Ratchet and Clank: Rift apart is a Visual Masterpiece but is the gameplay as Good?

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is a third-person shooter platform game developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 5.


The gameplay of Ratchet and Clank: Rift apart allows the player to play both as Ratchet and Rivet. It retains elements of previous Ratchet & Clank games, involving gunplay, collection of bolts, upgradable weapons, and gadgets. Scripted segments also involve Ratchet rushing through new planets. Freeze your way through trouble, zap your enemies into oblivion, and explore everything your swanky new weapons arsenal has in store.


The Rift Tether is a new glove gadget, which allows Ratchet to dash while strafing.

The game features two new planets and alternative dimensions from previous titles. Between planets, there will be transitions with no load screens.

Ratchet also gets new weapons: the Burst pistol, the Shatterbomb, the Enforcer, and the Topiary Sprinkler. The Topiary Sprinkler shoots bolts of ice and sprouts plants around itself. The Shatterbomb is an explosive weapon. The Enforcer is a double-barrel shotgun. Zip above cityscapes, boost into combat and slip through dimensions with physics-defying new gadgets.


The story of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart brings another main character into the mix. It’s not just Ratchet’s story, or Clank’s. It’s also Rivet’s, a new Lombax character.

The story begins when Dr. Nefarious steals the Dimensionator and tries to use it to find a dimension where he always wins. He subsequently accidentally damages the fabric of space and time. After traveling through several dimensional rifts, Clank eventually arrives in a dimension where he meets Rivet, who refers to know Dr. Nefarious as “Emperor Nefarious”. Rivet and Clank must then reunite with Ratchet and figure out Nefarious’s troops. An evil robotic emperor is intent on conquering cross-dimensional worlds, with Ratchet and Clank’s dimension next in his sights.

Players will need to dust off the dynamic pair’s outrageous weaponry and stop a dimensional collapse in its tracks. Moving over to the story, the developers have said that this is a story that will appeal to newcomers and fans of the franchise alike.o


Stunning visuals are expected in this appealing interdimensional adventure fueled by the speed and features of PS5.

Displayed in crisp, dynamic 4K and HDR*, behold dazzling in-game worlds. Players will enjoy the Performance Mode, which is to experience a targeted 60fps frame rate. Running at what looks like a steady 30 FPS in 4K resolution with ray-traced reflections, the file size isn’t too big, especially for a full-length triple-A game.

According to PlayStation Game Size, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart will be a total of 42.183 GB. It is also denoted that this file size is without the day one patch,


Utilizing the PlayStation 5’s super-fast solid-state drive (SSD), Insomniac has nearly eliminated the new title’s loading times. This type of transition between zones would have been impossible on older hardware, but it happens seamlessly on PS5. The DualSense wireless controller will make the action come alive. Each weapon will have unique responses.

The players will be able to sense the impact of explosions through the controller’s haptic feedback. For example, the double barrel can be shot once using half squeeze of the trigger and fully by pulling it beyond the resistance. Audio support will also reach new heights with Tempest 3D Audiotech on compatible headphones.

Final Thoughts

The sequel to Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus will be something the next-gen gaming needed. Rift Apart is not only visually immersive but also runs seamlessly with the next-gen console support.

The controller and soundtrack are also good and the SSD makes the game smooth and visually appealing. Ratchet and Clank Rift Apart will surely be one of the hits to be released this year.

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