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Not for the casual gamer.
on 7 October 2016
Love the original Ratchet and Clank trilogy and the PS3 "full games", all of which I have played to the end. Some R&C games, however, switch from the camera following Ratchet's movements to the stupid "camera looks the direction you point it to look" system. If you turn and run, you have to use the other "joystick" - it's probably got some other name these days - to actually look in the direction you're physically travelling in. It's no big problem if you're used to those major shoot-em-up games, but if you're a casual gamer like me, this separate camera control makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.
I gave up at the stage where you had to jump from one magnetic walkway to another under severe time constraints - you had to look where you wanted to jump, using that second joystick to look. Totally unintuitive to my brain, and it made the game too frustrating for words.