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Posted by Draxyle

I've not followed this series at all, but wow, I haven't heard of this game existing at all until the quicklook. I'd think that designing this title as a PS4 game with up-res'd graphics would have made that launch slightly better and given the game itself a whole lot more attention.

Posted by Sweetz

What the heck, I'm a huge R&C fan and I had no idea this existed. Sony sending out games to die again?

In any case, I really appreciated how well prepared Patrick was for this quick look, thanks Patrick.

Posted by xbob42

When did this series become sub-30FPS? The ultra-smooth 60FPS of the originals was great and made all the animations feel that much more alive, not to mention that 60FPS is fantastic for platformers, even when the games are a little light on platforming.

Posted by Romination

I don't get how Into The Nexus is a dirty joke of any kind but Ok?

Posted by nonforma
Edited by BasketSnake

What was fun about Crack In Time was speeding around with the pegasus boots. Can you do that in this game?

Posted by Karmosin

Never played a R&C game before, but picked up tools of destruction some days ago and I'm having a blast. The weapons are awesome, the action gets a little repetetive sometimes but it's still fun, the graphics are still pretty good, especially on the character-models. I like the characters too and there is some pretty funny dialogue in it. It kind of takes me back to the platformers of ps2 in a way.

How did I not play this series up until now?

Posted by ThreeRoneC

Ratchet games are always a fun time.

Posted by beard_of_zeus

This game is indeed a return to form for Insomniac, I really enjoyed it. I'm almost done with my second playthrough (on Hard + Challenge mode) as it stands. Gonna level up all my weapons (of which there are 12, more than Patrick had guessed) and get that hot platinum trophy.

Hopefully this could make its way to Vita at some point.

The options menu seems to have a cross-save option, which can only mean one thing...

What was fun about Crack In Time was speeding around with the pegasus boots. Can you do that in this game?

Yup, you get the rocket boots later on. One of the planets is basically a swamp with a lot of hot jumps to make with your boots.

Posted by Spoonman671

This game is easily on par with A Crack in Time. Spectacular and only $30.

Posted by Little_Socrates
Posted by Lava

I'm such a huge fan of this series. So happy to have a more classic R&C back!

Posted by SatelliteOfLove

@sweetz said:

What the heck, I'm a huge R&C fan and I had no idea this existed. Sony sending out games to die again?

In any case, I really appreciated how well prepared Patrick was for this quick look, thanks Patrick.

I don't get it either; it's not like the PS3 was dying sales-wise or the PS4 was B/C. /boggle

Posted by Ramone

Can someone please explain to me what the pun in the title is here?

Posted by UltimAXE

Ratchet and Clank is, like, the 3D equivalent of Mega Man for me. That is, you keep releasing them, and I'll keep buying and enjoying them. Don't even need to change up the formula at all (although, I do think that forgoing the planet-hopping style for an interconnected world gated by your acquired abilities would be a perfect fit).

Should have prettied this up and put it out on PS4.

Posted by sawtooth

I only ever played a few hours of Quest for Booty and couldn't get into it at all.

Can anyone suggest if that means these games aren't for me or is QfB not representative of the other games in the franchise?

Posted by jaxjaggywires

It's funny when Vinny doesn't agree with things Patrick says...he just goes quiet about the topic. Like, the games-less Vita and the Borderlands-style enemy.

Vinny hates confrontation!

Posted by Nime

Up Your Arsenal was one of my favorite games ever - one of the few games that I truly 100%.

I might need this...

Edited by drugged
@enai said:

Love this series. Been playing the HD version of the first 3 and they're still great.

The PS2 games really are great. I didn't agree with Patrick about them being hard to go back to - the 'chunky' style and really nice character models still hold up today. In fact if anything I think the PS3 sequels have been a disappointment in terms of improving graphics - this quick look didn't really wow me - I'm more wowed by the fact the original game is 10 years old and still looks as good as it does.

Posted by Sticky_Pennies

If this came out for the PS4 launch and not Knack, I would have a PS4 right now. This looks great!

Also, how is "Into the Nexus" a pervy joke? D: I guess I'm not getting it.

Posted by LandonRobinson

Looks good.

Posted by Doomduck
@sawtooth said:

I only ever played a few hours of Quest for Booty and couldn't get into it at all.

Can anyone suggest if that means these games aren't for me or is QfB not representative of the other games in the franchise?

Quest for Booty is pretty bad compared to the other games. But the core gameplay is pretty much the same.

Edited by Spoonman671

If this came out for the PS4 launch and not Knack, I would have a PS4 right now. This looks great!

Also, how is "Into the Nexus" a pervy joke? D: I guess I'm not getting it.

I don't think it actually is, but the original name they wanted to go with was "Into the Nether Regions". I wish they had gone through with it.

Edited by jasonefmonk

Asks about lock-on and strafing in the game. Opens gameplay menu, an option to turn on

"lock strafe" is there, closes menu. Must not be able to lock on or strafe in this game.

Posted by MeatSim

I wasn't expecting to see commercials or adds for this game, but I never heard this game mentioned once at E3 or by the media. So I didn't know it existed until like 2 weeks ago.

Posted by automatontribe

Ouch, framey.

Posted by Deathpooky

The PS+ purchase thing is great. I've already "purchased" Resogun and Contrast for the PS4 I'm likely getting next year. And given that Dragon's Dogma and Binary Domain were PS+ offerings this month, they're still doing pretty well by PS3 owners.

Posted by gbrading

It's weird there's been almost zero hype for this game but I guess that's what happens when you release your game during the launch of a new console generation.

Posted by Bam_Boozilled

@aishan said:

They're still making Ratchet and Clank games?

Seeing as you are watching a Quick Look of one...

Posted by Inresurrection

@aishan: You say this like it it's a bad thing, like you're actually rooting against charming platformers. Grow a heart, man.

Posted by wapostyle

Good to know I'm not the only one that thought Crack in Time was one of the best of the generation.

Edited by Butano

@xbob42 said:

When did this series become sub-30FPS? The ultra-smooth 60FPS of the originals was great and made all the animations feel that much more alive, not to mention that 60FPS is fantastic for platformers, even when the games are a little light on platforming.

After A Crack in Time Insomniac said that they would switch over to 30FPS due to constantly making sacrifices to the visuals/mechanics of the older games to keep them running at 60FPS. While a bit of a bummer, this one still looks great compared to 90% of the PS3 library.

Posted by cikame

Is Vinny really going to play Dark Souls 2 on PS3? With the spongey triggers and potentially spotty frame rate he's experiencing in the current game?

Provided the PC version of the new game is a good port it seems the obvious choice.

Edited by ki11tank

wait wait wait... you mean to tell me this is a new game and sony didn't make this happen on PS4 in a bigger way??? clearly a missed opp to sell more consoles.

Posted by R3DT1D3

PS2 R&C games were the first games I played on my system. Such a shame they've not been given their due from Sony lately.

Posted by Y2Ken

Man, I need to play this. I love R&C, and I never really get bored of playing them. Might even be able to squeeze it in before GotY.

Posted by h0lgr

Less than 10 minutes in, and we're already balls deep talking about "psychological compulsion loops" in a Ratchet and Clank game.

Posted by bgdiner

This looks fun, but doesn't seem to match--or even approach--the quality and fun of Up Your Arsenal. I loved the series for the original trilogy, but after the mediocre Deadlocked and the by-the-numbers Tools of Destruction I fell out with the series. It's cool that there's still a fanbase for these games though.

Edited by MachoFantastico

Great franchise, one of the few that as forever entertained me.