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  • Summary: (Also known as "The Ratchet & Clank Trilogy") Experience the classic adventures of the universe's favorite Lombax, Ratchet and his robotic sidekick Clank in this classic PlayStation 2 Action-Adventure trilogy now fully remastered in high definition. Wield the original tools of destruction as(Also known as "The Ratchet & Clank Trilogy") Experience the classic adventures of the universe's favorite Lombax, Ratchet and his robotic sidekick Clank in this classic PlayStation 2 Action-Adventure trilogy now fully remastered in high definition. Wield the original tools of destruction as you travel from planet to planet unraveling their original story and explosive adventures in this PlayStation 3 exclusive. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. Aug 11, 2014
    91
    They're fun, they play well, and they still feel like they're worth playing a decade after the fact. Throw in the whole on-the-go aspect you get with the Vita, and it makes it easy to recommend picking this up.
  2. Jul 15, 2014
    90
    Quite frankly, each game in the Ratchet & Clank trilogy is as charming and playable now as it was when first released.
  3. 85
    The remarkable gameplay of Ratchet and Clank's first three adventures holds up in this great HD package, but don't expect a pitch-perfect port.
  4. Jul 4, 2014
    80
    Ratchet & Clank Trilogy brings back in HD three of the best adventure games that have ever been released in PlayStation 2.
  5. Jul 2, 2014
    79
    PlayStation Vita is a perfect console to remember the great adventures of Ratchet and Clank. Insomniac created some wonderful characters in very different planets.
  6. Jul 23, 2014
    70
    Ratchet & Clank Trilogy is a largely successful port of the much-loved action platformer. Looking on them in 2014, though, the flaws are more apparent, and the a couple of design decisions don't translate to the Vita all that well.
  7. Jul 4, 2014
    48
    A terrible edition: a lot of aliasing, input lag and a faulty control scheme.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Jul 17, 2014
    10
    One of the Best game series of all time: Ratchet & Clank Trilogy! As a Fan of R&C,I don't have an Issue about this game.There is an issueOne of the Best game series of all time: Ratchet & Clank Trilogy! As a Fan of R&C,I don't have an Issue about this game.There is an issue about glitches and crashes,but as a fan,no matter what issue they throw to this game,Im gonna give this a perfect 10.I thank Insomniac and mass Media to their Best effort even if it is not perfect but the memories and awesomeness that this series give.I will keep this game forever,and let the other gamers experience one of the greatest game of all time! Expand
  2. Jul 5, 2014
    9
    After several other HD collections, the Ratchet and clank trilogy has come to the Vita. The trilogy includes all of the content of theAfter several other HD collections, the Ratchet and clank trilogy has come to the Vita. The trilogy includes all of the content of the original releases except for the multiplayer of Ratchet 3 Up your Arsenal.
    The trilogy has been ported by Mass Media inc, the studio responsible for the not so well received Jak and Daxter port to the Vita last year. However the Ratchet and Clank port runs much better at a solid 30fps, in addition to that the games do not suffering from any bugs, glitches or crashes which made people so angry with Jak and Daxter on the Vita.
    Even though the games run smoothly, the games do unfortunately look dated graphically, these games are 10 year ago and it shows. The cut scenes are the worst offenders because just like the ps3 version they are not in HD and instead, as a compromise, the aspect ratio has been altered in an attempt to improve the visual quality, this may seem bad but it is nowhere near as horrible as the pixelated mess which was the Sly collection on Vita. But it is still disappointing though as the picture quality does not do justice to the high quality writing and story of each of the games. The in-game graphics are in HD but due to outdated textures and polygon count the games ultimately looks like a bunch of shiny ps2 games, they don’t look terrible but they don’t look great either. Although the games don’t look great, the fun and fitting soundtrack sound good on the Vita.
    Graphics are not everything though and the gameplay of the trilogy is just how you remember it, excellent. The variety of weapons at Ratchet’s disposal makes the games extremely fun and enjoyable for anyone no matter their age or skill level. The controls are solid with the back-touch pad only being used for minor actions such as strafing and crouching. It’s cool to see how each instalment improves upon the last, one gameplay element I which was added to Ratchet 1 and 2 is the control scheme of Ratchet 3 which allowed for better aiming and even a First person mode. The games are also a little too easy for my liking and there is only one difficulty setting but that’s only a minor issue though.
    The Ratchet and clank trilogy provides an enormous amount of value for a budget release, with each game having around 10 hours’ worth of story content each and that’s not even mentioning the collectables and the trophy lists for each game, that means there are three platinum’s for the price of one, but there is no cross-save meaning that there are no double platinum’s.
    Overall you should definitely pick up these classics right away if you’re a Vita owner and especially if you have never played these games before; better yet the trilogy is cross-buy meaning that if you buy it digitally than you also get the ps3 version for free. With that being said the Ratchet and Clank trilogy gets an A grade. So don’t let Mass media’s last port scare you off and relieve the adventures of Ratchet and Clank on the Vita.
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  3. Jul 4, 2014
    9
    The framerate is amazing for all three games, literally no slowdown at all so far. I've played all 3 and the framerate is identical to the ps3The framerate is amazing for all three games, literally no slowdown at all so far. I've played all 3 and the framerate is identical to the ps3 and ps2 versions. The graphics are better than ps2 or around the same level, the first game already had input lag before the vita version, but now the second has some slight input lag, the third controls absolutely flawlessly. Half of the cutscenes are low-res and not fullscreen, which sucks, but the games are still just as fun as before, and you can plug in earphones to hear the awesome music better now. So yeah, three great games, the rare glitch here and there, no framerate issues, great graphics and at least 100 hours of gameplay; worth the purchase. Expand
  4. Aug 10, 2014
    8
    I have this collection on PS3 and i always loved ratchet. If you want the best quality possible you should play it on PS3, but i think youI have this collection on PS3 and i always loved ratchet. If you want the best quality possible you should play it on PS3, but i think you should also consider this game for vita. Sure the graphics aren't clean as in PS3 version but the action is still furious and the framerate is solid. Compared to jak collection, this one is much better done although not perfect.
    So if you want to have some fun on the go, give this one a try, i think you will not regret it. It still got that ratchet and clank charm from the old days.
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  5. Dec 30, 2014
    7
    Unlike FFX and God of War, this series hasn't aged well in terms of game design. The levels have very little variety in terms of platforming,Unlike FFX and God of War, this series hasn't aged well in terms of game design. The levels have very little variety in terms of platforming, and the developers tried to mask that with annoying mini-games in the 2nd and 3rd entries. The lack of check-points can also cause some rage-inducing moments, particularly in UYA. Port-wise, the games are playable and you should go through them fine. I've encountered sound cut-offs but it was very rare. The cut-scenes are unedited but that is to be expected when you slap together a collection for some quick profit.

