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I'm about to start my first game, and I noticed I can choose to play as Ratchet, Clank, Captain Qwark, or Dr. Nefarious.

Is this just a cosmetic choice, or are there actual gameplay differences depending on which character I choose?

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Each hero has a unique weapon that only he can use:

  • Ratchet: the doppelbanger same as the Decoy Glove from the first and second games throw out a dummy to distract the enemies

  • Clank: zoni blaster slows down time

  • Qwark: quantum deflector is an ultimate defense and great for rushing in to smash everything

  • Nefarious: cloaker lets you become invisible

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When do you get these weapons? – user2974 Oct 25 '11 at 22:42
as you play along normally early to midway through but I'd have to check exactly when – ratchet freak Oct 25 '11 at 22:46

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