Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus

28 critics

Score Distribution

9.00 to 10.0
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Ben MooreNov 15, 2013
This parade of ever-changing scenarios complements the standard, but still great Ratchet and Clank combat that’s bolstered by several creative additions. The Netherbeast lets you call forth a giant ethereal creature that chomps away with massive teeth, and the Winterizer plays Christmas music as you transform victims into adorable snowmen. As with other games in the series, the arsenal is playful, surprising, and effective.
Blair InglisNov 11, 2013
If you’re a fan of Ratchet & Clank, you don’t want to miss out on Nexus. If you’ve been craving a more traditional entry to the series since A Crack In Time, then this will suit you perfectly. It’s not the longest or best game in the series, but it’s a budget title and full of fan service, though that may turn non-fans away and it’s hardly the best entry point into this universe. It’s simply a wonderful adventure for the duo, featuring almost everything you could want from Ratchet & Clank and bringing some brilliant new mechanics which advance the series in the correct way.
Chris CarterNov 11, 2013
Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus doesn't make great strides to change up the series, but fans won't be disappointed. Nexus is short, sweet, and to the point, with hardly a dull moment in sight, making it a fitting conclusion to the Future series. When you add in the fact that the game is budget priced and you get Quest for Booty for free, it only sweetens the deal.
Cam SheaNov 11, 2013
Nexus may not be long, but it’s steeped in Ratchet & Clank special sauce. The characters are offbeat and funny, the story is well-paced, the art direction is distinctive and above all else it’s a blast to play, with always evolving gameplay and an ever-escalating arsenal. A great swansong for the series on PS3.
Lee MillingtonNov 17, 2013
Into the Nexus is a great example of how to make a short game and not leave the player feeling shortchanged. However, where it steps forward it does so only in the slightest of ways – mainly it is just picking up from where the series was before it spun off into different territory. It's a solid return to Ratchet and Clank's world, but hopefully PlayStation 4 will take the series to more creative, exciting heights.
Andrew ReinerNov 11, 2013
Some environmental exploration is tiring (like taking time to spin bolts to open doors), but the weapons and gadgets are excellent and offer plenty of variety. Into the Nexus’ gameplay holds true to what we’ve known and enjoyed for over a decade. Should we be demanding bigger and better things? Maybe, but there’s something about this formula that just works. I walked away from it hungry for more.
Philip KollarNov 12, 2013
The PlayStation 3 has been a rocky road for Ratchet and Clank, but Into the Nexus is a fitting end. It returns to its strong roots without depending on nostalgia alone to drive it, embracing the adventurous spirit that birthed the series over a decade ago. Into the Nexus is a wonderfully strong note for Ratchet and Clank to go out on for this generation, and hopefully a good indication of the more exciting adventures awaiting them in the next.
Jim SterlingNov 11, 2013
It's short, but it's cheap, and it delivers exactly what one expects from a Ratchet & Clank game. Fans will have absolutely no problem leaping into the fray and gunning down space criminals, while newcomers may find the low cost of entry tantalizing enough to jump in. Whoever you are, there's very little chance of you feeling like you wasted your cash here.
Sammy BarkerNov 11, 2013
Not to be left in the Netherverse, Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus represents a return to form for Insomniac Games’ most enduring double-act. While it’ll do little to catch the attention of series cynics, franchise fans should find themselves drawn to this like a particularly potent gravity beam. The budget price may still be a teensy steep for the rather slender running time, but the focused campaign and enjoyable action mean that this is certainly worth a punt if you’ve got the bolts to spare.
Giancarlo SaldanaNov 11, 2013
Nexus only lasts about five hours. Yeah, it’s pretty short, but those are some good five hours that’ll remind you of why you fell in love with Ratchet and Clank in the first place. Its $30 / £20 price tag makes it a great incentive to pick it up, and it delivers what you’d expect from the series. Nexus may not be the most conclusive of the Ratchet and Clank titles, but it is a (mostly) charming sendoff to years of PS3 gaming.
Cameron WoolseyNov 11, 2013
Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus doesn't entirely break from the series' classic roots, but its focus on action over platforming makes it a fast-paced thrill ride, and the short length makes running through it again with Omega weapons in Challenge Mode irresistible. In what may be the last Ratchet & Clank for this console generation, the series takes its leave with a proper bang, reuniting you with your favorite characters and keeping you hooting and hollering all the way to the finish line.
