Reviews for Ratchet and Clank All 4 One
A good delivery of a mediocre promiseMattiebo | Nov. 16, 2012 | See all Mattiebo's reviews »
I often think back to playing my first consoles; the Nintendo 64 and PlayStation, and remember great quality games which often included local multiplayer. Unfortunately, these days it seems like we can only get one or the other.
Some games that would be perfect for local multiplayer simply don't have it, while a lot of the games that do have local multiplayer really can't keep you playing long enough, and this unfortunately falls into the latter.
All 4 One does not feel like a Ratchet and Clank games, but it does look and sound like one. It is built from the ground up to appeal to people playing local multiplayer with up to 4 players.
Each player takes control of either Ratchet, Clank, Qwark or Nefarious and play through the game which is presented similrly to the proper R&C games, but with an annoying fixed camera making it a pain to really do anything in the game.
You'll have to rely on awkward crossheirs to shoot things and just hope you're facing the right way when you go to hit things. The game features a lot oof weapons, as in most R&C games, and you can use gadgets like a hook shot which is often hard to use properly given the perspective.
It's a bit of an awkward mess, but is not absolutely terrible. If you can get it for a cheap price and have some friends to play it with, then it might be worth it, but otherwise, avoid.