RATCHET AND CLANK set itself apart from the competition and is an early candidate for GOY (Game of the Year). I don’t know where to begin in singing the praise for the best game in the series. I immensely loved every minute of my 100% playthrough.

Rather than just make the prettiest game ever with zero load time, Insomniac went even further by fine-tuning the combat, platforming, and story. And that story is the closest a video game has ever been to capturing the heartfelt magic of Pixar 😢.

RIFT APART blends three different classic games into one thrilling experience:
It shines like UNCHARTED with breathtaking chase sequences and fighting. The chase sequences are flawlessly executed, including dragons, spaceships, and so much more. The platforming action is paired with strategic button-mashing fun. But, of course, it has the RATCHET AND CLANK twist. So gamers get silly weapons like the Topiary Sprinkler that fertilizes enemies and the Cold Snap, which turns them into ice cubes. For a fun easter egg with the Cold Snap, put the controller to your ear – you won’t be disappointed.
It separates the two lead characters ala LAST OF US II with two meaningful stories that equal a bigger whole. Although this game isn’t anything like that violent/scary thriller, it takes that plot mechanism and uses it in inventive ways with Ratchet and Rivet.
The ZELDA-like collectibles and weaponry are gaming perfection. You’ll find yourself exploring the wastelands of various planets trying to find every Gold Bolt and Space-Bot to see what type of armor it might unlock. And it’s all worth it.
So if you own a PS5, have 12 hours to kill, you can do no wrong with the first real reason to own the new Playstation.

Aaron "Dobler" Goldstein

Aaron Goldstein is a Product Manager by day, ludicrous speed content consumer by night. He’s a LA Film School Alumni and TV Academy / Producers Guild of America member. Aaron is a proud parent and dad joke enthusiast.

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