Retro Sunday [Sunday Special Week 11] Ratchet and Clank: 3 / Up Your Arsneal (PlayStation 2)

Title: Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal 

Genre: Platformer

Developer: Sony Computer Entertainment 

Platform: PlayStation 2

 

 

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Photo credits via Amazon UK 

 

One of the best games, I was fortunate to play as a child was Ratchet and Clank 3 also known as Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal published by Insomniac Games. This game is a 3D platform game that was developed and published for the PlayStation 2. Up Your Arsenal was the first game in the Ratchet and Clank series to offer online multiplayer and a single player modes.

The service was terminated in June 2012, however the PlayStation 3 HD version features the online mode. Multiplayer features three different modes of play available on all of the maps and has a selection of the weapons from the single-player game. As well as the multiplayer mode, it has many other differences compared to its predecessors such as higher quality graphics, larger worlds, and awesome vehicles. 

Ratchet and Clank 3 featured new weapons and upgrades such as 20 weapons available except for the RY3NO, each weapon has eight levels of strength which is different from the previous entries, that contained weapons have four levels of strength. The five weapon upgrades are available once you purchase the weapon and three after this, once the game is completed.

 

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Photo credits to o0DemonBoy0o via Deviantart

Even though this game is a classic platformer game, Ratchet and Clank Up Your Arsenal, contains action and shooting elements, this game is a combat platformer such as melee and long range combat with a large arsenal of weapons to kill your enemies and rise supreme as the number one Lombax in all the galaxy. The weapons is the main feature that make’s this title stand out from previous games. 

The game offers a large range of enemies and different stages. It also features online multiplayer modes, such as Deathmatch, Capture The Flag, and Siege (in which the player storms the opponent’s base and tries to destroy the power core inside). It supports up to eight players at a time and supports voice chat through a PlayStation 2-compatible headset. Internet connection is needed if playing online against other players.

For most of the game the player will be in control of Ratchet but in some areas the player takes control of Clank, Ratchet’s ally. Clank can give commands to smaller robots called Gadgebots to perform tasks with the use of a command menu to solve puzzles and attack enemies. 

Clank the robot genius also features in “Giant Clank” scenarios where Clank transforms into an epic more advanced form of himself and can battle similar size enemies; in this form he gains increased firepower with rockets and bombs and a large amount of health. During the single-player game, the player can also play as Captain Qwark in 2D side-scrolling levels commonly referred to “Vid Comics”, which build upon the history of Captain Qwark and his previous conflicts with Dr. Nefarious.

 

 

Check out the awesome classic Ratchet and Clank 3 trailer for PlayStation 2 hope you enjoyed this article have a great day: 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Date published: 23/01/18

Written by: Joseph Opoku 

Sources: (1) Ratchet and Clank 3 [Amazon UK]  (2) o0demonboy0o [Deviantart]  (3) House of video games

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