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  • Summary: Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is an intergalactic adventure from Insomniac Games that showcases what’s possible for games designed around PS5’s SSD and DualSense wireless controller. Players seamlessly travel through different dimensions in mid-gameplay. The DualSense wireless controllerRatchet & Clank: Rift Apart is an intergalactic adventure from Insomniac Games that showcases what’s possible for games designed around PS5’s SSD and DualSense wireless controller. Players seamlessly travel through different dimensions in mid-gameplay. The DualSense wireless controller brings combat to life, with haptic feedback and the adaptive triggers adding powerful sensations that increase immersion in combat. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 0 out of 111
  1. Jun 11, 2021
    100
    Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart is a wow experience on the PlayStation 5 that boasts next-gen graphics and gameplay to match with multiverse mayhem thrown into the mix!
  2. Jun 8, 2021
    100
    If there is one title that feels like it beckons the start of the next-gen era, it is undoubtedly this game. Its flawless presentation and beautiful graphics may be polluted by a glitch or two along the way, but nonetheless, it is an amazing experience that just can't be recommended enough.
  3. Jun 8, 2021
    95
    Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is a true showpiece of new-gen technology. Whilst the internet argues over the matter of cross-generation games, Rift Apart avoids any such controversy since what it's doing simply isn't possible on the older hardware.
  4. Jun 8, 2021
    90
    Ratchet And Clank Rift Apart is an excellent game, very fun and sets the bar very high. With a nervous and devilishly effective gameplay and its sublime and bluffing universe of life, it is undoubtedly the one we were waiting for. The breathtaking rhythm between each stunning cinematic. A video game that offers the perfect blend between a Pixar and pure Ratchet. Too bad that Rivet does not come out more in its gameplay because it is a superb character.
  5. Jun 8, 2021
    90
    It is undeniable that Insomniac Games is a studio with talented developers and this Ratchet & Clank: A Rift Apart proves it to us all along. We can regret a slightly light lifespan and a rift system that is more timid than what was announced. Nevertheless, it's hard to deny that the final rendering is breathtaking and that the game wouldn't have the same flavor on PS4, which explains its exclusivity on PS5. This impression of playing a game with a quality worthy of a Pixar Studios animated film (or even better), with so much generosity in its gameplay and content, coupled with the addition of new rich and worked characters, propels the title to the level of must-have games on PlayStation 5 and as one of the pillars of the shooter-platformer genre.
  6. Jun 8, 2021
    85
    Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is a fun and charming adventure with good level design and better movement options. Just like other Insomniac’s projects it can feel derivative and safe, but that doesn’t take away from its quality.
  7. Jun 8, 2021
    70
    A certain level of scrappiness can be charming, but it’s harder to excuse in a big-budget project like this one, and three crashes in an hour is far too scrappy to be overlooked. Still, I do have a fondness for Rift Apart, perhaps because I do get the sense that this was a project built with love, yet not so much love that it wasn’t willing to experiment and try some new things. Once all the many, many bugs are fixed, this’ll be a pretty good game for families to enjoy, and a superb showcase for what the PS5 is capable of.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 21 out of 331
  1. Jun 14, 2021
    10
    Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is the PlayStation 5 showcase you have been waiting for.
  2. Jun 12, 2021
    10
    Without a shadow of doubt, this is now my favorite Ratchet and Clank game. Easily a 10/10 masterpiece created by Insomniac games.
  3. Jun 12, 2021
    10
    By far the best looking game i’ve ever played. Awesome story, characters and scenarios from this amazing studio. Once again a masterpieceBy far the best looking game i’ve ever played. Awesome story, characters and scenarios from this amazing studio. Once again a masterpiece playstation game. Expand
  4. Jun 13, 2021
    10
    Pros:
    - Beautiful graphics and an unbelievable amount of assets on screen. The whole thing has been polished to perfection.
    - Seamless
    Pros:
    - Beautiful graphics and an unbelievable amount of assets on screen. The whole thing has been polished to perfection.
    - Seamless transitions between gameplay and cutscenes.
    - Instant load times.
    - Memorable cast of characters. The new additions are wonderful and really make their mark.
    - The story is much easier to follow than 'Ratchet & Clank (2016)' and a lot better crafted. Still has the same zany humour and quick tonal shifts. However, there are some very poignant and heartfelt moments that really make you feel for the world and the characters.
    - Gameplay is varied and consistently entertaining. There's a good mix of combat and puzzles and the mix of linear levels vs open-areas keeps things fresh.
    - Improved traversal and mobility (with one exception).
    - Great arsenal of unique weapons.
    - Collectibles that are actually worth collecting.
    - Dualsense implementation was excellent. And not just for weaponry. You can actually feel the footsteps of your character and the bass of certain pieces of music in your controller.
    - Fantastic music. From the overall score to a techno remix of the old sea shanty 'drunken sailor'. The music really helps to create the right atmosphere.
    - A good length. Not bloated and doesn't overstay its welcome.

    Cons:
    - The usual 'just released' game bugs.
    - Removal of climbing makes traversal frustrating at times. And seems at odds with the many improvements made to mobility.
    - Could do with more unique bosses.
    - Edges and textures (Ratchet/Rivet's fur in particular) can occasionally look pixelated. Although, I'm not entirely certain whether this is a fault of the game itself or my settings.

    Overall, I'm giving the game a 10/10. Are there some flaws? Yes, but the game has been such a joy to play that I don't really want to knock any points off that score. Insomniac have absolutely blown it out of the park.
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  5. Jun 13, 2021
    10
    Spectacular, amazing game and gunplay. Ratchet and clank for now is my GOTY 2021. Must play
  6. Jun 13, 2021
    9
    Wow, where do I even start... This game is easily one of the best and graphically impressive games I have ever played, This is easily the bestWow, where do I even start... This game is easily one of the best and graphically impressive games I have ever played, This is easily the best platformer I have ever played, The story is also amazing but sadly short for $70. If you really love platformers go for it, it won't disappoint you, but if you are looking for a nice game I would rather wait for the price to go down a bit.

    -This is the game of the year so far... it's really that good.
    -The haptics and adaptive feedback make this game more immersive for example there was one scene where ratchet typed on a keyboard and you could actually feel it on the dualsense
    -I absolutely love Rivet, she makes the game a bit different.
    -I'm giving it 9/10 just because the price is too high, even though the graphics are justifiable but in my opinion, the game (story) is too short for the price. (Note that the R&C games were always shorter).
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  7. Jun 13, 2021
    0
    Game is very short and i feel robbed by playstation on releasing this game.

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