Ben Dutka: "Admittedly, Ratchet & Clank has gone through a bit of an identity crisis lately. Which isn’t to say the games that have strayed from the standard formula have been bad; they've just been different. Granted, they may be subpar in some respects, especially when compared with the cream-of-the-crop R&C titles, but hey, Insomniac is trying something new. …I’m just not sure implementing a strategy mechanic was the fresh take they should’ve adopted. I question that."