Conclusion: What Ready at Dawn did for the Jak & Daxter series, extracting Jak and fashioning a killer game around his uber rodent, High Impact Games has somehow done for Ratchet and Clank (sans extraction), reinvigorating the series after three turns on the PS2.
Excerpt: The Ratchet and Clank series has been a great triumph in the genre, mixing fast paced shooting mechanics with leisurely platforming sections and puzzles. This variety does the game a lot of justice and proves it to be one of the best action/adventure titles your money can buy.
Excerpt: In the past, one of Sony’s more popular games for the PlayStation 2 has been the Ratchet & Clank series from Insomniac Games. However, the latest title in the series, Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters , moves away from the PS2 and on to the PSP.
Excerpt: The PSP already boasts versions of some of the PS2’s biggest names including Jak & Daxter , Killzone and Metal Gear: Solid . Now it can add one more heavy-hitter to its list with Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters . Size Matters looks just as good, if not better, than the PS2 series.
Conclusion: For the most part of the game, you play as Ratchet, but sometimes you switch control to Clank and play his sequences. They are generally much simpler, and involve instructing little robot droids, giving them simple commands such as ‘Attack’, ‘Wait’, ‘Follow’, etc.
Pros: It’s R&C, which is great, Some interesting environments and levels, Amusing storyline as usual
Cons: But it simply doesn’t play as well as past games, Awful visual quality at times, Lots of bugs & glitches
many PSP titles to date have tried to mimic the scope and depth of their
console editions, Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters succeeds in bringing
the look and feel of its earlier titles to the handheld platform.