I liked the Ratchet and Clank series. It was a platformer that I personally enjoyed. Then as I grew older the type of games I played changed. I would of loved to still be playing Ratchet and Clank, but it was something I couldn’t grasp. Personally though I still think all the games are well done. Here is the next installment.
Next installment in Ratchet franchise is short form and budget-priced.
By Mark Whiting, 07/15/2008 (http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3168744)
Hot off the presses from Sony’s E3 presentation comes Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty — the next installment in the Ratchet and Clank continuum.
Billed as a shorter-format game more analogous in pacing, structure, and length to a summer Hollywood blockbuster than previous titles in the series, Quest for Booty will sell for a comparatively cheap $14.99 as a direct download over PSN.
The story continues the one kicked off by last year’s Ratchet and Clank Future, picking up directly after Future’s finale with Clank (sadly) still abducted by the Zoni. The presentation looks as slick and sharp as ever, done up in the same vivid style as Future, with a few gameplay tweaks demoed during the presentation showing off Ratchet’s new ability to use his wrench as a problem-solving tool, adapting the head to overcome various environmental challenges.
During the conference, Sony promised to announce lots more in the way of these shorter-form, lower-priced next-gen experiences in the coming months — which would certainly be a great way of encouraging experimentation among developers struggling with the financial risks inherent to the next-gen development squeeze.
Maybe Sony has the right idea. Make games accessable through the PSN (Playstation Network) for a cheaper price. How many of us have blown sixty or more dollars on a single game. It is funny that Sony is doing this. Considering the openning price for a Playstation 3 being $500 or more.