Ratchet and Clank: Nexus: PS3 Review
Released by Sony Computer Ent
There's just something about the Ratchet and Clank gaming series that I've always been addicted to.
A heady mix of cartoony fun, shoot'em up and nice succinct storytelling, it's been very rare for the game franchise to file a miss - even a lesser Ratchet and Clank game is something to enjoy; Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal is a game I've played through 3 times.
So another release, Ratchet and Clank: Nexus is bound to be something that I'd enjoy. All the elements are there in this final installment in the Future series; smashing boxes to grab bolts, upgrading weapons, great cut scenes...
The story this time around sees R&C out for revenge after two of their pals are killed when the prisoner they're escorting, Vendra Prog, breaks out. The duo are left stranded and have to fight their way back and save the day - once again.
You can pick holes as much as you want with this series - but what you're doing is denying the fun that's to be had with it. Sure, this latest is a shorter game (about 6 hours of your life) and you want more, but there's no way you can't deny you've had fun as it plays out; I've come to love the Lombax and his little robot buddy; from battle arenas to weapons, there's much to enjoy in this outing - and isn't that what counts these days?
I dearly hope this isn't the end of the series - as I said, there's never been a bad Ratchet and Clank game and given that I go back to them time and time again, there's something to be said for the everlasting durability of this series which is extremely hard to deny.