Following Cyberpunk 2077’s botched launch, I’ve approached most new games with a increased hesitation. If it looks too good to be true, it probably is, right? So when we saw Insomniac Games’ Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart for the first time, my guard was up. It really looked like you were playing a Pixar movie, but I still had a hard time trusting the final experience.
After spending a few weeks with Rift Apart, I can confirm it genuinely lives up to the hype. It’s a visual spectacle that’s light-years beyond anything we’ve seen in consoles or even most PC games. While we’ve seen some games tap into the power of the PS5, like Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Demon’s Souls and Returnal, Rift Apart is even more technically impressive, not to mention more accessible than those last two punishing games. It pushes technology like ray tracing to new heights, allowing for realistic reflections and shadows. And it takes advantage of the PS5’s speedy SSD, letting you hop between completely different worlds in an instant.