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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart PS5

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is a TPP action adventure game that was developed for PlayStation 5. The game is the next installment in the series, which dates back to 2002. It was developed by Insomniac Games studio.

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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Release Date PS5

11June2021

developer: Insomniac Games publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment Official website

English language game language: English

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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is an action adventure game which is the next instalment of the famous series launched in 2002 on PlayStation 2. Rift Apart tells about another adventure of the title duo, who, as a result of an unfortunate turn of events, find themselves in an alternative reality. The game is a PlayStation 5 exclusive. Insomniac Games is responsible for its development. The publisher is Sony Interactive Entertainment.

Plot

The action of Rift Apart takes place after the events shown in Into the Nexus. The main characters are, as always, Ratchet and his mechanical companion Clank. During a skirmish with Doctor Nefarious, the duo's greatest enemy, Ratchet accidentally destroys a device used for inter-dimensional travel. As a result of this event, catastrophic space-time anomalies occur in the world. Alternate realities begin to overlap, creating portals to other dimensions. The main characters fall into one of these portals, thus ending up in another world. Pretty soon it turns out that this dimension is a dystopia ruled by Doctor Nefarious. The heroes join forces with Rivet, a member of the resistance against the mad dictator. Together they decide to overthrow Nefarious, stop the anomalies and find their way back home.

Mechanics

The core of Rift Apart gameplay remains unchanged. It is still a third-person shooter with platform game elements. While fighting opponents and exploring levels we gain bolts, which we can spend on new weapons. In line with the series' style, the player has a choice of many types of firearms, each drastically different from the others. We can use, among others, plasma pistol, double barrel, grenades or sprinklers turning enemies into plants. Apart from Ratchet, we'll also have the opportunity to control Rivet, who faces different levels and challenges on her way.

The biggest change included in Rift Apart is the greatly increased mobility of the characters. Ratchet and Rivet have access to a double jump and an anchor that allows them to reach anchor points. Wall running has also been added to the game, as well as a burst during which the protagonists become invulnerable for a moment. In arenas, there are rifts in space-time that the player can use to teleport between specific locations and flank enemies. There are also boss battles where the protagonists fly through portals to other worlds, repeatedly changing the battle arena.

Thanks to the DualSense controller's adaptive triggers, many weapons have alternative firing modes. For example, partially depressing the trigger results in single, more accurate shots from the gun. A full press will fire an automatic burst of bullets. With a shotgun, you can partially press the trigger to fire from one barrel, or squeeze it hard and empty both barrels at once, increasing damage and reload time.

As we explore the levels in Rift Apart we will come across pocket dimensions, which are a form of extra stages. Although not all of them are required, we earn additional rewards for completing them. The game contains a significant amount of optional content, such as puzzles, arenas in which we must defeat a horde of enemies and challenges in which we control mechanical vehicles.

Game modes

Rift Apart features a single player mode only.

Technical aspects

The graphics in Rift Apart is stunning. The worlds you visit are beautiful, incredibly detailed and vibrant. The game takes full advantage of the PS5's capabilities and allows for frequent and fluid jumps between different lands without loading screens. The graphical style used makes the game look deceptively like an animated movie. Rift Apart also uses 3D audio to further enhance the immersive experience.

Game mode: single player  

Media type: 33,6 GB

User score: 6,4 / 10 based on 241 votes.

Pre-release expectations: 7.0 / 10 based on 376 votes.

PEGI rating Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty. Game may be frightening or scary for young children. Game contains depictions of violence.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart System requirements

Sony PlayStation 5

PlayStation 5

  • Uses:
  • Quality Mode: 30 fps @ 4K (+ ray tracing)
  • Performance RT: 60 fps @ 1080-1440p (+ ray tracing)
  • Performance Mode: 60 fps @ 4K
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