With Rift Apart around the corner I figured it's the perfect time to post this. Ratchet and Clank is a staple series for Sony. They really need to find a way to bring the older games to this new generation especially considering Rift Apart is a sequel in the long running series. I would literally pay so much for a collection like that or each game individually as long as they're on that system.
Give me the Ratchet and Clank: Deadlocked Tools Going Up Your Crack Into the Booty Collection!ID: gvripd1
Deadlocked was one of my favorites. I didn't like the story as much as the other games, but man. The weapons, items, suits, and game play was what won it over for me. Beat that game dozen plus times overID: gvrkhfx
Was a cool vibe, as a kid I wasn't following the story stuff all that well but the gameplay of R&C excited me the most and Ratchet and Clank Gladiatowas hella fun (was known as Gladiator in EU/AUS)ID: gvs3ucc
Not sure why it gets so much hate. Story lacked a bit like you say, but damn was the gameplay fun!ID: gvshnl8
I loved Deadlocked/Gladiator because it had coop. So much fun playing it with my younger brother.ID: gvrv6j3
Had such a blast with the MPID: gvsngg7
I was initially put off that Clank was not with us as we were going through the various arenas to fight, but I quickly got over it once I realized the game is pure fun.ID: gvsu5nc
They should name the collection that, indeed.ID: gvsfn3n
Man I wish the PS3 port of Deadlocked wasn't so busted, some of the best gameplay in the series
Ratchet Gladiator anyone...?ID: gvr9f42
Loved playing that coop with my brother.ID: gvsny4f
Was wondering what the hell Gladiator was, until I realized it is a different name for Deadlocked.ID: gvs5fpg
Deadlocked for the Americans.
Gladiator is a much cooler name thoughID: gvslb78
I prefer Deadlocked personally, Gladiator seems more generic and less charm to it. That’s just me tho
Same with sly cooper. Those games were dope and they were just forgotten and hardly talked aboutID: gvrin1j
Waiting on my second hand ps3 to arrive so i can play sly trilogy, thieves in time, ratchet games, puppeteer, Motorstorm, pain, jak & daxter trilogy, Katamari forever and Ape escape 2 and 3. Theres probably some more gems i cant play on ps5 or any other system.ID: gvs0c81
Whatever you do, don’t waste your time platinuming it for the secret ending.
All it does is tease a sequel that will never come.ID: gvsb3fr
A toon shaded modern Sly Cooper please god
Yeah, backwards compatibility would be great. I don’t care what their “metrics” are for it - having access to “old” games would benefit the consumer.ID: gvsofi2
It’s one of the reasons I have a Series X. There’s a number of games from the Xbox 360 era that I missed out on and almost all of them are playable on the Series X.
I have a PS5, and so far what I’ve been using it was to catch up on the PS4 games (as I missed out on the entire generation). If it wasn’t for backwards compatibility with PS4 games, a PS5 would be useless for the time being.
All of the PS2 era game collections that are on PS3 should get a native PS5 re-release, at least. R&C Collection first ofc, lol. If they did give them the ole Medieval treatment, I'd be pleasantly surprised, though.ID: gvrtuf7
MediEvil was a full on remake, I highly doubt we'll see that done with the entire OG trilogy. 2016 game was the closest we'll get, especially since modern Insomniac now thinks the original PS2 release is now "cringey".ID: gvru7e2
whaaaa really?? original trilogy has the best writing!
Ratchet & Clank is what introduced me to videogames in the early PS2 days. It's one of my favourite franchise period. The fact that we're getting a brand new canon entry in 2021 is still hard to believe for me since all other similar franchises like Sly and Jak got shelved. With that said, I really agree with you since a lot of playstation fans got their introduction to the franchise with the 2016 game and its one of the most watered down game in the whole franchise. They should treat it like the Nathan Drake trilogy. Remastered games on one disk with a few QOL improvements. Or at the very least bring all the games to ps now ffs.ID: gvr1k7y
I'm playing the 2016 game now and if it's one of the weakest in the series then I really really want to play the rest of them because I absolutely love it.ID: gvr69bf
2016 is weak because it messes up the story and the humor. They also removed two levels. What made the first few games special was the crude humor and jokes about capitalism. The remake throws that out, makes ratchet less of an ass and more of a hero, and adds a character who wasn't in the original game as a villain. I did not like it one bit. Gameplay is fine. But the only reason that game exists was to have a tie in to push the movie, which flopped.
You'd think they would release them to hype the new game. It's weird that they haven't.
Emulators aren't perfect, but Sony could easily make emulators if they wanted to, and probably much better ones than independent developers could. Sales of older games would more than pay for it, so I don't know why they don't do it.ID: gvrl0p5
I'm 100% sure the PS5 can emulate the PS3, the PS4 really couldn't cause the Jaguar CPU would really struggle.
But still it will take massive resources to develop and properly test an emulator, but I think would be so worth for the fans, they have so many now forgotten games and franchises like Sly Cooper, Ratchet and Clank OG games, God of War OG games, Heavenly Sword, MotorStorm, Metal Gear Solid 4... Even 3rd party games like Dead Space, Max Payne 3, Red Dead Redemption 1.ID: gvsugja
Little Big Planet 1 and 2, Portal, Orange Box (Portal 2, Half Life 2 + Eps.) Latter ones on disc only, though, i think. But still only PS3.ID: gvssim0
Agreed. Completely agree
Or better yet, add a way to emulate PS3 games (digital or disc) so that people who own the classics they love can play them on their new systems instead of hauling out and plugging in their old systems
I'd love to see them do a remastered collection of the older games released on PS4/5. Just no more remakes in the vein of the 2016 one, hopefully.
The only old one I played was up your arsenal, and now I’m kinda sad I missed out on so many ratchet and clank gamesID: gvrlrro
Going commando was my favorite. Up your arsenal is second favorite
They could port the first 4 since they’re on PS2. They did it with the Jak games. I’m actually a bit surprised they haven’t did it yet with R&C.ID: gvtcwja
It feels like they ported a handful of games before completely giving up on that service.
I'm still waiting for Ape Escape 3, dangit.
It would be nice, but I’m not holding my breath.
Agreed. They could farm a remaster out to another studio, like with the Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy/Crash Team RacingID: gvr4248
That's a remake
I've been wanting this for years!
even if they just ported the ps2 versions and added trophies like they did for jak and daxter that'd be more than enough
LMAO I was just talking with people on /about this! There was a few people trying to convince me that it would be a waste of time and that just because I would buy it, not everyone would!
God, Up Your Arsenal was such a good game. I wish I could replay that on PS5.
Yeah there should be a download feature for PS NOW PS3 games it would make it that much more worth it
Even God of War man we need the older games on PS5
Let’s hope there’s some progress towards this in the next couple of years.ID: gvspopu
Sheds tear for the beautiful simplicity would have kept so many ps2 gamesID: gvsve9l
Hell, I'll help start it.
I'm fairly confident that they could get an emulator running on the PS5 for PS1-3 games. We could insert our discs or access our digital games. Then they could continue selling these games to us.ID: gvsevyp
What's weird to me is the PS3 games on PS Now. Surely I'm not remotely playing them on a PS3 somewhere right? It's gotta be emulated somewhere on some kind of hardware that I'm playing it on.