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Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One is fun, but falls well short.

I'm a big fan of the Ratchet and Clank series, so when I realized that they were coming out with their newest version, I was intrigued.

First mark-down, though:  Again, I'm not going to BUY a Ratchet and Clank game.  If I'm going to pay $59.99 for a game, game companies, I want at least $59.99 worth of content out of it -- and the R&C series does not do that for me, and this one is no different.

Second (and biggest) mark-down:  It sounds like they are really pushing this co-op stuff on us.  Oh brother...  One, I don't hook up my console to the Internet for a bunch of little gamer *** to hack in to.  Two, I wouldn't trust most gamers to co-op their way through world 1-1 of Super Mario Brothers without griefing, hacking, cheating, etc.

So you basically build this game as an almost online-required co-op piece for what purpose?  Thanks for the offer, but I'll have to pass.

Third mark-down:  There are some areas where, if not done correctly, the needed opening to the next area doesn't happen.  Had several bad experiences with the initial jet-pack areas.

Fourth mark-down:  You can't skip the cutscenes.

So why does this game get 7?

One, those cut-scenes are hilarious.

Two, the game is still, like most R&C, addictive as Hell.

Three, the game does provide enough challenge (though mixes in a good bit of "blow *** up" for fun).

Four, the game looks spectacular for the R&C franchise.

One other little quibble:  I'd have wanted another "arena" or "mission"-type situation like we had in previous R&C games.

The menus are fairly straight-forward, but the weapon selection can get a bit dicey from time to time...

So, it's a good rental, but $59.99, even if you were to spend a decent amount of time in the co-op online?  No.

Comments
  • Wait, wait, wait, wait! So your telling me that no R&C game is worth $60? Have you actualy PLAYED them? The all give your hours of play time, especially if you tried to 100% ACIT.


    Ok, so let me tackle your "biggest" markdown. I played this game the whole way through with no problems on single player. I felt like I got the most from the game as i save with any other in the series. Then I got to the ending and it just blew me away.



    I'm sorry you feel the way you do, but for me, i'm happily on my fourth playthrough.(One for every character)
  • Well to start things off if a game is addictive and offers a lot of challenge doesn't that give you more than $60 dollars worth of content? You'll often come back to it and play it again. If you thought the cut scenes where so funny then why would you want to skip them? while your online trust thing is your choice i don't mind the online play and if you don't like the people online play it with a buddy, online or next to you.
  • Wtf is up with your rating system? Why do you take a whole point off for something you don't like? This review is inaccurate. Also price has nothing to do with how good a game is, so that's not a valid point. Your review sounds like the game is an 8.25 or 8.5. Maybe you should fix that. :|