No on is talking about this, who else is buying it?

#1 Posted by Czarpyotr (293 posts) -

New ratchet = instand buy for me. Anyone else played it and have thoughts? Literally nothing is up on metacitic as far as reviews go.

#2 Posted by Krafty (14 posts) -

I am!!!! Ratchet is dah bomb.

#3 Posted by GunstarRed (5213 posts) -

Yes, but only out of some weird loyalty to Ratchet. Eurogamer aren't all that fond of it, they gave it 6/10.

#4 Posted by Sackmanjones (4711 posts) -

I have seen absolutely nothing about this game which tends to mean bad news. Is insomniac on this or what?

#5 Posted by Sackmanjones (4711 posts) -
@Sackmanjones
I have seen absolutely nothing about this game which tends to mean bad news. Is insomniac on this or what?
Sorry on my phone but just read the description and insomniac is intact working on it. However it does not sound like a game is enjoy, thus I won't be buying
#6 Posted by believer258 (11949 posts) -

I fon't even know the first thing about it. Is it just a regular ol' Ratchet game? Because I've played those before, 7 of them.
I couldn't enjoy Ratchet anymore after Deadlocked. I loved those games, I would beat them and then immediately beat them again, but after that I just suddenly didn't want to play the later games.

#7 Posted by Krafty (14 posts) -

It's a tower defense game.

#8 Posted by Spoonman671 (4648 posts) -

Fuck yeah, I'm buying it.
 
@believer258 said:

I fon't even know the first thing about it. Is it just a regular ol' Ratchet game? Because I've played those before, 7 of them. I couldn't enjoy Ratchet anymore after Deadlocked. I loved those games, I would beat them and then immediately beat them again, but after that I just suddenly didn't want to play the later games.
It's sort of a tower defense thing, and it's $20.  There's also a demo available.
#9 Posted by BlackLagoon (1446 posts) -

@Krafty: Only in the sense that Iron Brigade is a tower defense game. It also borrows from MOBA games in that you have to re-buy upgrades every level. And it has full campaign co-op and a competitive multiplayer mode.

#10 Posted by Kierkegaard (597 posts) -

@Czarpyotr: I'll give the demo a shot. Still making my way back through 1-3 in the collection after a six year absence, so a new Ratchet can wait for a bit. Insomniac has earned my faith up to know. Even when they make mistakes, they make interesting games. I'll give it a shot.

#11 Posted by awesomeusername (4195 posts) -

Yes but in January when the Vita version comes out so I don't have to put up more money on electricity. Plus, I have too many games to play anyways.

#12 Posted by Mesoian (1574 posts) -

@Krafty said:

It's a tower defense game.

Only sort of. The single player is similar to Orcs Must Die. The multiplayer is a pretty traditional MOBA.

I bought it. I think it's pretty cool, but I've been having some odd experiences online. Only played two matches though, so I'll see how it is tomorrow.

It's 20 bucks. Might as well.

#13 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

I will be picking it up, only really because I have purchased every single Ratchet and Clank game. The last one left a sour taste in my mouth, so hoping this one gets back on track/

#14 Posted by Czarpyotr (293 posts) -

@Mesoian: You saying that it is like orcs must die makes me very interested in playing it now. I bought it, just haven't booted it up...

#15 Edited by Ducksworth (662 posts) -

Thinking about it. I was introduced to the series through the Future games and although they had a bit of a slow start I was loving them once I had some of the more entertaining levels unlocked. That's the only game I've played so far though, I'll want to play through atleast Quest for Booty and Crack In Time first.

#16 Posted by VisariLoyalist (2994 posts) -

the last ratchet game "All 4 one". Was very dissapointing, although it didn't seem like it had the full support of insomniac. Then again neither does this right? I mean isn't insomniac busy with their other project right now?

#17 Posted by Cubidog1 (228 posts) -

All 4 One was just as good as any other R&C; game. The multiplayer was chaotic and fun. It was probably my 2nd favorite R&C; game, with 1st being A Crack In Time. That was amazing.

#18 Posted by Shortbreadtom (797 posts) -

I've heard it's mainly multiplayer? Seen no gameplay so far.

Anyway, Insomniac has said they're doing one more mainline R&C game next year. Presumably (and hopefully) the last for this gen. I am the biggest Ratchet fan in the world, but the changes to the art style in All 4 One have carried over which I'm not a huge fan of. I want one more great Ratchet game with an arc-ending storyline, and then put him to bed. Insomniac has shown they can make other good games so I want to see what they'll do next.

#19 Posted by BigBoss1911 (2478 posts) -

@GunstarRed said:

Yes, but only out of some weird loyalty to Ratchet. Eurogamer aren't all that fond of it, they gave it 6/10.

Eurogamer aren't really fond of anything, every review is 8/10 or lower, but they gave Far Cry 3 a 10/10, which must mean its the best game ever.

