5 things you'll hate about Ratchet and Clank
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1. You have to wait for it
2. You have to pay 60 bucks for it
3. You have to take that annoying shrink wrap off
4. You have to walk over to the ps3 and manually put the disk in
5. You have to walk back to the couch.
There ya go, 5 for you
All of the above, though replace $60 for £50!
50 quid!!! i wouldn't dare pay that much
i dunno where ur buyin ur games but i usually get em 4 around £40 or £35
I know, usually play.com, its only that much for the odd game where i dont want to wait!
Leg-End you are a nub. He said $50 DOLLORS, Which is about 28quid.
A paul war ---- i get ur point, sometimes i dont wanna wait
resistance100, he is saying that they pay $60 and we pay £50 cos we live in the UK. He wasn't covering, nub.
Anyway, I don't care what GamesRadar say, this game looks excellent.
Fortunately, I've been out of playing video games for almost 15 to twenty years. Having never seen or played anything on the PS1 or the PS2, I think this game is made for people like me to be happy with. When I put the game in my PS3, I know I'll be blown away, because even Marvel Ultimate Alliance and Resistance Fall of Man blew me away. Same with Ninja Gaiden Sigma. The PS3 suits me really fine because it comes with a PS1 and PS2 built in, allowing me to experience what I've missed along with a fresh and brand new look at how far gaming has gone. I think the writers were talking out of "It's safe to bash the PS3 because that's the consensus around here and I don't want to stand out and go against the "in-crowd" and risk my neck by getting ostracized by my peers for going against the industry's prejudices."
I have eyes, too, in case you haven't noticed. I can tell if something is good looking or not just as good as you can. I don't need you in that area, especially if you're unethical and can't be trusted. Alot of these writers are just followers. They don't have their own brains. They need to make a living and thus they'll have to lick their fingers, stick it up in the air, and see which way is blowing and go in that direction, even if it's wrong. I guarantee you that if this had been on the Wii or the 360, NOT ONE writer will dare mention any of this and keep it to themselves or else jeopardize their income. Why? Because they'll think to themselves, "Well, i'm looking around and since everyone is wearing a jacket even if it's a hot summer, I know it's hot, but they're looking angry at me. If I don't wear a jacket too, they'll treat me bad. And I don't want to be treated badly. Let's put on a jacket during the summer, for now. I'll make it up later on." I bet $100 on this. Well, maybe only one or two will, because there are always a small rare number of noble people in any industry who stand up for what's right rather than protect their own neck.
The review has nothing to do with me, though. As with Ninja Gaiden Sigam, I've never played or owned any other video game for almost 15 to 20 years. Everyting is brand new to me. I have eyes, too. Just because you make a living like a used car salesman tyring to get me to buy your beat up pinto by telling me that it's gorgeous and beautiful and that you personally feel that it's better than the BMW, I'm not going to buy it over the BMW. I personally think you are out to solely make a sale and say and do whatever you can to enhance your own interest and status in your group and could care less whether I'm getting a good product or not. Therefore, I will buy this game -- proudly.
I know for sure that if this had been an xbox item with WORSE graphics, the same writer will keep his mouth shut, unless it's commpetely and obviously terrible that everyone would know he's lying if he said otherwise. If the 360 is so good and powerful, then why is it trying to compete on price like the Wii? If the 360 is so tough, instead of hiding behind an increasingly lower price, let's see it MATCH the PS3's pricing and see how long that tough guy would last standing toe-to-toe in terms of pricing with the PS3. If the 360 is really more powerful than the PS3, again, let's raise the 360's price to the PS3's price and let's see how well it does. Let's see how it competes.
