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  • Summary: [Playstation Network] The swashbuckling action in Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty begins one year following the intense ending in Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction. Ratchet's desperate search for Clank resumes with a bang as he finds himself engulfed in ship-board combat -- only to be cast adrift and washed up on the shores of a remote island on the planet Merdegraw. Our Lombax hero must overcome life-threatening challenges, encounter hostile new alien races and even form an allegiance with dreaded Captain Slag’s first mate, Rusty Pete. All in the pursuit of clues that lead Ratchet to the treasure of Captain Angstrom Darkwater, Slag's former commander and keeper of the only known link to the mysterious Zoni: the Fulcrum Star. Push, pull, and manipulate objects as you solve various puzzles using Ratchet's new wrench. New Light/Dark gameplay: Illuminate dark areas and use your wits to survive encounters with enemies that live in the dark. New Pirate Puzzles: Mix brew, manipulate shadows, and play tunes to find hidden booty. [SCEA] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
  1. Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty is a wonderfully enjoyable bite-sized helping of game goodness that will keep fans ticking over until the full release next year.
  2. 90
    It has a few hours of enjoyment and despite maybe being a little too short; you will want to go back over and over again.
  3. Aside from the questionable price point vs. game length, Quest for Booty is a solid quality platformer that will please any gamer looking for a fun adventure as their favorite Lombax.
  4. Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty is fresh and funny entertainment that the whole family can enjoy this summer. Insomniac Games achieved an action spectacle full of acrobatic jumps and simple puzzle solving. Three hours of adventures at its best for an adequate price.
  5. 75
    The game is shallow, but focused, and Insomniac's aim is clear: short, sweet, episodic content - but Quest for Booty gives the player the sense that Ratchet just isn't meant for episodic styling.
  6. If you haven't played a Ratchet and Clank game before, this is certainly a good place to start since it has a very short play time.
  7. Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty is a vanilla ice cream cone. It's snack-sized, relatively cheap, and is nice on a lazy summer day. But at some point, you'll probably wish it was part of a float or a banana split.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26
  1. Sep 10, 2013
    8
    Sometimes its nice to play threw a simple but well crafted game. The idea of releasing a demi ratchet and clank game at first scared me off however after experiencing Quest for Booty there is little doubt that this was an excellent instalment in the games franchise.
    Short but sweet, Quest for Booty is a step back from the grandness of a normal Ratchet and Clank game, yet retains all of the bolt juicy joy that the games are so famous for. Over a short campaign you will re-join Ratchet, now alone after the mysterious Zoni abduct Clank in the conclusion of Tools of Destruction. As well as picking up on the story, the game also carries on a lot of the previous games mechanics, graphics and general feel. This is by no means a new Ratchet and Clank experience but a 1.2 version of the previous game. This is all right as the style and story of the game is different enough, to make sure it in now way feels a drag. There are however a few positive changes mainly involving Ratchet who now has an upgraded wrench and weapons. Not having clank is a major system shock at first however you quickly make do as your plunder into your pirate filled adventure.
    Oh yes I forgot, this game is Ratchet Vs Ghost Pirates! Surely that IP is enough to get you to out to the shops to pick up such a ridiculous yet entertaining combo of characters.
    There’s little more that needs to be said about this game, in no way is it some kind of major leap forward for the franchise but it doesn’t want to be and neither does it try. Insomniac have delivered a solid instalment, which keeps the thirst for Lombax fuelled adventure parched long enough to get to the next full on Ratchet AND Clank game.
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  2. Apr 27, 2012
    8
    Ratchet & clank: quest for booty is great, really great, but...it's practically the same as its predecessor, and its a bit worse than its predecessor too. Its still a really good game with nice graphics, a comedic script and unique 3rd-person shooter/plat-former/action-adventure/(very loosely) roll playing game play. I want to give it a 9, but its not quite good enough. Expand
  3. Jan 11, 2013
    8
    This was a really good game even tho it was short and it was a good kinda transition between tools of destruction and a crack in time the reason why I gave it a 8 out of 10 is because lots of the parts were hard to see even with the brightness turned right up Expand
  4. Mar 17, 2012
    7
    Nothing particularly wrong with it but it suffers terribly from its length, as most games like this do. It is merely an add on for Tools of Destruction, a masterpiece, so it was going up against tough competition. If only it had been a serious and long game, then they may have been able to integrate better and newer mechanics than stick with the old formula. Expand
  5. Dec 5, 2013
    7
    A bite sized adventure that plays a lot like Tools of Destruction, only this game is more puzzle and platforming based rather than explosive action. The game is fun; however, there is little to no replay value and the game's length doesn't help that either. Expand
  6. Sep 26, 2013
    7
    Quest for Booty is a bite sized installment, lasting around two and a half hours. Amusingly enough, it cost me just as much as the two games surrounding it, which are considerably longer and more wholesome experiences. Maybe it's because they're part of the PS3 'Essentials' range, however it leaves me somewhat unsatisfied. Quest for Booty has little variety, the entire game is based on a single planet with either dark caverns, an island or pirate ships. Pick one. The weapons are simply recycled from Tools of Destruction, start at V3 and feature no upgrade component (although their final upgrades are hidden in the world for you to find). The game offers 3 levels of difficulty, but unlike Ratchet 2's difficulty, imo the finest difficulty in the game thus far, Quest for Booty's 'Hard' difficulty is akin to Deadlocked's in that it simply turns enemies into damage sinks and their attacks into nuclear explosions. On the upside, the short length of the game means that there isn't time for weapons to lose their relevance, staying formidable right to the end. Overall, Quest for Booty brings nothing new to the table, and is rather over priced for what it is, my final score reflects that, however that aside, it doesn't do too much wrong, and I must stress, despite it's overall scores from myself an others, IT ISN'T A BAD GAME. It's just short, overpriced and more of the same. It's also worth playing for plot reasons, as it continues on from Tools of Destruction and leads into A Crack In Time. Buy this, but buy it cheap. Final Score 6.7/10 Collapse
  7. Jun 17, 2011
    6
    Being a great follower of the series, I was anxious to see where Insomniac were taking the R&C series this time. However, this game just felt like a money grabbing exercise from them - giving users just another Ratchet and Clank game. There really seems to be nothing new here. This may have been released as an expansion level to 'Tools of Destruction', maybe then it would have gone down better. As a standalone title, this just seems to be an average shovel-load of a half-hearted Ratchet and Clank experience. Expand

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