Ratchet & Clank as well as Mario Party DS reviewed in the latest issue of Famitsu. It looks like Super Mario Galaxy has some competition this Christmas as R&C only scored two points less than SMG.
ratchet and clank actually sells in Japan too. More sweet weeks ahead for ps3
HS has 30 000 pre-orders already expect R&C to sell 100k in its launch week. LAIR has sold around 40k so far which is not bad for a western oriented game in JAPAN BUT white ps3 will turn the tides for SONY in JAPAN. It is cheap and most japanese seems to like it
Mario Galaxy and R&C are the only real platformers out right now, so I'd expect them to do well.
Good find. 36/40 is great. Another 9/10 for Ratchet. They are getting Just Cause now!?
although u dont get to hear it but Japanese gamers are actually waiting for the ps3. The only thing that distracted them was the price. with a new lower price i expect ps3 to completely turn tides in Japan for SONY yea RATCHET is now certified AAA daily game gave it 9/10 ---the strictest and the most unbiased reviewer
Its official. SMG is the best platformer of the year. ;)
But ratchet is right up there with it too
Mario is the ultimate platformer for ever!! Ratchet is soo much fun though!
But Mario is....humm...kind of really really old!! I don't give a damn about Mario and Mario Galaxy...it looks uninteresting to me! On the other hand R&C is a relatevly fresh idea compared to Mario and is a much better platformer in my opinion!! Call me whatever you want....I grew out of Mario...it's been a while since I was 7 years old!
Mario is fun, but the story obviously sucks. Doesnt matter though, its Mario.
You can't compare scores for next gens and wii, mario galaxy on ps3 = 2 for graphics. ratchet is obviously better.
Oh, that's why people still play super mario Bros 1, 2 and 3? That's why people still play Super Mario World? Adults, I mean. Feh... Recognize what is worth what.
That great, it hows that Insomniac is well renouned even in Japan. ^^ a western dev is freakin doing it big in Japan and they loved it. i even saw the ratchet and clank JP comercial it was pretty good. Go insomniac Go
Even Resistance did pretty well in Japan, all things considered.
If you look they actually design Ratchet differently for the Japanese market. I also saw the Japanese commercial and thought it was quite lacking... could've been better.
It is the only console FPS in JAP history to cross 100k mark
I wonder what those joyless vampires at Edge will give it. Probably 6 or 7 just to keep their reputation of having so called "high standards" when actually it just means they let their snobbery stop them from enjoying alot of games.
That's why I like the Official Playstation Magazine UK. They're not afraid to give 10s to games. Examples of PS2 games which they gave 10s to, which other reviewers would disagree with are Timesplitters 2, Several of the pro evos, Burnout Revenge, Black and Okami. They're not saying that these games are perfect, because there's no such thing as a perfect game. Instead, it builds a list of top class games which anyone will undoubtedly enjoy, and which all gamers should own.
Whoever who tought that this game would be better than Mario Galaxy seriously has the brain of a bird. In other reviews for today, Ratchet & Clank Future got a shiny 6/10 from GamesTM. Why N4G doesn't post that? Maybe because is gonna piss off several PStards. LMFAO And this game is going to be a bomba in sales too.
Looks like someone is pissing in their pants of fear :D
what a nintendo bots :) ratchet = 9/10 on metacritics (32 reviews !!!), gamerankings. and like i said before, mario galaxy on ps3, even with a 10 for gameplay, can't score a total 9/10, with old gen graphics.
i just got the game 2 days ago, its pretty fun. I just gotta get into it more or else i probably would've been done with it.
all the latest Mario games pretty much sucked, the last good Mario i remember was Super Mario World on Snes and maybe Paper Mario on N64, i'll take Ratchet over Mario anytime.
Only a desesperated and pathetic PStard could EVEN compare a crappy game like Ratchet & Clank to a game of the year contender like Mario Galaxy. Sorry PStards, you have to face it, even if it hurts. You guys don't have anything to play!
that we got to tripple AAA titles in 1 year where as 360 only got 1 in its first. also that man that you have right there (hideo kojima) has no love for the 360. your the lowest of fanboys you fu**** retard. and learn how to use correct english. there is no such word as despererated. lol. now im starting to think your just a little kid. and then also tell ign there wrong because they think rachet is the best game they've played this gen.......................PERI OD
complete nonsense and you know it. Nintendo has become way too complacent and now are reduced to gimmicks and are now nothing but a niche company. They throw out the cheapest most dated hardware, turn a quick profit and keep spinning the same tired franchises over and over. I played Every Mario game and I loved them all, including Mario Sunshine, but this Galaxy with it's dated graphics and shallow gameplay has made me lost all interest in Nintendo made games. They only game I have the slightest interest in now is SMB but I won't pay $249 for a Gamecube with a wand controller just to play it.
Complacent? Please. How do you base this claim? Shallow gameplay? Tested it? If not, how are you going to back that one up? Milking up a franchise... Tell me, can you honestly say that every game has been the same with no innovation at all? Go on, tell me.
I downloaded R&C demo and played for a while. I don't see the charm in the gameplay yet.
R+C is cool but it won't match Mario. You'd really have to be a die-hard sony fanboy to argue that.
I used to love Mario in the 80s and 90s, but I've moved on in my old age. ratchet and clank have more of an edge, and more personality. plus the rpg elements are what really propel the game-play into the stratosphere... hopefully now, after all the great reviews, the franchise will get the credit it deserves...
Ratchet and Clank is mario for the sony crowd. But if you dont give yourself the chance to play SMG you are missing out on an absolutely stunning platformer.
To all the people who bash Mario, all I can say is how Dare you. This Franchise is a classic, so what if the stupid-a$$ princess gets kidnapped for the millionth time. The gameplay has always been about implementing new ideas into a genre that basically started gaming and in that regard they have always succeeded. This is like bashing Led Zeppelin or The Rolling Stones cause you got older and prefer the sound of Nu-Metal or Death Metal or God forbid EMO!!. Mario is a franchise that has always managed to stay fresh with gameplay and thats where it counts. and just for the Record I love the Ratchet and Clank series one of the best ever made in all of gaming.
Famitsu ranked R&C 36 / 40. Just to note, this score would be inline with what you're seeing from R&C on metacritic. To contrast, Famitsu gave Halo 3 37 / 40 and Blue Dragon 37 / 40. Not platform games, but just so you know, they liked BD & H3 more than R&C... discuss.