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PS3 Attitude’s 20 Days of PSN: #4 – Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty

Submitted by on Saturday, 17 September 20112 Comments

Ratchet and Clank are some of the biggest stars of PlayStation, so its no surprise that their PSN debut come in at #4 on our top 20.

If you’re a fan of PlayStation, then you’ll be familiar with Ratchet and Clank. Originating on the PS2, the dynamic duo have been a mainstay on PlayStation consoles, appearing in 3 more games on the PS2, another on the PSP, with even a spin-off for Clank!

Quest for Booty was the second Ratchet and Clank game for the PS3, and the decision to release it on the PSN was a wise one. Clocking in at a couple of hours, the bite-size game lost none of the humour, action and polish that the full-feature games had.

With Ratchet stranded on a vivid, colourful tropical island, the game takes place in-between Tools of Destruction and A Crack in Time, bridging the gap between the two games. There’s no Clank in this game either, which sets it apart from the other games.

"At least I'm trapped on a gorgeous tropical island..."

As such, there’s more of a platforming focus in this game, and the introduction of a wrench that allows you to hold certain objects takes particular prominence in gameplay. From  carrying luminous creatures to throwing balls of molten rock, it works well in the context of the game, and blends well with the existing features.

The story is essentially a pirate-themed adventure for Ratchet, as he goes in search of something that will allow him to see where Clank is, in order to rescue him. This results in a revealing cutscene towards the end of the game where the villain for the upcoming A Crack in Time was revealed and caused excitement for fans everywhere.

Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty is an exciting, adventurous and polished PSN game. It’s wonderfully easy to get lost in the tropical paradise that Insomniac Games have created, and is certainly something you should get as soon as possible.

#4 in our 20 Days of PSN goes to Ratchet and Clank: Quest for Booty.

Return to PS3 Attitude every day to discover the rest of our twenty favourite PSN games. Can you guess what #1 will be?