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Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart

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First off, for those of you who want to listen to the special Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart spoilercast Player’s Club episode Emmett did with Cameron Hawkins and isoChristian look here.

I have mentioned numerous times on Player’s Club that I have not played nor beaten a Ratchet and Clank game despite owning all of the mainline games in the series. However, I was told that there was no barrier to entry with the latest installment in the Ratchet and Clank game: Rift Apart and the only possible problem I would have is that there are things that longtime players would catch and appreciate. So I started the game and boy was I in for a treat.

The main story in Rift Apart is Doctor Nefarious stealing a multi-dimensional device built by Clank as a gift to Ratchet so he can find the other Lombaxes. This results in Nefarious creating inter-dimensional rifts and traveling to a parallel dimension where his doppelganger is Emperor of said dimension. What I didn’t expect with this game as I was on a media blackout so I wouldn’t run into any spoilers was which of the two new characters introduced would have the bigger character arc, Rivet or Kit.

The writing for this game blew me away as new characters introduced were charming, the twists on established characters, and the character arc of Kit. The Clank of this dimension who seemed to be attempting to atone for something it had done and my entire time playing the game I was very curious as to why she was acting this way. Once the game showed what Kit had done I was starting to put 2 and 2 together and the redemption Kit gets made me glad I played the game and more importantly got to experience this phenomenal story.

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