Ratchet & Clank Reviews
New Ratchet & Clank game is a perfect demonstration of what a modern action platformer should look like. Its developers modernized some outdated mechanics, dressed the game in an excellent audiovisual coat and created a title that every single fan of quality titles should own.
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The mighty lombax shines brightly in this stellar re-imagining of the original Ratchet & Clank
Ratchet and Clank packs a sentiment and graphically stunning punch, but remains imperfect beneath the surface.
Ratchet & Clank is a fantastic game and a strong return of both the franchise and developer Insomniac, who have done an outstanding job. It doesn't concern itself with being a movie tie-in and, as such, it ends up being a true Ratchet & Clank game, one that any fan will have already played and an excellent introduction to make new fans.
A visual overhaul gives new life to old mechanics
Ratchet and Clank is the culmination of Insomniac's vast experience in the field of platformers. It's not just the best platformer on the PS4, it's one of the best games on the PS4 full-stop. A game of the year contender in my opinion.
In the world of popular entertainment, the ‘reboot/re-imaging/regurgitation’ of licenses is becoming something of an easy fix to an ailing franchise – with mixed results. Ratchet and Clank can consider itself a success on those terms; an invigorating fresh start and an excellent bedrock for the future of the series.
Ratchet & Clank on PS4 is a great point of entry for newcomers to the franchise and a wonderful walk down memory lane for returning fans.
It's a great reboot/re-release. Maybe one of the best, but with a new story that doesn't focus on our heroes and the solidifying of their bond as partners I'm sure that newcomers to the series will only be staying for the fantastic gameplay, but quickly forgetting about the franchise once they put it down.
This is a reboot done right. Recognizable, yet innovative. Well done, Insomniac!
Ratchet & Clank is one of the best games on the PlayStation 4. It is filled with everything one can ask for in a great 3rd person action game that never takes itself too seriously.
But how can a movie let you control the action, experience the thrill of destroying wave after wave of minions or dance to the music of a disco ball appearing in the middle of a battlefield? Stick with the game and tell your own tales. Then go see the movie. Remember, every hero's origin story gets a reboot and refresh from time to time.
Neither evolutionary nor revolutionary, Ratchet and Clank is gorgeous trip back down memory lane that reinvigorates a passion for a genre which never really should have gone away. Hopefully it paves the way for the future of the series on PS4, even if the film proves not to be successful.
From the moment you load up Ratchet and Clank you are smacked in the face with absolutely stunning and vibrant graphics. I instantly started smiling and continued to do so for that long I lost count of time. Ratchet and Clank follows on from the original story that we played through back in 2002, however this is not simply a remake/remaster, it's an entirely new experience regardless of if you have played the original or not. Made from the ground up to showcase the power of the PlayStation 4, Ratchet and Clank exceeded all of my expectations which were already set very high based on the trailers I had watched on the lead up to release day.
A great platformer game, full of action, crazy weapons, and sense of humor
While Insomniac Games have largely gone the safe route with the rebooted Ratchet and Clank, it's still a fun game that will appeal to both old and new fans alike. The visuals are gorgeous, the gameplay retains the tried and true formula of past entries, the story has been fleshed out and levels have been rebuilt from the ground up. It's a testament to the fine talent at Insomniac Games and is a love letter to the series as a whole.
It's easy to see why Insomniac is held in such high regard when it consistently delivers experiences as well polished and enjoyable as Ratchet & Clank. Everything, ranging from the gorgeous visuals to the excellent voice acting, the well-paced story, and the immaculate musical score, contribute to a timeless package well worth its surprisingly low entrance fee. Ratchet & Clank pays loving homage to its roots by enjoying the kind of lavish remix that only fourteen years of gaming evolution can bring to the table and, by doing so, has created a universe well worth saving.
Ratchet & Clank is a fascinating reboot that brings back the good memories of the old times. A classic platformer with a colorful world and lots of different, detailed weapons that will keep you busy for a long time.
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Ratchet & Clank offers fans and newbies alike a chance to re-explore the origins of two of gaming's most beloved characters. With a challenge mode filled with a significant amount of additional content, Ratchet & Clank is loaded with value, especially at its cheap price tag. Excellent voice acting, gameplay, boss fights, weaponry, and tongue-in-cheek dialogue leads Ratchet & Clank to find its way near the top of my favorite games of 2016 so far.