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Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal

by kalonZombie

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Original Thread: Death to squishies in Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal!



In 2002, Insomniac Games released a game called Ratchet and Clank. It boasted a game with the most weapons and gadgets in a console game ever, and was generally well recieved. It starred Ratchet, a jackass space-cat lombax finding a robot buddy, who he named Clank. Together they saved the galaxy from the evil plots of a CEO named Chairman Drek and a washed-up sellout superhero named Captain Qwark. There were good times and bad times, but in the end it made the two into best friends. After that Ratchet, and the galaxy at large, stopped being giant dickweeds.

In 2003 there was a sequel, named Going Commando, which boasted even more weapons, all of which transformed if you used them enough. The game centered around Ratchet trying to save a prototype pet (protopet) from a thief. But the thief turned out to be a girl lombax (then retconned so she wasnt then retconned AGAIN so she was) who wanted to save it from Ambercrombe Fizzwidget, an eccentric CEO who used to be much nicer and less dangerous. Then when Ratchet gave the protopet to Fizzwidget it started wreaking havoc across the galaxy. When Ratchet went to stop him it turned out that it was secretly Qwark all along, pretending to be Fizzwidget! Ratchet stopped Qwark and lived happily ever after... until this game.

Now it's 2004 and the third game of the series is out. It's also the best PS2 game of the series and one of the best PS2 games ever. More weapons, and this time they have FIVE levels of development instead of just one. Better weapons. Better arenas. Better bosses. Online multiplayer! A monkey! It also introduces The Best Character™ to the series. This is one of my favorite Ratchet games ever, probably right behind A Crack In Time. Like usual I'm going to show off getting everything, and like usual my partners in crime Ape and Heave will be with me.


Bonus Content

Challenge Mode
Fast Times at Arena High
The Qwarktastic Battle!
The Lost Battles

Other Ratchet Let's Plays
Ratchet and Clank by Me and Ape.
Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando by Me and Ape again.
Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando by developers Tony Garcia and Mike Stout (they suck at the game but the commentary is so interesting it more than makes up for it).
SPOILER WARNING: The next couple of LPs have spoilers for this game in them! Watch at your own risk!
Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal by developers Tony Garcia and Mike Stout again (also they still suck at games but still have interesting words)
Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction by Me and Ape again (also our first lp and it hasnt aged well)
Ratchet and Clank Future: Quest for Booty by Me.
Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time by Me and Ape yet again.
Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One by Me, Ape, Heave, and RandomNinja.
Ratchet and Clank: Into the Nexus by Me and Ape yet again. I really like this series, guys.

Yes, I know about the movie. Yes, I know about the (hecka good looking) game associated with it. Yes, I will probably LP that too.
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