Ratchet and Clank Review
For the most part the 2016 edition of Ratchet and Clank is a fun romp down a path that is likely familiar to many people who have played the game. After high praise from various other Video Game site it seemed necessary to take a dive into this often talked about series, and with the new game and movie just recently out this seemed like a great time to take a look at a series that otherwise may not have been played,
The game is fun for the most part, the story is not really a big thing. Many of the plot elements are pretty much shown from the beginning with the big turning point, the heel-turn of Captain Qwark, revealed long before it comes up in natural progression of the story as he starts out telling the story in a prison. His later redemption is not shown, which is perhaps more surprising than the fact that someone in a group of heroes was actually a bad guy.
The bosses for the most part are rather beatable, and for the most part can be done by any gamer with a regular level of skill. The medium level is rather easy with only the final boss a bit harder on that level. The easiest level is far easier on that final battle, and even the worst gamers, like me, would have an easy time with the game and pushing the game through to the end. As such the game also has a well attainable Platinum trophy and if someone really wanted it they would hardly be pushed much to beat the game in full.
As often is seen in the series this game is somewhat of a kid geared game, but like many games in that genre it is not all a kid game, with many in jokes and comments that adhere more to the adult crowd. It is not a game that pushes any side of gaming beyond what it is already at, but for the type of game it tries to be it definitely is able for the most part to succeed. It is overall a success, and could likely re-establish a once reviled series on the platform.
As such the game sits on the higher middle end of the game spectrum. 7.3 points out of 10.