Ratchet and Clank (PS4) Review

Ratchet and Clank (PS4) Review

Ratchet and Clank has been a major exclusive franchise for Sony. The hit game series has steamed sequel games, comics, and now a hit movie (check out our movie review here). Everything that Ratchet and Clank has been in has been exceptional, and the new game is no different. Ratchet and Clank is a remake of the original game on PS2 and does a phenomenal way of not only keeping true to the original but also setting up the new plot in the movie.  Insomniac has been improving on the 3D Action Platformer and with Ratchet and Clank on PS4 it has all come together.

RCPS4_3_ari_run-1Ratchet and Clank might be the best looking game so far on PlayStation 4, yes it doesn’t go for realism, however the game looks like a Pixar movie. From the enemies, Ratchet’s fur, or the enemies everything has an extra sense of polish. The look of the game isn’t just the visuals, but also gameplay, voice performance, and story. Because the game and movie were being made simultaneously the entire cast from the movie lent their talents to the game. James Arnold Taylor (Ratchet), David Kaye (Clank), and Jim Ward (Captain Qwark) have been there respective characters in past Ratchet games for years and return for both the game and movie. However, Sylvester Stallone (Victor Von Ion), Paul Giamatti (Chairman Drek), and John Goodman (Grimroth) are new to the voice cast of the game and play their parts perfectly.

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The gameplay is amazingly fluid including the jumping, gliding, and awesome exploding gun combat. With the new game the combat felt familiar and new all at once, and with the addition of the weapon leveling system that was introduced in the second Ratchet game (Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando) helped players realize just how far the series has come in its 15 years on the PlayStation platform, how how much life it has life. The new addition to the game that has never been introduced in a R&C game before is a card collection system. This is the new way to collect the R.Y.N.O. by collecting all 9 R.Y.N.O cards you are gifted the weapon itself.

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Ratchet and Clank has been one of my favorite games and the remake is one of the best in the series. If you have ever enjoyed a platformer or a Ratchet and Clank game this game is not one to miss. The story that follows the new story of the movie, is just close enough to the original story that makes long times fans feel safe while also making enough changes to feel new and connect better to the rest of the series. From an organic Dr. Nefarious, to a reference to Ratchet being the last Lombax this seems like a story that is going to continue in both the big screen and on your very own PlayStation.

What We liked

+Gameplay

+Visuals

+Card Collections

+Voice Acting

Things We Disliked

-The game releasing before the movie

Score

9/10

 

 

Mark Kriska

Mark Kriska is a journalist for Mammoth Gamers. He plays primarily on PlayStation but also plays on Xbox and Nintendo systems. Mark is an all around nerd and if he is not playing games he's watching sports, movies, or TV and if all else fails enjoying a nice book or comic.