Ive been gaming for many many years (I'm \"Atari-2600\"-old), and I can easily say that this is the finest single player game I have ever played. Ever. I have yet to play the multiplayer, but judging by the reviews, it seems that Naughty Dog has nailed that, as well. This game combines the very best elements of some of my very favorite games. It combines the explorative, vertigo-inducing moments of \"Ico\", the run-and-gun\/cover-based gunfire of \"Gears Of War\", as well as the over-the-shoulder camera that so many action games have been using lately, the same camera style that \"Resident Evil 4\" perfected. It takes these elements, and wraps them in the most lush and vibrant graphics I've ever been fortunate enough to witness, as well as a story that would put any \"Indiana Jones\" movie to shame. The subtleties in the \"acting\", as well as the engrossing story made me actually care about the characters. This is something very few games have ever achieved for me. Its great to see the medium moving forward. Must Buy!!!!!!!
Let me get right to it, this game is without a doubt one of the greatest games I have ever played ...if not the greatest. All the way from the cinematic storytelling to the emotional attachment you eventually begin to feel for each of the characters, it's just utterly perfect! If you haven't played it yet, than do yourself a favor and splurge on this masterpiece. You won't regret it!
This game is very addictive with it's starting intro and the way it sucks you into the gameplay there after. The story begins with you watching as a new sorcerer, after reading a certain book, is killed by the hands of a more demented sorcerer to whom has destroyed the inhabitants around him. That is when the book falls under your characters possession. The game then later teaches you how to play and tells you what you must do before you take on the same sorcerer yourself, otherwise, you share the same fate. The game is very unique because it's your choice to learn as much as you can, or want, because you can face the sorcerer at anytime rather than going through the whole story, but is not recommended. Then there is the key element of the game which is basicly how manage your characters power. Through which you use elemental items to attack foes in a mystical battlefeild. The different elemental items have there strenghs and weakness along with different type of deployment methods to each items. Some items are used for melee, long, short & mid-range attacking. There are even special items that allow you to heal yourself [& possibly others], some that allow your sorcerer to move quickly and swiftly to avoid enemy attack or to be a tactical aggressor, and other special attacks [being hard to describe] allow for stronger than normal elemental attacks. You even have defensive elemental items such as a ice or stone sheild that defends you from certain attacks (but of course not all attacks can always be avoided). You can have a total of six different attacks and they are fully customizable, with the elemental attacks being able to be upgraded to amount of times they can be conjured during your mission. You can even fuse the items to gain the items you want or needed. Be careful of the items you put together because this is the area where it takes some strategy. Some enemies may be ariel so having only melee weapons would be disastrous or facing an incredibly strong opponent because you unknowingly set weak weapons. Then later, you can customize your character in different class types, along with minimal customization of you characters face, hair and clothing options. The maps are beautifully crafted, although it may not have the best looking map texures, it's still a sight to see just like the huge camel in the background of one map, to the waterflow of a huge jug of consistantly endless pouring jug in another (imagination took place here apparently). As far as I have plaid, there are only a few different types of creatures to fight against such as deformed rats, cats, and crows. There are different bosses, but I have also seen the return of two forms being repetitive. Although there have been though cases that maps do get reused and there is not that many different types of enemies, the selection of weapons and the way you can be attacking along with easy to learn controls allows the game to be easily addictive. I still recommend you to give your soul to this game or experince the Demo of the game through the Playstation Network.
this is my favorite game of all time. Not only did i get to blow tons of stuff up with ratchet i also got to do some puzzles with clank and it all still goes with the game also to. If you go around and play every thing there is in the game it will take alot more than just one day to finish unlike like other games i'v played, or if you want to finish the game quickly theres also lots of little missions you dont have to complete in the game so you can complete it a lot faster. So over all great story that you can expect from ratchet and clank, amazing gameplay,and lots of choses for the player to make (trust me i'v played through the game enough times to know XD#. Honestly the newest games they made # All for one, Q- force ) just dont compare to crack in time in my personal opinon.