there plenty more to do.
You can play all areas online. And locally via Co-Oprative play.. so if something is a little difficlut you can get a mate to "cover you" and act as a real team... which is all fab..
You get the swingshot, gravity boots, grind boots.. but no fantastic puzzles this time.. remember the hacker anyone?
Because it's not titled Ratchet and Clank 4 - is a good thing as it's a slight departure from that dynamic duo.. but I'm sure they'll be making a new one for... might I dare say it (wish it)... the PS4! Which is good as this one is about ratchet.
The game will never end - as there is 15 skill points per planet and they are really hard - at least there's no cryptic clue - just do what it says.. but some are really difficult... you'll see.
I've really loved playing this one.. as with all R&Cs... Nice one insomniac games - you did it again!
Go buy it now - it's well worth it!