''Ratchet and Clank are a couple of the many mascot characters who have shown up in the PlayStation 2 era. When Sony lost Crash Bandicoot as their mascot after their deal expired with Vivendi, they compensated - and then some - with three distinct "mascot platformers" in a row. Sly Cooper's mix of stealth elements as a master cat burglar, Jak and Daxter's silly exploration style (which veered off into gunplay action with Jak II), and, of course, Ratchet & Clank. The Lombax and his little robotic sidekick have definitely had their adventures, what with stopping an increasingly hilarious array of villains from completing various galaxy-threatening evil schemes. The cast of characters has built up over several games and built up an excellent reputation among PlayStation fans as one of the consistently best series on the PS2 - a reputation Insomniac Games happily carried along to the PlayStation 3 with Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction.
Sony, however, could not leave well enough alone. Daxter had been a great hit for the PSP, so why not try Ratchet & Clank on that console? Indeed, Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters proved to be an excellent PSP offering, in spite of a few hiccups. Unfortunately, it then suffered the indignity experienced by Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, another major PSP hit, by getting ported to the PlayStation 2. Suddenly, every minor problem with the PSP iteration was blown up on your television screen, turning an excellent game into an utter train wreck.''