Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando
I'll tell you what--I don't care if people make fun of me for
picking up what look like kids games, because the "Ratchet and
Clank" series is good times, great variety, excellent gaming.
In "Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando", the developers at
Insomniac change almost nothing but the levels to be played on and the
amount of weapons that need to be mastered in order to beat the
game. Otherwise, the controls and the objectives are pretty
much the same this go-round--collect bolts to buy weapons and
gadgets, kill bad guys to collect bolts, explore levels to achieve
goals and get coordinates to the next planet. It's almost
completely brainless...which is what makes the game so cool and
addictive to play through. The interface is great, the
graphics are stunning, the music sits quietly in the background, and
there isn't a bothersome story to get in the way of the good times.
"Ratchet and Clank: GC" is a bit harder than the last game, and
the amount of mini-games that need to be mastered is a bit expanded,
but the game can still be almost completely beaten (platinum bolt
collection included) in about 25 hours. And, even better, you
might want to play it through twice just to try and pick up the
remaining weapons that couldn't be bought the first time through.
This one is an excellent choice for a rainy day/weekend, and for
$20, you almost can't beat the value. Check it out!
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Bellview Rating System:
"Opening Weekend": Buy
this game right away, and don't ask me any questions as to why
that's a good move. A game experience that will almost
guarantee repeated controller abuse, lots of ManScreaming and high
resale value, you will assuredly play this bad boy for months on end.
after games have been out for a while, they drop in price slightly,
or can be bought for slightly cheaper in combination with other new
games. Usually, that's about $40. You'll feel good
getting the game for this price, since it isn't quite
run-out-and-get-it-right-now good, but it has enough game in the box
for a few weeks' worth of enjoyment.
game is not too bad, but you'd be better off buying it used from
either half.com or eBay. You also might let a friend buy this
game, let s/he beat it, and then try to buy it from them to make
them feel better. Yes, this does tend to feel like "Sloppy
"Rental": Like my
cousin Ron, you should always rent games that you aren't sure about
first, to make sure that your $50 is going towards something
worthwhile. For games in this category, this is the maximum
amount of money ($5) and/or time (3-5 days) you'll need to either
gain satisfaction from the game, or beat the game in its entirety.
Rental-rated games are also sometimes perfect for a weekend when you
are going to be at home on your ass, with some time to kill.
Games like this should have never been released. If you play
this game for any reason, you will regret every second of the
experience. Further, if you can get this game for free, don't
do it, because even for FREE, it will still be a negative experience