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Should You Buy Sony’s Recent PS3 HD Collections?

October 26, 2012 Written by Anthony Severino

Ratchet and Clank Collection

What is it? Full HD (and 3D) remasterings of three classic PS2 titles: Ratchet and Clank, Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando, and Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal—the three games that started it all.

You should buy the Ratchet & Clank Collection if: …you weren’t into gaming during the PS2 era. The Ratchet & Clank series became a PlayStation staple on the PS2, and further reached onto the PS3 with Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, and Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack In Time (both are great games, I might add). Maybe you played the PS3 games and want to see the roots of the series—then your decision is an obvious one. It is, too, if you enjoy wacky weapons, classic 3D platforming, and a light-hearted storyline. Even if you owned these games during the good old PS2 days, they may even be worth revisiting.

You should NOT buy the Ratchet & Clank Collection if: …you’re on the cranky side, or tend to stick to more serious games. Admittedly, the series is friendly to all ages, and this may be a turn-off for some. Skipping it is also a good idea for those of you who don’t like to play games from the past. While each title has received an HD-makeover, you can easily tell that they’re older games given a fresh coat of paint.

Still not sure? Read our review of Ratchet and Clank Collection.

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