Although the gameplay experience has been streamlined, none of the aspects that make Ratchet and Clank so success are missing. The gameplay will be immediately familiar to franchise veterans, while newcomers will find the introductory "tutorial" quite helpful. Like the three other games on the PS3 so far, this is a beautiful game. With its colorful palette and beautifully animated characters, it's easy to say that this is Insomniac's graphics powerhouse (sorry, Resistance fans!). Beyond the stunning visuals, there's the writing. Having Captain Qwark and Doctor Nefarious join the titular characters has afforded Insomniac the opportunity to create some truly hilarious banter. Simply put, this may be the funniest game to ever come out of the studio. There were a few moments of co-op brilliance. For example, at one moment in the game, we were on a flying car, heading towards oncoming traffic. Steering is based on the balance of the car ... and it requires quick coordination between you and your partners to not crash head-on. Suffice it to say, we didn't make it unscathed. It was hilarious to have a real-life communication flub translate to something so disastrous. So long as Insomniac continues to pepper All 4 One with moments like this, it really can become the best game in the franchise. Watch the Shacknews E3 2011 page to follow all our coverage of this year's show. You can also subscribe to it with your favorite RSS reader.
Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One