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Insomniac "Proud of A4O and FFA", R&C: Into the Nexus to Return to Series' Roots, No Multiplayer

After today’s leaks, Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus was announced early, confirming the game for a holiday release on PS3. - PSLS (PS3, Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault, Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus, Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One)

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TrendyGamers  +   945d ago
No multiplayer? Can't say I'm disappointed. Single player R&C games are always best.
doctorstrange  +   945d ago
Yeah, I'm fine with not shoehorned in multiplayer mode
Relientk77  +   945d ago
Definitely agree with that
zeal0us  +   945d ago
Maybe we are finally leaving the "CoD era" by that I mean less publishers or developers trying to put MP in their games when its really not necessary or even needed.

Regardless I can't wait for the next R:C title.
FlameHawk  +   945d ago
That won't happen and they shouldn't because it adds replay value but when they make the multiplayer the priority like CoD and just make a lame single player, that is unacceptable. Or they should just finish they single player first and even patch in the multiplayer, I would be fine with that.
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Bathyj  +   945d ago
Its definitely a good sign. Screw MP.
knifefight  +   945d ago
Hmmm, they were okay. Dunno if they're something to be TOO proud of but...they were decent. I am, however, hoping for a lot more with the next installment. Good to hear about the return to form.
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DragonKnight  +   945d ago
Ladies and Gentlemen, "That Guy"
JimmyHACK  +   945d ago
If by "that guy" you mean all "ratchet fans." So happy to finally be getting a real ratchet again.
DragonKnight  +   945d ago
"All Ratchet fans" Oh, I see you've been elected to speak for thousands of people who weren't informed of it?

And by "That Guy" I mean the guy that has to remind Insomniac that there's always that one person who will remind them that at least one person doesn't think they did something to be proud of.
dbjj12088  +   945d ago
Can't beat the original games. Hopefully this will hit those marks.
decimalator  +   945d ago
I liked both A4O and FFA. They weren't traditional Ratchet and Clank games, but they were still fun in their own way. I've still spent as much time playing them as I did the bigger, traditional R&C games.
King-Prodigy-X  +   945d ago
Well I expect next year for them to move the series to the PS4.
younglj01  +   945d ago
24+ hour SP?
InTheZoneAC  +   945d ago
Haven't touched R&C since the last real release...was waiting for another to continue the story.

And I've always wondered when Naughty Dog is going to make another Jak game.
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TheGrimReaper0011  +   944d ago
Dont get your hopes up
although I want them to make crash bandicoot 4
but thats even more unlikely to happen -_-
InTheZoneAC  +   944d ago
I never did like crash, didn't seem to have the same experience as these other platformers.
FanboyCrusher  +   945d ago
Day one buy for me then. I wasn't a huge fan of A4O or FFA, but going back to it's roots is one sure way to get a purchase out of me. The first 4 games in the series are the definition of fun. If you haven't played the first 4 I think they're all available on PSN, and well worth the price.
Captain Qwark 9  +   945d ago
Agreed. My ps3 broke in march and I wasn't going to replace I will

get me some last of us too once I get a new one
FanboyCrusher  +   945d ago
Is it a PS4 title as well? I think I'd just get it on that instead.
pr0t0typeknuckles  +   945d ago
Wait so I guessed right about a r&c game,cool,but the real winner here is that its going to be a traditional game,i gotta buy it ,i just cant stay away now.
-Gespenst-  +   945d ago
I don't mean to sound arrogant saying this, but finally, some signs of Insomniac coming to their senses.

I seriously thought R&C was beginning to peter out with A4O and FFA. I know it's harsh to say, but those games just seemed so pointless to me. Then they joined EA, released Fuse, and announced Sunset Overdrive as an X1 exclusive (the game looks dreadful too), and I just figured they'd lost all integrity.

This however is good news. I'm all for change in the games industry, but at the moment I think Insomniac need to return to home base for a while and do what they do best. That said I hope Into the Nexus is sort of like an even better version of Tools of Destruction. ToD to me is just so much better than A Crack in Time. ACiT felt rushed, lacked polish, and just wasn't quite as memorable. ToD for me is the definitive R&C experience and I hope they expand on it. Although I have to say, the clank sections mentioned remind me a lot of ACiT... Ah, I'm sure Into the Nexus will be mindblowing. Just no dubstep please.

(Also no multiplayer = a BIG plus.)
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soniqstylz  +   945d ago
Bubble added for the dubstep comment :)
WeAreLegion  +   945d ago
I was hoping for a PS4 release, but whatever...

