History VideoGame / RatchetDeadlocked

15th Apr '18 6:36:53 AM RandomNumberReactor
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** One of skillpoints on Torval requires you to beat any mission on Exterminator difficulty. It also has a mission which consists of following on hoverbike and shooting down twelve drones. They don't attack you at all, so the only danger comes from explosive barrels that are easy enough to avoid or shoot down, making it a cinch even on hardest difficulty.
** Skillpoints in general, besides the three that require you to play at Exterminator difficulty, can be done on any difficulty level. Needless to say the lowest one makes any of them much easier.
15th Apr '18 5:36:56 AM RandomNumberReactor
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* TooAwesomeToUse: Harbinger. While it can [[OneHitKO onsehot]] almost everything outside bosses, it can hold only 3 ammo without any alpha mod and it is only weapon which ammo does ''not'' spawn in boxes or as an enemy drop. Use it wisely.

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* TooAwesomeToUse: Harbinger. While it can [[OneHitKO onsehot]] oneshot]] almost everything outside bosses, it can hold only 3 ammo without any alpha mod and it is only weapon which ammo does ''not'' spawn in boxes or as an enemy drop. Use it wisely.
15th Apr '18 5:36:22 AM RandomNumberReactor
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* TooAwesomeToUse: Harbinger. While it can [[OneHitKO onsehot]] almost everything outside bosses, it can hold only 3 ammo without any alpha mod and it is only weapon which ammo does ''not'' spawn in boxes or as an enemy drop. Use it wisely.
15th Apr '18 5:34:11 AM RandomNumberReactor
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** While series trademark weapon R.Y.N.O. doesn't appear here, it is mentionned in Harbinger's description as being Vox Industries' [[InfinityPlusOneSword answer]] to it.
15th Feb '18 2:41:57 AM Uyyy
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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Oddly averted - Vox sticks by Ace and keeps trying to push Ace Hardlight merchandise even after it's become apparent that his popularity is tanking and Ratchet's is skyrocketing. He even tries to sabotage Ratchet's image by having Vox News run a ([[BlatantLies poorly-done]]) smear campaign against him. Literally the only time Vox ever even ''considers'' making Ratchet the new face of Dreadzone is when [[spoiler: Ace ''dies''.]]
13th Feb '18 5:38:29 PM MegaMarioMan
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** The Freeze Mod also qualifies due to being available as early as Kronos and for its sheer game breaking nature when combined with crowd control weapons (i.e. the Scorpian Flail) or powerful weapons like the Fusion Rifle (which is also available alongside it on Kronos). Even the dreaded Executioners and Laserbacks don't stand a chance against you with the latter combo.
** Speaking of which, the Fusion Rifle itself counts, with or without the Freeze Mod. While a tad pricey, its deals jaw dropping damage out of the gate and becomes one of the strongest weapons in the game with upgrades, [[NoScope works just as well as a normal weapon as a long range weapon]] due to its accuracy, and it can oneshot pretty much any foe outside of an Executioner, and even those guys can be mowed down in one or two hits. Its only real handicap is its low ammo capacity and slow rate of fire.

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** The Freeze Mod also qualifies due to being available as early as Kronos and for its sheer game breaking nature when combined with crowd control weapons (i.e. the Scorpian Scorpion Flail) or powerful weapons like the Fusion Rifle (which is also available alongside it on Kronos). Even the dreaded Executioners and Laserbacks don't stand a chance against you with the latter combo.
** Speaking of which, the Fusion Rifle itself counts, with or without the Freeze Mod. While a tad pricey, its it deals jaw dropping damage out of the gate and becomes one of the strongest weapons in the game with upgrades, [[NoScope works just as well as a normal weapon as a long range weapon]] due to its accuracy, and it can oneshot one-shot pretty much any foe outside of an Executioner, and even those guys can be mowed down in one or two hits. Its only real handicap is its low ammo capacity and slow rate of fire.



* EpicFlail: The Scorpion/Leviathan Flail. Heck, one of the trophies in the [=PS3=] release for getting a Skill Point for killing enemies with the eponymous weapon is even named "Epic-Flail".

