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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A modern classic, reinvented for a new generation

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    SK95
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    Ratchet and Clank is what every modern "remake" or "remaster" of a classic game should aspire to be. There are enough differences, in terms of story, characters, and locales to give this game its own identity, separate from the 2002 game it's based on, but there's also a degree of familiarity to it all that makes for a wonderful, almost surreal experience for longtime fans of the series. As someone who grew up with this series, and the aforementioned 2002 PlayStation 2 version of Ratchet and Clank, seeing familiar locations and characters rendered in full 1080p, with a level of detail that could rival some of Pixar's finest animation, is not only an amazing experience, but a testament to just how quickly technology advances in such a short period of time. Simply put: this is one of the most beautiful games currently available for the PlayStation 4. In terms of gameplay, for fans of the original series, Ratchet & Clank reminds us of why it was one of the best action platformers on the market for over a decade, and, for those new to the series, as with everything else in the game, it reinvents the formula of past games with an unparalleled level of precision that, initially, takes some getting used to, but, ultimately, proves particularly rewarding. There are several new gameplay mechanics added, as well, but, most notably, is the ability to level up, upgrade, and customize your weapons. Each weapon has its own skill tree that you can unlock through currency found in the game (in this universe, that takes the form of bolts and an alien mineral called raritanium), and it can be upgraded to fit your play style, with perks for improved accuracy and the ability to carry more ammunition, among others. It's yet another small, but noticeable change that serves to separate this game from its past-gen predecessor. There's a ton of stuff to do here, outside of the main story, as well. In addition to hidden "Gold Bolts" (a staple of this series; collecting these rewards you with bonus content including different costumes, filters for the game, concept art, and gameplay cheats), that provide you with a reason to revisit the game, should you beat it and want something else to do, there is also a new card collecting mechanic in the form of "holocards" that drop from defeated enemies or are hidden in secret locations. These cards allow you to further upgrade your weapons, should you collect them all, and, in one case, unlock the most powerful weapon in the game. Ratchet & Clank is a blast, and it's perfect for the whole family. For fans like myself, who've watched the original series grow into a franchise with a library of over 10 titles available under the brand, this is a perfect exercise in nostalgia, reminding you why you fell in love with the series, while portraying the original classic in a whole new light, and, for those who just think it looks like a great game, this is a perfect opportunity to jump in and start from the beginning. The humor, heart, and unique characters are what allowed this series to endure for as long as it has, and this game does not disappoint, allowing a new generation to enjoy this rousing tale of friendship and heroism in a galaxy far, far away.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My Favorite Game on PS4 Yet

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    Ejsponge61
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    I've been a fan of Ratchet and Clank since I played Size Matters on PSP in 2008. After playing through many of it's PS3 entries, the time has come for it to get it's own film, along with a remake of the original game for PS4. This game works on all levels. The presentation of the game is perfect, and its graphics look like a Pixar movie during gameplay. In fact, there are clips from the film in the game, and the actual game looks better than the movie! The gameplay is very well executed, It's a hybrid 3rd person shooter and platformer, and both are equally fun and satisfying. However, the gameplay loop is what really makes this game addictive. Using weapons levels them up, which unlocks more abilities for them. In addition, killing enemies get's you bolts and raritanium, which is used to purchase those upgrades. And on top of that, you can earn cards by killing enemies, and completing sets of those cards earn you special versions of weapons and increases the rate at which you earn bolts and raritanium. The humor is here as well, and it is just as great as ever, and still just as relatable. The trophies are fair, and I already have it's platinum. It switches the pace from the standard shooting to space battles, laser puzzles, Clank sections, and grind rail sections, which keeps everything fresh. I can not recommend this game enough. It is pure joy. Like a hug from a friend you haven't seen in awhile who smells like strawberries, but in video game form. If you enjoy happiness, then you should get this game.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A return to form for the classic series.

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    Samuel
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    Ratchet & Clank PS4 is a solid platformer and third-person shooter that brings back the duo to their original adventure, retold in a whole new light. Like the CG film of the same name, Ratchet and Clank's origin is not a 100% recreation of their PS2 debut outing. So veterans, and even newcomers to the series may not enjoy the reimagined characters, but the tried and true gameplay that the series is known for is just as strong as always. Weapons offer a variety of upgrades that allow players to focus on anything from ammo expansions to adding new effects to dealing greater damage. Although the loadout is not as the same as the original, the choice of destructive tools ensure players will be eager to see what new toy is ready for purchase upon arriving at a new world. With that said, returning favorites such as the Groovitron and Mr. Zurkon may not sit well with players who have had previous encounters with the pair of gadgets back on the series' PS3 installments. However, the new Pixelizer is a quirky new addition that feels right at home with the franchise's fame for inventive weaponry. Overall, Ratchet & Clank 2016 is a fun game and possibly one of the best tie-ins to a film ever made that won't disappoint action junkies, and offers a somewhat more wholesome alternative to the endless line of M-rated shooters that is more suitable to kids and young adults.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Literally my favorite PS4 game now

