For the past few days I’ve been playing the latest game in the Ratchet & Clank series. Specifically, Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction. I’d venture to say it has all the originality and imagination of the original Ratchet & Clank game, even if the characters are familiar and some of the jokes overused.

The weapons in the game are amazing. You can make your enemies dance, turn them into penguins, smack them across the level with a whip, suck away their energy, encase them in electrified cages, or even just smack them to death with your wrench.

I love the music in the Ratchet & Clank series. David Bergeaud, whoever you are, you’re my hero. Nothing like some upbeat music playing in the background while you’re trying to write. However, those soundtracks are simply a pain in the arse to hunt down. It makes me wonder why they don’t bother to sell the soundtracks of more video games, even on iTunes. It drives me nuts having to search for them and wait forever and a day for them to download.

Really, you can have all the fancy graphics and gameplay elements that you want, but without some decent sound and music, you can’t immerse yourself in a game. Incredible, the work put into this stuff, and it doesn’t even get recognized enough to be available to download.

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