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I'm playing Going Commando right now and I'm loving it. I'm really looking forward to the next chapter, especially for the online multiplayer.

 

The current issue of GameInformer has a gushing review where they basically call it game of the year. I'm assuming they mean "platforming" game of the year.

 

It releases on November 2, and I'll be getting it on release day for sure. Ign has some pretty good previews HERE .

 

Gamespot's most recent hands on is HERE .

 

I know HALO 2 will cut into this game but I really hope people go out and get it just the same.

 

What are your thoughts? Getting it on release day? Waiting for a price drop? Couldn't care less?

 

J.

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The current issue of GameInformer has a gushing review where they basically call it game of the year. I'm assuming they mean "platforming" game of the year.

 

I wouldn't be so sure. Based on the first two iterations, I wouldn't be surprised if this turns out to be the best game evar.

 

In answer to your other questions, I will be getting this upon release, and will even forego Halo2 if this it sucking up my time.

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Ah, I'm happy to hear people finally getting excited about this game!

 

I wouldn't be so sure. Based on the first two iterations, I wouldn't be surprised if this turns out to be the best game evar.

 

Hell, based on this, I'm not going to give Game Informer too much credence when it comes to their review. I will say, however, that I'm totally psyched about Up Your Arsenal. I imagine it's going to be every bit as much fun as the first two, if not moreso.

 

Game of the Year? That's a tough call right now. I placed Going Commando at the top of my list of best games of 2003, but number three has some stiff competition to get past: Metroid Prime 2, Halo 2, and even the mighty Ninja Gaiden, which stands as my undisputed favorite of 2004 by far. Hell, I may even say that Sly 2 ranks higher just because I think it does more to advance the series than I think Ratchet 3 will. We'll see though. I'm a platformer whore, so I could end up giving Up Your Arsenal the top spot.

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IGN's review is up, and boy, do they ever like Up Your Arsenal. They give it a 9.6 and had this to say:

 

But don't think that it's only the online mode that makes Ratchet and Clank so great. Because longtime fans of the series can already tell you that the franchise was built on a superb single-player experience to begin with and that reality is no different in Up Your Arsenal -- as this third installment has managed to fine-tune the gameplay mechanics to near-perfection. Of course it needs to be understood that on the whole, Ratchet and Clank has almost completely moved away from its status as a platformer. Now it's almost entirely an action/adventure with a few platforming elements and a heavier emphasis on shooting. That doesn't make the game any less enjoyable, though, because if anything else, Up Your Arsenal is a much better game than it has ever been before. Ratchet's reaction time and virtual weight when jumping, for example, feels terrific (no more of that slippy-slidy feeling that we had in the older games) and the faster-paced nature of the enemies makes for a much more exciting selection of missions.

 

I'm honestly not surprised to hear that the emphasis is now on the shooting aspects rather than platforming. You could see Insomniac moving away from that with Going Commando, and I only expected them to take it a step further with this installment. Additionally, the fact that they've added a control scheme exactly like what you'd expect from a first-person shooter (albeit from a third-person perspective) tells me that this is going to be a straight-up shooter with some platforming elements in it. To say the least, I'm very interested in trying these new control schemes out.

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Originally posted by Ruffneck@Oct 29 2004, 05:40 PM

Granted I still haven't beaten R&C1 yet, but I'm looking forward to playing a few games online with you guys! It looks like it's going to be a lot of fun!

You know, I'd like to play some of this online, but I don't have a PS2 network adaptor, and I really do feel the need to get through the single-player game before Halo 2 comes out next week. Since the first two installments took me over 20 to complete each, I think I'll probably have to forgo the online portion for now.

 

I suppose it doesn't hurt to mention that Up Your Arsenal ships today. Hooray to that! Hopefully I'll get a call from GameStop tonight telling me to get my ass down there and pick up my copy on Wednesday.

 

And since the game should be in our hands very soon, I've gone ahead and made this thread the "official" review and discussion topic for this game.

 

Finally, head over to the game's official website for a really funny clip involving the suave Secret Agent Clank. It's laugh-out-loud funny and a real treat for fans of the game.

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Certainly a first day pick up for me (will be getting mine today at EB). Played the first two, loved 'em both. Of course, I'll also be picking up Jak3 and Halo2 (and for that matter Mario Tennis and Metriod) upon release. I think my play priority will be:

R&C, Halo2, Sly2 (haven't had the chance to crack into that one yet), then Jak3 while finding time somewhere for Otogi 2. Mario Tennis will certainly get it's play time but fortunately a game like that isn't a marathon gaming session type of game. Now where Metroid is going to fit in.....I have no idea, maybe between Sly2 and Jak 3...who knows depends on my mood at that time I suppose. All I can say is "what a season"...oh and one must not forget PoP2...grr

 

Couple of points....according to Best Buy's ad, they will be getting it in on Thrusday though a phone call certainly wouldn't be out of order

 

Glen...I know you have stacks of games that remain unplayed (don't we all). But seriously...get on it with the Ratchet and Clank games already :)

 

Cheers all

Dave

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I also have my copy. It's sitting in the car right now waiting for my shift here at work to end so that I can go home and play it.

 

Can I just say how much I love the box art for this game? I thought the artwork they used for Going Commando was good, but Up Your Arsenal's is very striking to me. At any rate, I'm happy to at last have the trilogy in my hands. Expect some impressions from me early tomorrow morning.

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As promised, here's a quick first look at Up Your Arsenal.

 

I just under four hours into it so far, and I think it's really starting to pick up. I have quite a few weapons now, and a couple of them are fully upgraded already. Those of you who have played the first and second games will know what to expect here. The controls are about the same as the last one, which naturally means they feel very good. I tried playing it with the lock-strafe controls, but I didn't like them very much initially. I think playing the two previous games has gotten me so used to the traditional control scheme that I'd rather just stick with that.

 

The battle arenas are back, you'll find weapons and armor upgrades, and there are lots and lots of bolts to be found in crates. The new Qwark video comics are pretty fun in a very old school sort of way. I'm anxious to see how much harder they get the further I go into the game. The use of the Starship Phoenix as a central hub for all your missions and upgrades is a cool idea. It seems to be working well so far.

 

The battles themselves are absolutely crazy. Insomniac definitely cranked up the level of activity in this one. There's blaster fire everywhere and the chaos reaches amazing new heights. You really get the sense that there's a war going on, which is something we haven't seen from this series.

 

More to come.

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I think I will pick this up on the way home from work today. Of course I won?t get to play it, but that?s the price I pay for being married. My wife loves this series and there is no way I could play it before she does, and she?s busy with school and work right now. Hopefully she?ll get to it over winter break.

 

I doubt I?ll ever play it, but I will watch. :twisted:

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