History VideoGame / RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal

7th Apr '18 12:47:58 AM MegaMarioMan
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* TheFunInFuneral: [[spoiler:[[FakeUltimateHero Captain Qwark's]]]] memorial features not only Ratchet (who knew damn well that the deceased was about as heroic as [[BuffySpeak something not very heroic]]) and listing their "wonderful qualities" as including being really tall and having a chin with "kind of a butt shape", but also has Clank ([[spoiler:actually [[EvilTwin Klunk]]]]) responding to the Galactic President's heartfelt speech with "What a load of [[CurseCutShort bullsh-]]".
-->'''Ratchet:''' And he had a unique... "fashion sense"...
2nd Feb '18 3:23:06 PM Psychadelico
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** Also to the first game, where Ratchet is hired by Gadgetron, only to be disappointed to learn that the employee discount doesn't kick in for another two years. Well, two annual installments later, and if the player has a save file of the original game, they get a 10% discount on all weapons in the game (not sold by Slim Cognito).
1st Feb '18 11:39:29 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** [[WhipItGood Plasma/Quantum Whip]]. It is a melee weapon that ''needs ammunition'' and it is very weak even among starting weapons. Needless to say, it won't see much use outside of crowd control.
*** It does have [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap one thing]] going for it though. The whip, like the wrench, can be thrown, which allows it to hit whole groups of enemies two-to-three times each, for a single ammo. This puts it about on par with the [[ThrowDownTheBomblet Nitro Launcher]] in terms of damage, albeit being much ''much'' [[DifficultButAwesome more finicky to use]].
1st Feb '18 11:33:07 PM Psychadelico
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** Fully upgraded Ultrashield Launcher returns fire to enemies and can drain health from enemies and restore it to Ratchet, but the former is weak and the latter doesn't work unless Ratchet is close to one of shields (enemies thankfully don't need to be that close to shield). Also the shields are stationary and don't give any indication of when they will wear off, meaning your protective barrier can fade away at any time, exposing you to shots.
%%* BareYourMidriff: Courtney Gears.

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*** It does have [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap one thing]] going for it though. The whip, like the wrench, can be thrown, which allows it to hit whole groups of enemies two-to-three times each, for a single ammo. This puts it about on par with the [[ThrowDownTheBomblet Nitro Launcher]] in terms of damage, albeit being much ''much'' [[DifficultButAwesome more finicky to use]].
** Fully A fully upgraded Ultrashield Launcher returns fire to enemies and can drain health from enemies and restore it to Ratchet, but the former is weak and the latter doesn't work unless Ratchet is close to one of shields (enemies thankfully don't need to be that close to shield). Also the shields are stationary and don't give any indication of when they will wear off, meaning your protective barrier can fade away at any time, exposing you to shots.
%%* ** From a meta standpoint, the game's three control schemes (normal, lock-strafe and first-person) can be placed on the quick-select menu. Theoretically, this allows players to switch between the three modes on the fly to take advantage of their specialties (platforming and crowd control, general combat, and precision aiming, respectively). In practice, it's a good way to invoke DamnYouMuscleMemory, since each mode has wildly different button layouts (including altering the ''jump and fire'' buttons).
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BareYourMidriff: Courtney Gears.Gears, sort of. Her [[RobotGirl chassis design]] is certainly meant to invoke the effect.



* ChargedAttack: Shock Blaster from V2 onward.

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* ChargedAttack: Shock Blaster from V2 onward. By V5, its a full blown WaveMotionGun.
22nd Jan '18 7:16:40 PM Prinzenick
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* SelfImposedChallenge: Beating the game using ''only'' the wrench. [[https://youtu.be/Pw_gzDmU6f0 Yes, its been done]] (although using the lightsaber cheat code makes it significantly easier).

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* SelfImposedChallenge: Beating the game using while ''only'' using the wrench. [[https://youtu.be/Pw_gzDmU6f0 Yes, its been done]] (although using the lightsaber cheat code makes it significantly easier).
22nd Jan '18 2:02:32 PM Prinzenick
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* SelfImposedChallenge: Beating the game using ''only'' the wrench. [[https://youtu.be/Pw_gzDmU6f0 Yes, its been done]] (although using the lightsaber cheat code makes it significantly easier).
18th Jan '18 2:21:05 PM Prinzenick
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* NoOSHACompliance: In the ''Shadow of the Robot'' vid-comic, Qwark has to trek through Dr. Nefarious' secret base on planet Magmos, which looks like a factory with lava randomly pouring everywhere. Nefarious himself [[LampshadeHanging ponders why the base is so needlessly unsafe]] ([[HypocriticalHumor ironic considering its probably Nefarious himself who did]]).
-->'''Nefarious''': "Who designed this place, anyway?!"
-->'''[[GentlemanSnarker Lawrence]]''': "Doesn't seem very practical, does it sir?"
5th Jan '18 8:07:41 PM Prinzenick
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* DamageSpongeBoss: The final fight against Dr. Nefarious. He is extremely resilient, and there are no shortcuts to bringing him down--even the Plasma Coil barely puts a scratch on him. Just throw everything in your arsenal at him and dodge his attacks as much as possible.
30th Dec '17 5:48:37 AM MysteriousZorua1994
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* BookEnds: The game starts and ends with the cast watching "Secret Agent Clank", with the opening showing a new episode, and the final cutscene before the credits showing a movie.
10th Nov '17 7:18:38 AM MegaMarioMan
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* ButForMeItWasTuesday: A rare heroic example of the villainous variant. [[spoiler: Courtney Gears]] has a VillainousBreakdown in the middle of their boss fight, when Ratchet kills their favorite [[spoiler: dancer]]. Of course, to the player (and presumably Ratchet as well), said [[spoiler: dancer]] looked completely identical to any of the number of mooks they'd been mowing down for the entire fight.

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* ButForMeItWasTuesday: A rare heroic example of the villainous variant. [[spoiler: Courtney [[spoiler:Courtney Gears]] has a VillainousBreakdown in the middle of their boss fight, when Ratchet kills their favorite [[spoiler: dancer]]. [[spoiler:dancer]]. Of course, to the player (and presumably Ratchet as well), said [[spoiler: dancer]] [[spoiler:dancer]] looked completely identical to any of the number of mooks they'd been mowing down for the entire fight.



* WidelySpacedJailBars: There is a containment area on the Starship Phoenix with bars like these. The PlayerCharacter actually can walk between the bars, but the [[NonPlayerCharacter NPCs]] in there never think of escaping this way. To be fair though, the area is used to contain Quark, who is much bigger than Ratchet and can't escape from it, meaning it's also TailorMadePrison.

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* WidelySpacedJailBars: There is a containment area on the Starship Phoenix with bars like these. The PlayerCharacter actually can walk between the bars, but the [[NonPlayerCharacter NPCs]] in there never think of escaping this way. To be fair though, the area is used to contain Quark, Qwark, who is much bigger than Ratchet and can't escape from it, meaning it's also TailorMadePrison.
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