#20 Posted by djou (875 posts) -

I'm in the same boat as . I found All for One mediocre although it looked nice. This is a wait and see game for me. I like the $20 price but if there's not a community that picks this up it wouldn't be fun to play alone since I think its a MOBA-style game. The game screams Insomniac b-team to me. I imagine they are pouring resources into Fuse. Why else have little game play, press, and the low price? If they had a demo I would try it out asap, but unless I hear good things I don't plan to pick it up any time soon. The idea of a 3D Awesomenauts with RC is cool so I'm a little hopeful.

#21 Posted by Meteor_VII (125 posts) -

Color me uninterested until they make another game with SP focus. I loved the two future games and even the downloadable one that came in between them was pretty good, but this whole lets change what RnC is over these last two games .... no thank you sir.

#22 Posted by bartok (2487 posts) -

Kinda bummed it is not a straight up Ratchet and Clank game. I think Crack in Time is still one of the best games on the PS3 and would love to see another sequel rather then these weird off-shoots that usually aren't as good.

#23 Posted by Czarpyotr (293 posts) -

@bartok said:

Kinda bummed it is not a straight up Ratchet and Clank game. I think Crack in Time is still one of the best games on the PS3 and would love to see another sequel rather then these weird off-shoots that usually aren't as good.

Yup

#24 Posted by Krafty (14 posts) -

Is anyone playing this? I'd like to do the co-op.

#25 Posted by DarthOrange (3864 posts) -

Bought it and downloaded it, just haven't had time to play it. Looks neat enough. I played through Ratchet and Clank 1 and 2 a shit ton of times but then the next one I played was All 4 One when it was free with PS+ and only got through the first mission. This one was $20 bucks though and the Vita version will be free in January so I figured "Why not?"

#26 Posted by fargofallout (289 posts) -

@djou: There is a demo - I downloaded it and tried it out last night. I wasn't as disappointed as I thought I would be, but I don't know that this is what I'm looking for. There are definitely some tower defense mechanics in there, but there is more traditional Ratchet and Clank gameplay than I expected. My biggest problem was with the game's lack of direction - after finishing the first level, I couldn't figure out what to do next. I suspect I can't do more because it's the demo version of the game, but it isn't telling me that anywhere.

Anyhow, weird game. I know people get tired of playing the same thing over and over again, but I absolutely could have gone for a full single player Ratchet and Clank game again.

#27 Posted by impartialgecko (1531 posts) -

Am playing it. It's weak. They may have returned to the gameplay of older Ratchet games but the tower defence/MOBA aspects mean you never have any freedom to experiment with the weapons, most of which are rehashes from previous games. I'm a diehard ratchet fan and I don't think this is worth $20. Not by a long shot.

#28 Posted by djou (875 posts) -

Thanks. I saw the demo and downloaded it last night, haven't had a chance to try it yet. I really admire Insomniac for trying new things especially taking one their franchises and making a downloadable game, but I'm dubious. Overall I think the series is a bit tired they've had 11 games in 10 years on both home and mobile consoles, that's not counting cross overs, pretty ridiculous. I wish they would give it a break like Naughty Dog with Jak and Daxter.

#29 Posted by Accolade (334 posts) -

This is one of the few franchises that I'll buy no matter what. I'd say I'm a part of the problem, but R&C is no Sonic the Hedgehog. I enjoy the franchise's characters and don't mind a glorified tower defense game.

#30 Posted by Mr_Misery (258 posts) -

The shooting is good again but the tower defense stuff is boring. I tried to but a game online but it seems to be dead on arrival.

#31 Posted by spankingaddict (2678 posts) -

I thought the demo was great , will get it sometime soon ..

#32 Posted by DarthOrange (3864 posts) -

Been playing co-op with my bro and I have been having a blast. Maybe you miserable bastards just need to find someone to play with, this wasn't meant to be played alone.

#33 Posted by Vonocourt (2133 posts) -

I'm gonna try it, nice that there is a demo out. I love Going Commando to bits but I never finished A Crack in Time. Partially because my first PS3 died while playing it, and the memory of taking the system apart to return the disc to blockbuster still hangs over it, but the game didn't really connect that much to begin with. Played two levels of All 4 One and deleted it from my HDD, garbage. It was a nice idea to change the formula a bit, but the execution wasn't up to snuff.

Twenty dollars though, I may just take the plunge. This thread has actually got me really interested.

#34 Posted by Chango (520 posts) -

I'm definitely playing it, I'm just going to wait till the winter break to do so. Like everybody else, I'm surprised at the great lack of attention this game is getting.

#35 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

I am loving it, anybody else here interested in playing some?

#36 Posted by GunstarRed (5213 posts) -

@Hizang: Yes, I'd like to play more, it's really boring on your own.

#37 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

@GunstarRed: I've played so much of it, I'm really good, add me on PSN (Hizang).

I don't do 2 v 2 though, 1 v 1 is where its at.

#38 Posted by Hizang (8532 posts) -

@GunstarRed: I'm on now

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