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The adventure begins
Finally we got a PS5 game that is only made for the next-gen console. I’ve been waiting for this title and finally played it through. I enjoyed it, but yet it got some negative aspect to it.
The gameplay, controls and plot
First thing I noticed was the graphics. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart looks crisp and clean, like an animation movie. The game also runs nicely, although I ran some major bugs and game-breaking glitches along the way. It annoyed me surely, when I had to start a boss battle all over again or redo some 5 minute gameplaying.
The gameplay was OK, but it felt little bit dated. It was very much like the previous title Ratchet & Clank (2016) and I wanted something new. The game had new variations of weapons which felt kind of an overkill. I soon realized all the weapons were made to make the replaying more fun. All the weapons were updgradeable and it takes many replayings to fully upgrade all of them.
The controls felt good. I mean felt because of the DualSense controller and its haptic feedback and adaptive triggers. This is thing that is hard to explain, it need to be experienced.
The plot was rather simple and straightforward; Doctor Nefarious (an evil enemy from previous games) steals Dimensionator, which breaks and cracks the dimensions. Ratchet and Clank goes after him to get it back. As the other dimensions are now available to travel, another character called Rivet joins to the mission.
Some true PS5 powers
What makes Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart amazing is the PS5’s super fast SSD, that can load the game in blink of an eye. There’s no loading screens, which feels odd as I’m not used to that. Other amazing feature is the 3D audio which can be enjoyed with any headphones. I played this with heaphones attached to the controller and the audio was cinema-quality.
The last words
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is (in my opinion) the first true 100% PS5 game, because it uses all the power of PS5, 3D audio and all aspects of DualSense controller. There’s not much else I can say about this game other than it is must play if you own the PS5 console.
“amazing is the PS5’s super fast SSD, that can load the game in blink of an eye”