Does the Ratchet and Clank series wrap up with a whimper or a bang?
Lol didn't they give Demon Souls an 8.9 too? IGN and Gametrailers need to change their review systems. A tenth of a point doesn't mean anything. I'm mad that there is no multiplayer like the PS2 Ratchet games. >:(
I know it would just kill them to give this and Demon's Souls a 9. At least they're not as bad as Edge though.
we know it's AAA game. oh boy... i really love how the things are running nowadays. i would love to see the 360 baised sites reviewing "the blu-ray drive" for 360. i'm sure it will come with a "MUST BUY" tag! q: as Drake would say - "KARMA IS A B!TCH!" EDIT: @chaosatom more like .5 for not being on 360.
.1 off for not being on xbox. @below: exactly!
it's called AAA blocking. technically, 8.9 is a great score, so no one can really complaint (without being look at as a fanboy), but at the same time, you can't say it's an AAA title.
AAA has become a media/forum buzzword that has lost all meaning because of people tossing it about.
This review is pretty good. I dont care whether game is 9 or metacritic AAA bullsh!t. Game is looking awesome in every dept. Preordered.
Wait this is the last Ratchet and Clank? Wtf. No one ever told me. TGSI
It's GameTrailers, they praise a game so much in a video review but only give it a 9-ish. They talked about how great U2 is in there review but only gave it a 9.3 WTF?! I LOL'd during the part in the GT video review where they show Drake climbing on a MOVING TRAIN THROUGH A JUNGLE and at that exact part the voice over says "It's not original" ROFL! Because ya' know, every game has a level where you traverse a moving train while shooting enemies and interacting with the dynamic environment around the train *facepalm* Also, the embedded video isn't working.
Quest for Booty was NOT DLC like the GT video says! It was a 10 hour game; DLC is a few hour expansion like ODST XD
I don't think I've ever seen so much suspucion of the game media over things that aren't all that crazy. 8.9 is a great score, and the review process itself is arbitrary, but what the bleep was so significant that justified withholding a .01 of a point?
Quest for Booty is a 4 hour game. I know because I beat it in 4 hours on my first playthrough. I don't think there was anything I could have done to stretch it anywhere near 10 hours.
They've been on a roll with the 8.9's lately.
another awesome game for the ps3 .
Here are the exclusive games that Gametrailers has rated an 8.9 on each console: XBOX 360: Halo ODST PS3: Unreal Tournament 3 (Timed Exclusive) Uncharted: Drake's Fortune Demon's Souls Ratchet and Clank: A Crack In Time ----------- Just going by this list, looks like PS3 exclusives get the .1 shaft more than 360 exclusives.
Like the PS2 ratchet games? Only one of the PS2 games had multiplayer and only 1 had co-op. the rest had nothing but single player epicness.
I was listening to the sites weekly podcast and couldn't believe Shane Satterfield was reviewing this game after the debocal of his Uncharted 2 review (lacked originality?). Unbelievable, does anyone at GT have a PS3 other than Satterfield? Wow GT must employ like 5 people.
I'm pretty sure if I look at this at a 90° angle with one eye closed, I can tell it's a conspiracy! Guys seriously... who cares. It's R&C. It's a good game.
I did a lot of exploring and other stuff besides just playing it straight through.
they dont need to change their review systems. Think of any ps3 exclusive GT reviews out of 9.4 instead of out of 10, and you get the correct score, so 8.9/9.4= 9.4 to 9.5, good score
played the demo it is hard doing clank time travel. using present clank, after time clank image whoa!!!!!! but other than that the game is awesome!!!!
My guess is that they gave it 8.9 so the PS3 doesn't have so many AAA games in a row, let alone the same month. Anyways, a great game, I'm a big fan, and for me this is AAA game, and 2nd best platformer this gen.
After Super Mario Galaxy?
Technically speaking SMG is last gen. If you say SMG is a current gen game then we will need to bring forward all PS2, xbox and gamecube games.
