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Great fun ... but over too quickly
on 23 November 2007
I recieved this game from Amazon on the Friday it was released and raced home from work as quick as I could to play it, finally a new ps3 title to play...woohoo!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'd played all the other Ratchet and Clank games on the ps2 and enjoyed them all immensely so I had been looking forward to this game coming out for months and when it finally arrived I could hardly contain my excitement.
The game is just as much fun as all the others ... BUT ... it's far too easy and far too short. I recieved it on Friday and finished it on Saturday.
I'll explain more about the easy part ... every time you visit a weapons, armour or device vendor you're health is completely replenished to full which to me takes away the sense of achievement you got grom the other Ratchet and Clanks for getting through any particularly hard parts as these vendors are everywhere and if you're low on health you just have to run to the nearest one, press triangle and you're health is full again, you don't even have to buy anything. Also the map-o-matic you acquire later in the game gives you the locations of all gold bolts and leviathan souls which takes the fun out of finding things in the game, the only things you really have to search for are the holo-plans for the ryno iv and there's only 15 of them so it's not particularly taxing to do.
I have to say that as much as I was looking forward to this game I found it a huge letdown in terms of length and ease, it seems to me that the makers, Insomniac, sacrificed great gameplay for great graphics, and yes the graphics are truly spectular to look at, it's very much like playing a Pixar movie ... BUT I expect so much more from my ps3, I expect a game with great graphics and gameplay that lasts so much longer than 2 nights of gaming.
The game is still fun to be played through a 2nd or even a 3rd time so you can upgrade all your weapons and buy the mega versions and upgrade them too but all in all i'd say I was very disappointed with this game. It's just too easy and too short and I believe my ps3 is capable of so much more.
I've given this title 4 stars quite simply because it's Ratchet and Clank and I believe Insomniac can ...and must ...do better next time.
P.S The bossd battles are easy too, I finished the final boss in 2 attempts, the final boss in the 1st Ratchet and Clank took me so many attempts to finish that I lost count!!!!!!!!!!!!
P.S Although the game is too easy, it is great fun to replay and try to max out all your weapons and find all the holo-plans and gold bolts, i'm finding the tornado launcher the hardest to max out, but maybe i'm just not very good with the sixaxis???????????????