Thursday, November 1, 2007

The PS3 system seller?

Well I cant think of a better 1st post to start off a brand new blog then this. Awhile back when i bought my PS3 i picked up 2 games Ninja Gaiden Sigma and Resistance Fall of Man. Those 2 games were great. But since then my PS3 has been more or less collecting dust with the exception of Heavenly Sword which was beautiful but way to short. That is until now with the release of Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction which very well may be the PS3's 1st system seller.

The game has been getting rave reviews by all who touch it(with the exception of Gamespot who's lower score has caused something of a spat with Insomniac) with scores in the high 9's everywhere and a few perfect scores as well. I myself can't praise Tools of Destruction enough. While its nothing new over some of the classic Ratchet and Clank games back on the PS2 Tools of Destruction is so polished and so fun its hard not to love it. Classic platforming, crazy weapons(Groovitron anyone?), great humor, awesome voice acting, music that fits the worlds perfectly and a epic story just to name a few things i love about the game.

The best thing however is the balance the game has. While in most games like Tools of Destruction you will pick a weapon you like and pretty much stick with it until the end, not so here. The weapons are all so fun to use that not only will you want to use them all you will need to use them all as the final segments of the game get pretty crazy and you will be using up more ammo then you can imagine.

When it comes to gameplay you can't ask for more. Tools of Destruction has so much variety it's insane and again its all so incredibly polished. There's the classic run and gun that we have come to expect from the series and great platforming elements, the gravrail segments are eye popping as they give you dynamic views of the massive game worlds which are incredibly beautiful, arena battles, space battles and great use of the Sixaxis motion sensing.

I could go on forever. But with all these great things there are a few sore spots. Tools of Destruction has no multiplayer to speak of which is disappointing because past games in the series had it. Another complaint would be the cliffhanger ending(its almost as if Insomniac just played Halo 2 and thought the ending was a good idea and drew inspiration from it) which is surly setting up a sequel. Which is great but with Resistance 2 coming next it seems we might not see the next Ratchet and Clank for awhile.

However these minor complaints should not stop you from picking up Tools of Destruction if you own a PS3 you owe it to yourself to have this game in your library.

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