- Enhanced online gameplay, with 5 modes of play and 12 levels – Conquest, Deathmatch, King of the Hill and more
- Squad based gameplay – Demolish the competetion by commanding bots through critical and strategic battles
- Pilot several wild new vehicles like the awe-inspiring Land Stalker
- New mission-structure approach with a constant progression of items like weapons, armor and health
- Destroy enemies with an all new weapons system that lets you choose how to power up a weapon — giving you endless mod combinations
List Price: $19.99
Ratchet Deadlocked Description
Reviews By Lisa Shea : Date October 28, 2005
We really love the Ratchet and Clank series of games, with the gameplay, humor and general mayhem. Deadlocked is NOT an adventure game like the others – it’s a gladiator combat game. You don’t even have Clank with you for most of the game.
It’s not that this game is “bad” – but it’s different. I really did like the whole exploring-worlds theme of the previous games. The gladiator matches in those were interesting diversions but I was always happy when they were over. In this game, that’s all that you get. You go from arena to arena, mindlessly bashing away at enemies and trying to stay alive.
There are all sorts of mini-games that you unlock along the way – hoverbike races involving traditional follow-the-circles, shooting games, flying games, and much more. The humor is still quite fun, although it’s now a very odd mix of very adult humor and very kiddy humor. The game is rated Teen so the adult humor is reasonably OK I suppose, depending on how protective you are of younger teens.
The weapons upgrades are as usual amazingly fun – and you get to have “mods” to your weapons like acid and napalm to customise them to your liking. You can do all sorts of mixes and matches to get just the feel that you want.
The graphics are of good quality – I’ve always enjoyed the graphic style of the Ratchet and Clank games so this provides more of the same. The sound is reasonably good, although we do find some really repetitive, annoying tracks in there. We also had the game completely freeze up on us a few times. Maybe it needed just a little more QA before it was released.
The multiplayer modes are a really nice extension of the game. I really enjoy playing a game with a friend, so anything with co-op in it is great.
I suppose on the up side that if this had not come out, we would have just been sitting here twiddling our thumbs until the next “real” release of Ratchet and Clank came out. So in that sense, I’m really happy to have this out as filler, to keep us busy until then. We definitely ran out to grab this as soon as it was released, even though it wasn’t (as far as we were concerned) a fully fledged Ratchet and Clank game to plow through.
Reviews By Yokokorama : Date November 3, 2005
I personally have loved all the previous Ratchet and Clank games with their destruction, humor, and amazing gameplay, but this one is nothing like the previous games.
For one thing, this game is not an adventure game like the others, it is, like many people have said; a gladiator game. Yes, you do get to explore the levels (meaning you are not exactly trapped in an arena the whole time as you might have thought), but there is no strategy in the game. To beat the levels, all you have to do is mindlessly shoot-up and bash away your opponents. Don’t get me wrong, I love the gladiator fights, for they were in all the previous games, and they were extremely fun, but I was always glad to finish them and go back to the adventure, but in this game, gladiator fights is all you’ve got.
Reviews By Eeper : Date November 1, 2005
I am really disappointed with this game (and I loved the other Ratchet & Clank games). This game just moves from one arena battle to the next (in the form of very small planets), so you don’t get the adventures you do with the previous games. There is a cooperative mode where two players can play, but you need a big tv because it’s like watching a couple of microbes run around.