Honorable Mention: Ratchet & Clank
It’s award season here at Twinfinite! Starting with a few runner ups, let’s look back at the best action-adventure games from this year and our 2016 winner!
Ratchet & Clank was a return to form for the titular Lombax and robot, recreating the original 2002 game into a genuinely enjoyable modern adventure. Playful quips in the script are just as buoyant as the game’s bright worlds and comically absurd weaponry. Battles are a colorful swirl of loot and gun blasts, which can either turn your enemies into exploding 8-bit figures or unwavering dance machines. The story follows the same route as its original, yet fills it with more character development and a hefty spoonful of humor.
It’s not often an essential remake takes the reigns so confidently from its source material and steers straight into success. All in all, Ratchet & Clank is the perfect combination of polish and fun, from its vivid visuals to its frenetic gameplay to its cast charming characters. Travelling from planet to planet, imploding foes in style, and bouncing from joke to joke is all we could have asked from the animated duo.