AAA doesn't actually refer to a games quality, it refers to a game's budget. It's an investment term for a good investment that will make you more money than you spent. It is now used in other mediums such as video games and movies. It's commonly used regarding movies where a high-profile film had a AAA budget or had AAA funds put into it because the high amount of money put into would yield an even better return. Now people have made AAA almost a slang word by using it to describe sheer quality, but really AAA title just means it had a big budget. Pretty much every big/hyped game that comes out is a AAA title since they put a lot of money into the heavy hitters.
ive been saying that for freaking months. ppl dont understand what the hell their talking about when they say AAA Demon Souls (great game) could have a score of 98 but it wouldnt be a AAA game. It was a cheaper game to make and wasnt expected to sell millions of copies. Lair on the other hand was a AAA game because of the money sony put into it and expected alot of sales. It ended up flopping at retail because not that many ppl bought it. A flop has nothing to do with review scores either. A movie or GAME flops when it falls below expectations in sales and sells alot less than the original budget for the game or movie was made for. Like if it cost 30 million for a game to be made. It only sold 5 million dollars worth at retail. that is what a real flop is. SO LETS STOP USING AAA AND FLOP FOR THE WRONG REASONS PPL.
Jesus Christ... They complain about every game being too linear jeez. What, does every game have to be open world these days?
but personally i prefer games being liner than open world for me than again most of the open world games i played are sandbox games like GTA4, Ass creed, Oblivion etc and they are not very fun to me
Indeed. 90% of games are linear experiences. Considering you can explore moons at your leisure inbetween "main levels," I don't know what more they expect? Not every game is a sandbox title. Can we start marking down Madden for not having guns now too?
But yet what came of that? One of the most breathtaking, action-packed, amazingly story-driven videogames of all time! WTF You can't have it both ways! You can't have a free-roaming GTA-knockoff with an amazing, intricate, breathtaking storyline. Gametrailers apparently believes they can have that particular cake and eat it too. Gametrailers is obviously catering to the MS bot crowd here with this 8.9 "Oh see, 8.9 not AAA LOLZ!!! Floppage confirmed! (Damn when the hell is my mom going to finish making my damn microwavable macaroni and cheese already?)"
They'll probably complain about GT5 being "too linear" when it's released next year. "GT5 has the potential to be great, but players are hampered by the fact that you have to remain on the paved tarmac/track in order to extract the best lap times possible". "SCEA and PD messed up by not making Gran Turismo 5 open world". Or something equally as stupid and along those lines.
to playin this i just hope i finish demons souls in time man that game is awesome , it is actualy keepin me from playin U2 multiplayer
Great score guys. Just another solid B+/A title in the PlayStation 3's library. I love this series.
Is it really that hard to give it a 9 gametrailers? lol We know you guys want the least amount of AAA ps3 games as possible, but this is ridiculous jk Great score, looks like a really fun game with lots of variety, the new weapons look [email protected] too.
dang another good game for ps3 i wish all these game that are coming out now came out last year when i was working now all these are coming out when i unemployed
Sorry to hear that man. I am very thankful to actually have a job in these crazy times. There's a lot of people in my area that can't find work. Or do have jobs that can't keep up with they're way of life. I hope you search like crazy so you can find work and keep up with life and get your gaming fix.
I gotta laugh at all you guys calling them out over the insignificant .1 from a 9. Why the hell does it matter so much to you? Its still a great score. This generation and their AAA nonsense. Anything 80+ is a solid title and all you need to know after that is whether or not the game's style, tone, gameplay etc. is to YOUR taste.
Do you know why things are priced at $9.99? Because it's not $10...
@Cenobia..but does that 1c really make a difference to intelligent people? 9.99 is 10 dollars to me and anyone with half a brain.