Kevin DunsmoreNov 11, 2013
Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus is a short epilogue that may leave dedicated fans of the franchise a bit disappointed. Those that look past its length, however, will find an adventure worth having. The writing, humor and beloved characters are all there along with addicting classic Ratchet & Clank gameplay. Even with its flaws, you can’t really go wrong with this finale considering its low price tag.
Russell RitcheyNov 11, 2013
Into the Nexus is the last PS3 game in the Ratchet & Clank Future titles and does appear to be made with fans of the series in mind. But do not let this detract a playthrough of the game. While Into the Nexus is short, there is a lot of replay value, some decent challenge on the harder difficulties, and a lot of stuff to unlock. The game is also packaged with Quest for Booty for players who might have missed out on that title. Overall, Into the Nexus is a solid and enjoyable romp for both fans and newcomers alike.
Garrett MartinNov 12, 2013
Into the Nexus almost feels like a farewell. The final sections are steeped in series history, with museum displays of previous events, and certain characters die in shocking fashion. I'm sure there will be more Ratchet & Clank to come, but if not, I don't feel bad about getting in on the top floor. There's a long way down, with a lot of games to play (or replay).
Mika SorvariNov 11, 2013
Despite being such a short game, Ratchet & Clank: Nexus is still offers a lot of fun and action as Ratchet gets in touch with some of the issues that have been on his mind for a while now. You could ask what room does this leave for future character development, but personally I consider this as more of an opportunity than a problem. I will be interested to see how the adventures of these all-stars continue on the PS4.
Gordon BryantNov 15, 2013
I don't know what happened to the passion that Insomniac used to have, but if Fuse and the last three entries in the Ratchet & Clank series are any indication of what the company has in store for us, I think it's time to say our final goodbyes to a once fantastic developer. Ratchet and Clank: Into the Nexus has fun elements, but at 30 dollars for such a short and glitchy package, I have no choice but to strongly suggest you skip this entry, at least for now.
Gareth TalbotNov 26, 2013
Features the usual batch of crazy weapons and gadgets, both new and old. Great animation and sound. Loads of callbacks for the fans. No tower defence! A fitting end to the PS3’s R&C saga. With the next R&C title no doubt earmarked for the PS4, it may be time for the property to undergo a more radical evolution before it resurfaces, but Into the Nexus is a fitting final chapter for the PS3 era.
Borja PavonNov 20, 2013
La conclusión de la historia, ya de por sí simple y carente de detalles, es poco concisa y deja en el aire algún interrogante para, probablemente, retomar la aventura de los personajes en un nuevo título. A pesar de su precio reducido, unos treinta euros, Into the Nexus se siente más como una recopilación de grandes momentos de la pareja, como un viaje en el tiempo por sus hitos más remarcables, que como una entrega propiamente dicha. Pero no es algo necesariamente malo.
Alberto PastorNov 11, 2013
Aunque se echa de menos una mayor profundidad jugable, Ratchet & Clank: Nexus supone la mejor forma de despedir PlayStation 3 con una nueva aventura protagonizada por este dúo de héroes interplanetarios. Divertido, muy vistoso en lo visual y con un diseño de la acción trepidante, Insomniac Games recupera su mejor versión con esta aventura plataformera que os hará disfrutar enormemente.
Cesar OteroNov 11, 2013
Y unas cuantas horas para sortear enemigos, plataformas y obstáculos con un desarrollo continuista y fácil en muchas ocasiones, aunque salpicado de buenos añadidos como las corrientes antigravitatorias que nosotros mismos debemos crear. Into the Nexus ni pretende reinventar la saga Ratchet ni las plataformas 3D, sino solamente hacernos pasar un buen rato y servirle a sus fans un broche a la trilogía Future, a PS3 y también generacional. Y lo mejor que podemos decir es que lo consigue a pesar de su falta de escala y de una mayor intención por parte de Insomniac.
