Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart logo, game review

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart

3 / 5

Author:

Sony Interactive Entertainment

OS:

Playstation

Size:

1

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Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart is a puzzle game released by Insomniac Games in 2013. This game was preceded by the epic Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time in 2009. In this game, the two titular heroes find themselves in a strange, alternate dimension, and the player must help them find their way back by solving puzzles.

The Ratchet and Clank series has been around for a long time, and the newest game, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, adds to the legacy of the franchise. This game is a 3D platformer, which means that the player controls their character with the left analog stick and uses the right analog stick to move the camera. The player can also double-jump and hold and release the jump button in order to glide.

Players have to work their way through a variety of obstacles and enemies, upgrading their weapons and armor as they go. It's possible to play the game either single player, or with a friend in co-op mode.

Gameplay

In the game, players will notice that the game is played from a top-down perspective. Players will be able to move Ratchet and Clank around the map, and explore the area, unlocking new levels and gaining new weapons. In the game, the player can access five different weapons with one hotkey. They can also pick up various power-ups, such as the one that slows down time. The game has twelve missions, which can be played through in any order. There are also a lot of side missions in the game, and the game also has a map that allows players to jump to different parts of the world.

The gameplay of Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart is split into three sections: exploration, combat, and puzzle solving. 

Exploring the world is the main focus of the game, and is done primarily by solving puzzles and defeating enemies. Players can collect bolts, which are the game's form of currency, in order to buy and upgrade new weapons and armor. 
In combat, players have a variety of weapons, such as guns, grenades, and melee weapons. 

Players can play the game in single player mode or co-op mode.

Graphics

The graphics of Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart are simplistic, and consist mostly of basic colors. The game has a relatively low system requirement, meaning that the game can run on a wide variety of computers. Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart has beautiful graphics, with high quality textures and it has a lot of detail. The game is also very colorful and has a different art style than the previous games in the series. Ratchet can also change the color and paint of his armor and weapons, and he can also change the color of the sky in the game. The graphics of Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart are improved from the previous games in the series. They feature a realistic, but cartoonish style. Characters and enemies are rendered in 3D, but backgrounds are 2D.

Information about replayability

The game provides a variety of levels, and can be replayed.

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart allows players to play the game with one of the following options:

  1. Single player mode
  2. Co-op mode
  3. Challenge mode

Challenge mode consists of players having to complete a variety of mini-games, and players can replay the game's campaign in order to earn bonus items.

Pros

  • Graphics are simplistic
  • Gameplay is fun
  • Levels provide replayability
  • Doesn't require powerful system
  • Is inexpensive
  • Is fun
  • Provides a great story

Cons

  • Is expensive
5

out of 5

Great

The game is a great addition to the series, and is extremely fun. The game has a variety of levels, and the player can replay the levels in order to get bolts and beat their high score or in order to get a lot of bolts. The game is fun and easy to play, and both children and adults can enjoy it. It is a great game for anybody who enjoys the Ratchet and Clank series or just wants a fun platformer to play. The game has a variety of levels, and is very fun. It is inexpensive, and it features great graphics. It is a great buy for anybody who enjoys the series.