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04/01/2009 Family Teen Gamer Review
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Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty PS3

Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty

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When I first got this game I was really pleased because I played Ratchet and Clank: Tools of Destruction PS3 last year and enjoyed that a lot. It's an adventure platform game, with lots of weapons to fight enemies with. The controls are the same as in previous games so they are not difficult to learn. There isn't a tutorial level but you can access the help menu easily by pressing start to pause the game.

In this game Clank has been stolen by some little flying people called Zonis, and taken to another galaxy. You have to battle your way through the story to eventually rescue Clank - after a slight technical hitch at the beginning of the story when your weapons get stolen! Thankfully you get them back later on in the game.

Although some reviews say that it is a short game to play, I found it quite hard, and you can't upgrade your weapons by collecting bolts in previous levels like you did in the old Ratchet and Clank games, you are more controlled by the storyline in this game. The story makes it quite addictive though, because you always want to find out what will happen next.

Like the previous game, the graphics and sound were both really clear. In fact the visual effects were awesome, to the extent that I felt completely sucked into the levels while I was playing it, and that's one thing that I love about games like this. You really get to know the characters, as well, and some of the things they say are very funny.

Even though this is a different 'short' game to the others in the series, it is still good as a standalone game and you would enjoy it even if you hadn't played any of the other games in the series. I think it is particularly good for younger players like me who like a good story along with a game.

Written by Rowan Brown

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