It does make a difference. I know for a fact it makes a difference to you and everyone else. We read from left to right, so the very first thing you see is the 9 in $9.99. Nobody cares about the cents. They care about the dollars. The fact that they are using a 100 point scale is ridiculous. Do you actually think they have a non-arbitrary way of scoring? The reviewer scores the whole number first, and then the second number. Basically an 8.9 says "not a 9/10 game". That's just how it's read, and that is the message the reviewer is giving. I agree it's a good score, but there is a psychology behind the numbers. If $9.99 didn't work, they wouldn't use it.
"It does make a difference. I know for a fact it makes a difference to you and everyone else. We read from left to right, so the very first thing you see is the 9 in $9.99." I understand the psychology behind it just fine, but you don't know anything for a "fact" about me or "everyone" , that just comes off as arrogant. I'm bombarded with TV adverts everyday, featuring products I may or may not be interested in..I personally cannot recall the last time I made a purchase of a good on the strength of its brand name due to advertising. Yes I have a SONY playstation, yes I have a SAMSUNG TV but these were purchases made after I sought out reviews and public consensus online. Of course TV ads work but my point is that not everyone is as susceptible to them as others. I assure you, 9.99 is 10 bucks to me..fact.
Someone send that score to Miss Ellie from Eurogammer please, it's the right score for this game, she should have played UC2 first.
I still can't believe Eurogamer gave this a 7. All the other scores have been high 8's low 9's. 7 definitely sticks out like a sore thumb as a low-end of the spectrum type of score. Sometimes I just feel like a lot of critics out there are super-pretentious (the ones I'm willing to call out right now are VideoGamer, GameSpy, GameShark, EuroGamer, Edge, TeleText Game Central). They don't seem to really enjoy gaming, and they definitely don't appreciate the kind of work that goes into making a game like this. They don't put any emphasis on fun factor anymore! It all comes down to originality or nit-picking. I wish more reviewers were people who just truly love playing games, and when a game is fun, then that's going to go a long way towards getting it a very high score. And critics should have a better clue what goes into game design and development. It's hard work, and I feel like most of these critics simply don't appreciate these talented developers and their labors of love. When I was younger and reading gaming magazine, I would often choose what I played or didn't play based on the scores. These days, I know what I'm going to try out before I ever see a score, and I try it out, and I never would have thought when I was 12 years old that perhaps I'm missing out on some of the best gaming experience I could ever have just because I read one jackasses review that failed to appreciate the game, and I assumed he had game criticism down to a science and that his thoughts truly meant that the game wasn't worthy.
"They don't seem to really enjoy gaming, and they definitely don't appreciate the kind of work that goes into making a game like this. They don't put any emphasis on fun factor anymore! It all comes down to originality or nit-picking." ^^^^ THIS
Will all of you shut the f*ck up and stop complaining about the score for a game you haven't played. ESPECIALLY how its a bloody great score. I am buying it 100& and only if the game scored 6's would that change my mind. Also XBOX AVATARS SHOE - you are a moron. How can you complain that any game got 'ONLY 9.3' UNICRON is right on the money with his comment, AAA doesn't mean anything anymore cause of fanboys using it at every opportunity
hahahah they try but won’t succeed... PS3 is coming for a blast!
I can't wait to play this. I really hope the series doesn't end. Ratchet is to me. The last great platformer that isn't Mario or Sonic.
In this FPS filled generation platforming is dying. I cant wait to play R&C:ACiT but probably is the end of the series as we know it. I love R&C but I would love to see Insomniac to come with something new, why not R&C RPG?
I figured this would happen. At first I would never buy into all of this bias nonsense that people were spewing. But after this and demons souls get slapped with an 8.9... and after I finished uncharted 2. Which was clearly under rated on this site. I might start listning to you people. I'm not gonna speak too much on it because its not that big of a deal. I'm buying R&C first day anyway. I do know there's some type of problem now tho. Who on this page is buying this game with me anyway?
Gamespot's review on this. I remember they gave Tools of Destruction a lower score for "having too much variety". I've stopped listening to anything Gametrailers says a LONG time ago when they started doing fake comparisons.