The sad thing is that now that MS has gotten into the gaming industry and there are all these ethically compromised patriotic media companies or people who merely own shares of stock in Microsoft tjat it's hard to know whom you can trust anymore for unbiased report. Once, the New York times wrote that the PS3 was a terrible machine after only the intial launch (one or two days later), saying that it sucks because it doesn't have rumble like the 360. But isn't it a little fishy that the New York times never mentioned ANYTHING ABOUT THE SIXASIS at all like the Wii, which is pretty revolutionary at the time? Isn't that leaving out information INTENTIONALLY AND UNETHICALLY? Back in the days of SEGA Genesis and Turbographx 16, before chatty internet writings and blogs made things less formal and opinionated, magazines felt like they can be trusted and were professional. But even then, I remembered when EGM started giving good Capcom games low scores because Capcom refused to do anymore advertising in their magazines. Capcom used to be at the time the best game makers and got almost A scores on every game they made. After that announcement, suddenly, all games started getting D's and C's only on EGM. Only make believed or fictional nitpicking bad things were blown up. Good thinigs ignored. The world needs more heroes, I think. But everyone is out to protect their own asses with their own secret agendas. Let's make things as fair as possible so that no one can complain anymore, okay? For instance, people saying that the PS3 has a bad game selection but yet mention nothing about the Wii's poor selection at all. In fact, the Wii on averge has the lowest ranking game scores in their libraray of mini-games. And E3 gave the PS3 the second largest game awards. Please be fair. Rumors can damage a reputation. I'd like to see the really competent person to get hired, not a phony slick man with a smart mouth and slick promotional schemes and friends. And of course the Wii would sell more. Wouldn't the Camry sell more than a Porsche? And the 360 is really more expensive than the PS3 beacause it doesn't come with HD-DVD or Bluray drives. Unless you 360 people don't intend to watch movies in hi-def, YOU ARE FORCED TO BUY EITHER A HD-DVD PLAYER OR A STANDALONE BLURAY PLAYER AT SOME POINT. But you didn't put that into your calculations, did you? When three months or two years later, you end up walking around Best Buy trying to find out which Bluray player mathes your 360 best. By that time your internet fees will amost be $200-$300, even though you rarely use it most of the time when you're on vacation. And guess what? The PS3 seems to be the best valued Buray Player out there. I have a feeling that it's not only the PS3 people who are helping Bluray win the format war, it's going to be the 360 people too because they know all the good movies are on Bluray and that their 360 doesn't come with a bluray player. PS3 buyers don't need to buy bluray players. 360 people do.
is a strong word.
But you really really really won't like it!
All Sony wanted was your love, love, love love love love!
I finally was able to read the article. Not only is hate a strong word, I thought those reasons sucked donkey balls.
haha! i loved that blurp from teh plain white t's song!!! lol.... cracked me up!!!
Here's two contradictions...
We hate the game because "Same old R&C." But, we love it because, "If it aint broke, don't fix it."
We hate the game because "The old weapons are gone." But, we love it because, "The weapons kick more ass than ever!"
Well they forget to mention the fact that there's a lot of people who still hasn't played the ratchet series like me. and the PS3 version as a introduction to the series is probably the best. and i have no idea what they are talking about with the graphics, it is one of the most stunning video game graphics i've ever seen. the fluidity of the movements, the character details, the massive environments etc.
you should get the old ones from friends or ebay, they are still a lot of fun to play. PS3 Upscaler does a pretty good job.
Pretty lame opinios the site got there...
At least now you know exactly what you will be getting when you purchase this game.
Maybe the Dev's will take notice and try to improve on all of the observations that they can, at this stage of development.
I do feel Gamesradar used this title to get us to read this article versus the other numerous "praisegiving articles"
And it worked.
I guess a Demo is in order.
know exactly what we're purchasing? but that's not even the case, they aren't saying anything about the actual game. all they are saying is that it's like the old ratchet and clanks. it's more of a opinion, not a technical issue. if they were saying that it has poor frame rates and clunky controls, then that'd be different. but the only "bad" things they had to say is that it's like the older ratchet and clanks. if anything. it's too moot. it's like saying Halo 3 is just like any other FPS. or Final Fantasy 13 is just like all the other final fantasies. etc.
never looked at it like that
they did complain about the flight sequences though, even though I'm sure Insomniac was not finished putting that part together
bubb for you sir!
and until I get to play it myself, I won't be dissuaded by nitpicks like these. Which brings me to the ONLY thing that I hate about Ratchet & Clank:ToD is...
That it's not out yet!
they say that it's a bad thing that the old weapons are gone but later they say the new weapons are much better and kick totally a$$.
They complain the game is similar.
They complain that they made changes.
Then the praise it for the new weapons and how they work?
Wow what a great article. Let me give my 8 year old a pen so he can best this.
lol your 8 yr old.