    It's a shame because I really enjoyed the PS3 series, but the original 3 are pretty rough around the edges.
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  6. Jul 4, 2014
    5
    On PS2 these games were amazing, on PS3 they were better with their 1080p60fps presentation and controls. On Vita, its blurry and pixilatedOn PS2 these games were amazing, on PS3 they were better with their 1080p60fps presentation and controls. On Vita, its blurry and pixilated from not being native res and it lags and slows down from 30fps to create stutter, slowdown and lag.

    There are numerous also glitches including in the audio like music cutting out or gun sounds playing on repeat till you hit square.

    The games are amazing but just like the horribly bad Jak trilogy on vita, also made by this same developer, they ruin my memories of this franchise.(whats left of it after the more resent ratchet games that is)

    When is Sony going to stop giving its Classic flagship titles the middle finger on the Vita? Jak was horrible with its slowdowns and control issues, God of war was 18fps and now ratchet is sub par... The only good trilogy on Vita is Sly.
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  7. Jul 20, 2014
    1
    Ratchet 1 is ok, Ratchet 2 is broken and crashes more than often and Ratchet 3's controls are bad... I would put up with these issues, butRatchet 1 is ok, Ratchet 2 is broken and crashes more than often and Ratchet 3's controls are bad... I would put up with these issues, but when Ratchet 2 crashes so much that I gave up on playing it, then i consider this a broken product. Expand

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