Today’s new release Ratchet & Clank for PlayStation 4 is performing very well in the gaming review cycle. At least myself and Kyle are playing Ratchet & Clank so PSVG’s review of the game should be coming soon enough. Until then here’s what folks are currently saying about the game:

IGN: 9 / 10

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. (Source Article)

GameSpot: 8 / 10

The animations are beautiful, lending characters an elasticity in their movement, making them appear both cartoony and fluid. This, along with detailed particle effects and vibrant environments, make the game visually spectacular.

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. (Source Article)

PushSquare: 9 / 10

Games based on movies have a pretty poor reputation on the quality front, however Ratchet & Clank emanates class in so many aspects that even referring to it as a movie tie-in sells it short. If you’ve never had the pleasure of enjoying this series’ brand of third-person blasting before, then this is the perfect chance to see just why the property has remained popular for over a decade. Meanwhile, if you’re already a fan, then this remake is a truly worthy entry in the franchise, and while it doesn’t do anything particularly new of note, it’s a greatest hits compilation so compelling that you won’t want to skip it. (Source Article)

PlayStation Lifestyle: 8.5 / 10

My hope is that the success of both this game and the movie will show a renewed interest in Ratchet & Clank and prompt Insomniac to do more with the series. Though I could have used a little bit more story between the two lead characters, Insomniac have proven once again that they can make very polished games that are visually cutting edge, and give players plenty of ways to play and have fun. I knew that I was looking forward to revisiting Ratchet and Clank’s origins, but I didn’t know how much I’d really missed Ratchet & Clank until I got the opportunity to play it all over again for the first time, and this brand new experience is every bit as good as I remember it being 14 years ago. (Source Article)

 

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