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Parents' Guide to

Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Actioner with mild violence promotes social, co-op play.

Game PlayStation 3 2011
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 10+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 6+

Great for playing together with the kid

I'ts a very cool game, but what is more important is that this gives an oppretunity to co-play with you kids and share the same experiance, skills and work together to achieve the goal ! I'm playing with my 6 year's twins and we ahve a lot of fun. The game might be a bit hard for a 6 year if he is playing without an adualt. You can use this game to demonstrate the value in working together.
age 12+

All 4 Nothing

After the critically acclaimed "Future" trilogy with "Tools of Destruction" and "A Crack in Time", R&C takes a step back with All 4 One (aka 4-Play). It focuses on co-op, offline and online, and because of that, the controls and the storyline seem out of place. God. Plus, this game is not for kids. It seems like it, but there is A) a load of cursing (s**t, asss, bi-tch) B) violent behavior C) sexual references (put the chicken in the cat).

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (5 ):

It will be hard for most Ratchet & Clank fans not to be disappointed with the duo’s latest outing. While the focus on cooperative play can make for some great social gaming experiences, it has resulted in level design that feels simpler and less satisfying. There are fewer interesting ways for players to explore their environments and less in the way of interesting obstacles to overcome. The series’ reliably excellent narrative has suffered as well. Though still pocked with witty and memorable one-liners, the oddball circumstances that lead to the game’s four primary characters working together seem forced, resulting in a tale that never feels quite right.

It’s still fun, especially if you can play with friends -- Insomniac has come up with some clever ways of getting players to cooperate with one another -- but it’s a lesser experience than its predecessors. It would have been better imagined as a smaller undertaking; perhaps a bonus mode in a more traditional Ratchet & Clank adventure, or a downloadable game for a lower price.

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