Ratchet and Clank withdrawal syndrome

#1 Posted by Aegon (5117 posts) -

I'm feeling it. I know all 4 one is supposedly coming out Q3, but I'm not counting that as a proper sequel to the franchise. What's that you say? Co-op in my R&C? Get out! Also, look at those eyes:  

That's not the Ratchet I know. Anyone else worried we won't see a proper Ratchet and Clank game soon? Or are you cool with all 4 one?
#2 Edited by spankingaddict (2646 posts) -

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE me some Ratchet and Clank. But I hope they stop or take a break from this series. Insomniac is too good to just keep making the sames games over and over again. I'd loved to see what new, fresh ideas they could come up with.

#3 Posted by Hizang (8534 posts) -

The demo is up on the Playstation store, I should download it, but I'm scared of what it could be. Just the fact that Dr Neferoius is there is a slap in the face to RAC fans as he was clearly destroyed in the last game. I really feel like playing the original Ratchet and Clank now..
#4 Posted by Trebz (487 posts) -

If you count Quest for Booty and Secret Agent Clank, there have been 9 R&C games in the past 10 1/2 years. I think they need to take a good, long break and make something fresh. I know they can do it, look at Resistance.

#5 Posted by Kyelb22 (295 posts) -

I'm not sure about All 4 One being any good, but I'm dying for an HD collection from the original PS2 R&C games. That'd be awesome.

#6 Posted by ESREVER (2574 posts) -

More Ratchet and Clank is always welcomed. I never get tired of that gameplay and those characters. 
I'm not sure about All 4 One. I'll have to play the demo some time to be able to form a valid opinion.

#7 Posted by Andorski (5108 posts) -

I hope they end the R&C series.  ACiT ended the duo's adventure in a great manner.  No reason for Insomniac to get some elbow grease and crank out another franchise that that is equally colorful and violet though.

#8 Posted by Scarlet_Rogue (496 posts) -

I love the series and in someways never wanted it to end. But I really liked A Crack in Time's ending and would be ok if the series was over....just a bit sad inside. 
 
Plus I'm getting this huge tumor in my head trying to pretend All 4 One doesn't exist.

#9 Posted by EuanDewar (4513 posts) -
@Hizang said:
"The demo is up on the Playstation store, I should download it, but I'm scared of what it could be. Just the fact that Dr Neferoius is there is a slap in the face to RAC fans as he was clearly destroyed in the last game. I really feel like playing the original Ratchet and Clank now.. "

I really dont think they give two shits about upholding the canon in a spin off co-op, move based game.
#10 Posted by Spoonman671 (4373 posts) -

I think the series could use a break.  A Crack in Time is probably my favorite Ratchet game, but I think the franchise really needs something fresh to reinvigorate it, and that takes time.

#11 Posted by Aegon (5117 posts) -
@Spoonman671:  I just...I WANT RATCHET TO FIND HIS FELLOW LOMBAXES. The series could end after that.
#12 Edited by hinderk (682 posts) -
@EuanDewar: I don't believe that it is move based. There might be some optional move stuff in it, but I think you use the D3 to control everything.
#13 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4307 posts) -

the new games (i didnt even bother memorizing the names) on the ps3 arent the old ratchet and clank i remember.  i actually had a great time with the ones on the ps2, i wish insomniac could bring the same feel back

