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The brand new interface and cleverly hidden load times supplement and fully realized intergalactic world. Up Your Arsenal's storyline is pretty damn funny too.
Ratchet boasts some seriously wicked graphics technology each and every year, and Up Your Arsenal is no different. There's no slowdown, plenty of objects onscreen, and tons of special effects.
Up Your Arsenal's soundtrack is top-notch (though a little less impressive than last year's) and is supported rather well by a terrific vocal cast and powerful audio effects.
The all-new control schemes feel fantastic and the tightened physics are phenomenal. Level design may still be linear but it's fun as hell and the online mode kicks ass.
9.5 Lasting Appeal
Though limited to ten maps, the online mode is the best PS2 Internet option since SOCOM with a ton of cool stats that can be tracked. The single-player game is addictive and will last 20+ hours.
(out of 10 / not an average)