Going strong for nearly a decade, the Ratchet & Clank series is known for a few key things but the most well-known trait about the game is that you can blow stuff up. Obviously gamers have an affinity for R&C because the games often look gorgeous and have some nice platforming sections but gamers also enjoy how they can often destroy things in a variety of ways with the many weapons that are created by Insomniac Games.
Since we’re getting yet another R&C game for the PlayStation 3 this year Insomniac Games has once again brought the goods on the weapons front. With Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One allowing up to four gamers to play at the same time, the action may get slightly hectic, more-so since some of the new weapons Insomniac have included actually power up when everyone on the team is wielding the same weapon.
To give us a small taste of what sort of sci-fi hijinks will be capable of in Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One Sony has released a new gameplay series focused on the weapons that are included in the game. Normal stuff like the Combuster is shown in the video but then more extravagant weapons of war is shown off such as the team based Darkstar Fission Tether. Outside of sounding like it’s the name for a Swedish rock band, the Darkstar Fission Tether allows teammates to link up when they’re all wielding it to cause a massive amount of destruction i.e. massive damage will be inflicted, perhaps against giant alien crabs.
Not all of the weapons in Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One will have a team based nature to them as stuff like the massive Warmonger or the aptly named Thundersmack bring some good old fashioned one-man firepower to the game. While I haven’t had the chance to play with it just yet, I am fond of the design of the Warmonger since I like big weapons which have an absurd amount of rockets. Big rockets + big booms = a very happy Ian.
My feelings towards the E3 demo of Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One may have been a bit mixed, but I still think the game will likely offer a solid R&C experience that while overly familiar to veterans of the series will still have enough goodness to keep everyone interested. Things may be insanely packed this Fall/Holiday season but I’m definitely going to try and make some time to scope out Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One once it arrives on October 18th in North America.