#14 Posted by Andorski (5108 posts) -
@the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG said:
" the new games (i didnt even bother memorizing the names) on the ps3 arent the old ratchet and clank i remember.  i actually had a great time with the ones on the ps2, i wish insomniac could bring the same feel back "
Can you go into what you thought changed when transitioning to the PS3?  I think my biggest complaint about the series in general were the very incremental steps the franchise made between each iteration.
#15 Posted by Spoonman671 (4373 posts) -
@Andorski said:
" @the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG said:
" the new games (i didnt even bother memorizing the names) on the ps3 arent the old ratchet and clank i remember.  i actually had a great time with the ones on the ps2, i wish insomniac could bring the same feel back "
Can you go into what you thought changed when transitioning to the PS3?  I think my biggest complaint about the series in general were the very incremental steps the franchise made between each iteration. "
Really, the games are practically identical.
#16 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4307 posts) -
@Spoonman671 said:
" @Andorski said:
" @the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG said:
" the new games (i didnt even bother memorizing the names) on the ps3 arent the old ratchet and clank i remember.  i actually had a great time with the ones on the ps2, i wish insomniac could bring the same feel back "
Can you go into what you thought changed when transitioning to the PS3?  I think my biggest complaint about the series in general were the very incremental steps the franchise made between each iteration. "
Really, the games are practically identical. "
call me an idiot but i liked deadlocked...
#17 Posted by C_Rakestraw (803 posts) -
@Hizang said:
" The demo is up on the Playstation store, I should download it, but I'm scared of what it could be. Just the fact that Dr Neferoius is there is a slap in the face to RAC fans as he was clearly destroyed in the last game. I really feel like playing the original Ratchet and Clank now.. "
Wait, there's a demo up? When did that happen? How does one get it?
#18 Posted by Andorski (5108 posts) -
@the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG said:
" @Spoonman671 said:
" @Andorski said:
" @the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG said:
" the new games (i didnt even bother memorizing the names) on the ps3 arent the old ratchet and clank i remember.  i actually had a great time with the ones on the ps2, i wish insomniac could bring the same feel back "
Can you go into what you thought changed when transitioning to the PS3?  I think my biggest complaint about the series in general were the very incremental steps the franchise made between each iteration. "
Really, the games are practically identical. "
call me an idiot but i liked deadlocked... "
That was the multiplayer one, right?  Man, you cwazy.
#19 Posted by captain_clayman (3300 posts) -

i think it went down hill on the ps3 where they went down to an E 10+ rating.  they cant throw as many hidden dirty jokes into it.  and it just feels more, "kid friendly".

#20 Posted by Aegon (5117 posts) -
@captain_clayman:  Yeah, it sucks that we can't have any more of this
  
  But gameplay wise, the PS3 games are the best.
#21 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4307 posts) -
@Andorski said:
" @the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG said:
" @Spoonman671 said:
" @Andorski said:
" @the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG said:
" the new games (i didnt even bother memorizing the names) on the ps3 arent the old ratchet and clank i remember.  i actually had a great time with the ones on the ps2, i wish insomniac could bring the same feel back "
Can you go into what you thought changed when transitioning to the PS3?  I think my biggest complaint about the series in general were the very incremental steps the franchise made between each iteration. "
Really, the games are practically identical. "
call me an idiot but i liked deadlocked... "
That was the multiplayer one, right?  Man, you cwazy. "
yeah with the whole gladiator style gameplay...  but Up Your Arsenal will always be my favourite R&C game
#22 Posted by msavo (7522 posts) -

I haven't played a Ratchet game since Up Your Arsenal, should I pick up Tools of Destruction or jump right into Crack in Time? Also how was that Quest for Booty PSN game? Sorry for all the questions I picked up the Sly Collection and am in the mood for some classic PS2 franchises.

#23 Edited by JoyfullOFrockets (1175 posts) -
@H2Oyea said:

" @captain_clayman:  Yeah, it sucks that we can't have any more of this
  

  But gameplay wise, the PS3 games are the best. "
The last 20 seconds had me rolling on the floor. I agree, best cutscene ever.
#24 Posted by Spoonman671 (4373 posts) -
@RE_Player92 said:
" I haven't played a Ratchet game since Up Your Arsenal, should I pick up Tools of Destruction or jump right into Crack in Time? Also how was that Quest for Booty PSN game? Sorry for all the questions I picked up the Sly Collection and am in the mood for some classic PS2 franchises. "
I would just stick with A Crack in Time.  The intro will get you caught up to speed on Tools of Destruction and Quest for Booty.

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