History VideoGame / RatchetAndClankGoingCommando

12th Apr '16 11:55:55 PM BattleMaster
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* MagikarpPower: A very odd example, since it doesn't come around until a NewGamePlus. The Gravity Bomb is an okay crowd control weapon early on. Its upgraded form, the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Mini-Nuke]] is great, but kinda loses out to other weapons later in the game. Then, in a NewGamePlus, you notice its Mega version costs a whopping 1,500,000 bolts, the same as the game's InfinityPlusOneSword. There is a good reason for this: let's just say that, once you buy it, the 'mini' in its name deserves to be dropped. It has more than twice as much ammo (20 as opposed to 8) and one shots nearly everything in the game (including [[DemonicSpiders Y.E.T.Is]]). And this is before it upgrades to Ultra.

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* MagikarpPower: A very odd example, since it doesn't come around until a NewGamePlus. The Gravity Bomb is an okay crowd control weapon early on. Its upgraded form, the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Mini-Nuke]] is great, but kinda loses out to other weapons later in the game. Then, in a NewGamePlus, you notice its Mega version costs a whopping 1,500,000 bolts, the same as the game's InfinityPlusOneSword. There is a good reason for this: let's just say that, once you buy it, the 'mini' in its name deserves to be dropped. It has more than twice as much ammo (20 as opposed to 8) and one shots nearly everything in the game (including [[DemonicSpiders Y.E.T.Is]]). And this is before it upgrades to Ultra.Mega.


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** The Shock and Acid weapon mods get this in Challenge mode, as they're not given any damage boosts even if the weapon they're attached to is upgraded to Ultra or Mega level. They consequently deal so little damage that they're effectively irrelevant.
4th Apr '16 12:51:43 PM MegaMarioMan
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** The Zodiac. It can insta-kill virtually anything that isn't a late boss battle, and takes out all enemies onscreen with just one shot. However, not only does it only have four ammo slots, but the price of each shot at a vendor is ''ten thousand'' bolts. It also locks you in place while firing (which takes a short time, and will fail to fire if Ratchet takes damage before it goes off. It's only the fact that the ammo can be gained more cheaply at an ammo box that prevents this weapon from simply being useless. It's still the absolute worst superweapon of any game in the series by a long shot.

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** The Zodiac. It can insta-kill virtually anything that isn't a late boss battle, and takes out all enemies onscreen with just one shot. However, not only does it only have four ammo slots, but the price of each shot at a vendor is ''ten thousand'' bolts. It also locks you in place while firing (which takes a short time, time), and will fail to fire if Ratchet takes damage before it goes off. It's only the fact that the ammo can be gained more cheaply at an ammo box out of crates that prevents this weapon from simply being useless. It's still the absolute worst superweapon of any game in the series by a long shot.



* BagOfSpilling: This is partially justified, as Abercrombie Fizzwidget teleported them to another galaxy on short notice. However, the Swingshot and Grindboots can be obtained again as though Ratchet had simply brought them along, which raises the question of why he couldn't bring his other weapons too. At least the vendor on Planet Barlow gives him a chance to buy some of the better weapons of the previous title.

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* BagOfSpilling: BagOfSpilling:
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This is partially justified, as Abercrombie Fizzwidget teleported them to another galaxy on short notice. However, the Swingshot and Grindboots can be obtained again as though Ratchet had simply brought them along, which raises the question of why he couldn't bring his other weapons too. At least the vendor on Planet Barlow gives him a chance to buy some of the better weapons of the previous title.



* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler:The pink robot with a crush on Clank ends up becoming quite important later on. Twice!]]

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* ChekhovsGunman: ChekhovsGunman:
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[[spoiler:The pink robot with a crush on Clank ends up becoming quite important later on. Twice!]]



** The robotic Abercrombie Fizzwidget who gives tour guides on Todano [[spoiler:reappears on Boldan handing out Protopets, and ends up being used to frame Ratchet "for attempting to bump off Mr Fizzwidget".]]

