This game was extremely hyped for psp and has received a lot of praise and positive reviews since. The game offers platforming, shooting, puzzle solving, racing, and plenty of upgrades as incentives to keep playing. However, 5 hours into the game, I can't help but feel let down - everything feels like it needs more polish. To start, the graphics and environments are extremely bland, solid color backgrounds and roads with very few objects or pieces in view. The platforming aspect of the game is done fairly well, with a few issues at gauging distances due to shadows and camera angles. The action combat is done very well, running and dodging is fun, and you have a multitude of weapons each with unique strengths and weaknesses. Different enemy types is fair (about 12 so far). Puzzle solving (at this point of the game) isn't the least bit challenging and is just tedious. Whether you need to run 30 seconds to pick something up (with no action or platforming to keep things interesting) or are individually commanding Clank followers to stand on specific tiles, it just isn't fun. The racing sidequest of the game is 2 stars - uneven terrains and wind factor make your car's movement slightly unpredictable. I tended to do my best to spend most of the race in the air to avoid such obstacles. Also, deaths are excruciatingly punishable - and for the reason all the CPU racers move at a much slower speed then you - as though the game expects you to go from first to last multiple times in a race due to the frustrating nature of some of the courses.
This game fell short for me, it lacked polish in every aspect and the story and short animations tended to pull me right out of the game. If ever I find the will power to push past hour 5 I'll be sure to update this review accordingly, but I just don't see me going back anytime soon when there are so many other great titles out there.