Secret Agent Clank
Batman has Robin, inspector Clousea has the
Pink Panther (in friendly arch-nemesis way) and Ratchet has Clank...
every good hero has a sidekick or wingman and for Ratchet, it's his best
friend Clank who happens to be a robot and is the sidekick who always
gets his best friend out of trouble.
The Ratchet and Clank series has become a
staple on a variety of different Sony consoles and this exclusive game
has been designed for the PlayStation Portable that stars Clank in
"Secret Agent Clank" which features all the humour, action and
excitement that has made the previous games so popular within the gaming
The story of Secret Agent Clank continues from the popular franchise and
when Ratchet is framed for a crime he didn't commit by one of his
nefarious enemies, it is up to Clank to solve the mystery and also free
his friend from imprisonment.
In its essence, the game is your
traditional arcade adventure game where the gamer controls Clank as he
interacts with the gaming environment by running, jumping and engaging
in a variety of foes as he attempts to rescue his buddy.
The developers also make use of all spy
clichés, especially from James Bond which actually makes this quite a
endearing game as the characters are quite likeable and the storyline is
It would not be a game without the ability
to play as other characters and gamers can even experience the "hero"
Captain Qwark and it wouldn't be a Ratchet & Clank is players couldn't
play as Ratchet himself.
Although the gaming environments are extremely huge, the developers have
ensured that the game is not all about running and jumping and ensure a
variety of different gameplay modes that assist in spicing up the
gameplay of the title.
There's even a rhythm based game where our
hero must play music and even race around the world in an almost racing-esq
experience. The control system is perfectly mapped on the PSP that make
use of the majority of controls on the device which novice gamers
should have no problems in mastering.
Experienced gamers will easily be able to
pickup this title as they rotate the camera angle, jump, shoot and
perform a variety of different maneuvers as the player completes a set
number of objectives.
Best of all, those strange gadgets from the
previous series make a return, however with a more secret agent twist
which all adds to the gameplay. The player must also unlock a variety of
items, secrets and bonuses in the game which means you could easily play
this title another time.
Graphically, the title is reminiscent of Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters
with extremely detailed gaming environments and well modeled characters.
The colours are vibrant and bright and the title contains some great
The musical score and sound effects
compliments the graphics and gameplay and the voice acting, although
clichéd perfectly suits the title. The soundtrack also sounds like it
has been taken directly from a James Bond movie.
In conclusion, Secret Agent Clank is a great PSP game with out of this
world graphics, great gameplay and good old fashioned Ratchet & Clank
gameplay with a few new twists. Definitely one for the fans or for those
looking for a decent arcade platform game.