They shouldn't be disappointed when it doesn't sell. Just a warning.
WeAreLegion  +   945d ago
Double post. Man. I haven't done that in years...
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JimmyHACK  +   945d ago
Probably proud of Fuse too. Too easy, someone had too :)
Yodagamer  +   945d ago
It's a shame they didn't stay with the Overstrike style that looked amazing. I think ea had more to do with it changing, even their sunset overdrive is using similar cartoon visuals. So I doubt they all the sudden hated the style they used to do.
Williamson  +   945d ago
I wish this game would be as long as ACIT but according to them its much longer than QFB which is fine by me. But I do wonder how they would bring R&C to the ps4? In terms of story.
Goro  +   945d ago
Disagree if you want but this is a fact, Insomniac said FFA was returning to the roots......didn't go so well
Thehyph  +   945d ago
I didn't know this fact.
I do know that I've played most of the Ratchet & Clank games and none of them played like Full Frontal Assault.
The only 'facts' I know are: that FFA came after all the other games, and that FFA is not as fun as the other games, A4O included.
Goro  +   944d ago
I've played every R&C game ever released on release day except the first which i played about a month after
WeAreLegion  +   945d ago
It's going to be good, but nobody will buy it. Sorry, Insomniac. It's nothing personal.
Thehyph  +   945d ago
I will. Probably at full price. Any time one of the PS2 3D action platformers wants to see an update, I'm all there. Sly Cooper was a darling of a game last year. I wish Naughty Dog would give us one for the road, too.
When you really get down to it, Ratchet, Sly, and Jak are all pretty similar games. The controls are relatively similar, the graphics are relatively similar, the platforming mechanics are pretty similar, the humour is very similar.
Truth is, they're all awesome. I think more people prefer Jak, but my heart will always be with that handsome lombax.
RememberThe357  +   945d ago
The last 2 game that had a 80 or higher meta sold a mil plus. A million people =/= nobody
WeAreLegion  +   945d ago
The series needs a break. Look at Gears of War: Judgment and God of War: Ascension. Series fatigue is horrible! There are just too many other games coming out this holiday season. Unless Sony packs this in with every PS3, it won't sell very well.
karl  +   945d ago
i have all ratchet and clank games except A4O

and i have no idea whats FFA..

soo lets hope this is great as the originals..
Gimmemorebubblez  +   944d ago
FFA=Full frontal Assault, the game also goes by the name Q-force.
HappyWithOneBubble  +   945d ago
After that garbage Fuse, I give Insomniac a little respect back for a new R&C. I think they need to stick with platformers and leave games like Fuse and Sunset Overdrive alone. If only they still had Spyro. Just imagine how great that game would've been if still exclusive to Playstation.
Pancit_Canton  +   945d ago
I'm kinda disappointed that they didn't make any sexual innuendo on the sub-title this time around like all the previous Rachet and Clank. They should have called it. Rachet and Clank: Up your Nexus or something. lol
Thehyph  +   945d ago
When the trophy "Up Your Arsenal" popped in Resistance 3, I smiled.
shaenoide  +   945d ago
Sony Should do like MS and stop supporting the PS3 and focus to the next gen :/

Gamers have short memory.
RememberThe357  +   945d ago
You gotta be carefully, people might think you were being serious.
HappyWithOneBubble  +   945d ago
No I still like playing my PS3. It still can produce great games like TLOU and beyond two souls. PS3 has a huge install base so it's here to stay til PS4 have a huge enough install base to over take it. Everyone can't afford a PS4 right away and MS is stupid to stop support for 360.
RememberThe357  +   945d ago
Back to the roots is exactly what Insomniac needs right now. Their last 3 games have bombed and apparently weren't that good either. They had a chance with EA to do something big and new, but they blew it on basic quality standards.

"Functional" is not the creative standard Insomniac has set for itself over the years, hopefully getting back to what made them great will bring back their true standard of quality. I mean, R3 wasn't for everyone but it was a polished jem. Fuse was a turd. A Crack in Time was an awesome display of game design IMO. Those last two were... Forgettable.

Insomniac has let me down recently but, I have hope. Ratchet and Clank is what these guys do best. Even the last two were well made, just fundamentally flawed.
TheGrimReaper0011  +   944d ago
The thing is, A4O and FFA werent bad games,
but not nearly as fun as ACIT
I even thought a tower defence game would work in a ratchet and clank game, but it wasnt that great
And while I really dont mind that there isn't going to be a multiplayer, i hope there is a co-op mode
I luved that in ratchet and clank gladiator!
RememberThe357  +   944d ago
I completely agree. I was trying to touch on that in my last sentence but I'll clarify my thought a bit more:

They weren't bad games, but the whole motivation for the games were baseless; no one wanted a ratchet party game. Now, a Ratchet game with part elements, mini games, miltiplayer, whatever... is cool, but it needs to be a Ratchet game first and everything else second. That might not be fare to A4O or FFA, but they didn't seem like Ratchet games as I've grown to know them. Ratchet has become kinda like a Micky Mouse as any change to the formula better blow people socks off or it'll be shunned. Maybe thats were I'm coming from or maybe I just don't know what I'm talking about, either way I'm happy we're getting a new Ratchet, I hope this sderies never dies.

EDIT: Haha I don't think I've ever used so many commas in such a small place before. 4 years outta college and my grammar is complete shit!
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rezzah  +   945d ago
Great news.

Who doesn't like roots? om nom.
strickers  +   945d ago
Great. Not only do they lie about multi plat( we want to reach more people- oops we went Xbone exclusive), they then use R and C fans to try and pay for the development of it. They've milked the franchise to hell.I didn't finish A Crack in Time, All 4 One was OK and didn't buy FFA at all.
Big 2 fingers from Insomniac. I own loads of their games but it's quite clear it's MS baby getting the priority now. Just look at Fuse
Unicron  +   945d ago
Developing a game for ms and a game for Sony at the same time sounds pretty multiplatform to me....
strickers  +   944d ago
Yeah, exactly the same . Ps3 and Xbone game , that basically was lifted from promising looking Overstrike while Fuse became their worst game. You can't see how the land really lies there? Or that Insomniac have actually been dishonest?
Enigma_2099  +   944d ago
F*** AND YES!!!!
Skate-AK  +   944d ago
A4O was a disappointment. Wasn't up to par with the polish and storytelling, unlike past Ratchet games.

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