History YMMV / RatchetAndClankGoingCommando

29th Oct '17 3:14:14 PM RandomNumberReactor
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** NewGamePlus has Clank Zapper. It costs as much as [[InfinityPlusOneSword R.Y.N.O II]], except is completely useless even when compared to prequel weapons and in fact, even non-Mega Tesla Barrier is probably stronger. The other issue is that there is no indication whether it's still active besides Clank's attacks, and when you'll get it for first time you'll probably waste a ton of ammo just trying to activate it because you won't realize it already is. The developers probably realized this too, because it is not needed even for HundredPercentCompletition.

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** NewGamePlus has Clank Zapper. It costs as much as [[InfinityPlusOneSword R.Y.N.O II]], except is completely useless even when compared to prequel weapons and in fact, even non-Mega Tesla Barrier is probably stronger. The other issue is that there is no indication whether it's still active besides Clank's attacks, and when you'll get it for first time you'll probably waste a ton of ammo just trying to activate it because you won't realize it already is. The developers probably realized this too, because it is not needed even for HundredPercentCompletition.HundredPercentCompletion.
29th Oct '17 3:13:36 PM RandomNumberReactor
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** NewGamePlus has Clank Zapper. It costs as much as [[InfinityPlusOneSword R.Y.N.O II]], except is completely useless even when compared to prequel weapons and in fact, even non-Mega Tesla Barrier is probably stronger. The other issue is that there is no indication whether it's still active besides Clank's attacks, and when you'll get it for first time you'll probably waste a ton of ammo just trying to activate it because you won't realize it already is. The developers probably realized this too, because it is not needed even for OneHundredPercentCompletition.

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** NewGamePlus has Clank Zapper. It costs as much as [[InfinityPlusOneSword R.Y.N.O II]], except is completely useless even when compared to prequel weapons and in fact, even non-Mega Tesla Barrier is probably stronger. The other issue is that there is no indication whether it's still active besides Clank's attacks, and when you'll get it for first time you'll probably waste a ton of ammo just trying to activate it because you won't realize it already is. The developers probably realized this too, because it is not needed even for OneHundredPercentCompletition.HundredPercentCompletition.
29th Oct '17 3:12:54 PM RandomNumberReactor
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** NewGamePlus has Clank Zapper. It costs as much as [[InfinityPlusOneSword R.Y.N.O II]], except is completely useless even when compared to prequel weapons and in fact, even non-Mega Tesla Barrier is probably stronger. The other issue is that there is no indication whether it's still active besides Clank's attacks, and when you'll get it for first time you'll probably waste a ton of ammo just trying to activate it because you won't realize it already is. The developers probably realized this too, because it is not needed even for OneHundredPercentCompletition.
24th Aug '17 11:30:14 PM Thepenguinking2
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* AnticlimaxBoss: [[GoodBadBugs Amusingly]], the ''final two bosses'' can both be taken down before the fight even begins, due to them both appearing on the map before the battle and still being damagable in this state. See [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaqOZbivZy4 here]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3D5UDohVgk here.]] These were fixed in the HD version, however.

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* AnticlimaxBoss: [[GoodBadBugs Amusingly]], the ''final two bosses'' can both be taken down before the fight even begins, due to them both appearing on the map before the battle and still being damagable in this state. See [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaqOZbivZy4 here]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3D5UDohVgk here.]] These were The latter was fixed in the HD version, however.



** Well, the incident of Oozla looked more like an accident (sure she did basically steal a map at gunpoint but she probably didn't realize that the thugs turned off the outpost's defenses) but everything else is pretty much a good explanation.



** The Spiderbot Glove, while usually ignored, can make some levels like Silver City on Boldan considerably easier. It is pretty strong and cheap for the point of game it is obtained (and later it can be strengthened further by Acid Mod) and it allows to engage enemies with Ratchet safely hiding behind corner or barricade, and enemies never think about destroying the drone. While holding only 8 ammo, the boxes restore generous 3 ammos, making it sustainable to be continually used. It then [[EvolvingAttack upgrades]] into Tankbot Glove, transforming it from mere guided explosive into {{Attack Drone}}, which while useless against airborne and scripted enemies, can engage everything else and ''especially'' can destroy one of [[ThatOneBoss more annoying bosses]] ridiculously easy.

