So I've been a major fan of this series since probably 2003 or 2004, and aside from Into the Nexus which I didn't play, Full Frontal Assault which was a tower defense variant, and All 4 One which is just fuck horrible, I've played beaten and loved all of em. Bought this new one launch day and MY GOD IT LOOKS AMAZING!!!!
Seriously, it's the best looking game I've ever seen in terms of not actually looking like a video game. This whole game screams dreamworks movie or pixar flick. Beyond that, it's just a great game, it handles super smoothly and plays like the best in the series. They've even streamlined the control scheme to further optimize it for new people, though I'm a little upset they removed the crouch feature for wrench tossing and high jumping. In a single level I was back to strafe jumping and aerial dodging like a champ, which is also funny because the A.I. seems to have improved as well. The basic flip around and fire like mad doesn't work so well anymore, as enemies will fire where you're landing and they move slightly more than they used to. Still it adds to the game rather than taking away as one of the biggest flaws of the series is how easy it could be, and I feel rewarded for killing large groups of enemies and performing those death-defying aerial maneuvers. Not as fond of the Clank segments, as they're pretty much just puzzle solving and most of it is throw a gadgetbot of the appropriate variety at the offending puzzle. Sadly they'll never top the time puzzles in a Crack in Time, but thankfully the banter at some of them do make the puzzles less boring. My biggest complaint right now is the character Cora's voice actress, Bella Thorne. She sounds horrible and has no purpose being in the game alongside such great VAs as Rosario Dawson, John Goodman, Paul Giamatti, and of course James Arnold Taylor and Jim Ward (Ratchet and Clank respectively). Honestly, if you have a ps4, you should buy this game, ESPECIALLY because it's only 40 bucks. It's astounding and a great return to a beautiful franchise.