Monday, November 15, 2010
The Ratchet and Clank Game Series
The 'Old-Time' Games:
The 'Old-Time' Ratchet and Clank games are probably my favorite games! Along with the Future games. They are original and very fun! Most have the same character and feel to them, if you know what I mean. This is an interesting fact for you guys, the first Ratchet and Clank game that I ever played and bought that introduced me to the series was 'Up Your Arsenal.' Another interesting fact: the first series that I found out of Ratchet and Clank, Jak and Daxter, and Sly Cooper was Ratchet and Clank! Then, Ratchet and Clank lead me to another awesome series, Jak and Daxter, then I found Sly Cooper a couple of years later!
The second game (Going Commando), siding the first Ratchet and Clank, is the most original game in the series! It includes original gadgets and weapons, as well as original planets/levels. One of the main things I like about Going Commando is the adventurousness in the game, the kind of adventurousness that makes you want to play the game! You see the same kind of adventurousness again in Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction! The Story: A thief steals a top secret experiment from Megacorp, then Mr. Fizzwidget, the CRO of MegaCorp, hires Ratchet and Clank to track down the thief and retrieve "The Experiment." They soon discover a lie behind 'The Experiment."
I was very impressed with Up Your Arsenal, it strayed a little from 'original' though. But there were a lot of advancements, and as you know it was the first Ratchet and Clank game that I ever played and ever bought. It introduced me to the series, that ought to say something about Up Your Arsenal if I fell in love with this series after playing Up Your Arsenal (UYA). The Story: Ratchet and Clank return to planet Veldin, (the setting of the original Ratchet & Clank) where they've been called upon by the president of the galaxy to stop Dr. Nefarious as he plots to exterminate all organic life. Together with the Q-Force and Captain Qwark, Ratchet and Clank set off on another intergalactic quest to uncover the schemes of the sinister Dr. Nefarious and save the galaxy!
Ratchet: Deadlocked has awesome gameplay! The feel to the game is like no other, the weapons and gadgets are the same! Like no other! This game provides awesome action-packed level and awesome gamplay! This game will keep your heart pumping as you blast through action-packed levels! I recommend buying this game! You won't regret it! The Story: In Ratchet: Deadlocked, Ratchet and Clank are captured and forced to compete in a underground combat sport ran by deranged media mogul named Gleeman Vox. They have to compete for their lives against a gang of deadly Exterminators! Now they have to try to brake out and escape before they end up killed, or worse!
At first I wasn't that impressed with Size Matters, but I soon adjusted to it and found that it was an awesome game! It uses some 'originality' from the first two Ratchet and Clank games. Such as some of the weapons and gadgets that is included in the game. It also has an action-packed story! The Story: While on a much needed vacation, Ratchet and Clank’s rest and relaxation time is suddenly cut short as they soon find themselves lured into a mysterious quest. Following the trail of a kidnapped girl, Ratchet and Clank rediscover a forgotten race of genius inventors known as the Technomites. They soon uncover a plot more dangerous than they could have imagined.
Secret Agent Clank changes the way most people think about the Ratchet and Clank series, a lot changed in this game. Mostly because it was developed by High Impact Games and not the series creator Insomniac Games. Because both Size Matters and Secret Agent Clank were developed by High Impact Games, they both have the same feel to them. The Story: Secret Agent Clank focuses -- for the first time in the series -- on the adventures of the beloved robot sidekick Clank and his secret alter-ego, Secret Agent Clank. Set after Size Matters, but before the events of Tools of Destruction, the premise behind Secret Agent Clank surrounds Ratchet as he's framed for a crime that he didn't commit. Unfortunately for the hero, the trial is skewed against him, and all indications point to him being found guilty. To save his friend, Clank dons the tuxedo and equipment of his favorite alter ego, Secret Agent Clank, and investigates who's behind the accusations.
The Future Games:
I love the gameplay and feel to 'Tools of Destruction!' It's the first game to the new era for Ratchet and Clank, Ratchet and Clank Future! The story is action-packed too! The Story: Ratchet & Clank must embark on an galactic adventure to find an ancient device that is the key to preventing the return of an ancient, evil race of interdimensional aliens called the Cragmites. To make matters worse, for some unknown reason Cragmites hate Lombaxes of which Ratchet is the sole living survivor. Once again, Ratchet & Clank must not only save the galaxy from annihilation, but unravel the mystery of Ratchet’s origin as well. The latest Ratchet & Clank has new characters, new weapons, and all-new worlds for Ratchet & Clank to explore.
The Story: The swashbuckling action in Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty begins one year following the intense ending in Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction. Ratchet’s desperate search for Clank resumes with a bang as he finds himself engulfed in ship-board combat -- only to be cast adrift and washed up on the shores of a remote island on the planet Merdegraw. Our Lombax hero must overcome life-threatening challenges, encounter hostile new alien races and even form an allegiance with dreaded Captain Slag’s first mate, Rusty Pete. All in the pursuit of clues that lead Ratchet to the treasure of Captain Angstrom Darkwater, Slag's former commander and keeper of the only known link to the mysterious Zoni: the Fulcrum Star.
The Story: Concluding the events that began in Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction and Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty, Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time will answer some of the franchise fans’ biggest questions. After discovering that lovable robot Clank’s disappearance was engineered by Dr. Nefarious, the Wrench-swinging Ratchet races to save his best friend. Along the way, both will finally uncover the hidden truth behind their origins, and discover their ultimate destinies. As the duo come closer to reuniting, they’ll have to ask themselves the biggest question of all: Do Ratchet and Clank’s destinies lie with each other? Or is it finally time for the universe’s greatest duo to separate for good?
These titles belong to 'Insomniac Games(R)'