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** The Spiderbot Glove, while usually ignored, can make some levels like Silver City on Boldan considerably easier. It is pretty strong and cheap for the point of game it is obtained (and later it can be strengthened further by Acid Mod) and it allows to engage enemies with Ratchet safely hiding behind corner or barricade, and enemies never think about destroying the drone. While holding only 8 ammo, the boxes restore generous 3 ammos, making it sustainable to be continually used. It then [[EvolvingAttack upgrades]] into Tankbot Glove, transforming it from mere guided explosive into {{Attack Drone}}, AttackDrone, which while useless against airborne and scripted enemies, can engage everything else and ''especially'' can destroy one of [[ThatOneBoss more annoying bosses]] ridiculously easy.



** By using the above glitch, you can actually make it pretty far in the game without having to retrieve Clank. If you make it to Joba and buy the Levitator, you ''can'' still use it... it's just that you don't have Clank, which hilariously leads to Ratchet magically levitating through the air.

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** By using the above glitch, you can actually make it pretty far in the game without having to retrieve Clank.Clank[[labelnote:*]]Up until Aranos, where there's an event flag to give you Clank again[[/labelnote]]. If you make it to Joba and buy the Levitator, you ''can'' still use it... it's just that you don't have Clank, which hilariously leads to Ratchet magically levitating through the air.



** Like in the previous game, you can clip through walls by using the Decoy Glove, allowing you to skip large portions of the game really easily.



** Collecting the moonstones on Grelbin. The crystal-gathering sidequest on Tabora had similar problems, but at least the enemies there were manageable.

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** Collecting the moonstones on Grelbin.Grelbin, as they're hard to find and protected by [[DemonicSpiders Y.E.T.I.s]] and [[BossInMookClothing Arctic Leviathans]]. The crystal-gathering sidequest on Tabora had similar problems, but at least the enemies there were manageable. Downplayed, though, as the Mapper shows where the moonstones are, making it much less of a trek to find them.
12th Jun '17 7:08:42 AM Piterpicher
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*** The PlaystationVita port accidentally makes them even harder, as the Vita has a much more sensitive analog stick, although setting camera speed to slow seems to ease it up a bit. (Unless it's just placebo.)

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*** The PlaystationVita UsefulNotes/PlaystationVita port accidentally makes them even harder, as the Vita has a much more sensitive analog stick, although setting camera speed to slow seems to ease it up a bit. (Unless it's just placebo.)
29th May '17 2:48:35 PM RandomNumberReactor
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** The "Dukes Up" on Dobbo's Moon against [[spoiler: Thug Leader]] isn't really difficult, but extremely annoying. You have to destroy his mech only by melee attacks. Problem is, his mech is faster than Giant Clank and [[GetBackHereBoss always runs away from you]], so you'll have to wait when he flies up, uses missile or bomb attack, then flies back to ground, because he is immobile during landing phase, giving you opportunity to attack. This also means you'll be eating his attacks a lot, and while restoring health is easy by taking out Thug Choppers here, it means you'll have to break your pursuit to restore your health, making the fight even longer.
29th May '17 12:38:45 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* CharacterRerailment: After the poor reception Ratchet received from the previous game, Insomniac Games replaced his obnoxious and self serving personality from the first game with the much more heroic and altruistic one that he would have for the rest of the series.



* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: After the poor reception Ratchet received from the previous game, Insomniac Games replaced his obnoxious and self serving personality from the first game with the much more heroic and altruistic one that he would have for the rest of the series.



* WinBackTheCrowd: Despite the huge success of the first game, Ratchet's attitude and SkewedPriorities left many fans disdainful of his character. This game answered for all of those issues and finally cemented Ratchet as a much nobler hero for most fans.
29th May '17 12:35:20 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** The Shield Charger is a magnificent example of MagikarpPower. It's initially weak and almost useless, it protects you from damage and does minor damage to enemies you touch. Stick with it though and it becomes the Tesla Barrier, which shoots lightning to zap any enemy that gets close to you, and it does good damage with it too. It noticeably helps against the above mentioned DemonicSpider Y.E.T.I.

