Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal

    Game » consists of 7 releases. Released Nov 02, 2004

    Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal is the third game in the Ratchet and Clank series. It is also the first to include online play.

    thamilkman's Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal (PlayStation 2) review

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    Ratchet and Clank: up Your Arsenal continues the adventures of Ratchet and Clank as they adventure through even more planets to save all organic life in the galaxy. The duo team up with Captain Qwark (the antagonist of their last adventure) and his newly assembled Q-force (consisting of a bunch of misfit individuals, and a monkey) as they try to take down Dr. Nefarious who's aim is to delete all organic life in the galaxy, or as he calls them "squishies"

    The Gameplay in R & C: UYA is reminiscent of the last game in the series but adds a few new control setups which bring a fresh breath of air for more action oriented game players. If you've never played that game then the gameplay consists of a combination of using your wrench for melee combat and lots of guns that you use to effectively destroy the galxy's threat. The guns have a finite amount of upgrades that increase fire power, range, effectiveness, etc. The game also keeps its platforming roots,but does stray away from that in a big way opting for more action in it's place. The game also has mini-games in the form of side-scrolling Qwark challenges and puzzle elements to break up the action which keeps the game both varied and well paced in a way that adds fun and all around pacing.

    The amount of replay value that is in this game can be endless given your taste in the weapons in the game and the action you enjoy. There are Titanium Bolts that can be found on each planet that give you access to cheats that can make your head bigger, or make your wrench a "lightsaber". There are also skill points to be earned on each planet for doing various tasks that you can use to get different skins for Ratchet such as a snowman skin. There is also online play that takes popular online variants such as Deathmatch or Capture the flag and effectively puts them into Ratchet and Clank gameplay mechanics. In other words if you enjoy Ratchet and Clank you will be playing this game for months or even years, literally.

    In so many words this game is THE defining game in the Ratchet and Clank series of games and brings things to platforming games that brings a breath of fresh air for those wanting more action in their platforming games, and has enough replay value to keep you entertained for a long time.

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