Make sure the 8 yr old gives it a flamebait misleading title so it can be set a blaze here at n4g.
1: Thinking they know everthing about gaming.
2: Giving there stupid personal opinions on an unreleased game (just report, we'll make our own).
3: They are always the ones to start flame wars but always quote "We're not trying to start a flame war"
4: They want inovation but when given they say "if it aint broke don't fix it" when not given they claim "it's the same game with a new fresh coat of paint".
5: And the biggest complaint I have is that you can't trust them anymore. They either prefer one or the other and there opinions have become as bad as taking opinions from any fan boy out there.
Sad isn't it?
You are completely right. Not to mention blog entries from random people are even considered fact lately, but with the reputation these gaming sites present, maybe it isn't much of a difference after all.
"5 things for the fanboys to b!tch about"
This still looks a good game.
wow...maybe somebody there just wanted to vent and thought this would be better than just saying F#%K Ratchet and Clank!
rofl its the same game! it's not uber gorgeous! You know they wouldnt
DARE say that about halo 3.......
and MC fans dont get upset, its just the evolution with Halo 3 is similar to R&C in terms of visuals and content,theres new stuff and genuinely looks good but probably not the premire graphics of there respective consoles, but wow....hate is a strong word
takes up stuff that`s wrong with the game. Most previews just state positive words, so it almost sounds like it`s a commercial for the game. Like the publisher/developer say you get this exclusive preview, but you`ll have to say it`s a great game. I guess the sites tells the developer what`s wrong with the game off-record though, at least i hope they do, because it`s a lot better to correct the flaws before the review and retail phase.
I hope Insomniac do takes notice of their criticism, especially the sixaxis-issue, since IGN complained about it too. Still, i have to say i agree with the article. Insomniac will defiantly make a great game, because they "always" do. A demo would be nice though, so that people can see for themselves.
That headline was probably to make their preview stand out (the same could be said of me i guess, although i usually use the original headline anyway), but it at least got people`s attention.
DarthBillBoy, glad you was able to read it eventually.
But almost all of the ps3 previews seems to be like this =( But then again i dont read the 360 news so i don´t know if they get the same hate?
Well, i would have to say no to the previews themselves, which are usually very positive as i said in the comment above.
But for the comments hell yeah. All kind of fanboys like to flame the game in the newstory. Just get used to it, and if they get too annoying, just attack their logic problems which is usually very weak.
Good read but dumb reasons.They dug pretty deep to find something to gripe about.
Even though he might have had a couple of points, I think the article should have been called "5 things that my slightly annoy you, if you want to be really nit picky." I dont thing anyone's going to "hate" that it plays almost the same to all the other games they loved. Otherwise would they even care about this game if they didn't like the ones before it.
It seems like this guy would like new ip´s?
Can´t this be said about Zelda, Resident evil, Halo and Gta?
in that case metal gear solid is bad and halo also and GTA and GT and ninja gaiden mario zelda half-life and every shoting games or driving game has very similar things but that doesnt mean its bad! maybe its no innovative or dont have so much new things but it doesnt mean its bad!! its like saying the things that made us like a particular game it wont make us enjoy the game again if it was some element was repeated!
wtf, the graphics, are very stunning, but when you look upclose it looks like old ps2 game, wtf.
Most people don't care about polish, or windex shine, they want Ratchet period. Also I'm a lil disappointed in removing all the old weapons the Quack~O~Ray an Blackhole was my two favorite guns. I deafeningly look forwards to this coming out! You can't have good w/o the bad right?
Insomniac is the only company, AFAIS, which has (or will) release 2 PS3 titles within a year since its launch. One being the top seller for the platform (just wanted to mention that).
BTW, I like this in the article, quote (second paragraph):
Look, you already know Ratchet & Clank Future is going to rock. Telling you that would be a waste of time
Gotta translate this: "If we would write what everybody else is writing, you would give a rats a$$ and simply skip it. So we going on rampage and b!tch a little. That should give us some readers".
i dont get it, why have they always such bs points ? i mean they want only make every ps3 game bad, thats all. if they would make the same with other game consoles, they would all get a 0/10.
The world is out to see the PS3 fail.
And what if the games actually are bad?
that if this was the "best" top five reasons about the game they could come up with, then Ratchet and Clank don`t have that much to worry about, aside from the sixaxis complaints.