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    TheRealRuffy
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    This game is an absolute return to form for the series, the writing, the gameplay, the graphics, all of it is top notch, and it all runs at a smooth 30 fps. While I own the Ratchet and Clank HD collection I really hadn't put too much time into the game, but this game has made me a fan of the series all over again, and has won the honor of being my FAVORITE PS4 game. It takes me back to the days here games were just good for the sake of being good, no day 1 DLC, no online passes, no pre order bounses, no overly complicated story, no constant hand holding, you just go in, and enjoy everything the game has to offer. A great story with great gameplay, and deep mechanics as far as leaving weapons go, with lots of reaplyability for people who want to try challenge mode or continue with a harder new game+ mode to continue to max out the cool arsenal of weapons you get. This is easily one of the best games I've played this year if not one the best games ever for me.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Remake, Great for Kids

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    Caleb
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    When I heard they were remaking Ratchet & Clank for the PS4, I was very excited. I have played the series since its start on the PS2. After playing it, I was very happy with how it turned out. Loaded with a plot straight out of the feature film, this is a great movie-based video game. This games takes many of the levels from the original games and adds in a few new levels. You will see many of the characters from the original game as well as some characters from the film. The HD graphics are fantastic, making every minute of the game, each explosion fun to watch. The story is blander than the original, with a lack of meaningful interaction between Ratchet and Clank. The story moves fairly quickly at certain points, adding plots and characters (such as the evil robot butler) that were only touched up on in the movie. While the story is awkward at times, the action and gameplay more than make up for it. It is very fun and I found myself replaying it several times, getting all of the trophies and unlockables. In addition, Ratchet & Clank is loaded with humor. It is narrated by Captain Quark, whose quips had me rolling from start to finish. Overall, it is a great game that I recommend for all ages and for fans of the original game.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wildly Fun Game

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    MattyS
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    This is a joy to play for any Ratchet & Clank fan from the initial runs on the PS2 and brings back that same fluid game play of the original few games. The game is a re-imagining of the first game so it treads similar grounds as that game in terms of the storyline but it still feels fresh as the game play upgrades definitely make it worth playing. The storyline is funny and zany and it's clear that the game doesn't take itself too seriously which is great these days for gamers who are tired of the mature storylines that are so commonplace these days. There are a huge variety of weapons and each have their uses. There is a leveling up system for both the characters and weapons which adds some grindability to the game as well as a new game + type mode which allows you to keep your weapons and play at a harder difficulty. The only downside is that the game is relatively short but the lower price still makes it a great deal because I had a ton of fun playing this game. It brought me back to the early days of gaming and showed me again why I loved games as a kid. It's a simple third person shooter with great platforming and shooting mechanics that plays great and is a lot of fun throughout.

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A Fun Game

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    NOTW116
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    Review: I had a smile on my face the entire time I played this. Ratchet & Clank (2016) is a lot of fun but the writing is often rather boring. My favorite R&C games were the first three on PS2. The gameplay and humor in those games were incredible. The gameplay here is solid and they improved the controls to make it easier to play. The story arc and humor in this installment was not great. Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal was peak humor and if we get another R&C game I hope they look at the writing in that game and learn from it. The game looks good and looks incredible with HDR capable tvs. Overall, this is a great family game that is fun and colorful. The movie that is linked to this game shares many scenes so don’t expect too much more than that story has to offer. I would recommend this game to anyone looking for a fun family game or anyone who enjoyed Ratchet & Clank back on the PS2 as you do revisit a lot of the locations from those games. 3 out of 5 Stars

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So Much Fun!

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    This is the first game I played on my PS4 console. This game is wickedly fun, the amount of weird and creative weapon options makes playing so enjoyable. My only complaint might be that once you've unlocked the RYNO gun (far into the game) it can become fairly easy even on the hardest level setting. But, that being said, when I want more of a challenge I chose not to use the RYNO to make things more difficult for myself. This is a great game for kids and people just getting into gaming and more experienced players. Although I feel nerdy admitting it the character voices and game dialogue are actually part of why I've played this game through multiple times already. There's a lot of humor integrated into the script. Important Note for Best Buy: When I received this game from you in the mail the disk case was badly cracked! It didn't end up being a problem, because the disk itself was not scratched, but I have to use a CD case for storage now. Kind of a bummer. I felt I needed to add that here.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun game, but a little short