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** The Shield Charger is a magnificent example of MagikarpPower. It's initially weak and almost useless, it protects you from damage and does minor damage to enemies you touch. Stick with it though and it becomes the Tesla Barrier, which shoots lightning to zap any enemy that gets close to you, and it does good damage with it too. It noticeably helps against the above mentioned DemonicSpider Y.E.T.I.



** The Spiderbot Glove, while usually ignored, can make some levels like Silver City on Boldan considerably easier. It is pretty strong and cheap for the point of game it is obtained (and later it can be strengthened further by Acid Mod) and it allows to engage enemies with Ratchet safely hiding behind corner or barricade, and enemies never think about destroying the drone. While holding only 8 ammo, the boxes restore generous 3 ammos, making it sustainable to be continually used. It then [[EvolvingAttack upgrades]] into Tankbot Glove, transforming it from mere guided explosive into {{Attack Drone}}, which while useless against airborne and scripted enemies, can engage everything else and ''especially'' can destroy one of [[ThatOneBoss more annoying bosses]] ridiculously easy (see {{Anticlimax Boss}} entry).

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** The Spiderbot Glove, while usually ignored, can make some levels like Silver City on Boldan considerably easier. It is pretty strong and cheap for the point of game it is obtained (and later it can be strengthened further by Acid Mod) and it allows to engage enemies with Ratchet safely hiding behind corner or barricade, and enemies never think about destroying the drone. While holding only 8 ammo, the boxes restore generous 3 ammos, making it sustainable to be continually used. It then [[EvolvingAttack upgrades]] into Tankbot Glove, transforming it from mere guided explosive into {{Attack Drone}}, which while useless against airborne and scripted enemies, can engage everything else and ''especially'' can destroy one of [[ThatOneBoss more annoying bosses]] ridiculously easy (see {{Anticlimax Boss}} entry).easy.
29th May '17 12:29:48 PM RandomNumberReactor
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** The Spiderbot Glove, while usually ignored, can make some levels like Silver City on Boldan considerably easier. It is pretty strong and cheap for the point of game it is obtained (and later it can be strengthened further by Acid Mod) and it allows to engage enemies with Ratchet safely hiding behind corner or barricade, and enemies never think about destroying the drone. While holding only 8 ammo, the boxes restore generous 3 ammos, making it sustainable to be continually used. It then [[EvolvingAttack upgrades]] into Tankbot Glove, transfroming it from guided explosive into true {{Attack Drone}}, which while useless against airborne and scripted enemies, can engage everything else and ''especially'' can destroy one of [[ThatOneBoss more annoying bosses]] ridiculously easy (see {{Anticlimax Boss}} entry).

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** The Spiderbot Glove, while usually ignored, can make some levels like Silver City on Boldan considerably easier. It is pretty strong and cheap for the point of game it is obtained (and later it can be strengthened further by Acid Mod) and it allows to engage enemies with Ratchet safely hiding behind corner or barricade, and enemies never think about destroying the drone. While holding only 8 ammo, the boxes restore generous 3 ammos, making it sustainable to be continually used. It then [[EvolvingAttack upgrades]] into Tankbot Glove, transfroming transforming it from mere guided explosive into true {{Attack Drone}}, which while useless against airborne and scripted enemies, can engage everything else and ''especially'' can destroy one of [[ThatOneBoss more annoying bosses]] ridiculously easy (see {{Anticlimax Boss}} entry).
29th May '17 12:28:37 PM RandomNumberReactor
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** The Spiderbot Glove, while usually ignored, can make some levels like Silver City on Boldan considerably easier. It is pretty strong and cheap for the point of game it is obtained (and later it can be strengthened further by Acid Mod) and it allows to engage enemies with Ratchet safely hiding behind corner or barricade, and enemies never think about destroying the drone. While holding only 8 ammo, the boxes restore generous 3 ammos, making it sustainable to be continually used. It then [[EvolvingAttack upgrades]] into Tankbot Glove, transfroming it from guided explosive into true {{Attack Drone}}, which while useless against airborne and scripted enemies, can engage everything else and ''especially'' can destroy one of [[ThatOneBoss more annoying bosses]] ridiculously easy (see {{Anticlimax Boss}} entry).
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