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Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One has been released on PS3 and been provided for us to preview/review by the publisher.
Believe it or not we are still playing it. Here are some extracts of what we made of it in chronological order:
"Scripted Gamer digs into some multiplayer Ratchet and Clank and finds things are not what they are supposed to be..."
- Scripted Gamer (Tue, 16 Oct 2012)
"Fred loses his mind as the very fabric of his universe crumbles around him. In others words Bob stops being silly as they review Ratchet and Clank All 4 One..."
- Scripted Gamer (Wed, 30 May 2012)
Ratchet and Clank:All 4 One brings four-player co-op to the blockbuster cartoon sci-fi series. The big question is how this strong single player experience can transition to co-operative play and how strong local and online support will be.
Since its first instalment, the Ratchet and Clank series has been one of my favourites. The high-quality animation and brilliantly realised characters set it apart from its more pedestrian stable mates.
While it has always relied on a combination of Ratchet and Clank's different abilities to make progress, All 4 One turns to more co-operative abilities of four players working together to overcome enemies and solve puzzles. I love any kind of co-op game and the opportunity to indulge that passion in an epic Ratchet and Clank adventure seems almost too good to be true. Fingers crossed for a (much overlooked) local four way split screen mode.
The quirky and imaginative weapon designs have always been at the forefront of the series. Whether it is a weapon which causes all enemies to stop attacking and start dancing or a remote-controlled tornado there has always been something guaranteed to bring a smile to gamers' faces while they cut through the enemy. Recently announced is a a pre-order bonus from Amazon, which will unlock the T-Rex Gun early on, allowing the player to transform enemies into cute baby dinosaurs.
Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One is currently due for release on the Playstation 3 on October 18th 2011. I'll be seeing you online then...
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