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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus is a third-person action-adventure hybrid that has you fight against robotic and alien enemies using a variety of weapons. One gun is used from a first-person perspective for more realism. Enemies disappear into a small collection of nuts and bolts, which can be picked up by Ratchet and Clank. The game also has some minor sexual innuendo in the dialogue and a reference to alcohol.
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Is it any good?
Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus is an entertaining, value-priced, and multiplatform game that should please fans of the franchise and those new to the series. As with its predecessors, the third-person game includes outrageous weapons and gadgets, tight and responsive controls, platforming elements, and plenty of humor, not to mention familiar faces from past games including Captain Qwark, Cronk, and others. Along with the single-player campaign is a tougher Challenge Mode for more seasoned players, yielding about 15 hours of total play. Although it's not one of the year's best, this Ratchet & Clank game entertains.
Talk to your kids about ...
Is it time Sony retires this aging duo, or do gamers still want to play as them? Is it cool to have the same game on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita?
Although it's brief, is the alcohol mention an issue for parents? Here's a video on tips to discussing alcohol in the media with kids.
- Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
- Subjects: Language & Reading: following directions
- Skills: Self-Direction: achieving goals, time management
Thinking & Reasoning: applying information, investigation, strategy
- Price: $29.99
- Available online? Not available online
- Developer: Sony Computer Entertainment
- Release date: November 19, 2013
- Genre: Action/Adventure
- Topics: Magic and Fantasy, Adventures, Robots, Space and Aliens
- ESRB rating: E10+ for Alcohol Reference, Comic Mischief, Fantasy Violence
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