Sure, it seems obvious now. Of course there should be a Ratchet & Clank game to tie in with the major motion picture. But Ratchet & Clank for the PlayStation 4—designed as a killer one-two punch alongside the film, the ultimate version of an origin story—didn’t always seem like such a great idea.
Of course, we were thrilled when we heard that the film was a go. We’ve long felt that Ratchet, Clank, Qwark, and their Solana galaxy milieu had all of the action, humor, pathos, and just plain
. . . bigness . . . to populate a feature. Or six. Hey, it’s a big universe.
But the prospect of making a film tie-in was especially daunting.
First, we had the legacy of the series to consider. This one needed to be a major step forward, but it also needed to retain the soul of the original game. We had 10 Ratchet games under our belts at that point, across the full spectrum: story-driven single player epics. Single player/competitive multiplayer hybrids. Couch co-op. Experiments in form. Experiments in scale. We’ve had universal successes and noble failures. The most recent title, Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus, was mostly well received, earning the backhanded compliment/upbeat critique “it was too short, we wanted more.” Okay. We’ll need to make sure the eleventh one is suitably epic.
"We needed to make a big game that blew away our previous efforts. It needed to sync up with the just-getting-started film. And we needed to ship it in 10 months to line up with the movie release."
Second, there was the prospect of syncing up with film production. What did co-development of a game and film really mean? A lot of variables, that’s what. Sure, the film is based on the original game, and pulls some models from our asset libraries. But the script was in flux (rightly so, it was just getting started). And early conversations pointed to a major cleanup of the backstory, a rework of the character lineup, and the introduction new locations. How would we work out a game macro around that?
And finally, there was our second oldest arch-nemesis, time itself*. We needed to release the game day-in with the film, and time—that grumpy, no-good jerk—was unforgiving. We curled up in fetal positions and hid under our desks for a while.
But ultimately, we uncurled ourselves and climbed up on top of our desks because we love making Ratchet & Clank games. And so do a lot of other people at Insomniac. Even after 16 years, there is tremendous interest and excitement in the series. We all grew up doodling robots, reading science fiction, and watching Star Wars, Back to the Future, and Ghostbusters; it’s safe to say that we were deeply affected by the sense of wonder and fun in that particular strain of summer movie sci-fi.
So, we needed to make a big game that blew away our previous efforts. It needed to sync up with the just-getting-started film. And we needed to ship it in 10 months to line up with the movie release. **
Okay. We’ll stop whining. We love Ratchet & Clank. Sign us up.
Wenn du das New Game + meinst, wo man alle Bolt etc. mitnehmen kann, dann ja. (Kannst du auch in Ruhe in mehreren Anläufen machen, wenn du alle Kartensets, Waffen usw. sammeln möchtest)Kann man eigentlich nach dem Ende noch alle Collectibles sammeln?
Ich weiß.Das Spiel ist übrigens der Hammer!
Na das sowieso. Das Spiel ist Bombe und das macht auch immer wieder Spaß. Grafik und Gameplay sind nebenbei auch noch sehr hochwertig.Habe auch zu dem Preis zugeschlagen und denke, dass es sich lohnt. Wahrscheinlich hätte es das auch für 35 und auch für 50. ;-)
Denke nicht und ich hab auf schwer angefangen. Habe den Autoaim ausgeschaltet und es wie die früheren Teile gezockt.Hat das Spiel lange Ladezeiten falls man mal sterben sollte?
Witcher 3 und Hitman kotzen mich an wegen der +30 Sekunden Ladezeiten.
Hab dieses Spiel auf Normal gezockt und fand es eigentlich sehr einfach.Hab vergessen zu schreiben das ich auf leicht und später mit den New Game + Zeugs gezockt habe.