Review by monkeyman10219

"Simply the best. :D"

Introduction
Ratchet and Clank Up Your Arsenal is the next and maybe final installment in the Ratchet and Clank Franchise. The previous two games Ratchet and Clank and Ratchet and Clank Up your Arsenal was made by Insomniac Games and published by SCEA(Sony Computer Entertainment America, and they were all
action platformers. The previous games were all good but this one is the best.

Graphics
10/10 The graphics in Ratchet and Clank Up Your Arsenal are better than the last game. But it is not a very significant change. But you do notice it. Ratchet and Clank looks right aboout the same as he did in the last one. The main change I would say would have to be the levels. The levels are so colorful and detailed.

Sound and Music
10/10
The music in this game is very good, it is never repetitve because there is always a diffrent song for each diffrent level. The music itself is like a techno, orchestra mix sort of sound. The sound in this game is also very good, it is not a big improvement from last year game. You have the sounds of spaceships, Ratchet dying, and falling down etc. Overall it is still pretty good.

Gameplay
10/10
Ahh the gameplay, the beautiful gameplay. The gameplay of is what makes the Ratchet and Clank franchise so famous. The gameplay of the Ratchet and Clank Up Your Arsenal is very good. It still has the strafing feature from the last game. The weapons have a new upgrade feature. They have 5 levels of upgrade features. While the weapons may get stronger they can also gain new abilities such as shock blast. or locking on. Just like the weapons you can also increase your health by killing enemies. So the more enemies you klill the better chance you have to survive. Most of the time the duo is together, but sometimes they will split up and you can play as Clank. There is also bonus things such as skillpoints. Skillpoints are points you do by doing specific things, like killing an amount of people in a certain amount of time. Insomniac has also added new minigames. One of the mini games are called Quarck vid comics. A Quark vid comic is when u play a side scrolling video game using Captain Quark to beat the level. There are five Quark comics in all.

Multiplayer
10/10
Online is the latest feature added to the Ratchet and Clank franchise. The Online portion of the game has three types of games in it(technically it would be four).
The first type would be Siege. In siege you have to destroy your opponents base before they destroy you. The second type of match is capture the flag. In capture the flag you must capture your opppnents flag multiple times beforre they capture yours. The cool thing about Capture the flag is that you can use the flag as a weapon.
The local multiplayer is also good. You can have up to four players at once for multiplayer mayhem.

Story
10/10

The story is awesome just like all the previous games. In Up Your Arsenal the heroic duo has to once again rescue the galaxy. But this time theur enemy is Dr.Neferious. Dr. Nefarious wants to destroy all organic life-forms. He uses a race of alins called the Thyrrananoids to do his dirty work. Ironically the only hope the duo has is to defeat Dr. Nefarious is to contact their old nemesis Captain Quark. When they finally find Quark he assembles a team called the Q-Force which is designed specifacally for defeating nefarious. . How does the story end out, well Im not gonna tell you but all I can say is you will like it if your a fan of James Bond and/or monkeys you are gonna like it,

Replay value
10/10
The replay value is off the hook. If you finish the game once still have to do challenge mode. Challenge mode is a mode in which you play the game over except you have extra options, such as the bolt multiplayer , the bolt multiplayer multiplies the amount of bolts(money) you make. Even if you finish challenge mode you still have all the skillpoints to get.

Overall
10/10
What can I see this game is absoulutely perfect. If I can say one thing to you it is get this game! Don't rent it get, I will promise you it will be worth it.


Reviewer's Score: 10/10 | Originally Posted: 03/07/05


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