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  • Summary: While on a much needed vacation, Ratchet and Clank's rest and relaxation time is suddenly cut short as they soon find themselves lured into a mysterious quest. Following the trail of a kidnapped girl, Ratchet and Clank rediscover a forgotten race of genius inventors known as the Technomites. They soon uncover a plot more dangerous than they could have imagined. Set in the franchise's signature style sci-fi universe, players take on the roles of both Ratchet and Clank in a journey across the galaxy full of new destinations to explore and conquer. Features new and returning weapons and gadgets, including the Blitz Cannon, Agents of Doom and Shrink Ray. Players can utilize the all-new customizable armor system themed for various game play to gain upgrades and advance through challenging action-packed areas. Gain access to different vehicles to compete in races and combat enemies in intense battlefield missions. [SCEA] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 35
  2. Negative: 3 out of 35
  1. A port it may be, but this game is strong enough to stand on its own two feet as an essential PS2 title. You owe it to your trusty PS2 to check this game out. [Apr 2008, p.66]
  2. If you pair that up with the weak gameplay and the obvious graphics and controls downgrade, you will realize this PS2 port just can't be compared to its Ratchet & Clank PS2 predecessors or the stellar PS3 game, Tools of Destruction.
  3. A straight port from PSP-version. Compared to previous PS2 games, controls are cluncky and graphics are very rough. Story is still quite funny, but everything else has been seen before. Size matters, but the bigger is not better. [Apr 2008]
  4. Unfortunately the game doesn't offer that big of a difference from other R&C games and its flaws outweigh its pluses. I recommend the PSP version over this PS2 port for fun, short bursts of on-the-go R&C style fun.
  5. A technically weak port on the PS2, Size Matters is best left on the PSP.
  6. If you’ve played this on the PSP, there’s no reason at all to pick it up on the PS2. Even if you haven’t played it before, it’s hard to recommend.
  7. Take a game meant for a handheld and put it on the PS2, and all of a sudden every flaw is magnified. [June 2008, p.83]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. MisterX
    Apr 8, 2008
    10
    Ok, first things first. Everybody rate this game so low, because this is not as good as the other Ratchet and Clank games, but listen, this game was originally made for PSP and PSP games are not as good as PS2 games. +: pretty long (for a PSP game), great difficulty, HUMOR, weapons, story, caracters, graphics (PSP), sound and music, multiplayer -: Graphics (PS2, cuz they didn't cahnge it that much). Expand
  2. Nov 20, 2012
    8
    I didn't know the game was received so negatively, it's one of the best Playstation 2 games I've ever played! Infact it might be the best one I've ever played. This game is very memorable, I loved it! Expand
  3. Feb 16, 2012
    6
    This is one hell of a disappointing game making it one of the worst in the series. First of all this is exactly the same thing as the PSP one so if you played that don't waste your time. The weapons are the center piece of this game, there's a huge variety some are great like the lacerators others are just plain bad like the concussion gun. Controls for this game is great especially when using ratchet the shooting mechanics are great the rest are very bad. Skyboard controls are soo frustratingly bad and giant clank is very unresponsive. Although gameplay is good, the camera really stinks and makes the game so frustrating that its very tempting to throw the controller. Single player is very short and multiplayer gets pretty repetitive after a while. The PS2 is old now when compared to the PS3 but the graphics in this game are very bad. Sound and music is similar, sometimes its so annoying that its better to play on mute. The game on the PSP wasn't perfect but that maybe due to the PSP itself, on the PS2 it just makes it worst by far. Expand
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    Oct 21, 2008
    5
    Worst Ratchet and Clank of them all. The camera has you looking at the sky or the ground if you get near a wall, enemies take half your life with one hit and the weapons are really lame. I wish I had not spent the $5 to rent it. AVOID Expand
  5. Apr 11, 2011
    5
    Though Size Matters still has some time consuming gameplay and variety of gadgets and weapons, it's just far too similar to the PSP version in all the wrong ways, such as its nearly hideous graphics, generic gameplay, and nothing but bland level design. Expand
  6. Dec 5, 2013
    4
    really this is not a good game
    so first of all why would you pay60 euro's for a boring gameplay ratchet and clank not even made by insomniac
    the weapons aren't good the gadjets i can't really remeber them that means there really not good and the story really seriously i mean a 7 year old could of have a better idee.
    the ryno issn't special the only special and good thing in the game is the custom armor menu where you can customize your armor but still even then the game is boring
    i would be okay if it costed 5 euro's but not for such a high price
    +:armor customiztion
    -:bad story
    -:bad gameplay
    -:bad character development
    -:high price
    -:boring and doesn't feel like a ratchet and clank game
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  7. PeterK
    Jul 30, 2009
    0
    I'm terrified. Just Terrified. What happened to this game? High Impact Games should have never crossed Ratchet and Clank way. Please, God, we want Insomniac back. Expand