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« on: October 29, 2004, 05:37:35 PM »

Woot! first review! IGN has  http://ps2.ign.com/articles/561/561352p1.html the review and they give the game 9.6!! Sounds absolutely awesome.

Personally, I just started Going Commando yesterday and love it so far. Hope I can finish it before this comes out on November 2nd!

Read the conclusion:
"Of course the most common debate among PlayStation 2 gamers these days is "Which is better, Ratchet 3 or Jak 3?" And while I'll leave that debate up to each individual player once both games have been released, I can safely say that Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal is easily the single best effort in that entire series of titles so far. Granted, it would have been a close race if not for the inclusion of Ratchet's online mode, but once that feature has been considered it's all over -- the sheer amount of fun you'll have when playing against seven other people in the ten different maps and various gameplay modes here is almost immeasurable -- it's that damn good.

But what impresses me most about Up Your Arsenal is the fact that the single-player adventure didn't suffer in the least. It's just as entertaining, interesting, and fun as the online segment. What's more, is that Ratchet 3 can be picked up and played by just about anyone and be enjoyed equally; offering a viable Christmas alternative for people that are apprehensive about the curse-ridden violent opus that is Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. It's only real detriment is the fact that it's a bit on the easy side (easier than Going Commando), but that's really about it. The rest is all gravy, and an unabashed must-own for every PS2 gamer with a pulse. Enjoy! "
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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2004, 05:42:40 PM »

IN!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2004, 05:47:37 PM »

In, eventually. Waaaay too much on the playlist right now. I want to play the first two before this one anyway. Anyone have an idea how long the R&C 1 and 2 take to complete?
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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2004, 05:50:59 PM »

If you are good at platformers, the first one will take you 15-20 hours. the second one i am only 1.5 hours in..I will let you know on Sunday smile
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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2004, 05:59:21 PM »

This goes to the front of the line!!

I finished the second one in about 20 hours and I suck at everything!
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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2004, 06:10:52 PM »

Already Preordered!

Also, both PSM and GMR gave UYA 10/10.  

The first game took me 17 hours to complete- the second game  19 hours.  Very lengthy for platformers.
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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2004, 06:26:04 PM »

I'm a little more interested in Jak 3 at this point, but we'll see...
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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2004, 06:35:57 PM »

I am interested in Jak3 as well, but not until I get some quality play time with a 19.99 copy of Jak2 first smile
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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2004, 06:54:42 PM »

You know, I really wish some of these other awesome platformers would come out on XBox.  Sly Cooper, Jak, Rachet and Clank, etc.   For some reason I just can't bring myself to buy a PS2 even though there are all these games on there I want to play.
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« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2004, 07:13:08 PM »

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You know, I really wish some of these other awesome platformers would come out on XBox.  Sly Cooper, Jak, Rachet and Clank, etc.   For some reason I just can't bring myself to buy a PS2 even though there are all these games on there I want to play.


Considering all three are published by Sony you'll be waiting a long time  :wink:

Personally I prefer the Jak series to Ratchet and Clank but realize I'm in the minority in that.  Both series are incredible though.  Whether to play Jak 3 or Halo 2 first is actually a tough choice for me.
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« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2004, 07:14:19 PM »

Come to the dark side Engine. Its happier over here bask in the warm joy of PS2 goodness.

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« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2004, 07:17:39 PM »

So far in, its uncomfortable.. Frankly.
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« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2004, 07:43:58 PM »

Quote from: "EngineNo9"
You know, I really wish some of these other awesome platformers would come out on XBox.  Sly Cooper, Jak, Rachet and Clank, etc.   For some reason I just can't bring myself to buy a PS2 even though there are all these games on there I want to play.