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    Srfidler
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    I think this is a great remake of the original game. I am a huge fan of the ps2 and PS3 games so I was super excited for this game and it mostly lived up to expectations. First, it was kind of short. I would say it takes about 15-20 hours to do absolutely everything. I guess that isn't so bad considering the price but I was still disappointed. Second, the story kind of misses almost completely. Since it ties in to the movie, it feels like they left a lot out. There's none of the character development of the original games and the back and forth between ratchet and clank is basically gone. Third, I feel like they could've added an arena since the game so short. It's a staple in the a lot of the games after the first and adds a lot to the games. With all that said, it's a very enjoyable game to actually play. The controls work great, the weapons are a lot of fun, and blowing everything up is still extremely satisfying. If you're and action adventure/platforming fan this game should be a must buy for the price. If you're a long time fan of the series, it may miss what made the games so charming but it's still a ton of fun to play.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great game, just a little short

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    Etcee
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    I'm not totally sure who Ratchet & Clank (2016) is for. Veterans to the series will find that it offers far less depth and replay-ability than previous entries in the series, which is a bit of a turnoff for those of us who recall with glee pouring hours and hours and hours into upgrading the massive catalog of weapons. On the other hand, if the game is meant to attract newcomers to the series who dont have nostalgia going for them, Ratchet and Clank seems to be slightly forgettable next to more complex modern games. It's a fun romp through old, classic Ratchet and Clank mechanics, and certainly worth the time you put into it. But I think there's a good reason this game is priced at $39. It's really not worth a full price new-game purchase Pros: Gorgeous game, nice sound design, some fun new weapons. Controls are as snappy and rewarding as ever. New Raritanium upgrade system is fun. Cons: Short game, direct translation of the story of Ratchet and Clank 1, but with the weird Hollywood tie ins. Some voice actors leave a lot to be desired. Limited weapon selection. No "Arena" area for pick-up-and-play battles.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome game!

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    tijanne3

    This is a home run for the guys at Insomniac games. This is the game that R & C lovers missed over the years. This game is basically a reboot of the original game with better graphics and an altered story line. It does not feel like a remake. New weapons and a new card collection system gives it that breath of fresh air. Controls and camera handling is MUCH better than the original. The only negative is that one the game is done it unlocks challenge mode which is basically a multiplier system to help the gamer get to 100% This process is tedious since typically you unlock invincibility and unlimited ammo cheats which helps you breeze through a second playthrough; Multiplier and leveling system doesnt work with cheats on. So why even both doing the easter egg hunt for gold bolts? If you are looking for an easy game to platinum, this one takes a while but is not terribly difficult. Some of the terrible glitches in the original release has been fixed by updates. happy gaming.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great reboot with some features missing

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    Andy
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    I love the ratchet and clank series. I haven't played a game in the series since deadlocked on the PS2. I recently picked up the ps4 ratchet and clank, and as soon as it starts up I was right back to my childhood. But as I played more, I felt there was a little something missing. The story (although never amazing in the games) didn't give ratchet and clank nearly enough dialog, particularly in the latter half. And my biggest disappointment was that the weapons don't have mega versions. That's what always had me coming back when I was younger, but after you get to level 5 of 10, you unlock an Omega version. I didn't feel at all inclined to keep leveling up as there wasn't that final ultimate reward. So in summary, ratchet and clank is a great game to playthrough, but lacks a bit of the heart and replayability of past games in the series

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Ratchet and Clank - Not the Movie!

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    The word "remake" usually has a bad connotation or lowered expectations in general. Fortunately, Ratchet & Clank entirely curbs that stereotype, and is easily one of the finest examples of how to do a remake. It's rebuilt from the ground up: it PLAYS like a classic, but looks like it belongs at the forefront of the modern era. When that visual appearance just so happens to be a cartoon-based style, points have to be awarded for the obvious tons of tender-loving-care bringing it to life in an industry that's all about visual realism. Throw on the reduced price tag along with its enticingly replayable campaign, and it stands as the rubric for remakes. It does have a couple of niggles that could have been avoided like the framerate dips when trying too hard, and the unnecessarily forced Saturday morning cartoon humor that wears out its welcome. Still, any PS4 owner that even has a passing love for platforming owes themselves this purchase.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Falls just short of greatness

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    JummyB
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    Ratchet and Clank was a solid platformer that offered me enough enjoyment to pursue (and obtain) the Platinum trophy. The game is a visual spectacle with imagery rivaling a Pixar film and has extremely responsive and tight controls to boot. My main issue with the game, however, is that the objectives don't feel all that varied and many areas feel very sparse after initially completing them. While the open nature of the game is nice and allows for some flexibility, I almost wonder if the game would have benefited from a more linear level design structure with a tighter, more honed, focus. While certainly head and shoulders above most modern platformers (which isn't really saying much), the game doesn't quite reach the heights that the Nintendo platformers of old, did. Still, a worthwhile experience that above all else provides some solid fun. Despite some drawbacks, I still highly recommended it.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great game for all ages!

