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Marvel_us
09-13-07, 07:57 PM
http://ps3media.gamespy.com/ps3/image/article/819/819642/ratchet-clank-future-tools-of-destruction-20070912073747411.jpg

More at link below
http://media.ps3.gamespy.com/media/819/819456/imgs_1.html

christos
09-13-07, 09:22 PM
Very nice! Can't wait for the demo Oct 4th. This game is one of the reasons I bought a PS3.

Marvel_us
09-14-07, 09:25 AM
Very nice! Can't wait for the demo Oct 4th. This game is one of the reasons I bought a PS3.

Ditto....This game looks amazing and I'm surprised it doesn't get much love here. Insomniac have made a lot of improvements to their engine and I can't wait to compare Resistance 2 and Resistance 1.

Saintster
09-14-07, 12:22 PM
Played the whole series. I've got this on preorder looks good.

Mr. Hunt
09-14-07, 12:30 PM
Not sure if it is true yet (can't check today), but rumor has it that if you preorder at Gamestop, you will get a demo.

Marvel_us
09-14-07, 12:42 PM
Not sure if it is true yet (can't check today), but rumor has it that if you preorder at Gamestop, you will get a demo.

Please tell me you're lying. Please tell me you're lying!

STOP LYING TO ME!

sytaylor
09-14-07, 01:02 PM
It looks like the PS2 game with better colours and AA.

But then it always was a good looking game and more about art and gameplay than poly count.

nVJoe
09-14-07, 01:18 PM
It looks like the PS2 game with better colours and AA.

But then it always was a good looking game and more about art and gameplay than poly count.
I thought the same thing but look at the depth of field. It is much more immersive more complex but yeah, pretty much the same.

My son is going to go nuts over this game.

Marvel_us
09-14-07, 01:22 PM
It looks like the PS2 game with better colours and AA.

But then it always was a good looking game and more about art and gameplay than poly count.

You don't think they poly count for this game is high? Check out some of the gameplay vids. The amount of things on screen and animations are way better than the PS2 versions.

sytaylor
09-14-07, 11:14 PM
You don't think they poly count for this game is high? Check out some of the gameplay vids. The amount of things on screen and animations are way better than the PS2 versions.

Ill admit I hired the earlier games and am not a fan and Im using the shot... but yeah, its not bleeding edge. They could have done more IMO.

|MaguS|
09-15-07, 02:19 AM
http://img481.imageshack.us/img481/9551/ratchetclankfuturetoolsxi4.jpg
By egbtmagus (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/egbtmagus) at 2007-09-14

http://img481.imageshack.us/img481/2842/ratchetclankfuturetoolspz9.jpg
By egbtmagus (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/egbtmagus) at 2007-09-14

I think that looks awsome and when they get up close I think it can rival early pixar stuff...

sytaylor
09-15-07, 09:55 AM
Yeah the distant stuff is cool, its the little things like the character's ears or the floor.

S.I.N
09-15-07, 11:02 AM
http:/img481.imageshack.us/img481/9551/ratchetclankfuturetoolsxi4.jpg
By [URL=http://profile.imageshack.us/user/egbtmagus]egbtmagus[URL] at 2007-09-14

http:/img481.imageshack.us/img481/2842/ratchetclankfuturetoolspz9.jpg
By [URL=http://profile.imageshack.us/user/egbtmagus]egbtmagus[URL] at 2007-09-14

I think that looks awsome and when they get up close I think it can rival early pixar stuff...

I take it you have never watched a Pixar film. That doesnt even come close to Toy Story.:headexplode:

Badboy_12345
09-17-07, 04:11 AM
I think that looks awsome and when they get up close I think it can rival early pixar stuff...

:eek2:

....

no?

doesnt even come close to toy story

but it still looks nice and Ill probably get it

SwedX
09-17-07, 09:25 AM
Looks just like a highres PS2 version with some more polys/textures/stuff added.

It doesent matter how much you hold your breath agus its a console so dont come up with the crap it looks better then Crysis or some other stupid comment witch I know you will sooner or later ;)

It looks okey but Cameo on the xbox 360 even blows this away in regards to textures. this is just flat crap!

