Ratchet and Clank have become two of the most popular Playstation characters ever since their 2002 debut. The game's main story was that a lombax named Ratchet meets a robot named Clank, and they must save the galaxy from a variety of threats were brought upon their beloved galaxy. For the series' fourth time around, Ratchet, Clank and Al are kidnapped by rich mogul Gleeman Vox, who forces Ratchet to compete in the deadly Dreadzone competition he runs. This features many of heroes like Ratchet who have also been kidnapped who have been forced fight, though one of the best heroes, Ace Hardlight, has taken a turn for the worse. He has become tainted by the thought of the blood sport of Dreadzone, and it's up to you to stop him, and bring down Gleeman Vox. Unfortunately for Ratchet and Clank lovers, the fact that Ratchet, Clank and Al are in captivity means that Ratchet must fight without Clank. It is a little upsetting, but Clank still has the important role of speaking to Ratchet and giving him directions on what to do (because we all know that Ratchet couldn't do the things he does without Clank telling him how). Al also provides you with two combat bots that adds a squad based dimension to the game. Though the bots may not be as cool as Clank, they sure are great for comic relief. You end up being able to give them commands like blasting EMPs to lower enemies' shields, putting up shields to protect you, hack orbs to move along in the mission, and setting up grind rails to move over large gaps. Though they may not be as cool as Clank, your two combat bots allow for more versatility while in a mission, and they're great for funny moments. The overall controls of the game have remained unchanged from the third one, and once again the selection of guns is absolutely amazing. Each weapon has its own explosive strong points, and allows the user to use them in different ways. Though I will admit the upgrade system the series has been popular for is not as exciting or impressive as it always has. Guns don't really change appearance, and they only get performance upgrades. Speaking of upgrades, however, there are tons of "Omega" upgrades that you can buy at a vendor that make your guns a lot better. Magma, poison, mini bombs, and ice are just a few of the upgrades you can purchase for your weapons. Unfortunately, you can't buy armor upgrades anymore, but your armor does change from time to time-though it has no benefit to you besides looking better. New to the game, you can also buy upgrades for your combat bots. New weapons, new gadgets, and sleeker armor, how you spend your bolts on your bots can either make or break you on the battlefield. The final change to the way the game plays is that instead of travelling from planet to planet doing whatever you need to do, you just travel to an available planet, and select from a list of missions to do. This really takes away from the freedom you have and how you get to a certain objective. Overall, however, Ratchet Deadlocked manages to change a few of the things about the game, but retain the overall fun factor the series has been noted for. The graphics for Ratchet Deadlocked remain top notch and glitch free. The environments look fantastic and remain original, and the special effects are insane. Only real problem with the game's graphics is that when the action gets hectic on your screen, the frame rate will dip. The slow frame rate will only last for a second or two though. Overall, the graphics for Ratchet Deadlocked remain the same they have been ever since the beginning and it never ceases to impress me. The overall sound also never fails to impress me and make me laugh. Fans of previous Ratchet games will know that the series has been incredibly funny. Though it's not rib-crackingly funny, the comedy in Deadlocked is still just as entertaining and will still give you a very good laugh. The overall voice acting still remains to be very good. The music also is great, though it could come through the TV a little louder. And finally, the sound effects from each gun are great. Overall, the sound to Ratchet Deadlocked is my favorite part of the game just like every other Ratchet title. The only real thing holding this game back, however, is its replayability. The overall story is very short compared to other games. The game does feature multiplayer, and co-op, but once you play a couple of multiplayer matches, you'll find yourself bored of it, and co-op isn't really that appealing once you've beaten the game once. Overall, however, Ratchet Deadlocked is another fine addition to the Ratchet series, and it's a great way to end the series. Fans of Ratchet and Clank should definately not miss out.