Gaming Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (PS5) | 88 MetaCritic / 89 OpenCritic

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Will get when the price drops.
 

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Excellent in depth video by DF as usual:


The main takeaway is that Insomniac are just an incredibly talented studio. I'm actually stunned by what they've been able to deliver so early in the PS5's life cycle. They've managed to exceed their pre-release trailers in several ways (no more hitches during rift sequences, actual matched resolution RT reflections instead of quarter res). If this is what they're doing now, you wonder how much better it'll get later down the line.
 

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Excellent in depth video by DF as usual:


The main takeaway is that Insomniac are just an incredibly talented studio. I'm actually stunned by what they've been able to deliver so early in the PS5's life cycle. They've managed to exceed their pre-release trailers in several ways (no more hitches during rift sequences, actual matched resolution RT reflections instead of quarter res). If this is what they're doing now, you wonder how much better it'll get later down the line.
Insomniac really have emerged as a fantastic developer on recent years. Quality game after quality game, credit to Sony as well on that.
 

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Insomniac really have emerged as a fantastic developer on recent years. Quality game after quality game, credit to Sony as well on that.
Sony have every reason to be extremely satisfied with their acquisition, it feels like Insomniac are pretty much carrying the PS5 through its early stages. Miles Morales and now Ratchet & Clank, that's some seriously impressive output in such a short time frame. Easily one of its most important studios already.
 

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Sony have every reason to be extremely satisfied with their acquisition, it feels like Insomniac are pretty much carrying the PS5 through its early stages. Miles Morales and now Ratchet & Clank, that's some seriously impressive output in such a short time frame. Easily one of its most important studios already.
Insomniac are awesome, yeah. Their games are incredibly fun and full of great humour. They seem to be really good at churning them out in comparison to other studios too.
 

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I’ve always liked Ratchet games but there is no way I’m paying £65+ for it.

like Returnal, I would have bit at £45 but apart from visuals, there’s nothing to make me desperate to play it. Looks good though and will definitely pick it up eventually.
 

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I've ordered this.....that's after whinging about how i'm gonna be careful with PS5 game prices in this era of gaming :rolleyes:

Looking forward to it though. :drool:
 

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I’ve always liked Ratchet games but there is no way I’m paying £65+ for it.
Same. Looks amazing but Ratchet will always be a big discount/PS+ pick-up for me.

Also, the Ratchet & Clank series is almost 20 years old for anyone who wants to feel old like I do now.
 

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First game I preordered since no man's sky which bodes well.

You can get it for 60 if you buy the cdkeys psn credit and pay with that btw.
 

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Wasn't planning to preorder (haven't quite finished Mass Effect yet) but went for it in the end. I have always loved Ratchet and Clank

Got it for £61 via shopto, which is a nice discount without having to resort to one of the key-thieves websites
 

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Ooh just seen an email from Base for pre-order bonuses as well. Wonder what they are. Hopefully a better gun than this puny pistol.

Coming from returnal I need something with some oomf. A tachyomatic carbine with rising pitch would be nice.
 

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Ok so the pre order stuff was a cool armour set and a gun that turns enemies into pixels. Nice.

Pulling yourself through those rift holes is a great mechanic.

Only early doors but I'm impressed with how much is happening on the screen at any one time. If anything it's slightly overwhelming.
 

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3 pictures from pretty much the same spot. One is performance. One is Fidelity. One is performance RT.

Which is which?
 

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2nd one is definitely performance. Other two.. not sure, I think the shadows in the first are better so I'll say that's fidelity and the last is performance RT.
 

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Waiting for my download to finish. Can't wait to get stuck in.







3 pictures from pretty much the same spot. One is performance. One is Fidelity. One is performance RT.

Which is which?
Without playing it yet, I'll guess Fidelity, Performance, Performance RT in that order.

I'm assuming the consensus is Performance RT is the best mode?
 

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Waiting for my download to finish. Can't wait to get stuck in.



Without playing it yet, I'll guess Fidelity, Performance, Performance RT in that order.

I'm assuming the consensus is Performance RT is the best mode?
I stuck it on performance RT instantly and it's incredibly smooth even when there is loads going on so I can't imagine why you'd bother switching to performance. Obviously fidelity is a no go because 30 fps.
 

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Feck it I’ve just bought it, will get to it after I’ve done the FFVII DLC.
 

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I stuck it on performance RT instantly and it's incredibly smooth even when there is loads going on so I can't imagine why you'd bother switching to performance. Obviously fidelity is a no go because 30 fps.
Just had a quick go.

If it looks this good in Performance RT I can't imagine how good it looks in fidelity. But like you, 30fps is a big no no.

I genuinely didn't realise the game had started when it transitioned from the opening cut scene to gameplay. It's almost impossible to tell the difference.