I love my xbox, but I consider my recent PSTwo purchase a great, great score. There are sooooo many good games for it, and it opens up so many options. I love being able to pick from anything that comes out for PC, PS2, or xbox, without having to wait a year.
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« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2004, 08:04:25 PM »

how so hankraptor?  how does it compare to GC?  loved that one enough to play through twice.  great game and lots of replay.  isn't UYA supposed to be better?
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« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2004, 08:24:02 PM »

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how so hankraptor?  how does it compare to GC?  loved that one enough to play through twice.  great game and lots of replay.  isn't UYA supposed to be better?


I found Hank's comment confusing at first too.

He hasn't played it- Instead of saying just "IN" like others in this and other threads he's effectively saying he's "Really, Really, IN" as in he can't wait for UYA to come out.
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« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2004, 08:32:58 PM »

R&C:GC was an almost perfect game, so for UYA I am so IN.  biggrin
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« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2004, 08:35:45 PM »

yeah, that makes sense.
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« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2004, 08:39:19 PM »

Hank didn't use the standard CG Copyright "IN!!!".

The quotes and exclamation points are optional but the caps are not.  :wink:
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« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2004, 09:37:52 PM »

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Hank didn't use the standard CG Copyright "IN!!!".

The quotes and exclamation points are optional but the caps are not.  :wink:


Actually, I think it's a devil quote, not a CG trademark thing. slywink
Saw a preview for this game, and it looked like it's going to be a lot of fun.
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« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2004, 09:47:10 PM »

I played through Ratchet & Clank: GC three times. In the last twenty years of gaming, I haven't played through a game three times. I no longer get overly revved up for a game but this is an exception.

I've got my deposit on Arsenal and I can't wait. I'l be taking time off from work.
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« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2004, 09:51:43 PM »

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Actually, I think it's a devil quote...


I had NOTHING to do with that!  :wink:
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« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2004, 10:48:33 PM »

I didnt want to use Devil's TRADEMARK...  I was worried about trademark lawsuits. But yes IM IN IN IN IN...  So deep I can taste it.. R and C ROCK
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« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2004, 11:51:03 PM »

It is a gift for all to use, Hank!!  :wink:
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« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2004, 01:41:38 PM »

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You know, I really wish some of these other awesome platformers would come out on XBox.  Sly Cooper, Jak, Rachet and Clank, etc.   For some reason I just can't bring myself to buy a PS2 even though there are all these games on there I want to play.


Me three.  Sly Cooper is one of the only resons I would ever buy a PS2.
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« Reply #24 on: October 30, 2004, 03:10:15 PM »

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You know, I really wish some of these other awesome platformers would come out on XBox.  Sly Cooper, Jak, Rachet and Clank, etc.   For some reason I just can't bring myself to buy a PS2 even though there are all these games on there I want to play.


Me three.  Sly Cooper is one of the only resons I would ever buy a PS2.


Yeah, and I find it hard to spend that $150 on a new console (that will soon be outdated) when there are only a couple games that I really want to play on that system.  Especially when there aren't really any other games that I absolutely need to play since I get most of my other fixes on PC and XBox.
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« Reply #25 on: October 31, 2004, 01:35:06 PM »

I am in the same boat as far as the PS2 goes.  There are a few games I am dying to play, but jeez, that system is dated.  Having a hard time.  If it was $99, that would help.  

If Killzone would have been good, I might have jumped, but now I hear it is crap.  I have never played Jak or Sly or Ratchet because I am not a fan of platformers at all.  Jumping to me is not playing.  But that's just me.  I don't like Solitaire either, so, nobody be upset please.

If they drop the price to $99 tomorrow, I would probably buy one.  As it stands, I will most likely just wait til next holiday season and grab the PS3.
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« Reply #26 on: October 31, 2004, 05:49:07 PM »

MikeG, I know you have had doubts about the PS2 for a while, and I still recommend you get it. I know 150 isn't chump change, I understand that, but the system has SO MANY potential games. I seem to remember you dont really care for RPGs, right? Well, list a couple of genres you are fond of and lets see if we can find you seomthing you might like smile

I can't wait to get the new PSTwo this week so I can finish up Rachet 2 and buy UYA smile
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