Anyway, yeah. That. I wanted to dislike Ratchet & Clank so bad. I was pretty certain of my feelings. And then I played this reimagining of the series' origins, and... ow.
Back in the day, I never understood Ratchet & Clank's appeal. Story and graphics that look like they've dropped in from a straight-to-DVD animation. Characters who controlled with all the finesse of a rubber hose. The most basic, obvious, route-one sort of gameplay and story...
Suffice to say, when a movie was announced I was baffled; surely everyone thought as I did? Surely there were no actual Ratchet & Clank fans? Turns out I was the one out of step. Talking about it with my daughter's boyfriend yesterday, he assured me it was his favourite game growing up. What's more, he's properly excited for the film.
It seems that Ratchet & Clank fans are an actual thing. Ratchet & Clank: the movie is an actual thing. And now... me liking a Ratchet & Clank game is an actual thing.