"14 to 16 hours long" to be Ratchet and Clank's: TOD game length as stated by Brian from Insomniac. The Stage Demo also highlights Clank's involvement in the game, and it's new features.
i must buy to tell you the truth
..before, I would've bene pissed off about games not lasting long.
Lately, though, I've been swamped with midterms, assignments, lab reports and the like, and this shortened game length is a welcome change for me.
I can actually FINISH games again!
Well, non-RPG games, anyway.
BTW..18 months?..not bad at all.
Hopefully, others can optimize the tools in the same way.
It was Shiggy who said about 2 or 3 years ago that gamers actually wanted shorter games. Afterall the ending of a 100 hour RPG would only be enjoyed buy the sternest of gamers and people are generally alot busier these days and like to finish the games they buy. Besides 7 - 15 hours is pretty normal by now for most types of games.
Demo I had to download TWICE 1.6GB. It was worth it. I've never played a ratchet game before. Blown away.
i was pleasantly surprised a great game i plan on getting it now
wow 18 month and it looks that great.. im getting hyped for this game
how he talks about Clank needing a character called Zoni?? hehehe gogin back to Sony?? or jsut s coincidental name. I can't wait for this game.
Seriously, if you have never played a R and C game, do yourself a favor and get this one.Its beautiful, expertly animated, fantastic story, but most importantly,FUN TO PLAY!!I know most people here love FPS, and there are plenty of great ones out now.This game has so much fun in it, its a nice break from all snipers.With 14 hours of FUN gameplay, platforming, unusual weapons, and great characters, you will have a blast-Enjoy
It's been so long since a proper Ratchet title has come out. I'll probably let my neighbor come over and play it this weekend; he's a huge R&C fan (and in dire need of a PS3).
This game looks amazing. I really need a PS3. I loved the other R&C games. Hopefully, I can grab a PS3 this holiday season.
I just don't know.
Not everyone's game, but mine for sure!
I am downloading it now. Was the demo longer than HS?
hell longer!! thats why its like nearly 2 gigabytes!
I game was longer than HS but somehow I comeplted it just around 10 minutes but sure it alot of fun
So what's the official verdict? If I buy a ps3, should I get this? I've never played a Ratchet game before.
if you do buy the new ps3, trust me this is one game you need to get, the demo rokkedd my sox! at first it was like errr cause i had just finished god of war 2 and i was still in that playstyle, but afterwords i was like dying for more!
But yer shud get this if you do get ur new ps3, pm me when u get it n ill add ya your psn account, we'll play some ut3, haze, orange box, resistance or sumtin haha But yer if u do get it get r & c, uncharted, ut3, haze, orange box, assaisan's creed and mate you'll be one happy camper this holidays!
I have never played a R&C game yet, other than demos. But I can tell you, by the demo, this game is awesome. If you do plan on buying a PS3, this would be a good game to start off with it seems. 14 - 16 hours long is nothing to frown about. I know I'm getting this game. Played the Demo like 5x already. Game is fun as hell.
I own both systems and just played the demo. The graphics are great, although cartoony, but you knew that. But IMO it's the funnest game that either system has to offer(so far), parts of the demo are hilarious and something tells me it keeps getting funnier.
As long as you don't mind backward compatibility with PS2 games, just wait and get the PS3/Spiderman 3 bundle for $399. Great offer - Good gaming system, free wifi, plus a bluray player.
the guys who like Halo series will kinda like this. it's got all the colours you need. i am not a big fan of FPS but RnC is pretty interesting if you like cartoony games.
and the sense of humour should make you chuckle.
anyway, i'm still trying to like the old RnC...
Insominiac delivers on a pledge Microsoft made years ago when they promised Toy Story graphics. Now Sony provides what Microsoft promised. Only...better. Amazing work from these guys, simply amazing.
game is a buy
is how the FU/K did conan get a better score from ign than heavenly sword.. This makes me wonder if those guys over at ign are smoking some freaking crack rocks.. I just played the demo for the game and it is horrible.. The blood effects suck, the fighing sucks, conan is slow as hell and screams out the dumbest crap when he is fighting.. The graphics are horrible.. The game just blows altogether.. Everyone should write ign about this.. Its a freaking joke..
