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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 you travel from planet to planet unraveling their original story and explosive adventures in this PlayStation 3 exclusive. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Jul 29, 2014
    90
    The “classic” trilogy is consisted of three of the most important action/ platforming games of all time. Look away only if you already own the PS3 version.
  2. Jul 10, 2014
    85
    Despite a little wear and tear, the original Ratchet and Clank Trilogy more than gives you bang for your buck.
  3. Jul 28, 2014
    85
    The Ratchet & Clank games still hold up today. The platform series is a great Vita experience, with beautiful graphics and the characteristic gameplay we've come to know and love. It's a shame the cut-scenes look a little outdated and we don't understand why the developer chose to leave out the multiplayer mode from Ratchet & Clank 3, but otherwise we're very pleased with this handheld collection.
  4. Jul 2, 2014
    80
    Just correct as an adaptation, even though the quality of the games is as good as the originals were.
  5. Jul 21, 2014
    72
    Three great PS2 platform/shooters now available in cross-buy on PS Vita and PS3, although the portable conversion is far from being perfect.
  6. Jul 9, 2014
    70
    Although this trilogy has been slightly downsized to venture into the portable universe, it's still worth playing on the Vita.
  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: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  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 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 12, 2014
    10
    I noticed the other review about Ratchet and Clank Trilogy PS Vita,its really not credible giving the Low scores to this Game.Its very obvious about the other reviewer gave Low scores were not Game Expert.They do not appreciated the Travail of Mass Media,the one who ported Jak n Daxter on PS Vita.I know that the J&D Collection was very bad frame rate but still playable.But hopefully,they don't compare the previous game that Mass Media did (Jak n Daxter Collection) to Ratchet and Clank which is Run 30 Fps,Solid and Very smooth.In short,its Perfect! Imagine,one of The Most Memorable Game of all time in the Very powerful Handheld! I thank the Mass Media (Of course Insomniac too) because they gave us their Best to play the Ratchet and Clank Collection to Ps Vita.They made this for new players and for those players since 2002 to play in Modern Era. And for those Haters,please don't read this Review .And don't play R&C Collection if you don't Like,and don't leave any Bad Comment if you not Experience to play This Game! R&C Rules! Fans since 2002 :-) Expand
  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 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. Jul 30, 2014
    8
    I personally only bought this for Ratchet & Clank 3 on the go, and Mass Media not only reached my expectations, they absolutely amazed me. Mass Media, the same company behind the disgusting work that was The Jak & Daxter Trilogy, has also included the other two main titles on the PS2 in here as well, and while the first game has some noticeable input lag, it won't break the game. The other two, Ratchet & Clank 2 and Ratchet & Clank 3 are absolutely perfect ports of truly astounding games. They have aged amazingly, the graphics are beautiful, not the best looking on the Vita, but beautiful none-the-less. The music and sound is great, along with the designs and cutscenes. Gameplay is a mix between combat and platforming, and it's great. With the exception of the black bars on the sides of the screen in pre-rendered cutscenes, this is a great port of some great PlayStation 2 classics, granted, the PS Vita isn't the best place to experience them for the first time, if you've already played it and are looking to revisit the early games, then this is a trilogy you mustn't miss out on. For the sake of good Vita ports, please, buy this game. Expand
  5. Jul 31, 2014
    8
    Ratchet & Clank has never had that 'console emulation' on a handheld. Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters on the PSP was close, but the absence of arenas and a second joystick definitely held it back. Secret Agent Clank was a completely different kind of game altogether, and Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault (Q-Force)'s PS Vita debut was less than stellar. Much less. But all of that has changed, now that the Ratchet & Clank Collection is on the PS Vita! I'm going to list information, pros, cons, and my overall notes and thoughts to help you decide wither or not you should be interested in this portable collection. WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW: The Ratchet & Clank Collection consists of: -Ratchet & Clank -Ratchet & Clank 2: Going Commando (Locked and Loaded) -Ratchet & Clank 3: Up Your Arsenal These are the first 3 Ratchet & Clank games for the PS2 developed by Insomniac Games (and ported by Mass Media).Currently, there is no physical release for the game in North America. However, the entire trilogy costs 3.3GB, which isn't too bad as long as you've already gotten over those rediculous PS Vita memory card prices. The Physical Version of this game sold in certain regions consists of a gamebreaking bug in Ratchet & Clank 2: Locked and Loaded, be warned. Oh,and the PS Vita port of Ratchet & Clank 3: Up Your Arsenal is lacking any sort of multiplayer functions from the PS2 version, which really sucks if you were expecting your multiplayer fix on the PS Vita. CONS: -Lack of Multiplayer Mode for R&C3: UYA* -Some Sound Effects are poor quality. (Things like Ratchet's gameplay voice clips) -Occasional Music Track skipping -Rear Touch Pad can cause awkward controls* -Slight Input Lag (most notible for the first game)* PROS: -SOLID 30fps (Like the Sly Cooper Collection on PS Vita)* -More polished than the PS3 Collection (PS3 Collection Ported by Idol Minds)* -The Color looks the same as it did on PS2 (Unlike the PS3 Collection which had washed out colors) -Custom Soundtrack (You can listen to the music downloaded on your PS Vita during gameplay)* -Menus have correct touch commands -Modified textures for handheld convenience -Strong Battery Life (I played R&C3 UYA for close to 5 hours straight and still had more than half my battery available. (I own the OLED 3G model)* -No black tansition screens (Make the game's presentation feel much faster) (* = Strong Points) THOUGHTS & OPINIONS: Since the PS2 & PS3 versions of these games ran at 60fps, the framerate may through you off at first, but you get used to it fast. Speaking of getting used to things, after playing Ratchet & Clank 3: Up Your Arsenal for a few hours, I was using the Rear Touch Pad instinctively with no issues. (Hours). Another thing worth mentioning is, I absolutely love playing on Annihilation Nation with music from my PS Vita, Custom Soundtrack really is an overlooked feature. And again, the lack of any physical release kept me sore, and I do hope Sony reconsideres one later down the road. The Ratchet & Clank Collection on PS Vita is less glitchy, but also less quality than the PS3 version. You're also walking around with 3 of the greatest games ever in your pocket, and I don't think I'll be going back to the PS3 Collection any time soon. SCORE: The Ratchet & Clank Collection on PS Vita may have a few issues, but nothing you won't get used to after playing for a while. I'd give it an 8.6/10 Expand
  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 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, 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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