Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One (PS3)
Developed by Insomniac Games
Reviewed by Matt Adcock
Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One – is a new breed of sci-fi cartoon shooter which brings the joy of co-operative play to a whole new level, Created from the ground up to support up to 4 players at any point (either local or online) this is a revelation for those who like a bit of team working with their pals.
The Ratchet & Clank games are a by-word for quality platform / shooter experiences – blessed with excellent humour and stylish visuals, packing seriously deranged weaponry and tons of carnage to be wrought.
For fans of the series, All 4 One picks up after the events of A Crack in Time – in a strange alternative future where lombaxs run around and talk, a clueless comedy ‘hero’ named Captain Qwark has somehow become President of the universe and Clank (a cool calm mini robot) is on hand to generally save the day. All seems well in the galaxy but the evil Dr. Nefarious is up to his dastardly mischievous ways – starting by luring President Qwark to a trap under the premise of him being honoured as the biggest intergalactic tool…
"pick a hero!"
All 4 One's gameplay has been tweaked to accommodate potential all age players - making this an ideal choice for parents looking to play something with their kids that isn’t as violent as Call of Duty but still packs some great shooting fun! And hats off to Insomniac Games because they’ve delivered a co-op experience that rocks, in fact multiplayer is the best way to enjoy this winning blend of fast paced action and quality humour.
The controls are easy to pick up (the camera angle is locked which means that each player feels centre of the action) – the range of weaponry on offer is both extensive and very amusing. The level whiz along in a well designed fashioned, and everything just ‘works’ really well.
Basically Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One is a class act that deserves the consideration of any gamer looking for a quality co-op experience this Christmas!
Out of a potential 5 you have to go with a Darkmatters:
3.5 – Bring a pal or 3 and kick some evil ass!