If you are an experienced gamer, you already know about Insomniac Games and amazing products they launched. Ratchet & Clank is probably one of the most successful and the most interesting games this company ever launched. Even better, after 10 years, we can officially play the game on the PS4! The game was so popular due to impressive scenarios, colorful locations, weapons that were fun and powerful at the same time, but also for the simple story that was able to ‘’suck’’ you into the game. On PS4, the game is even better, thanks to mighty graphics and numerous additions. We will be free to say that this may be the best game of all times (of this genre).
We will have to mention that the Ratchet & Clank was originally developed for the PS2, so if you played it sometime in the past, now you have the ability to relive all that gaming experience. Of course, graphics is much better, which you can see in the official trailer.
The gameplay is the biggest and the best fact about the game! It is located in space, actually, the action will take part in the entire galaxy, which will make gaming more suitable for all of us who like exploring the space. Your two, main characters will start on the remote planet where Ratchet works as a mechanic. He is Lombax, a creature that looks like a cat and walks on two legs. Clank is a completely different creature. He/it is a robot that was made in a factory in order to catch killer robots. His ship is crashed on the Ratchet’s planet and the duo will soon start working together and exploring the galaxy.
During gaming, you will be visiting a dozen of planets, all more interesting than the one where we live! You will be able to use amazing weapons, including the pixilizer, which will turn each enemy into pixels. You also get a flamethrower that can be improved and it will become even more dangerous for your enemies. Of course, these two weapons are just one, a small portion of your arsenal you will be able to use. Ratchet & Clank is probably the weapon-richest PS4 game ever made!
Besides traveling to different planets, you will be jumping, running and fighting a lot. In a matter of fact, these actions will occupy the biggest part of your gaming and make playing the game extremely interesting. Although, there are fewer combat situations than in the previous sequels, they are more interesting and more interesting, which is a great surprise and addition.
While Ratchet is capable of using all the weapons you can get, Clank is completely opposite. He cannot use weapons, and in order to fight, he uses his fists. On the other side, he is capable of entering tight places, where other characters have no access, definitely an interesting capability. His main tasks are puzzles and brainstorming ideas, so he is equally needed as his friend.
The graphics of the game can be categorized into two sections. The first one is impressive. The details and the worlds you will be able to explore are amazing and they simply cannot be described with words. In order to understand how great the worlds are, you should know that we spent a lot of time just flying around and exploring the world. There are millions of details and some planets are so interesting that you won’t want to leave them! The peak of the game are flying scenes, where Ratchet spends time and makes impressive stunts in the air. They are in full 3D, so you can get a lot of advantages.
Another part of the game is completely opposite. This mainly affects the dialogs where nothing happens, literally. Yes, you will notice that Ratchet moves his eyes and that’s it. Luckily they are not too long, but still, they are disappointing and probably the worst parts of the game. There are a few sections of this kind that are simply not as good as the rest of the game, but you will have to get used to it.
In general, graphics is as good as you can get. It isn’t perfect, but it is definitely more advanced that similar games have to offer. The characters are alive, blowing things up is ‘’colorful’’ and flying is simply 100% impressive, without a word. Note: Jet-pack is also available and graphics while you fly with this gadget is outstanding as well.
There are a lot of features in the Ratchet & Clank and they simply make this game superb. However, some are more important than the others, so we will mention on the best and those features that will put a smile on your face.
- When it comes to weapons, the game is the best in the class. There are some new weapons, including the pixilizer that we mentioned earlier.
- Ratchet & Clank is a futuristic game, so you can expect a lot of gadgets. Jet pack is just one of them. During the gameplay, you will be able to use more than 50 different gadgets. You will have to discover them by yourself.
- There is no mention in describing this feature. We mentioned several times how well-done it is, and we will only add that you will fly all the time.
- Clank is usually responsible for puzzles that have an important role in the game.
- The story is simple but interesting.
- There are a lot of weapons and their effects are great.
- Flying is always available and scenery you will see during this activity cannot be described.
- The level of detail.
- Visiting different planets.
- Dialogs are badly presented.
- Clank cannot use weapons.
- Too long story at the beginning.
- Ratchet’s aiming when he uses a ship.
Who it is for?
Probably the best thing about the Ratchet & Clank is the fact this game is suitable for beginners and intermediate gamers. However, it is one of the rare games that will be more than just interesting to older gamers, who played this game on PS2. If you are one of them, you will appreciate the game and the gameplay, therefore you will definitely spend a lot of time playing it and exploring the universe.
We say that it is suitable for beginners, due to the fact the story will slowly take you into the game and all facts will be well explained. The gameplay is relatively simple and all levels and missions can be completed without any extreme efforts. All of this is perfect for beginners, but intermediate gamers will like the game as well.
Sadly, expert gamers will think that the game is too simple and it has no advanced features.
The game is more focused on the simplicity, so you won’t need any special training nor practice in order to start playing it. Remember of those dialogs? They are simple to understand and they last short, so you will be able to get a complete idea about the game without having to seek out help.
Just in case, if you like getting help, you can pay attention to the walkthrough and repeat a level. All levels have minor tutorials which we will recommend you to follow.
Support related to the game is also one of the drawbacks! In essence, you get the official support, on the official website, which isn’t especially good, so we cannot say that it will make worthy and that’s it. There is no additional support nor help you can get.
The things are slightly better if you know that a huge number of people plays the game, so there are a lot of forums and websites dedicated to the game. Luckily, there are no many issues this game may cause, so in many cases, you won’t need support.
At the end, what we think about the Ratchet & Clank? It is an amazing game that should be at least tried. Chances are high that you will play the game for a long time and you will enjoy it. All main aspects of the game are above average and the gameplay itself is one of the best you can get. Graphics, especially while flying has no drawbacks and story is simple and interesting at the same time. We liked the game due to a simple reason. It is one of the rare games that allows you to rest your brain and nerves, which is more than needed nowadays.
Another, great fact related to this game is the possibility to explore the universe. Despite the fact most people like and want this, there are no a lot of games that offer this capability. Luckily, Ratchet & Clank is one of the games that offers you precisely the most wanted thing, we just mentioned. Even better, the main features are presented in a modern and futuristic way, so you will be thrilled. If you still haven’t tried the game, do it now, and you will understand how great it is.