Ratchet & Clank is one of a few select franchise survivors to have made it from the PS2 era of action-adventure games. Yet another Insomniac Games release that is hitting headlines today along with the start of the Resistance 3 multiplayer beta, is the new Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One trailer, we have embedded this trailer at the end of this post, below we talk about some of the exciting things the video reveals.
As with every Ratchet & Clank game, the incredible diversity and immense arsenal of available weapons is astounding. This is what the new series of trailers intends to show us, and with part one we get to see just some of the exaggerated, over the top weaponry that can turn our enemies into space dust.
First up, the Combuster. Nothing really fancy about this one apart from that it shoots spurts of yellow light-filled plasma at enemies. From the not-so-fancy to the damn-right ridiculous, the Darkstar Fission Tether is a beast in its own right. From what we can see, the Tether connects you all by an electic force which then also fires this lightning-styled thunderbolts at groups of enemies, meaning that you kill and damage more than one at once.
The Warmonger, on the other hand seems like a heavy weapons substitute, and looks as though it will be used to create much more damage at the penalty of not having a quick fire rate. Last but not least, the Thundersmack which acts a lot like the Combuster, but instead of yellow plasma, this fires blue thunderbolts to destroy enemies.
All in all, the reception that Ratchet & Clank seem to be getting with their latest outing; All 4 One, is mostly positive. The inclusion of four-player online co-operative gameplay is a sure-fire way of expanding the series, and will allow you to take control of the 4 in-game characters; Ratchet, Clank, Qwark and Dr. Nefarious who will be once again ridding the world of evil in their rather unique and quirky way.
As for the games plot, main characters Ratchet, Clank, Captain Qwark and Doctor Nefarious find themselves in a machine known as the Creature Collector after a an evil plan set in motion by Nefarious backfires. You can find out more about the game from Wikipedia.
What are your first impressions of the weapons available in Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One? Will you be purchasing when the game gets a release on October 18 (US), October 20 (AUS) and October 21 (EU)?
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