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** The robotic Abercrombie Fizzwidget who gives tour guides on Todano [[spoiler:reappears on Boldan handing out Protopets, and ends up being used to frame Ratchet "for attempting to bump off Mr Mr. Fizzwidget".]]



* CuteClumsyGirl: Angela has some aspects of this. [[spoiler: And it's even evident before her reveal.]]

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* CuteClumsyGirl: Angela has some aspects of this. [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And it's even evident before her reveal.]]



** On Boldan, Ratchet mows down countless numbers of heavily armed Thugs-4-Less mooks--and when he's cornered by the Thug Leader and two normal mooks to be falsely arrested for "attempting to bump off Mr. Fizzwidget" [[note]] Nevermind that the Fizzwidget they were about to attack is blatantly a robot, but it's really just a flimsy excuse for the Thugs to get Ratchet out of Megacorp's way [[/note]], they throw in the towel without even putting up a fight.

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** On Boldan, Ratchet mows down countless numbers of heavily armed Thugs-4-Less mooks--and when he's cornered by the Thug Leader and two normal mooks to be falsely arrested for "attempting to bump off Mr. Fizzwidget" [[note]] Nevermind [[note]]Nevermind that the Fizzwidget they were about to attack is blatantly a robot, but it's really just a flimsy excuse for the Thugs to get Ratchet out of Megacorp's way [[/note]], they throw in the towel without even putting up a fight.



* EvilLaugh: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]], when Ratchet and Clank reach the Thugs-4-Less base world, and encounter the Thug leader standing atop a HumongousMecha, who is laughing maniacally:
-->'''Ratchet:''' What's so funny?
-->'''Thug Leader:''' Er... Nothing, I guess.

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* EvilLaugh: EvilLaugh:
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[[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]], when Ratchet and Clank reach the Thugs-4-Less base world, and encounter the Thug leader standing atop a HumongousMecha, who is laughing maniacally:
-->'''Ratchet:''' --->'''Ratchet:''' What's so funny?
-->'''Thug --->'''Thug Leader:''' Er... Nothing, I guess.



* ItMayHelpYouOnYourQuest: The Qwark action figure comes off as this [[spoiler: if you haven't found the secret area on Todano where the fan boy lives]].

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* ItMayHelpYouOnYourQuest: The Qwark action figure comes off as this [[spoiler: if [[spoiler:if you haven't found the secret area on Todano where the fan boy lives]].



* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: The second arena announcer refers to the titular duo as "Ratchet... and some metal guy." (Winning a battle: "Ratchet and the metal guy win the prize!") It's still a big step up from the first announcer, who always referred to Ratchet as "This...guy."

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* MyFriendsAndZoidberg: The second arena announcer refers to the titular duo as "Ratchet... and some metal guy." (Winning a battle: "Ratchet and the metal guy win the prize!") It's still a big step up from the first announcer, who always referred to Ratchet as "This...guy."" ("This guy's on a rampage!")
28th Mar '16 5:35:20 PM BattleMaster
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** The Zodiac. It can insta-kill virtually anything that isn't a late boss battle, and takes out all enemies onscreen with just one shot. However, not only does it only have four ammo slots, but the price of each shot at a vendor is ''ten thousand'' bolts. It's only the fact that the ammo can be gained more cheaply at an ammo box that prevents this weapon from simply being useless.

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** The Zodiac. It can insta-kill virtually anything that isn't a late boss battle, and takes out all enemies onscreen with just one shot. However, not only does it only have four ammo slots, but the price of each shot at a vendor is ''ten thousand'' bolts. It also locks you in place while firing (which takes a short time, and will fail to fire if Ratchet takes damage before it goes off. It's only the fact that the ammo can be gained more cheaply at an ammo box that prevents this weapon from simply being useless. It's still the absolute worst superweapon of any game in the series by a long shot.
21st Mar '16 6:03:07 AM MegaMarioMan
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* DepartmentOfReduncancyDepartment: In Challenge Mode, you can buy the Mega forms of your weapons. Some of them already have Mega in the name, resulting in Ratchet owning a Mega Megarocket Cannon and a Mega Megaturret Glove.

