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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

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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: 15 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  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 1, 2020
    9
    The original Ratchet and Clank trilogy is without a doubt one of the greatest series on the PS2, accessible to anyone and with something toThe original Ratchet and Clank trilogy is without a doubt one of the greatest series on the PS2, accessible to anyone and with something to enjoy for everyone. This port has some pretty big problems, due in large part to the typical laziness of ports not being repaired. It all runs fine, but you will be regularly inundated with model errors, aspect ratio issues in cutscenes, and lag in a few areas that tax the game. This port is still rock-solid, especially for anyone that wants to enjoy the old trilogy again, but be aware some things just cannot be like the old days. 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 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. 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 ofRatchet & 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
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  5. Apr 4, 2017
    8
    Ratchet and Clank is great and this Collection features the best games of the series.

    Ratchet and Clank games are 3D platformers set in
    Ratchet and Clank is great and this Collection features the best games of the series.

    Ratchet and Clank games are 3D platformers set in semi-open levels, with shooting mechanics. There are also the occasional mini-games.

    I admit that the shooting mechanics are archaic compared to modern shooters, but these games were not about shooting itself but rather about having fun. It's not about headshots or killstreaks but using otherworldly weapons like sheepinator and Rhyno and have fun with them.

    While the 1st game focused more on platforming, each new game put platforming to the side in favor of shooting. By Ratchet 3 it had become too much of a shooter IMHO. Still, great games.

    Like many PS2 era games, Ratchet and Clank games are fun, with comical scripts and lighthearted humor. It's something that I totally miss these days with most modern games.

    On Vita these games run at just 30 fps (in contrast to the PS3 version's 60 fps) and can drop below that on demanding scenes, the game's resolution is lower than the screen's with some noticeable (but not distracting) aliasing, but even then the remaster is among the good ones. Playability is not affected too much. I have played all 3 games on Vita to completion.

    If you like Ratchet and Clank there are also the PS3-era games and the PS4 remake of the 1st game with much better graphics and revamped gameplay. I hope we see a new Ratchet and Clank game in the future.
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  6. Dec 3, 2014
    8
    From a huge ratchet and clank fan. it's great to say that this port is fantastic, with only a few problems. in the first game, some of theFrom a huge ratchet and clank fan. it's great to say that this port is fantastic, with only a few problems. in the first game, some of the music in the planets wont play (for example, the boss theme for the blargian snaggle beast won't play. just the regular music) as well as 30fps, rather than 60fps. the ps2 game had 60fps, but the vita one doesn't. Mass media did a good job this time, makes up for the mistake that was the jak and daxter collection. Expand
  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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