Mikey's Game Reviews #10: Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal

Garythesnail
If someone were to ask me what my favorite game franchise is, I'd most likely respond with the franchise I've loved since I was about 8-Ratchet and Clank. The franchise just hasn't really misstepped, and every game is just great. But Up Your Arsenal is the one game that I don't quite think they'll match in quality. It's one of the few games that's tied for my absolute favorite game of ALL time, and that's why I chose it for my big 10th review. This time, we'll split it into a few categories.
STORY:
Ratchet and Clank find out that an alien race called the Tyhrannoids(Tee-ran-oids) are attacking their home planet. They end up recruited by a mayor of a planet to save the world from Dr. Nefarious, who's trying to turn all organic life forms into evil robots. The storyline is consistently well-written and is just downright hilarious. The characters just never really get old, and not to mention its clever use of innuendos. This game was also Qwark's turning point from bad to good.
GAMEPLAY:
The most important feature of any game in my book. The gameplay is what you'd expect-use a wide arsenal of weapons and gadgets to play through multiple well-designed planets. This game has the best level design and weapon selection of any Ratchet and Clank game. Going Commando had a few more weapons, but this game just had an overall better selection. It brings back the best weapons from the first 2 games, like the Lava Gun and the Suck Cannon, as well as exclusive weapons, like the disc Blade Gun, the Shock cannon, and one of my favorites: The Rift Inducer, which sucks your enemies into a huge black hole. The weapons constantly upgrade as you use them, so the game never really gets boring. It also has plenty of gadgets, like a Swingshot, a Hacker, and a device that turns you into a Tyhrannoid. And there are enough weapons, gadgets, and secrets to make sure the game never really gets boring.
GRAPHICS:
The graphics here are FANTASTIC for the PS2. Everything looks so colorful and detailed, and it looks more like a PS3, in fact.
SOUND:
The music is just plain EPIC here. It's not the kind you just walk through-it's one you actually NOTICE. Plus, the voice acting is very well done.
OVERALL:
This game is one of my personal all-time favorites, and has earned the right of being my favorite in the series.
SCORE: 10/10
Well that's my 10th review! Do you guys want me to do reviews in this style from now on?

Comments

Now I see why you saved this for the 10th review,it truly is your best work to this day (even though the other one kicked ass as well).Love the reviews,always looking forward to the upcoming ones :3 - UltimateHybridX

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