Yes, sure. But considering that it looks currently its popular to ride the "PS3 is crap" wave. So, they are using that perception to bring the point across. Just look at the forums what's going on all the time. I'd say its not the right time to try this strategy. But maybe that was their intention.
That, however, makes me believe, maybe not:
quote: "Are you fired up yet? Ready to go and angrily tell the Internet how much we suck? Good. Here are three things we really, really liked about Ratchet & Clank Future, and we think you will, too:"
So, they'd expect that backfire.
Yeah, that could be true Ju (and it rimes too). I think the main intention of it was to make their preview stand out from the rest of the bunch though, as there are many other previews of Ratchet and Clank around now.
"Right now, every other major game-news outlet on the planet is telling you about the trip they took down to developer Insomniac's headquarters last week to play Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction."
I think it`s to make it stand out, but you`re on to something i agree with as well. I`ll PM you this too since i`m replying so late ;)
It's one of the most balanced and open-minded sites out there.
"deja view" lol....
too me the game going to be hot
....the people from 1up are really bored. seems like they must really hate the game to put some lame article up like this. i don't see the five things you'll hate about halo 3 article anywhere.
awkward, hmmmmmmmmmmmm, xD
mountains made from molehills.
This game looks spectacular; can't wait for *Rise of Man.
Hm. I want. I am hoping the online multiplayer is top-notch.
Everything dances it enough for me to love this :)
who couldn't like disco dancing dinosaurs?
The things they listed don't sound that bad.
I've played some damn crappy games, and this one looks pretty freakin good.
I will most definetly buy it.
If you don't want to read the whole article, these are the 5 copy/paste
1. Next-gen coolness aside, this is the same old Ratchet
"you can play a PS2 game and get an experience that's eerily similar to one you could get with a flagship PS3 title"
2. It even looks like the same old Ratchet
"while the first screens we saw of Ratchet & Clank Future looked like something out of a Pixar movie - the game doesn't have the same polish up close. After playing it at developer Insomniac's headquarters, we have to agree: we weren't nearly as blown away by the visuals as we had hoped to be."
3. Sixaxis flight controls are awkward
"We don't care what anyone says about how revolutionary and cool the Sixaxis' motion-controls are; until you get used to them, it's an absolute b!tch to try and fly around by tilting your control pad. There's no tactile feedback, it's easy to slip up and precision is a near-impossibility. Lair, Warhawk and Blazing Angels all suffer from this problem, and now Ratchet & Clank Future has joined their ranks."
4. Space missions are like StarFox for idiots
"Space combat in Ratchet & Clank Future is all on rails, and your input is limited to moving the duo's ship with the left thumbstick, aiming its cannons with the right and shooting."
5. Your old weapons are gone for good
"f you were hoping to port over your old PS2 Ratchet saves and unlock your arsenal from the first three games, we have some bad news: that tradition ended with Ratchet: Deadlocked. The real reason the feature was scrapped, however, was that the designers would have had to either bring over the old, low-res weapons - which would have looked weird and out of place on the PS3 - or redesign them entirely, thereby wasting valuable time that could be spent coming up with newer, more interesting weapons."
The last reason I agree is a sh!tty one, but the others... lets bring it down to this:
- Get a PS2 (often 99 Euro's in special offers overhere) with Ratchet&Clank and God of War II and you'll have a cheaper and better experience then a PS3 + R&C and Goddess of War aka Heavenly Sword
- The graphics are last gen with some new paint on it... Jees, so keep your PS2 or buy one
- Motion control integration on the PS3 controller SUCKS DONKEY BALLS. Nintendo with the Wiimote did it right, this was last minute stupid integration. Get the rumble back, this future stinks Sony
- Star Fox? How many years is that ago? Same kind of Space Missions? Real next gen right...
Sounds another AAA possible title will just hit in the area 6 to 8. Like Lair, like Goddess of War aka Heavenly Sword. Maybe Uncharted will aim for a score 9 or higher AAA. But the rest certainly isn't.
nothing wrong with last gen ratchet, if it aint broke dont fix it ;)
looks absolutely amazing. the best Ratchet ever.
i need this game so badly.
ohhhh yes.... bring it!!!! bring it!!!!
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