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Average User Score: 8.2Dec 23, 2016A fun multiplayer game that improves on the original game very well. The singleplayer campaign caught me off guard too, it's pretty good! TheA fun multiplayer game that improves on the original game very well. The singleplayer campaign caught me off guard too, it's pretty good! The campaign is pretty short, but since it's not the main focus of the game, I can forgive that.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.1Apr 23, 2016It has become a more complex game with new ways to create levels using magic tools to create levels that go beyond just simple platformers. MyIt has become a more complex game with new ways to create levels using magic tools to create levels that go beyond just simple platformers. My only complaint with the game however, is how the series has failed to innovate this time around. Sure, you can use tools and circuitry in the game to create different styles of gameplay, but LittleBigPlanet 2 had that first back in 2011! So this just feels like an extension to LittleBigPlanet 2 really. Similar graphics, only a small addition to the list of tools and functions, an even less interesting campaign of levels, and a new character selection feature that I really don't like or care for. Each game felt better than the last, however this version only scored about 5 hours out of me before I stopped playing completely, and that's saying something when compared to my play time on every other entry to the series. It is by no stretch of the imagination a bad game, but I just felt like I was playing LittleBigPlanet 2 again, and I had played that game too much by that point, so it was like trying to get into a game that I had exhausted already. You can't sink your teeth into something you've already devoured.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.8Apr 23, 2016Despite being the oldest version of the game and having the least amount of features (including the lack of circuitry magic that allows you toDespite being the oldest version of the game and having the least amount of features (including the lack of circuitry magic that allows you to make pretty much anything in Littlebigplanet 2 and 3) it still manages to be my favourite. I prefer the simplicity of the levels in the first game. The later titles have levels that are crammed with features like the use of motion controls and touchpads and sixaxis, you name it. This first instalment simply promoted the use of clever level design and creative decoration.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.8Apr 23, 2016Fantastic songlist, challenging difficulties, well designed campaign, and unmatched multiplayer modes. Definitely the pinnacle of the series.Fantastic songlist, challenging difficulties, well designed campaign, and unmatched multiplayer modes. Definitely the pinnacle of the series. of course the later games were just like this game, but they were coming out too often and even failed to pack a songlist that was worth playing with. Only complaint I can make, is the difficulty. This is by far the hardest game in the series, and some songs are famously hard as only a handful of people can %100 them, after practising of course.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.6Apr 23, 2016This is one of those games where you wonder who on earth thought that it would be a good idea to make this game. Because seriously, when doesThis is one of those games where you wonder who on earth thought that it would be a good idea to make this game. Because seriously, when does a party game not end in disaster? Time and time again have we been shown that only Mario can pull off such a game. All 4 One is arguably the only Ratchet and Clank game that is not worth playing. It's not terrible, but it has nothing that would compel you to buy it, or even play it if you already have it. The co-op is bearable if you can find someone to play the game with, but playing by yourself is no fun at all. It's not much of a wonder that Ratchet and Clank burned out for a few years shortly after this game came out.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.8Apr 23, 2016Incredible graphics at the time, not so much by today's standards. Probably in the top 5 Ratchet and Clank games, and there are 15 to date,Incredible graphics at the time, not so much by today's standards. Probably in the top 5 Ratchet and Clank games, and there are 15 to date, not bad at all.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.9Apr 23, 2016The Ratchet and Clank game with the best story. Gameplay wise, it's probably the least innovative, due to its striking resemblance to Tools ofThe Ratchet and Clank game with the best story. Gameplay wise, it's probably the least innovative, due to its striking resemblance to Tools of Destruction, but it was the only Ratchet and Clank game at the time to have a really good story that was worth paying attention to.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.6Apr 22, 2016Ratchet and Clank is a series that I hold dearly, with many treasured memories of playing the original trilogy of games on the PS2, and to aRatchet and Clank is a series that I hold dearly, with many treasured memories of playing the original trilogy of games on the PS2, and to a lesser extent the FUTURE trilogy on the PS3. Ratchet and Clank never really had a bad game to its name (All4One being the exception of course), but due to the rapid release of games that had little to no individuality from the last, the series burned out a few years ago. Thankfully, alongside a feature length film, Ratchet and Clank is back, and it is just as fun as ever.
The first thing to take note of is definitely the graphics. If you thought that Tools of Destruction back in 2007 was the peak of visual innovation that Ratchet and Clank had to offer, you are so very wrong. The graphics are comparable to the animated movie, which is quite the statement considering that animated movies are rendered by computers over a usually lengthy amount of time, while the game is being played out live. The game runs at 30 frames per second, and Insomniac said that they weren't aiming for 60. At the end of the day, if you want a game that looks like a Pixar film, then you'll settle for 30 (We really have been spoiled by video games running at 60 FPS, not even films are at 30 FPS).
The cutscenes featured in the game are both clips taken directly from the movie, and rendered in-game. The aesthetic is very similar. However, the cutscenes were out of place at times, and often felt out of context. There's the occasional line that shows up in a cutscene that is probably supposed to make sense if you have seen the film, but if you only play the game, it feels like you are missing some pieces of the story.
The story obviously has been altered quite a bit since the 2002 edition. Characters have been removed, some added, and some even swapped for other characters. Remember the personal trainer that gives you the Swingshot in the original game? She doesn't exist anymore. In fact, one of the villains from the third game in the PS2 trilogy makes his debut in the first game now. It doesn't bother me that they changed the story too much, however they swapped the original Ratchet's personality (rebellious, easily-distracted, typical teen) for a more responsible and on-the-rails character. This means no arguments at all, Clank and Ratchet are straight into business and don't have many disagreements. This results in a lack of character development and what I consider to be the best dialogue from the original game is now gone. The humour is less suggestive, which is to be expected if Insomniac is trying to capture a new audience to bring new life into the series. Overall, the story has more meat to it, but it has less spice at the same time.
