Ratchet and Clank – Going Commando for PS2

November 28, 2008

During a holiday season in which Wii, XBox360 and PS3 are the rage, the venerable Playstation 2 seems to plod along, unassuming.

Add to that quiet confidence the fact that hundreds of games, maybe thousands, already exist for this platform and you might think it’s difficult to find a new standout.

I’ve recently found TWO.

Ratchet and Clank (the first game) and Ratchet and Clank – Going Commando, are two fabulous entertainment options for your PS2.

The premise behind the first one is that Captain Drek is planning to destroy the galaxy and Ratchet (a cat/fox/adventurer) and Clank (a mini robot) are given the task of capturing Drek and saving the galaxy.

The game goes through nearly 20 levels that take Ratchet and Clank to different planets and space stations.

A variety weapons allow you to fight an increasing level of enemies and big bosses at the end of each level. I was able to beat the game in about three weeks of casual play.

The second version of the game is similar, but about the same degree of difficulty.

Neither version is as good or intricate as Legend of Zelda, but it’s good clean fun for most ages.

And if you keep finding new games for PS2, you won’t be tossing away a ton of money on the newer, more expensive game systems.