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* EpicFlail: The Scorpion/Leviathan Flail. Heck, Looks like a normal, if futuristic, flail... until you press the fire button and it slams the ground in front of you in a huge radius. It even gets lampshaded by one of the trophies in the [=PS3=] release for getting a Skill Point for killing enemies with relating to the eponymous weapon is even named weapon, "Epic-Flail".



* GameBreakingBug: In the PS2 version, there is a nasty show stopping glitch that can randomly occur either when you start or finish a challenge, which slows the game to an unbelievable crawl (as in, 1 frame every minute or two slow). Trying to exit out of the game without letting it go through this and return to normal (which can take at minimum a ''half hour'') will mess up your save file--the story campaign remains unchanged, but you lose all of your Dread Points that you've gotten up to that point (and the opening cutscene and early expositionary dialogue still play as if you're on the first level), making the game impossible to finish and forcing you to start a new save file. It is strongly recommended you keep at least two separate save files in preparation for this. And to add insult to injury, this was ''not'' fixed in the HD collection.

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* GameBreakingBug: In the PS2 [=PS2=] version, there is a nasty show stopping glitch that can randomly occur either when you start or finish a challenge, which slows the game to an unbelievable crawl (as in, 1 frame every minute or two slow). Trying to exit out of the game without letting it go through this and return to normal (which can take at minimum a ''half hour'') will mess up your save file--the story campaign remains unchanged, but you lose all of your Dread Points that you've gotten up to that point (and the opening cutscene and early expositionary dialogue still play as if you're on the first level), making the game impossible to finish and forcing you to start a new save file. It is strongly recommended you keep at least two separate save files in preparation for this. And to add insult to injury, this was ''not'' fixed in the HD collection.



* HateSink:
** Ace Hardlight, who somehow manages to be even more loathsome than the bloodthirsty Gleeman Vox. He's an [[SmallNameBigEgo arrogant, cocky]], cold blooded and [[{{Sadist}} sadistic]] scumbag who [[SellOut willingly sold out his heroism to Vox]], all for the [[OnlyInItForTheMoney thrill of fame and fortune]] and the chance to [[BloodKnight kill or maim whoever he wanted for kicks]]. He has absolutely nothing remotely likable or humurous about his personality—everyone in universe hates him, even his ''own boss'', who can't even give away his merchandise. Even his JacobMarleyWarning does nothing to mitigate how vile and unlikable he is. When Ratchet [[DisneyDeath (supposedly)]] kills him, absolutely nobody mourns his loss.

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* HateSink:
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HateSink: Ace Hardlight, who somehow manages to be even more loathsome than the bloodthirsty Gleeman Vox. He's an [[SmallNameBigEgo arrogant, cocky]], cold blooded and [[{{Sadist}} sadistic]] scumbag who [[SellOut willingly sold out his heroism to Vox]], all for the [[OnlyInItForTheMoney thrill of fame and fortune]] and the chance to [[BloodKnight kill or maim whoever he wanted for kicks]]. He has absolutely nothing remotely likable or humurous about his personality—everyone in universe hates him, even his ''own boss'', who can't even give away his merchandise. Even his JacobMarleyWarning does nothing to mitigate how vile and unlikable he is. When Ratchet [[DisneyDeath (supposedly)]] kills him, absolutely nobody mourns his loss.



* HollywoodAcid: Enemies hit by Acid Mod will be drenched with green highly corrosive hydrofluoric acid that does [[DamageOverTime damage over time]].

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* HollywoodAcid: Enemies hit by the Acid Mod will be drenched with green highly corrosive hydrofluoric acid that does [[DamageOverTime damage over time]].



* KentBrockmanNews: Dallas and Juanita[[note]]Essentially the Darla Gratch of this game.[[/note]], whether actually on the news or announcing.

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* KentBrockmanNews: Dallas and Juanita[[note]]Essentially Juanita[[note]]essentially the Darla Gratch of this game.[[/note]], game[[/note]], whether actually on the news or announcing.



* KillSat: The Harbinger/Supernova is quite powerful. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djvINow08kg Observe.]]



* KillSat: The Harbinger/Supernova is quite powerful. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djvINow08kg Observe.]]



