Release Date: Aug. 21, 2008
ESRB Rating: E-10+
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In a nutshell: Intense excitement followed by intense boredom.
0:00 What a ridiculously long and unfortunately punny name for a game. Anyway, I've liked pretty much every Ratchet game to varying extents, so I can't imagine this will be very different. I like having the game on my hard drive, too, so I don't have to search for the disc.
0:01 A treasure map sits on a table and the menu screen appears over top. I adjust the brightness to the prescribed level and it seems really dark. R&C is supposed to be a bit dark, but still, this is ridiculous!
0:02 Hard difficulty is described as "Ye must have a death wish, me hearty!" This is just scary enough to get me to try Medium.
0:03 A storybook opens as a narrator tells a tale: "Once upon a time, there was a fearless young Lombax who gained fame throughout the galaxy by ..." Blah blah blah. Clank the robot was kidnapped by the "Zoni." Ratchet used a computer to get a clue -- a pirate named Darkwater who might have a key to the Zoni dimension. Transfer from storybook to full 3-D. A woman with a rocket pack, Talwyn, is with Ratchet as they hop onboard a mysterious ship.
0:05 A drunk-sounding robot, Rusty Pete, talks to the disembodied head of his departed captain. "Alas, poor cap'n. No one misses you but me!" "I miss you too, Rusty Pete." says the disembodied head/puppet. "You may not have me body, but you'll always have me heart." Heh. I love the animation. Big robot pirates sneak up behind Ratchet and Talwyn. The biggest of them puts Ratchet in his arm cannon and fires him into the next ship. "Whoooooooooa!"
Read the full review at Crispy Gamer
Thursday, September 18, 2008