SwedX
09-17-07, 09:54 AM
Yepp I saw a vid the other day but it was lowrez, give me a highrez vid then I maybe STUK and agree with you :D

Marvel_us
09-17-07, 01:22 PM
Looks just like a highres PS2 version with some more polys/textures/stuff added.

Isn't that what all next gen games are? More polys, better textures and additional effects? I'd say the animations alone in this game are better than Kameo. Go check out some high-res vids at gametrailers.com. Just type in Ratchet & Clank in the search.

Anyway, I just picked up the demo from my local Gamestop. I will play it shortly then post my impression on gameplay, graphics and story(depending on how much the demo reveals).

SwedX
09-17-07, 01:29 PM
Okey nice one guys have to check it out thanks.
Yes you are right, more polys better textures hmm yeah that is nextgen :D

BTW Looking forward to you impression of the demo!

Marvel_us
09-17-07, 03:52 PM
Just played the demo which is an old E3 build of the whole first level, minus the boss fight at the end.

I must say the game played really nice. This is probably some of the best IQ I've been in a game, everything felt vibrant and cinematic. Graphically the game looks amazing in motion however I did notice some minor slow down when the enemies piled up on screen. According to the Insomniac podcast they have the game running at 60fps now so that may not be a problem in the final game. I also notice some screen tearing which was kind of annoying but there wasn't much of it. There is A LOT on screen at one time. While you go through the level, there are cars flying around, enemies attacking other parts of the city and buildings collapsing, it's crazy. One thing that I found weird was that on certain surfaces shadows are not present. I walked over one part of the floor and saw Ratchet's shadow but on a differently textured part, his shadow was not there.

Gameplay wise the first level plays VERY similar to Ratchet 1 and there were 4 weapons in the demo. Just like the videos, the Groovatron works just as advertised. It's a pretty powerful weapon since it basically stuns every enemy on screen, leaving them in a dancing trance for a few seconds. You can use weapons simultaneously as well. Stun some enemies with the groovatron and shoot them up, blow them up with a grenade or even transform them into penguins then bash them with your wrench. There are a few sections of the level where you grind on rails and dodge enemy attacks. Those parts helped add some variety to the level which I found to be very much needed so it didn't get too repetitive.

Regarding controls, if you've played any Ratchet game it's basically the same. There is one free falling part of the game where you have to tilt the sixaxis to help Ratchet dodge the cars flying under him, the motion controls worked flawlessly. One thing I didn't like was that you couldn't strafe, lock on and shoot enemies at the same time. I believe this is also another issue that was fixed in a later build according to the Insomniac podcast.

Overall I believe the demo had me sold. Not sure if the PSN demo is the same as this one or not but I guess we'll find out. Hopefully my impressions were good enough for you guys. If you have questions, please ask and I'll do my best to answer them.

SwedX
09-17-07, 04:39 PM
Woow nice preview man it really sounds promising :D
The vid I looked at was running at 30 FPS I think and I was saying damn if they just could pulled of 60 FPS im sold..great to here they will make it at 60 FPS.

This is a hint at what the PS3 can do, finaly :)

Marvel_us
09-17-07, 05:03 PM
Thanks, just ran through the demo again.

About those missing shadows on the floor. It only appears to be on surfaces that are destructible. Meaning when Ratchet is running on ground that is supposed to collapse in the scene, there are no shadows.

EDIT: Also the boxes have a physics system now. Not sure if it was present in the PS2 games but if you run up to the boxes they will fall over. Something minor but just shows the attention to detail.

1337_Like_ThaT
09-23-07, 03:25 AM
Just played through the demo myself about 3 times.

This game has me sold, can't await for its release this fall, definately a reason why to own a PS3 :)

Dr.Nick
09-23-07, 09:05 AM
As good as this looks...I'm REALLY looking forward to Resistance 2 more. I really think Resistance is a top notch game that didn't get the respect it deserved just because it was a launch title.

Everyone that has come over and tried playing the game has found it way too hard, even on easy! I actually enjoyed it and the challenge. Wussies I say!!!
As for ratchet; well that has been on preorder for some time now:D