The gameplay is almost identical to the trilogy on the PS3, and less like the PS2 trilogy. The controls feel buttery smooth, and while the slower framerate is not present in other games, it still plays well. Never at any moment did I feel the need to blame my failures on the controls.
The game is half the price of a AAA title for the PS4, and this is coming from a game that only just got released. The only explanation I can make for the low price is possibly that Insomniac is trying to drive in more sales for the game and bring more fans to the series. Being half priced does not mean that you are getting half a game. It took me 2 solid days to beat, and I was playing it for unusually long sittings at a time. It's about 14 hours give or take for the campaign, and even more if you are a fan of the recurring Challenge mode from the series.
Overall, I am thrilled to see that my childhood series is finally back to show that Insomniac just knows how to make a good game. Ratchet and Clank is known for having sequels that are better than the prequels, and if you want to compare this game with Into the Nexus, then it definitely is a better game. The only issue now of course is determining what game is the closest thing to being a sequel of this game. Ratchet and Clank 2 no longer has a strong connection to the rebooted story.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.0Jan 30, 2016Sympathy is the reason why people don't dare to say their opinions on something. You make something, give a reason for the person playing toSympathy is the reason why people don't dare to say their opinions on something. You make something, give a reason for the person playing to feel sad or sorry for someone, and then they won't criticise you for it. I AM NOT SAYING THAT A CHILD'S DEATH SHOULD BE IGNORED FOR CRITICISM, but putting sympathy aside, this game isn't really good.
A true story of a child's battle with cancer shown through symbolic scenes and sad tones. It's supposed to make you feel uncomfortable all the way through. It was a sad story, but unless if you're a fan of sad stories or symbolic ones, this game is just another indie game with a sad story. Not worth playing if you don't want to hear a story of sadness. Biggest complaint, is the pricing. This game is just a unity project with minimalistic graphics, and they are asking for 15 dollars on Steam. Why? Did they make this game to make money off of people's reactions to the story, or are they funding cancer research?… Expand
Average User Score: 8.3Jan 30, 2016This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Now, we've all heard that this game is apparently the "Best game ever made" according to online polls that put many classics head to head, and seeing that an indie game that was released only a few months ago had actually topped the charts, I couldn't help but buy this game, wondering what the fuss was about. Well, straight off the bat, is this the best game ever? The relevance of a game can make it the most popular, so is that why the game has received its title as the greatest game of all time? I don't think anyone can really say.
Everyone has different tastes, and this game is an RPG. RPG's are really well known to be story rich games with fantastic personalised gameplay, but like I said, it's not for everyone. I for one can play an RPG for about an hour before I realise that I don't like having too many choices to make at once, and go for a more linear experience.
This game however, surpassed all my expectations. It's the result of several faithful years of work from one man, and yes I know that he got some help with the art, but it's pretty much 99% his work. From the characters, to the writing, to even the freaking music! The music is amazing, and I will even go as far as to buy it on Steam. I thought that buying soundtracks on Steam was pointless, but now I can see why it's there.
The game takes inspiration from many JRPG's, and it's clear to see, even from someone who never plays them. While some RPG's (not all) have stories that are very serious and hard to stay focused on, this game has a comedic spin to it, which kept me coming back. All the characters are whacky and unique, and their text boxes/attacks reflect it. For instance, a character named 'Sans' speaks in Comic Sans.
I have to mention the fighting system in this game. Your life is represented as a red heart in a box. You must move the heart away from obstacles to avoid taking damage. Different enemies will have different attacks, and some of their attacks will deliberately miss you or troll you depending on their feelings towards you. You can ATTACK them, or ACT. Through acting, you can talk to the enemies, and convince them to stop fighting, and you can do that for the whole game. That's right, you can go through the whole game, and not kill anyone or gain any EXP. You can also kill everyone, which adds another layer to this game.
Now, the genocide route of the game deserves a separate review, because the tone is completely inverted. People are terrified of you, cheery locations are eerie and deserted, and anyone who dares to fight you is either trying to turn you back onto the right path, or wants to grind you to dust for what you have done. That bright and cheerful atmosphere of comedy and lightheartedness is completely removed and replaced with something that's rather unsettling. There is also many endings if you play the game neutrally, by killing some monsters while sparing others. And the game also uses your save files to recognise your choices in later playthroughs, which breaks the fourth wall. To go into that would ruin the game. It's a relatively short game, but there's a good reason for that. There are several endings, and 3 different ways to play the game (Pacifist, Neutral, and Genocide), so this game is designed to be played more than once. With every playthrough, dialogue changes, and the dark backstory that is covered up by a true pacifist run comes together. Make no mistake, this game is made to be played through more than one and even twice, but it still manages to be a great game with only one playthough.
The idea of making a game friendly and nice in one playthrough, and creepy and mysterious in another, is just fantastic. Not entirely original, but fantastic.
The game also has many little touches that some will appreciate, and others may even miss. For instance, the game refers to you in the third person on a pacifist/neutral run, and in the first person during a genocide run, and the name selection screen refuses to let you name your character after any of the game's bosses.
This game has some of the best boss fights I have ever seen, like seriously, there's at least 4 boss fights that are all shocking the first time you see them.
So, is this game the best game ever? I could say that this game is the best indie game ever made, but then I would be giving an opinion and claiming it to be a fact. Just play the game at least twice through (to experience the other endings), and keep an open mind. It didn't disappoint me, and I think that it truly deserves its fame.… Expand