Developer: High Impact Games
Release Date: 2/13/2007
Rating: Everyone 10+
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The Good: Superb production values, great weapons, lots of mini-games
The Bad: Extremely difficult at times, weapons and enemies not well balanced, weak multiplayer, confusing controls
I finally got around to playing this game and I’m a bit disappointed mainly because of the game’s extreme difficulty. While you can blow through most Ratchet games this one is just absurd! Bosses take WAY too long to kill and weapon, and armor upgrades are completely useless since you die in one hit anyways! Most of the weapons all do the same damage and they cost WAY too many bolts to buy ammo for.
With this aside, this is a solid platformer. The story starts out after the third game where R&C are taking a vacation and mayhem strikes again. While the game is very short it’s pleasing with its many mini-games and various game play twists like Lock Grinding. the weapons are pretty neat such as Bee Hive bombs, and the Water Sprout but they all feel the same and aren’t very powerful even in their strongest form.
The graphics and audio are top notch and you shouldn’t expect anything less than the PS2 games. If you’ve missed out on this game you HAVE to pick it up and I promise you’ll love it…just don’t get too excited about the multiplayer. It’s only four players and it gets boring fast.