To be honest, PlayStation has never been the “first choice” console for platform games, and Nintendo has always been a leader in this regard.
To a certain extent, it is the same today.
Far from it, Sony does not have “horse racing”, but the PS platform game itself is a story. Their Jak & Daxter, LittleBigPlanet or Ratchet & Clank are not Sony’s Super Mario after all, or even their Sonic. They operate in their own world, but they have not become mascots like Nathan Drake, Joel, Allie or Aloi.
It is true that Sony has imposed itself on a “more mature game console” from the very beginning. For older players, they certainly succeeded, but at the same time, they are trying to get a share of the market dominated by Nintendo. It’s no secret. Many people often point out that this is a problem, when in fact other things are happening. It would be great if they had their Maria and Sonica, but they went the other way, and they did it well because they produced some outstanding titles.
Although it has been visible for many years, in order to create something similar, they managed to create something special, and “Ratchet and Clank: Rift” is definitely one of the best examples of Sony’s 3D platform games, and it is also the most amazing. Impressive platform games on any platform.
Anyone familiar with the series knows that this is about the cute duo that first appeared in 2002. They consist of a cat named Lombax and a squirrel bird Ratchet and a robot Clank. It is a 3D platform game from Insomniac Games. The success of the series has spawned a series of sequels and feature-length animated films. These films came out in 2016. Everyone thinks it more or less-better not because it is a “Pixar cartoon”. Film” for the poor. “
However, I mentioned that there is another reason for this failed animated film, and that is that the new sequel is all the content that a full-length animation does not have, and it is much more than that. In addition, when playing the new sequel, you will feel like you are watching a perfectly made Pixar animated movie, in which case you can also play it. Well, we are still waiting for Ken: Bridge of Spirits to become the ultimate Pixar experience, but before he appears, this is Sony’s main “Pixar weapon”:
And I am not writing this article in the style of “this is good enough for video games”. No, Rift Apart is a top-notch adventure game. The story is well written and sometimes touching. Excellent actors dub cute characters in the perfect platform game. Even if you are not a fan of “Animal Jumping and Collecting Cunts”, this is a technically impressive game that you can easily include in a growing list of reasons why you only need to play a new game.
From a purely technical point of view, this is perfect.
Insomniac Games successfully used the new fast hard drive not only in a very significant way (almost non-existent loading) but also in an original way-as an integral part of the game mechanics.
This is not a classic transition from one room to another, nor is it moving a map full of ray-traced eye candy scenes. The portal you keep flying through in the game may be like this, and it doesn’t look like something you would tell your friends and relatives, but in practice and objectively, it’s an impressive feat, because You just need a second to jump out of an impressive and graphically demanding world in another or even several different worlds.
And this is just the beginning. It is interesting how the new hardware will change the core of the game except for the most obvious ones.