Developer: Insomniac Games
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Release Date: Oct. 27, 2009
ESRB Rating: E10+
In a nutshell: The future looks a lot like the past. And the past was awesome.
0:00 I've been a big Ratchet and Clank fan since their first outing, and my love hasn't diminished much despite yearly updates that don't bring much new to the table. I vaguely remember playing a quick demo of this at E3 2009, but not being terribly impressed with the time-based puzzles.
0:01 Gentle fantasy music plays on the preview screen. What looks like Ratchet on steroids looks out over a cliff edge with some sort of cat thing at his side? What the... where's Clank?
0:02 "The latest update data for this softare has been found." I suppose that's understandable since the game has been out for months now...
0:04 14MB file downloaded and installed. That was relatively painless.
0:05 "This game needs to perform an initial setup process." Of course it does.