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Gutted! I bid you adieu R&C
on 3 February 2013
Let me explain. I am a 42 year old woman (and the coolest Mum ever according to my 17 year old son and his friends!!) who has loved R&C ever since stumbling across the first one ten years ago. I have always been a gamer ever since Pong came along and I was the first and only one of my friends to own an Atari. I have tried all genres but R&C has been my favourite game since I first met the fabulous Captain Quark.
I bought a PS3 with my hard earned money mainly because of this and the Final Fantasy Franchises. I loved Tools of Destruction and am actually playing through it again right now, for the 50th+ time. Quest For Booty was exactly what it promised as an inbetween downloadable game. Crack In Time was good but the weapons weren't as good as the weapons in TOD in my opinion and even on the hardest level, it was too easy. Then came All For One which was terrible. I have played it maybe 3 times and I bought it as a pre-order! And then came this effort. It's awful! Running backwards and fowards defending your base whilst at the same time, trying to search for vendors etc. It is the first R&C game that I haven't even bothered to complete. I was really hoping that Insomniac would listen to people like me, the ones who love these games so much we don't wait for them to drop in price or buy them 2nd hand, we pre-order and pay top dollar!
I usually note what other people's reviews have to say but always find out for myself even if I have been forewarned by the fabulous reviewers on Amazon. Sadly I must report that all of the other negative reviewers on here have it absolutely right. What have they done to my treasured R&C? I would've expected this type of game and gameplay on a PS2 not the PS3. It all started so well and lost it's way. I wish Insomniac would have more faith in their product and not try to change it to be more "online friendly". What about us, the people who have stayed loyal year after year and game after game? So, if anyone at Insomniac ever reads their reviews, know that with heavy heart, I leave you R&C. I will miss saving the universe, from laughing at the latest Quark-ism, upgrading my weapons from pop to booooomm, collecting bolts and from swearing at the TV (I know I'm old enough to know better!!) when I get hit and lose my multiplyer! But most of all, I'll miss the fun I had with you my old friend!
Now I have to find another game that DOES deliver the aforementioned fun. Any ideas???
PS - I gave this game 2 stars but really it should be 1. This is purely because I couldn't bring myself to grade it as a single star effort. So I give it 1 for this game and 1 because I love R&C (from yester-year, sniff, sniff)
UPDATE: 21/07/2013 New R&C game due out soon IS return to former glory and game-play style. Hoorah!!!