Anyway back on subject rachet and clank is freaking awesome.. Never got into the old ones.. But this game is very fun and beautiful.. I will definitely be buying this game when it comes out.. The groove thing is the shiznits.. So is the little gun you have..
the game is a rush, Conan was not nearly completed and it will never reach to the stage of next gen game even to the 10% of the Gow 1 so in opinion the game suck forget about that games if you are planning to buy that cause it a waste of money
should have the reviewers pros and cons when it comes to games he/she liked in the past. And what not. A profile of some sort. Then I can review the review on my own.
to download today (normally, it doesn't take longer than 30 minutes to download a gig demo on the PSN, but my internet connection was *SH*T all day today.
finally got to play it a few hours ago, and it was *INSANELY fun, and drop dead gorgeous.
i'm most certainly picking this baby up on launch day. lots of fun.
all internet capable PS3 owners need to download this demo. i also downloaded Conan, but i've yet to play it. i'm not expecting much from that game, however, but Ratchet was sweet. really, really sweet.
I downloaded the Conan demo the other day on the 360. Kind of bland. I downloaded it today on the PS3. It is the same demo but I wanted a visual comparison. You can tell the difference in the graphics. The PS3 version definitely has the edge. The controls are also much tighter. It is a fairly simple hack and slash title but non the less a bit of a harbinger.
The graphics are stunnng,, its almost like watching Toy Story.....
I was counting on this game to show off the capability of the PS3 and I was nervous tbh,, but now after playing the demo.... man, you can expect future PS3 games to get even better.
but not my cup of tea, maybe if i was 12 i would get excited about this game. MGS4 for me baby.
I'm 35 and after playing the demo, I can't wait to play and finish this game in one sitting.
I know what you mean though, it reminds me of games that I used to love on the N64/SNES, just has that nostalgic feeling for some reason with some next gen for good measure.
It's friday and I will have a ratchet demo waiting to be played when I get home!
Feels it gonna be a loooooong day. I'm so gonna buy this when it gets here!!
...next up after this will be Un-sharted:Drakes fortune
Are you a high school student?
im going to sleep
my downloads take forever. I think its my junk connection. This will take hours
he looked unhappy every time brian talked about the features of the game. gamespot.. tch.. tch.
but great game and looks great! (:
sweet it downloaded in 5 min!...i would pass this game in 9 hours at the most, each game is getting shorter, hope they have features from Going Commando, i thank my friend for this series
You're a girl
how do you know you'd beat the game in 9 hours? the dev in the article said "14-16 hours". the demo was the opening level.
this is the best game this gen so far! for sure!
Oh dear ... left my ps3 on all night to download this and its distinctly average.
If anyone out there is interested in an honest opinion, this is NOT the AAA title PS3 owners have been waiting for.
Whoever it was that compared the visuals to a Pixar production needs an eye test, and the gameplay is very last gen. It'll be fun, don"t get me wrong, but as an owner of a 360 (and a Wii) there's nothing here that will tear me away from Halo and PGR4.
Sony please don't mess up GT prologue, i need a reason for playing my PS3 again this year!
What gameplay in halo 3 is next gen for you? R&C F:TOD shouldn't be a surprise in that regard. They've stated so. I must say the graphics and the environments seems very next-gen compared to last R&C.
To say it's the best coming out so far is an opinion. For me this will surely be the best so far. Un-sharted is of course a runner up on the PS3
Don't think i said Halo is next gen gameplay, but it is an undeniably polished game that has everything a gamer needs from an fps, anti-aliasing aside!
I'm just wishing i hadn't bought into the sony hype and bought a ps3 at launch because the consoles games so far have been a serious disappointment, all sony's claimed AAA titles have fallen way short of the mark.
Luckily for me i've enjoyed some amazing 360 games this year, with Mass Effect still to come. Unluckily for you people stuck with one console you're gonna have to wait until next year before you experience AAA games on your consoles.
But if Ratchet makes you happy, and feel like you've got your moneys worth from your console then i'm very happy for you. For me it'll take a little more than a PS1 game with nice graphics to justify my expenditure.
You don't have a PS3, you have 360 fud spreading d1ckwad all over that post.
Post your PSN if you have one, if not STFU.
your comments hardly sound like an "honest opinion". but, if you're happy with the 360, perhaps you should stick to threads about its games. this is a ratchet thread-nobody cares what you think of halo, mass effect, or any other 360 game.
the demo is just wow! if this game doesn't get scores 10/10, than we all know how desperate MS must be with the bribing of reviewers...
