Do you remember Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal? Remember how everyone was demanding that Insomniac should make a game based entirely off the arena combat in the game? No, of course you don’t because fucking no one wanted that. But that’s never stopped a video game developer before. In 2005 Ratchet Deadlocked was released. It was piss. Remember the light hearted humour of the series? Gone. Remember a huge variety of bright, visually impressive planets? Gone. Remember having your robot-shaped robot buddy helping you out through all your adventures? Gone. It took all the good stuff and threw it out the window, replacing it with grimdark and edge.
To be fair to the game, the basic gameplay is still fun. If you overlook how repetitive this game is. The game gives you two combat bot helpers that can do a variety of tasks that sound really useful, but actually they are about as useful as a piece of moist flannel. Instead of the combat bots, this game can be played entirely in co-op. But only couch co-op, no online. Don’t want you having too much fun.
This LP will be a co-op 100%, platinum trophy run. Myself, and Random Ninja will be playing through the entire game, seeing everything there is to see. We are playing this half-blind. We’ve both played through this game before, but that was at the release of the original game, over 10 years ago. One could say we’re a bit rusty. Our first run will be relatively unedited, live commentary. The second challenge mode run will be edited to show gathering the remaining skill points, and anything else that is interesting with post-commentary.
The version of the game we are playing is the HD port that was released in 2013. This version of the game is a piece of shit dumpster fire. I cannot empathize this enough. Cutscenes are ruined. There are many glitches. They removed subtitles for some reason, so I had to add subtitles to the videos by hand [sub]please overlook the typos[/sub]. Do not buy the HD port. It is bad. DO NOT BUY THE HD PORT.
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Episode 1: It’s Time to Blow Shit Up
Episode 2: Bottom of the Barrel
Episode 3: I Fucking Hate This
Episode 4: Big Boned Robot
Episode 5: What is an Anime Party?
Episode 6: Fuck You Landstalker
Episode 7: Guns Are Overrated
Episode 8: Burnt Ass and Clank
Episode 9: Depressing for Many Reasons