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Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus review: abbreviated action

Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus review: abbreviated action

Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus finally returns to the series' roots. As a result, it hews closely to the formula first forged in the PlayStation 2 era. But a few smart moves keep it from feeling redundant and makes for a finely-tuned distillation of everything that made the series so engaging and worthy of its longevity.

Most importantly, this is a very abbreviated Ratchet experience. Everything has been streamlined to make Nexus hit the ground running. There's very little in the way of tutorial segments, apparently assuming that most people interested have played a Ratchet game before. The various worlds introduce new mechanics at a steady clip, but move along from one setting to the next quickly enough to maintain a sense of visual variety.

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Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus launching November 12

Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus launching November 12

Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus will be one of the hitting just days before the PlayStation 4 launches, letting you kick back with some old-school action-platforming before the next generation is ushered in. Insomniac announced today that the PS3 title will hit on November 12 for $29.99.

Read more: Pre-order bonuses include armor, PS Home items »

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