* MagicCountdown: Averted, oddly enough, by the Battle Dome's final self-destruct sequence. In [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCFKaVPnIeg this]] video, the station is stated to have 60 seconds at 35:30, and the station does indeed detonate at 36:30.

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* MagicCountdown: Averted, oddly enough, by the Battle Dome's final self-destruct sequence. In [[https://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCFKaVPnIeg this]] video, the station is stated to have 60 seconds at 35:30, and the station does indeed detonate at 36:30.
4th Feb '18 7:09:36 PM Prinzenick
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* WeWillNotUsePhotoshopInTheFuture: Dallas and Juanita's photos used in their smear campaign against Ratchet are obviously doctored by physical means, including feats like taping a cutout of Ratchet's head onto a bodybuilder and a gangster (with the tape plainly visible) and scribbling horns and a goatee onto Clank.

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* WeWillNotUsePhotoshopInTheFuture: Dallas and Juanita's photos used in their PlayedForLaughs. As part of Dreadzone's [[BlatantLies increasingly transparent]] [[MaliciousSlander smear campaign against him]], newscasters Dallas and Juanita blatantly doctor photos to make it look like Ratchet are obviously doctored by physical means, including feats like taping is taking part in various misdeeds, such as being a gangster or using banned performance enhancing drugs to cheat in their tournaments. In one of their photos, you can clearly see the tape attaching the cutout of Ratchet's head onto a bodybuilder it, and one is just a gangster (with the tape plainly visible) and scribbling picture of Clank with devil horns and a goatee scribbled onto Clank. it.
4th Feb '18 6:48:14 PM Prinzenick
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* WeWillNotUsePhotoshopInTheFuture: Dallas and Juanita's photos used in their smear campaign against Ratchet are obviously doctored by physical means, including feats like taping a cutout of Ratchet's head onto a bodybuilder and a gangster (with the tape plainly visible) and scribbling horns and a goatee onto Clank.
4th Feb '18 9:16:51 AM Prinzenick
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** A few nods to ''Up Your Arsenal'' pop up. Shellshock is mentioned to have taken part in the Obani Moon Wars, and Dallas mentions that he should've gotten a job at Annihilation Nation. Courtney Gears' encounter with Ratchet and Clank is brought up, and Al does a jig to her "Death to Squishies" song. [[spoiler:Dr. Nefarious and Lawrence get a cameo appearance in the post-credits cutscene, still stuck on an asteroid.]]

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** A ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando Going Commando]]'' gets a few nods too. Vox uses a payload of Megacorp Blade Balls as mooks for you to ''Up fight. The Miniturret Launcher is mentioned to be plagiarized from the Miniturret Glove. Both Al and Captain Sharshield are shown having an unupgraded Lancer in their possession.
** There are a lot of nods to ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankUpYourArsenal Up
Your Arsenal'' pop up.Arsenal]]''. Shellshock is mentioned to have taken part in the Obani Moon Wars, and Dallas mentions that he should've gotten a job at Annihilation Nation. Courtney Gears' encounter with Ratchet and Clank is brought up, and Al does a jig to her "Death to Squishies" song. Merc mentions owning a VG-9000 game console. Hydro Girl is mentioned to come from Aquatos. [[spoiler:Dr. Nefarious and Lawrence get a cameo appearance in the post-credits cutscene, still stuck on an asteroid.]]
4th Feb '18 9:02:35 AM Prinzenick
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* ContinuityNod:
** Theres a couple nods to [[VideoGame/RatchetAndClank2002 the original game.]] The first Dreadzone commercial has a Tyhrranoid turning into a Psytopus enemy from Pokitaru. Orxon also reappears as a Dreadzone course.
** A few nods to ''Up Your Arsenal'' pop up. Shellshock is mentioned to have taken part in the Obani Moon Wars, and Dallas mentions that he should've gotten a job at Annihilation Nation. Courtney Gears' encounter with Ratchet and Clank is brought up, and Al does a jig to her "Death to Squishies" song. [[spoiler:Dr. Nefarious and Lawrence get a cameo appearance in the post-credits cutscene, still stuck on an asteroid.]]
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