The team is back! – ‘Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One’ Video game review

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Insomniac games are back with the all time favourites Ratchet & Clank, in a cooperative multiplayer platform never experienced before.

In this game, Ratchet, Clank, Qwark, and even their old nemesis Dr. Nefarious joins force to defeat a mysterious enemy.

A great feature of this game is that you can play all levels with 3 other people at the same time, online or locally. Obviously, it has also kept some of the classic features from its previous instalments, such as being able to buy weapons, battling big enemies, solve puzzles – all in a unique comedy style reminiscent of the Looney Tunes and the Crash Bandicoot games .

This game was made for cooperative game playing, however you can still play alone, as in your own adventure, your mate Clank will appear when necessary, to solve some puzzles or to defeat some enemies whom are impossible to take down by yourself.

The Graphics are great, with lot of details and colourful scenarios making the game very enjoyable. You have the freedom to go into small hidden areas, and the usual ability to destroy items in order to collect ‘Bolts’ which can upgrade your arsenal of weapons. Furthermore, if you solve optional puzzles, you can unlock the RYNO parts to earn massive new weapons.

If you are concerned about the camera angle, with too much going on whilst playing the game, don’t worry, because the camera is placed in good fixed positions, like in a platform arcade game which will make your journey easier. However, sometimes this view might interfere with you from finding hidden things.

Perhaps, the only flaw of this game, is the excessive elements on screen while you are playing with 3 other people, because it is like a sea of bullets and missiles, making everything all a bit confusing, i.e you can become an easy target for your enemies or you’re trying to earn bolts but also playing against your game pals. However, it is a fantastic feeling to take down big enemies as a team, with everyone attacking the same target at the same time.

‘Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One’ is an improved edition from its predecessors and a fun game to play with friends or by yourself. You can enjoy epic battles and even have a laugh thanks to the cartoon characters in this magical space story.