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* DepartmentOfReduncancyDepartment: DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment: In Challenge Mode, you can buy the Mega forms of your weapons. Some of them already have Mega in the name, resulting in Ratchet owning a Mega Megarocket Cannon and a Mega Megaturret Glove.
21st Mar '16 6:02:50 AM MegaMarioMan
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* DepartmentOfReduncancyDepartment: In Challenge Mode, you can buy the Mega forms of your weapons. Some of them already have Mega in the name, resulting in Ratchet owning a Mega Megarocket Cannon and a Mega Megaturret Glove.
14th Mar '16 10:32:16 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* TooDumbToLive: The Thugs-4-Less Leader chews out Ratchet and Clank live from his headquarters ''right in front of a screen detailing his exact location''. Brilliantly lampshaded by an incredulous Clank.
14th Mar '16 5:58:46 AM MegaMarioMan
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* ChargedAttack: The upgraded Mini-Rocket Tube, the Mega-Rocket Cannon, can be charged to fire up to 4 rockets at once.

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* ChargedAttack: The upgraded Mini-Rocket Minirocket Tube, aka the Mega-Rocket Megarocket Cannon, can be charged to fire up to 4 rockets at once.once.
* CheekCopy: One of the pictures from Clank's Day at Insomniac has the Mathematician doing this.


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* CouldntFindALighter: One of the pictures from Clank's Day at Insomniac has an MSR II (the flamethrower robot) lighting a cigarette for Dan Johnson.
13th Mar '16 6:50:23 AM Prinzenick
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* SelfImposedChallenge: Beating the game with the bare minimum of weaponry--your Wrench, the Heavy Lancer and Mini-Nuke, and the Heavy Bouncer.
8th Mar '16 12:36:37 PM MegaMarioMan
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* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: The Mothership battle on Damosel's moon. You're thrust into the boss battle the moment you land, with no explanation, and it's [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment never mentioned again.]] You do get a useful item out of it, though.

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* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: The Mothership battle on Damosel's moon. You're thrust into the You use Giant Clank to fight in a boss battle the moment you land, with a giant UFO that spawns UFO-headed robots, with no explanation, and it's [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment never mentioned again.]] You do get a useful item out of it, the Mapper for your trouble, though.



* GravityScrew: The Jamming Array, the Dobbo moon, and the Damosel moon. Ratchet explores the first one only; Giant Clank is needed to navigate the last two.

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* GravityScrew: GravityScrew:
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The Jamming Array, the Dobbo moon, and the Damosel moon. Ratchet explores the first one only; Giant Clank is needed to navigate the last two.



* HadTheSillyThingInReverse: [[spoiler: Why the Helix-o-morph backfires at first; Qwark had the batteries in backwards.]]

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* HadTheSillyThingInReverse: [[spoiler: Why [[spoiler:Why the Helix-o-morph backfires at first; Qwark had the batteries in backwards.]]



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: Captain Qwark's plan to pacify the protopet and take credit for "saving" the galaxy from it backfires horribly when using the helix-o-morph causes it to become a giant monster and eat him.]]

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: Captain Qwark's plan to pacify the protopet Protopet and take credit for "saving" the galaxy from it backfires horribly when using the helix-o-morph causes it to become a giant monster and eat him.]]
4th Mar '16 8:43:16 AM MegaMarioMan
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* DiscOneFinalBoss: The Thief. Especially conspicuous, as the health and defence stats make this boss one of the easiest in the entire game to beat despite the build-up.

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* DiscOneFinalBoss: The Thief. Especially conspicuous, as the health and defence defense stats make this boss one of the easiest in the entire game to beat despite the build-up.


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* DoubleCaper: At first, Ratchet is hired by Abercrombie Fizzwidget, CEO of Megacorp, to retrieve a mysterious experiment from a more mysterious thief who stole it. After successfully getting it and returning it to Fizzwidget, he starts trying to get rid of the duo. After that, [[WellIntentionedExtremist the thief]] reveals the reason why he stole it, and convinces Ratchet and Clank to try and get it back from Fizzwidget before the (very violent) experiment can be put on the market.
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