The single best game you can find on the PlayStation 3 right now, and at the end of the day, it's the best in the series. If you own a PS3, you need this game in your library. It is the absolutely definition of a must-have title, and right now is the front-runner as game of the year, hands down.
All in all, for the slight faults the game has and the sometimes repetitive nature the game employs, you cannot deny that this is a stellar title and will do much to propel the series to future titles.
On a replay:
Complaints after the first level:
- Please don't render environments within jumping distance if I can't actually land on it. I complain about this way too much.
- The jump pads operate in slow motion for no reason; it's kind of annoying. This is minor, though.
- They advertised this as cinematic on the cover... "Cinematic" doesn't really matter so much two console generations behind. They just make things blow up while you're on grind rails, pretty much. And they put effort into making it feel more like Pixar with speech patterns and mannerisms, but the original games already had a certain charm to them that lacks here a bit.
- The antagonist isn't very believable. I mean, I get it's kid-friendly, but Ratchet breaks this guy's robo-suit to escape in the intro level, and I'm like "...so we beat him?"
The story works fine as a set-up for the Future series. But I don't really care about the protagonist's allies. Plus, the unlockable skins aren't really good, so why should I try to get Gold Bolts?
By far, my least favorite part of this game is the mandatory flying levels, as they move in a fixed direction instead of the free-flying combat of 2, or even A Crack In Time.
Also, the arena is really underwhelming compared to other games, like 2 or 3. They could've easily added 10 more challenges.
There aren't really any side games aside from those; No racing or moon missions like in 2.
The gadget mini-games aren't annoying, but the pirate dance is strictly novel, totally nonsensical, and really plain and boring to me. Again, this disguise portion was done better in 3.
It's really easy to have enough money at any point in the game. I personally prefer having to be strategic with investments. In challenge mode, the only real incentive is to buy everything... Challenge mode is honestly a little easier to me.
What else is there? The weapon selection interplays well between different types of weapons, but certain weapons seriously lack power compared to others as the game goes on (fusion grenades get pretty pointless). If there were more weapons, the arena could've been easily expanded further.
On the plus side? The environments in these games usually do look pretty nice from certain angles, despite their cartoonishness. The level lay-outs are memorable, and the progression of difficulty is engaging. I think this is where they really locked into the best weapon upgrade system, but I still think it improved slightly on subsequent releases.
Overall, decent game for any fan of the series. Worth playing as a starting point to this Future sub-series on PS3, but if you only play one on PS3, pick A Crack In Time. I also like Into the Nexus more than this. If you can pick ANY R&C game to start with, just do the first three that were released on PS2.
Do you ever just play a game to finish it so you don't have to play anymore That is my feeling about this old childhood favourite game , I really thought I would enjoy it would be interesting but The characters were so on uinteresting that I've been to listen to podcast in the background , And the gameplay is fine my biggest problem is that it has some f****** difficulties spikes. But it's not a bad game it's just Annoying
Awful graphics, awful controls, awful camera and bad theme. This is a pretty mediocre release in every way. Graphics are like welcome to five years ago. Were they blindfolded when making the camera? Main character is boring. Hopefully this is the last game in the series.
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