This week on Zero Punctuation, Yahtzee reviews Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart.

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You may recall my first and only experience with Ratchet and Clank was playing that one on the PS4 that was tying in with the movie, and which made me go “Hm, is that the smell of distended rectum, or has this franchise gone completely up itself?” Always an occupational hazard when a series goes on too long, runs out of new territory to explore and instead decides to settle down and curl up inside its own bum. But what an excellent setting of tone for the latest one, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart. Incidentally, speaking of bums, whatever happened to the tradition of Ratchet and Clank games having slightly risque subtitles like Going Commando or Up Your Arsenal in the grand Dreamworks movies Grabbed by the Ghoulies stealth joke for the mums and dads tradition? Suppose we’re above that kind of cheeky fun these days, aren’t we, Sony. Probably got nixed by someone in marketing whose only experience with comedy is having had it patiently explained to them at a mandatory seminar. I’m trying to think of ways the title “Rift Apart” could apply to bums but all the possibilities make me feel uncomfortable.

CORRECTION: (ahem) While rewatching this video prior to final upload, it occurred to me that “rift apart” might be intended as a sort of pseudo-spoonerism for “ripped a fart.” Which would be a bum joke and if that was intentional I hereby retract the preceding complaint about the subtitle not being a bum joke. I repeat, Ratchet and Clank’s issues may not presently be for want of bum jokes. We now resume your snarky internet video.

Yahtzee Croshaw
Yahtzee Croshaw is a British comedic writer, video game journalist, humorist, author, and video game developer.

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