In an era where platforming games were dying, Ratchet & Clank started a franchise that has flourished for 15 years. It’s a Quark-tastic chapter in video game history, and one that anyone with a PS2 needs to play.
1996 saw instant classics like Super Mario 64, Crash Bandicoot, and Pokemon Red and Green release and immediately become legend. While Sony’s PlayStation launched into the stratosphere and Nintendo waved farewell to the SNES, SEGA’s collapse was imminent.
This year, Nintendo unequivocally routed the competition. They offered compelling reasons to buy into the Switch now, set the system up for a brilliant 2018, and took advantage of relatively weak shows from their competition.