At the start of Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty Ratchet doesn’t have his huge arsenal of weapons. He’s restricted to using his wrench which doubles as a mini tractor beam. The first level is designed to teach players to pull levers and grab blocks with the wrench. The tractor beam wrench is Ratchet’s only “new” or even modified tool. The rest of the weapons Ratchet recovers are straight from Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction. The lure for Ratchet fans is Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty answers what happened to Clank since it’s a direct sequel. However, you do not need to own Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction to play Quest for Booty. Insomniac developed Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty as standalone PlayStation Network download.
As mentioned during Sony’s press conference the game will cost $14.99. Sony openly admits there are “up to four hours of epic Ratchet & Clank gameplay” in Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty. The “up to four hours” part worries me because Ratchet & Clank games are notoriously short. I usually complete through them well under the suggested “up to” time. I hope there really is four hours of gameplay in this because even though Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty looks just like a regular PlayStation 3 game the price is high for such a tiny adventure.
As a bonus for Ratchet fans there will be a hint in Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty with what’s next for everyone’s favorite Lombax.
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