Is the demo the 'unpolished' version like the one I got from the EB GAMES pre-order? (Blu-Ray DISC)
When I say unpolished, the build I have on the disc, has crazy bad screen tearing, and some slowdown. I know they won't release the full game like that but was wondering if the PSN demo is the same build?
and runs at 60fps @ 1080i. my thing was that some of the textures weren't being rendered probably due to no streaming from a blu ray disk. i hope so anyway...
... Read my comments again, i was talking about Ratchet until you fanboys started with the abuse!
If you think this is a AAA title then you're lucky because there's plenty of other games that will keep you happy on the PS3 of this standard. I was simply comparing it to what i've been playing on my 360.
I'm probably one of the few people on these forums that can post an objective point of view on the current state of the next gen consoles games as i own all three.
PSN GAS-GUZZLA ... i look forward to rinsing both of you online once a decent game arrives on the PS3.
I too agree with you to a certain extent. This game does seem like much of the same thing. That's not to say that this isn't an "AAA" title. I've always felt that the R&C series was among the best of all platformers. It to me has always been a near perfect game to begin with, so this makes it very tough to improve. Halo suffers from the same thing in that the original was near perfect. I was actually a little underwelmed by Halo 3 for this reason ( still an awesome game). Needless to say, I don't think it's fair for you to make a judgement on a game based on an old demo. From what I hear, the game has been optomized to perfection. The framerate is a solid 60 fps most of the times only dipping to high 50s on some occasions. Some of the later stages are rumored to be amazing and very innovative ( My source is the latest Full Moon podcast) I don't doubt that you own all systems because I know there are genuine people who do ( I can be included in this) However, I also don't think it's the smartest thing to give out your game account ( Lots of A$$ holes out there. Learned the hard way). Anyways, just accept the fact that your preference for games might not be everyone elses. GAME ON!
Finally a forum member who can articulate a sensible response to my posts, and who doesn't rely on insults to get an opinion across!
I have to say that my understanding of a AAA title is one that is close to perfection, but also a game so strong that it will drive sales for a console too. The 360 has Halo, the Wii has Wii Sports and the forthcoming Mario Galaxies but what does Sony have? Ratchet?!! I don't think so.
I think it will be a good game but as an owner of three consoles i await a PS3 game that will really warrant my time away from all the Stellar titles the 360 has.
ps Don't worry, i have several PSN accounts, GAS GUZZLA was set up purely for Motorstorm!
I for one do not agree on the gaming (bias) media and the fanboys ideas of what is AAA anyway. I think, Heavenly Sword is, but it got hosed in the reviews.
Warhawk definitely is the best multilayer console game out there, and that got low 8's too. Mass Effect? Well I could not give two sh1ts. I thought the KOTOR games were so f()cking boring it was painful. Bad western RPG aimed at Star Wars nerds . (the worst kind of nerd)
Halo 3? That rode hype to it's high scores. Sure it's good, but not what the greased wheels of the gaming media will have it rated at.
Riddle me this MS fanboy, why did a pile of sh1t such as Defjam Icon on the 360, get a better score than VF5 on the ps3? And while your at it name one original and innovative IP for the 360.
And Gears is overated too. (slowdown out the @ss that reviews brush over)
Nice to hear from you again Vaan,
I downloaded Warhawk the day it came out on PSN and was pretty excited about it. It didn't receive any bad reviews, you're right mainly 8's, which i think were spot on. Whilst its fun you have to admit its nothing more than a shallow blaster. The best multi player game on any console? Nope. You're in for a treat when Killzone finally gets released because that will slay Warhawk.
You might not give a sh1t about Mass Effect, that's probably because you will never get to play it, but until Final Fantasy comes out it will fill the gap for me very nicely.
And finally Heavenly sword, Sony's hype machine went into overdrive about this, but i'm afraid to say i traded it in for Halo 3 having completed it over two nights. The cutscenes were good, the game was repetitive, probably just as well its over in 6 hours.
And finally, Virtua fighter averaged 87% scores on PS3 whilst Defjam Icon 360 averaged 70% (Gamerankings.com)
Lots of love from the Soninsoft Fanboy xx
You did not name one original or innovative IP for the teen60, oh and what multilayer game is better than Warhawk on a console that you know?
Killzone is not out yet, and you didn't comment on Gears of Slowdown.
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