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Which is the best?

Ratchet
Sly
Jak

Of the "big three" Sony platformers, which are the best?

Personally I have to go with Ratchet and Clank, for a few reasons:

1. It has good replayability.- With challenge mode (new game +), loads of collectibles and skill points, you get great value for your money.

2. It has the most games.- I consider this a plus because more games = more awesomness.

3. It has a great story.- Although I think the Jak and Daxter series trumps it in this regard, the Future trilogy's story is great.

4. It has a good mix of serious elements and humor. (This is a pro for me)- I won't go into details, but if you have played them (and this is especially prominent in R&C: into the nexus) you will know what i'm talking about.

5. The weapons.- There are so many of them, and almost all are a blast to use. Also, getting your weapon to the next level is really addicting.

Now, i'll list some Pros for the other series as well:

Jak and Daxter:

1. Epic story.- The story in the Jak and Daxter series is perhaps the greates story in platforming games. It has a much more serious tone (for 2 and 3 at least) than the two other franchises I mentioned.

2. Expansive open-world.- The "openness" of the original Jak and Daxter was already good, but Naughty Dog upped the ante with two, and then continued to raise the bar with three.

3. It is more serious, dark and "mature" (This is a pro for others).- Jak 2 is a hard game. Like seriously hard. It also has the darkest, most serious story of the franchise. The Jak games features some heavy stuff including torture and civil war, and some other things that I wont spoil. Jak as a frachise relies less on humor than Sly and Ratchet.

And Sly:

1. The hub worlds.- The ways you can traverse the open hubworlds are endless. I find myself just running around in the hub worlds, perhaps trying to find the fastest route from point A to point B.

2. Being more of a pure platformer (This all comes down to personal preference of course).- Whilst combat features a prominent role in both Jak and Daxter and Ratchet and Clank, Sly is more about moving stealthily around, and platforming remains as the core focus.

3. The humor.- Sly is deffinetly the most light hearted and kid-friendly of the three, but I just can't help myself from the occasional giggle while I play Sly.

What is your favourites, and why?



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Rachet and Clank is the best

 

Sly is the worst of the 3



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I haven't played Sly 2, or 3 yet. But I've played everything else except Into the Nexus. While Ratchet and Clank are fun. I have to go with Jak and Dater being the best IMO. The story and gameplay elements in Jak 3 were incredible. Literally beat the game in one sitting on PS3. Definitely the best Sony platformer I've played.

Answer: Jak and Daxter
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Ohh tough choice, I love all 3. I'd have to say R&C, Sly, and then Jak (I didn't play alot of them)

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Sly started out great and got worse. Jak started out meh and got better. Ratchet was consistent throughout the first trilogy. Sly 1 is my personal favorite out of those games though.

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Tie between Sly and Jak

Jak definitely has the darker edge, better visuals (for a ps2 game, that is), and much more diverse combat.

Sly has always the best humor and most memorable characters, most beautiful worlds and more world variety, and the most enjoyable platforming.

I guess i'll go with sly, just because the humor never dies out. Ever.

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Slade6alpha said:
I haven't played Sly 2, or 3 yet. But I've played everything else except Into the Nexus. While Ratchet and Clank are fun. I have to go with Jak and Dater being the best IMO. The story and gameplay elements in Jak 3 were incredible. Literally beat the game in one sitting on PS3. Definitely the best Sony platformer I've played.

Answer: Jak and Daxter
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Sly 2 and 3 (and 4 aswell) are IMO much better than Sly 1. If you own a PS3 I reccomend getting the HD collection.

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You summarized it perfectly and Ratchet indeed wins in my book :)

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Ratchet is the best :D I like them all though

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Loved Sly 1 and Jak 1, Sly fell off with 2 but recovered through 3 and 4. Jak 2 was awful and 3 was not much better, lost interest in the series. Ratchet started coolly but steady progress made it better and better.

1. Ratchet
2. Sly

3. Jak