Check Out This 15-Minute Gameplay Demo of ‘Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart’

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The ‘Ratchet & Clank’ games are things I remember playing, but I cannot remember anything about the plots. Small rodent and robot blow stuff up. Occasionally, a guy named Quark looks like the late Phil Hartman should have voiced him.

Either way, none of that matters because there’s a new sequel on the horizon. ‘Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart’ is coming out this year on Sony’s shiny new Playstation 5. So, how does it look, and how does it play?

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Well, IGN has that covered. They posted a 15-minute gameplay video from Insomniac Games. Creative Director Marcus Smith narrates what we see occasionally. There are some minor spoilers throughout, so watch at your own risk:

The visuals look grand if you up the YouTube video to 4K. Make sure you adjust those settings. Sure, the series may be known for its cartoony look, but dang, is the lighting in this game beautiful.

As far as gameplay goes, it certainly looks about the same as what we’ve seen before. Smash random stuff to collect currency. Lots of platforming. There are some “new moves” sprinkled in. Wall running is there. A mid-air dash, too.

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Some things in the game will have to be experienced firsthand. The new PS5 console’s and controller’s features are put to use here:

  • Feel in-game actions through the haptic feedback of the DualSense™ wireless controller.
  • Take full control of advanced weapon mechanics, made possible by adaptive triggers.
  • Planet-hop at hyper-speed via the near-instant loading of the PS5™ console’s SSD.
  • Immerse your ears with Tempest 3D AudioTech* as you work to save the universe.
  • Enhanced lighting and ray tracing render dazzling in-game worlds – displayed in crisp, dynamic 4K and HDR.
  • Choose Performance Mode to enjoy targeted 60 frames per second gameplay.

‘Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart’ is scheduled for release on the PS5 on June 11th, 2021. The newest installment in the series will run you $69.99 and can be pre-ordered directly through Sony right here.

[Source: IGN]


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