Don't get me wrong it's still a pretty good game it may have sounded like I didn't enjoy it, but overall I did, it just seemed more combat based this time round and the door lock puzzles are timed too, whereas in #1 you had unlimited time to work them out, there's two types of puzzle in #2.. one looks like amidar with electric moving around the grid and you have to switch gates in the direction the electric is flowing.. easy enough really, the second type is a sphere with multiple contacts that you have to basically get electric from the start point to a certain amount of contacts and then back to the starting point, but the thing is the sphere rotates on screen so you quickly lose track of the direction you need to be going in... and theres a very tight time limit to beat too.. about 10 seconds to hit every contact and there's multiple routes that lead to dead ends.. ggrrr, I'm not ashamed to say I used a walkthrough for the last puzzle, otherwise the pad would have gone through the TV.
The combat isn't something I would normally complain about as the R&C games do it pretty well, but there's just a little too much of it... two arena battles for example... and you HAVE to do them to obtain certain objects to keep the game/plot flowing, space combat is also now included.. it makes a change from the usual gameplay but is a little unforgiving, like when you have 2 waves of 25 enemy fighters and you get killed on the last enemy on the last round... yep you guessed it, you go back to the very start of the very first round..
My one tip to anyone who's gonna play it is to save every bolt you get because even tho your weapons now level up gradually, by the time you get to the last few levels your weapons that have served you fine for the majority of the game are now completely effing useless, you'll need some serious firepower later and that's just for the normal enemies..
I appear to have made it seem like a bad game again.. it really isn't... I'm just still feeling the frustration of those last couple of hours of playing it
Oh did I also mention the completely useless unresponsive controls while grinding on rails while having to keep jumping from rail to rail while being chased by trains, around 15 attempts later and I finally got through it
Overall a very decent game, just quite frustrating later on, all those people who moan about too many checkpoints in modern games will be begging for them later in this game