“Ratchet & Clank” became one of the prominent icons of the PlayStation 2 era and it gave some memorable moments to those who enjoyed the PS2 console—the same way “Crash Bandicoot” did for the first PlayStation. Now relaunching itself as a reboot for the PlayStation 4, could the game still have the same magic that made it great during the older generation?
A group of gaming websites managed to test out the game for themselves. Check out what they have to say about “Ratchet & Clank”:
Ratchet & Clank is every bit as dynamic and fun as the 2002 original. It’s endearing and entertaining, a veritable power fantasy fueled by rockets and carried by specialty gadgets. Re-introducing a classic franchise to a new generation is a difficult task indeed, but Ratchet & Clank is a shining example of how it can be done.
Ratchet and Clank is a culmination of everything Insomniac has done with the series over the past 14 years. It takes the characters that we fell in love with long ago, and sets them off on their most gorgeous quest yet. The deep and rewarding weapon system, beautiful and varied worlds, and charming-as-heck story make it an adventure that anyone with a PlayStation 4 should strap in for.
Initially, I wasn’t all that excited to hear about a Ratchet & Clank reboot, but having actually played it, I don’t mind seeing a resurgence at all. This feels like a last-ditch effort for Sony to bring this series into the spotlight again, and honestly, I hope it works out.
All told, the budget $40 / £28 price tag on Ratchet & Clank feels just right. It took me just over 8 hours to finish the main story, and I look forward to more hours spent chasing down weapon upgrades, collectible cards, and cheat-code-enabling Gold Bolts (with even more mileage awaiting those brave enough for the amped-up difficulty of the post-credits Challenge Mode). There are some minor things to gripe about: the last fifth of the game feels a little padded out, you’re only afforded one save file, and the final boss is predictably frustrating (I imagine he’ll give younger players fits). But the good far outweighs the bad, and after some experimental entries on the PS3, Ratchet & Clank is a entertaining return to form for the series. This is a reboot done right, recapturing everything that made the original great and making substantial improvements for a new generation.
Based on the reviews, it seems that “Ratchet & Clank” is doing well as a reboot. The game will be available tomorrow for the PlayStation 4.