Lost Treasures

March 3, 2015

Ratchet & Clank: Into The Nexus

Lost Treasures

RaC Into the Nexus BoxartFor a franchise that has sold over 23 million copies, you probably wouldn’t think that any game in the Ratchet & Clank series could possibly be considered a Lost Treasure. However, 2013’s Ratchet & Clank: Into The Nexus definitely falls into this category because with North American sales not even hitting 300,000 units it’s the first full game in the series not to sell over a million units worldwide. To me, that definitely makes it a lost treasure or at the very least a very under appreciated game.

RaC Into the Nexus Screen (1)

The Ratchet & Clank Series is one of my personal favourites. Starting out in 2002, the original game introduced us to Ratchet (who is a feline-like cartoon character known as a Lombax) and Clank, a sentient robot. Created and developed by Insomniac Games (also known for Spyro, Resistance, and more recently Fuse and Sunset Overdrive), the Ratchet & Clank series has always existed only in PlayStation universe with spin-offs available for the PSP and Vita. Like many of the platform games that originated on the PS2, the Ratchet series expanded beyond action adventure games to smaller side games that made it seem like they were pumping out a new game every year.  That’s likely because for a while they were. The series has been out for 13 years and has produced 12 games, not including mobile games and collections.

For that reason, it’s likely that the 2013 release of Ratchet & Clank: Into The Nexus had the audience suffering from Ratchet overload. Personally, I enjoyed this game to the Nth degree because I had been waiting for a full-blown adventure to come back. The smaller, related games were fun but they never captured the magic of the primary games in the series in my opinion. When it came to “Into the Nexus” I think the audience started to move away from the PS3 to the PS4 and were likely experiencing Ratchet fatigue.

RaC Into the Nexus Screen (2)

If you are one of those people I would encourage you to take a step back and give Ratchet & Clank: Into The Nexus a try. It’s a fun, intelligent game with excellent graphics and a mustering of weapons. You’ve never seen weapons quite the ones in this game and yet it’s cartoonish charm seems to make it all okay even as you kill the enemy in the most creative ways.

Until next time, I’m Syd Bolton your gaming archaeologist digging up the lost treasures for you, right here on OMG! Nexus and The OMG! Hour.



About the Author

Syd Bolton
Syd Bolton surrounds himself in thousands of classic video games as Canada’s top video game collector at the Personal Computer Museum in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. He plays all of the latest games on his 80" Sharp TV and provides the "Lost Treasures" segment during The OMG! Hour. Follow Syd on Twitter @sydbolton.




 
 

 

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