RATCHET & CLANK: ALL 4 ONE
Where’s the ‘FNARR!’? There’s supposed to be an earth-shattering ‘FNARR!’.
After tool, booty, crack – and that’s just from this generation -
where’s the shonky pun that’d have Benny Hill grinning from
finger-in-ear to finger-in-ear?
Has Insomniac plost the lot? No, but fans of previous PS3 Lombax ‘n’
robot outings may be miffededed. Still, this isn’t part of the
‘Future’ trilogy. Insomniac ain’t Douglas Adams...
Regardless, there’s much fun and funny writing in what’s intended
more as multiplayer mayhem than solo sensation. Pick Ratchet, Clank,
President Qwark (come back Dubbya, some is forgiven) or spindly Dr
Nefarious and questeroonie. Solo up, pair up, triple up or even
quadruple up, either locally or via teh internetz (well, save for
solo). You could quintuple up, but somebody’s gonna be going sloppy
seconds. Drop in, turn out, tune on or something; you don’t have to
go the long haul, but flibbertigibbets are penalised.
Hang on, rewind. Goodies and baddie intermingling? Well, the latter
fucked up, so cooperation’s necessitous to escape some stupid
machine that could spell curtains for all. But nice ones,
well-stitched with lining that keeps that nasty sun’s harmful rays
It’s all rather kiddie, something we couldn’t pointy-pointy-accuse
previous outings of, despite them also starring a cuddly creature
and robot. Hell, there’s even a cute kid introduced –
The series’ renowned weapons don’t disappoint, although the camera’s
an utter arse pain – partly because we’re inured to the right stick
looking around whereas now it selects those shooty-blammo implements
of doominess, partly because it’s often too distant and locks in all
the wrong places.
All 4 One doesn’t deserve the shameful mark of the frowny
face, as at least it bestows salient tips on avoiding the homicidal
tendencies of loofah sponges, but fan’s may find it feels NQR.
it really needed an earth-shattering ‘FNARR!’.