Being one of the few people who still loves the VITA, I obviously had to get one of my favourite games from my childhood on it, the Ratchet and Clank collection of the original trilogy.
I got this on my VITA about the same time it came out but didn’t really play it until now, so because I finally stayed it, I decided to 100% it on the VITA this time.
If you have never played Ratchet and Clank, it starts of with Ratchet a Lombax (sort of cat human thing) making a spaceship to get off his home plant.
Meanwhile in space Clank is born but is defective and is about to be destroyed before he escapes with news that there is a man named Chairman Drek, who is planing on building a new planet for his people.
Clank then crashes on Ratchets planet and Ratchit then go’s looking for him, from there the gameplay starts.
The first game has a lot of puzzles and is a bit of a third person shooter although, it is nowhere near as cool at the other games in the series, were the guns and tools get even more crazy and awesome.
The combat however; is nice and refreshing with Ratchet having his Omi-Wrench to hit people with, as well as his vast number of guns and gadgets to use like the R.I.N.O, which has become one of the most well known weapons from each game.
The platforming elements of the game are done well, as well as with Clank getting upgrades every so often, such as the helicopter jet pack and the scuba pack.
The enemies are original but sadly there were only four boss fights in the game, which was a bit of a disappointment.
The level design is also very bright and colourful, with each planet feeling unique and different, as well as all the people you meet a long the way having their own unique personalities.
Now the thing I had to go the extra mile for on this game was planet mining, which I already completed on the PS3 a few years ago and that was easy however, on the VITA there’s no L2 or R2 buttons. This made it incredibly difficult to the point where I had to use the back touch pad, which took all the spare time I had for about two weeks!
Moving on and there are a few trophies in this game that require you to use the touchpad and it took me hours to get them, because the game keeps on failing to recognise that I’m using the pad, which works perfectly fine according to Sony’s technical team.
So going back to this game for probably the 10th time in my life and I still think I had just as good of a time, as I did when I first played it.
This game is sets the bar as one of the best exclusive games in Playstation’s history and as a result, I hope they continue to make more of them in the future. However, if they ever make another one one the PS VITA, I think I’ll just pass on playing it.
I give this game a 79/100.