Benjamin JakobsNov 14, 2013
Ratchet & Clank: Nexus ist keine Revolution, will es auch gar nicht sein. Stattdessen möchte euch Insomniac schlicht und ergreifend mehr von diesem tollen Duo bieten und das gelingt den Entwicklern auch richtig gut. Nexus ist ein sehr kurzweiliges Abenteuer, das euch mit seiner gelungenen und humorvollen Geschichte und einer nahezu perfekten Balance aus Kämpfen und Rätseln stets bei Laune hält. Leerlauf ist praktisch nicht vorhanden. Wenn ihr also einfach nur mehr Ratchet & Clank haben wollt, werdet ihr hier absolut glücklich.
Mathias OertelNov 14, 2013
Im Spätherbst der PS3 hat es Insomniac geschafft, mit Ratchet & Clank Nexus der Trilogie, die auf der Konsole den Action-Plattformer definiert hat, einen ordentlichen Epilog zu schenken. Und das, nachdem die letzten Spiele um das Heldenduo eher dürftig waren. Einige Handlungsfäden der Vorgänger werden aufgenommen, man freut sich über Cameo-Auftritte einiger bekannter Gesichter und kann die gut erzählte, wenngleich vorhersehbare Geschichte genießen, auch wenn sie hinsichtlich des Humors nicht an die Vorgänger heran reicht.
SylhasNov 12, 2013
Bien qu'il manque cruellement d'originalité, ce Ratchet & Clank : Nexus n'en demeure pas moins un bon jeu. L'aventure se termine vite mais le soft dispose d'une réelle replay value. Ajoutons à cela un prix très attractif et l'opus Quest for Booty en cadeau, et vous vous retrouvez avec un titre qu'il serait dommage de bouder, surtout pour les fans de la saga ou du genre plates-formes / action.
Florian VelterNov 22, 2013
Ratchet & Clank Nexus remet la série dans le droit chemin après un épisode All For One qui était un peu passé à côté de son sujet. Voilà un vrai bon Ratchet & Clank, avec des armes à gogo, des gadgets vraiment funs à utiliser et une grande maîtrise du genre action-plateformes.
Bruno GalvãoNov 14, 2013
Ratchet and clank: Nexus é uma espécie de mini Tools of Destruction ou A Crack in Time. Tal como Quest for Booty, é um jogo mais pequeno, a preço reduzido, que tenta em metade do tempo oferecer na mesma toda a essência que consagrou esta dupla nas consolas caseiras durante dez anos. É uma despedida mais do que merecida da PlayStation 3, fazendo justiça à série e quase nos faz esquecer All for One ou QForce.
Filippo FacchettiNov 12, 2013
Se a questo aggiungiamo una realizzazione tecnica estremamente gradevole e la presenza di un numero importante di gadget e armi con cui sperimentare e divertirsi, ecco che la formula che ha reso celebre Ratchet & Clank torna anche in Nexus. Peccato solo per le dimensioni ridotte dell'esperienza, elemento che ci spinge a non consigliare l'acquisto dell'ultima avventura di Insomniac al day one. Molto meglio aspettare un calo di prezzo per godersi questo piccolo ma gradevole finale di stagione.
Nicola LarucciaNov 14, 2013
Può costituire una citazione anche l’abbozzato (eufemismo) backtraking, ma questo fa più rabbia che altro, perché emblema di come sarebbe bastato davvero poco, a parità di risorse, per dar più vitalità e interesse a un titolo frizzante, spassoso, immediato, preciso, piacevole da guardare e ascoltare eppure tremendamente castrato dal suo essere semplice e fugace. Rabbia per le potenzialità inespresse, la sensazione di more-of-the-same e perché si tratta di chiudere un’epoca dando probabilmente gli ultimi saluti alla strana coppia con l’antipatica impressione che il tutto non renda loro giustizia.
Rick DijsNov 22, 2013
De terugkeer van de twee karakters is zeker geslaagd. Onder het mom van ‘never change a winning team’ past Insomniac niet al teveel aan. De gameplay staat nog steeds als een huis, terwijl de werelden schitteren en de wapens ook weer hartstikke origineel zijn. Maar, daar ligt tegelijkertijd ook de zwakte van Nexus. Door weinig vernieuwingen en een té korte speelduur - behalve voor de trophy hunters - is deze Ratchet & Clank niet erg verfrissend. Het maakt van een potentieel briljante adventure/platformer, een goede ik-ken-mijn-mankementen-platformer.