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    BongoJack

    Sure this is a game based on the movie based on a game but it's better than the movie and a major improvement of that game! If you're a fan of the series then you know how fun these R & C games are. I've played them all and this is my favorite. First of all it just looks so incredible. The landscape is gorgeous, the lighting is perfect so much so that I found myself many times just absorbing the scenery. The weapons are fun to use and there's a deeper weapon upgrade system that makes you want to use them all, not just your favorites all the time. The special effects such as explosions are insanely beautiful. There can be so much movement going stuff blowing up and there's no frame rate slowdown whatsoever. The game looks so good and is so fun. There's alot of humor as usual too. Some of the enemies say some funny stuff as you're attacking them. I highly recommend this game to anyone that likes games!

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best games on PS4

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    Mike
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    I didn’t like the Ratchet & Clank series back in the PS2 and PS3 days, although I did respect it from a technical perspective, being one of the most beautiful collection of games on those systems. Maybe I just wasn’t into third-person mascot shooters. Something about this remake, however, made me a believer. It took almost no time for it to click, and I ended up having the best time playing through it. I enjoyed it so much that I went through it multiple times to get the Platinum. Much like the PS2 game it is based upon, this is one of the most attractive games this generation, looking almost Pixar-like at times. Playing it on a PS4 Pro reveals an even greater level of detail and sharpness. A wide assortment of unique weapons, excellent level design, and an intelligent New Game Plus implementation round out what is arguably the best remake of this generation.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Another Solid Adventure

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    DylanC
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    The new, rebooted Ratchet & Clank may be a budget title but feels as full featured as any of the previous titles. If you've played any other Ratchet games you know what to expect. The graphics are fantastic and the selection of guns is one of the most fun. The Ratchet & Clank movie is a companion to this game so if you want to get the finer details of the story you'll have to see the movie. As it is presented in the game the story is fine but feels a bit thin, probably because they wanted to save stuff for the movie. Conversely, there are parts of the movie where action sequences and fast forwards skip over parts of the story that you get to play in the game. I feel like the game could have been $50 and included a movie ticket to feel a bit more complete. All in all a fun game for fans of Ratchet or those looking for a pretty, 3D platformer while shooting aliens with crazy future guns.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Honest Review from a Ratchet & Clank Fan...

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    NiteOwl
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    I've been a fan of the Ratchet & Clank franchise since the 1st game. I still own every game released, and still play them. I rarely give perfect scores for anything, but this reboot is AMAZING! Already known for beautiful game design, fun gameplay, hilarious characters & dialogue, and outstanding graphics, I never thought it was possible for the R&C games to improve on their excellence... but they did it with this reboot. The game is like reuniting with old friends. It looks even MORE amazing and is still just as much fun as ever. If you're already a fan you won't be disappointed. If you're new to the franchise you'll wonder what took you so long to join the space journey of R&C. I'm very proud and happy to add this to my game collection. Take a chance... you'll find yourself smiling, laughing AND having a blast!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun game

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    Supafly
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    The game based on the movie based on the game. I will say it looks great. Graphics are vibrant and high quality. Definitely enjoyed the visuals of the game. I have not played the original game, so I can't say how it compares story-wise, but the story was enjoyable. Reminds me of Bastion with how the game is narrated. Gameplay wise, the game was enjoyable. Clank's missions were definitely a low point for me and seemed repetitive and tedious. Gadgets were plentiful and different enough that nothing felt half-baked. Extras are fun to toggle when you achieve them. If you're into trophies, I was able to get a platinum within a week. The sound/voice acting is awesome. Overall, this is a great game for kids, and adults. Unfortunately, there isn't any type of coop mode, but you can only ask so much I suppose.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good game but a slight let down

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    pkmaurer
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    As someone whose played all of the main R&C games over the years I had high expectations for this one. For the most part the game didn't disappoint. It's a reboot of the series, retelling the story of the first game with some elements of the later games thrown in(weapons,galactic rangers). The game play and level design are solid what I've come to expect from the series. The weapons are fun and in some cases hilarious to use, another staple of the games. The plot is the double edged sword of this one, it's good but it makes the game short in comparison to previous entries. I suppose the 39,99 price should have been a clue, but it still feels like a let down that there aren't more planets to explore. I suppose they had to get it out in time for the movie. So as movie tie in games go it's great.

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