Friday, 29 April 2016

Rachet and Clank - Richee Review

So to coincide with the release of the Ratchet and Clank movie, the 2002 game got the remake treatment by Insomniac and Sony. Costing £29.99 on the PlayStation store, I couldn't help myself. I've been a massive fan of the Rachet and Clank series ever since it got released, so I was excited for the remake of one of my favourite games.

The story is told from Captain Quarks point of view. As he tells the story of Rachet, a Lumbrox, a race nearly extinct, and Clank, a default warbot who manages to escape the evil factory he was created in when they tried to terminate him. Crank crash lands on to Veldin where Rachet is working, and the two team up to warn the Galactic Rangers of the up coming attack by Drek and the Blarg. After helping to fight of the Blarg, Ratchet and Clank are accepted into the Galactic Rangers to beat the coming threat.
So with the game being on next gen, the graphics have been updated, looking solid and very smooth. The games humour still works, with witty comments on the game being a reboot, among other things. The shooting and platforming are fun and easy to pull off, as they've utilised other techniques from the previous games to make it feel very well rounded. I had a few issues with the camera angles, but nothing too infuriating. The one down side to the game is the length; it feels short. I did play the hell out of it, but it didn't take long to finish. I do want to go back through the game on challenge mode and get all the collectibles, but if your not extremely anal about collecting everything you might feel a bit disappointed.

The fun is in the weapons you collect, with the Groovitron making all the enemies in the area dance,  the Pixarlator which turns foes into pixels, and my personal favourite, Mr Zurkon, a tiny robot who hovers around you and shoots things because he lives to kill puny aliens. So all in all, it was a fun experience and fans of the series will be happy to play this game on next gen. The price seems a little steep though, but they didn't release it at full retail price like most other developers would have .

Final Verdict 7/10: this is a good game with lots of fun moments to be had and is good for those who enjoy the platform genre, which is mostly over looked nowadays. Richee

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