Please shut the f*ck up. 8.9 is a good score and Gametrailers actually does more than IGN's video reviews in discussing the highs and lows of a game. The game isn't out yet an you're all acting as though you've played through it 10 times more than GT has. Grow up children. If you're so committed to getting the game then the score shouldn't affect you. Be gamers. Not gay fanboys.
They could have given it a 1, and I still would buy it because it's Ratchet and Clank!!!!
Why is it always so hard for reviewers to hand out 9.5s and 10s when it comes to PS3 exclusives but games like Halo and Mario they practicly shower them with praise. Is everyone else not seeing what I am seeing. Doesn't anyone else see that the Halo story that they keep blabbing about makes no sense? Doesn't anyone else see that each Halo game is exactly the same except for one or two new guns and a new map or two? Can't anyone else see that Mario has become an empty shell of a tool and can't even be classified as a charater anymore. Or that the power ups for Mario get lamer and lamer everytime (I mean a flying hat and a metal body? Please). Can't anyone else see that it is the same situation with so many games? So why is it that Sony games are treated so harshly? Why is it that Ratchet and Clank games need new ideas, while Mario, Gears of War , Halo, Zelda and Metroid can keep doing the same thing over and over with no consequences or lowered scores? I call BS
According to a dude I know, he told me Gametrailers is owned by MTV, n MTV has a huge relationship with MS, so I think that's why they're very biased, Eurogamer definetely doesn't like PS3, I used to like the industry way before MS entered the market, Nintendo is like the Industry's Disney, Mario might b an idiotic character, but he sure makes money.
When MS announced the 360 to be released the same year they unveiled it, it was very odvious they were up to something. 1 Being first to market means they could be ahead of PS3,2.they could take control of the Market, 3.Multiplat's leading system, 4. bashing Sony and take on their former exclusive games.... INoticed it when I first heard of Armored core and Smackdown heading to it, now you see Ace Combat, Tekken, Devil May Cry, Way of The Samurai, Final Fantasy, Metal Gear, The Tale series, Star Ocean, Resident Evil and that $50 million deal on GTA4. Nintendo took on Dragon Quest n in some ways on Kingdown Hearts and Monster Hunter... My problem with MS is that they rely too much on multiplats, of course they gonna have exclusives, but third party exclusives, they don't focus on their first party games, unless 1rst parties are working on that Natal thing going on!!!!
HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO READ HATE MAIL ON THE PS3? Once again....Sony delivers another AAA exclusive. (WOW...Sony sucks!) Let's see here. (As I look at my horrible stock of Sony Exclusive games) -MGS 4 -LBP -Ratchet and Clank (BOTH PS3 GAMES) -Uncharted (DITO!) -Mortorstorm 1 -Resistance 2 -Infamous -Killzone 2 -And, MLB:The Show 09 Of course I have COD4, SF4, Madden and 2k10, COD: World at War, and RE5. BUT PS3 DON'T ANY GAMES...RIGHT? I don't have hate on MS or Nintendo.
It's official. PS3 fanboys EXPECT a 9 or above on every single PS3 exclusive. If a site doesn't give said exclusive a 9 or above, it's aumotically a Xbox site or has been paid off. Do you think maybe, just maybe, not every PS3 exclusive is a perfect game? Get off your high horses and quit whining. It's very unflattering. It's a Ratchet and Clank game, what did you expect, innovation and a completely revamped engine? A perfect score? These games are like yearly sports game, minor changes at best.
you're saying this in the open zone.
Your saying this with yet ANOTHER new account. How many other action platformers with this type of attention to detail are on the market? Sports games can be very limiting with what they can enhance year after year, but when was the last Madden that got a low score? If the gameplay is there, the presentation is rock solid, and it looks that good,then it does deserve a solid 8 or 9
Pretty good scores all around. Wasn`t planning on checking this one out, but maybe I will.
LOL! So close...
I cant wait to get this game Go Insomniac
People do know, when GT is reviewing PS3 game, they should raise the score for at least 0.5, because GT is heavily biased. IGN not so much, but evidently.
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