Published on September 30th, 2010 | by Kyle LeDuch1
Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One
Ratchet & Clank are back, and they’ve brought a friend – and an enemy. The clue’s in the title for Insomniac’s latest platformer, which sees four players – Ratchet, Clank, Captain Qwark and one-time baddy Dr. Nefarious – team up to escape from a mysterious machine they’ve gotten themselves stuck inside.
Four players, in a Ratchet & Clank game?
Though All 4 One is still packs in the humor, style and charm of the series, it plays much more like LEGO Star Wars than any previous Ratchet & Clank game you might have played. It still feels like Ratchet & Clank – the crazy weapons and combat are still there – but the angled camera allows up to four players to play drop-in/drop-out co-op simultaneously. And if you do get all your mates round on the couch, you’ll each be able to sign in to your PSN account so that everyone unlocks Trophies at the same time, not just player one!
But I prefer playing Ratchet & Clank alone
And you still can. If you don’t fancy heading online to find some teammates, the AI will take the place of a second player, meaning you can still perform all the co-op moves you need in order to progress.
Is it still 60fps?
No, unlike previous Ratchet & Clanks, Insomniac has confirmed that All 4 One will be running at 30 frames per second. The reduced refresh rate lets them make it prettier than ever though, if you can imagine such a thing.