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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.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. Featuring new and returning weapons and gadgets, including the Shocker, Agents of Doom and Shrink Ray, Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters packs all of the combat and destruction fans have come to expect from the series. Players can utilize the all-new customizable armor system themed for various gameplay 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. With wireless multiplayer gaming, up to four players can connect for intense combat and head-to-head action. [SCEA] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
  1. For the last two titles, the developers of Ratchet & Clank have done a wonderful job building full-featured multiplayer support into their games. Size Matters is arguably the best attempt to date. Although it only supports four players at a time, the maps and modes are meticulously built to wring the most out of multiplayer matches.
  2. The trademark humor, outrageous weapon designs, and unforgettable cast of characters appear to be stripped straight from Insomniac’s portfolio. Which is not to say, however, that High Impact is simply connecting the dots that Insomniac has laid out.
  3. Aside from the teeth-grinding frustration of the races, this is a rewarding and varied pleasure. It's also wondrous to look at with crisp, vivid landscapes and lively enemies bursting with character. The final clincher is the excellent multiplayer options.
  4. Not small and not perfectly formed, but packs a wicked punch. Accomplished, but stops short of brilliance. [May 2007, p.60]
  5. Yet again, the lack of dual analog sticks is a huge problem for a PSP game, mainly because Size Matters attempts to emulate its big brother instead of forging out on its own. Even so, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better platformer, or any platformer, released this year.
  6. The imagination present in the levels is striking and the game is crammed with charming details, from the likeable characters and the exceptionally pretty cut scenes that bookend the gameplay to the satisfying swing of Ratchet's ratchet and the atmospheric music.
  7. Stages are smaller and battles are often less intense but Size Matters makes up for the shortfall in calibre with a visual imagination that, for the first time, makes a Ratchet & Clank games feel like an actual adventure instead of a sequence of shootout-corridors threaded along a necklace of planets. [Apr 2007, p.88]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. Ninjacat
    Feb 19, 2007
    10
    This game is the greatest PSP game yet. Even though this one isn't developed by Insomniac themselves, High Impact manages to make this This game is the greatest PSP game yet. Even though this one isn't developed by Insomniac themselves, High Impact manages to make this game indistinguishable from Insomniac's offerings. The graphics are nothing short of amazing on the console, besting even it's PS2 counterparts in some respects. The controls may take some getting used to (after all, this is a whole new system they're developing for, but after 10 minutes, the controls become second nature. The weapons are as insanely genius as ever. If you have a PSP, this game is a must-own title. Expand
  2. Alexander
    Apr 23, 2007
    10
    Incredible fun and variety - addictive, well done - I own a lot of psp games - this one is really the one to have.
  3. Sep 21, 2012
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This game is great maybe the best of the PSP.It´s filled with great ideas some new and some old but the game is always fun.My favourite part is when you control Clank´s little bots.It´s a great game and who doesn´t have it MUST BUY IT!!!!!! Expand
  4. Anthony
    Feb 17, 2008
    8
    This game is pretty good. Graphics are the best I've seen on PSP. Gameplay is similar to the one on PS2 which I loved. But the This game is pretty good. Graphics are the best I've seen on PSP. Gameplay is similar to the one on PS2 which I loved. But the multiplayer feature is lame. Major lag, takes forever to find a game and if you're lucky, you'll get one kill. Expand
  5. Oct 12, 2014
    7
    It is a great game that lives up to the ratchet and clank series… most of the time. Occasionally when too much is going on the frame rateIt is a great game that lives up to the ratchet and clank series… most of the time. Occasionally when too much is going on the frame rate slows to a crawl. The sound can become choppy and mistimed. It is prone to freezing entirely, forcing a restart. When it is working properly you will still run into a few segments that are way harder than the rest of the game, and you will be forced to play tedious and repetitive clank mini games. But most of the time, you are destroying everything in sight in the typical ratchet and clank manner. Expand
  6. Jul 15, 2013
    7
    The game is pretty fun. it has great music, a decent story, and it has good graphics considering it's on PSP. however, it is too short, andThe game is pretty fun. it has great music, a decent story, and it has good graphics considering it's on PSP. however, it is too short, and the controls are awkward. Expand
  7. Mar 14, 2015
    3
    What a god damn awful game! The controls are clunky, the camera is awkward most of the time, the enemies are bullet sponges, and all bossWhat a god damn awful game! The controls are clunky, the camera is awkward most of the time, the enemies are bullet sponges, and all boss fights are based on that as well -- it takes a stupid amount of ammo and time to drain their health -- so little to no actual challenge.

    I really enjoyed the other games in the series, but Size Matters is so bad I hate it.
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