Ratchet and Clank: Size Matters PSP Review - www.impulsegamer.com -

Gameplay 8.8
Graphics 8.6
Sound 8.5
Value 8.7
Distributor: Sony
Classification:
PG
Review Date:
June 2007
Reviewer:
Kyle Sudukis

8.7


Ratchet and Clank: Size Matters

The latest Ratchet and Clank game arrives on the PlayStation portal that follows the goofy yet exciting adventures of two best mates, Ratchet and Clank. Developers High Impact Games have written the wheel in their latest instalment of the Ratchet and Clank series that continues from their previous instalment on the PlayStation 2 and now its time for our heroes to have a well deserved break… or so they thought.

When a young girl called Luna who hero worships the pair gets kidnapped, it’s up to our dysfunctional heroes to come to the rescue in their latest adventure Ratchet and Clank Size Matters. The game combines a healthy dose of arcade action, puzzles and traditional platforming action in this extremely entertaining title.

Features

  • Ratchet and Clank make their PSP debut, going back to the franchise’s roots with classic Ratchet & Clank gameplay as playable Clank returns with all-new gameplay.
  • Set in the franchise’s signature style sci-fi universe, players will take on the roles of both Ratchet and Clank in a journey across the galaxy full of new destinations to explore and conquer.
  • Featuring new and returning weapons and gadgets, including the Blitz Cannon, Agents of Doom and Shrink Ray, Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters packs all of the combat and destruction fans have come to expect from the series.
  • Players can utilize the all-new customizable armor system themed for various gameplay to gain upgrades and advance through challenging action-packed areas.
  • Gain access to different vehicles to compete in races and combat enemies in intense battlefield missions.
  • With wireless multiplayer gaming, up to four players can connect for intense combat and head-to-head action.

Graphically, Ratchet and Clank: Size Matters is a masterpiece of the PSP and once again shows the power of this hand held console. What really catches the eye are detailed background environments and exceptional frame rate. All the characters have been professionally designed and look like they are straight out of a Saturday morning cartoon series. Honestly, the game looks almost as good as its older brother on the PlayStation 2.

Another impressive feature of this current incarnation is the professional and entertaining voice acting that goes hand in hand with the gameplay. Match that with a variety of humorous sound effects and a subtle musical score and you have everything you need in a well made arcade game.

The title plays like your traditional platformer where you must navigate a variety of obstacles and enemies in order to progress through the game. Your characters also engage with the other characters in the game to go on missions and even purchase weapons. There are also a variety of mini-games available such as space invader style shooters and even a Lemmings style of game.

The control system of the Ratchet and Clank: Size Matters has also been rewritten on the PSP which uses a combination of the analog stick, shoulder buttons and d-pad to control your characters through the gaming environment. The camera angles are also relatively fine, however a push of the shoulder button and the camera has been reset.

Apart from the main game, the title also features some great multiplayer modes that include death match, team death match, capture the flag and Iron Lombox Challenge which allows the player to challenge other players in order to become the ultimate Ratchet and Clank player.

In conclusion, the developers have created an extremely sturdy arcade game on the PSP that not only showcases the power of the handheld console but also the quality of the games available. High Impact Games have taken the original concept of Insomniac Games and created a true sequel to the PlayStation 2 games. Great graphics and gameplay!






 
 



   Games
   PlayStation 4
   XBox One
   PlayStation 3
   XBox 360
   PC
   PS Vita
   Wii U
   Wii
   3DS
   DS
   PSP
   Apple
   Casual
   Android
   Classics

  Movies
   Movies & IMAX
   Blu-ray
   Action
   Anime
   Comedy
   Crime & Thrillers
   Documentaries
   Drama
   Family
   Horror
   Kids
   Lifestyle
   Music
   Romance
   Sci-fi
   Sport

   IT
   PC
   Apple
   Hardware

   Information & Fun
   News
   Interviews
   Articles

   Tara's G-Spot
   Loren's Level
   Comics
   Books
   Mind & Body
   Music
   Competitions
   Community
 








 
 




Impulse Gamer is your source for the
latest Reviews and News on Video Games,
Entertainment, Pop Culture, Hardware &
More!

 


© 2001 - 2014 Impulse Gamer
 

 

About Us | Contact Us