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Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One

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Original Thread: Everything's fine, nothing's broken. Let's Play Ratchet and Clank All 4 One

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Introduction



Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One is an oddity among the rest of the series. While the rest of the games prior to this one had mostly been about a single person running around a couple different really weird worlds, killing the indigenous life forms for money to buy better weapons to kill indigenous life forms faster with, focusing on either the shooting or the platforming, All 4 One decided to mix it up a bit. Instead, it's one of those "co-op" games that have become so popular lately. You know, the kind that actually pits you in a competition against each other while expecting you to work as a team?

Released in 2011 by Insomniac, All 4 One is a sequel to A Crack In Time. If you don't remember what happened in that game, you should watch the LP (linked below), but here's the short version: Dr. Nefarious wants to control time, tricks Clank into doing that for him, Ratchet stops him with a lombax uncle-figure bud who ends up going insane and trying to do the same thing as Dr. Nefarious and then dies trying to stop it when it goes catastrophically wrong. This game picks up about two years after that.

The Ratchet and Clank games, before this point, had a bit of a reputation. With the exception of Deadlocked, the major console games had been cartoony platformers where a single person goes through a bunch of enemies, blowing them up, and repeats the process as they hop from planet to planet. All 4 One shakes this up by having most of the action take place on one planet, having four people do the work that one used to do, and... that's about it, honestly, at least at first.

Most of my LPs have been post-commentary, informative, with what some would say "obsessive" need to show where all the gold bolts are located. Because All 4 One is so different, so too will be the LP. It's a mostly-blind run (some levels kinda fucked up and we had to do multiple times), with live commentary... and friends. Yes, I brought in three suckers saps assholes friends with me on this, in the same boat of doing this blind with me. So how is it? Well... we'll find out as we go along, won't we?

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The story isn't exactly what you would call "deep" or "insightful", but please tag spoilers.

Please excuse the tunnel commentary on my end for the first two videos. I switch microphones in the third video so it won't be as bad after that.

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Bonus Videos


Bonus 1: Bitchin' About Controls
Bonus 2: No, Up YOUR Arsenal
Bonus 3: RYNO Lab Mishaps
Bonus 4: ReallY anNOying

Other Ratchet and Clank Let's Plays


Ratchet and Clank by kalonZombie and Ape
Ratchet and Clank by moominbiscuit (archives required)
Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando by Mike Stout and Tony Garcia
Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal by Mike Stout and Tony Garcia
Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction by kalonZombie and Ape
Ratchet and Clank Future: Quest For Booty by kalonZombie
Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack In Time by kalonZombie and Ape

Characters what be in this game



Ratchet
Voiced by: James Arnold Taylor (aka Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Clone Wars cartoons, Tidus in FFX)
First Appearance: Ratchet and Clank
about : Ratchet is a hero to several galaxies many times over, but now he's looking for a nice, peaceful retirement. Too bad he isn't going to get it...


Clank
Voiced by: David Kaye (aka Nathan Hale in the Resistance games, Megatron in Beast Wars)
First Appearance: Ratchet and Clank
about : Clank is Ratchet's person-shaped robot buddy. He also wants to retire, but of course he gets dragged along for another adventure.


Galactic President Captain Qwark
Voiced by: Jim Ward (AKA Doktor in Metal Gear Rising: Revengance, Professor X in Wolverine and the X-Men)
First Appearance: Ratchet and Clank
about : Captain Qwark has recently become the president of the Galaxy. I really wonder what that campaign looked like...


Dr. Nefarious
Voiced by: Armin Shimerman (AKA Andrew Ryan in Bioshock, General Skarr in Hector Con Carne/ Grimm Adventures of Billy and Mandy)
First Appearance: Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal
about : Since being thwarted last time, Nefarious has been busy planning revenge. But of course, it being him, it goes waaaay out of control.


Suzie
Voiced by: Cristina Pucelli (AKA Sunny in Metal Gear Rising: Revengance, Luka in the Lost Planet games)
First Appearance: Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One
about : Suzie's just so cute you could throw up.


Cronk and Zephyr
Voiced by: Daniel Hagen / Paul Eiding
First Appearance: Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
about : I think grandpa robots may be the best weapon salesmen ever. Not gonna lie.
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