Quest for Booty was the second PS3 Ratchet and Clank game, this being the third. It was only available through a download only and was very short. I would be very nice of the developer to include this in the Crack of time for those of us who do not have our PS3 hooked up to the internet (yes, I am one of those people).
If they did that then they would just include a download code for Quest for Booty so you would have to go on the internet anyway to activate it. Since Quest for Booty was only 4 hours really, they will probably just provide a quick overview of what happened in that one...or actually they could put it on the disc as a reward for beating the game, I think Quest for Booty only took up around 1 GB, I need to check.
If you REALLY want the game then just buy from Play-Asia or another site (http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-bp-49-en-70-2whk.html) They did release it on disc.
I suggest the same thing huggy does. It's time to get it hooked up to the internet so you can access the playstation store among other things. Download some games and demos or use the internet browser. Maybe the media server to copy music and videos from your pc to your ps3. I guess you haven't updated your firmware or games either? Until this morning I ran 50ft ethernet cables but I just stumbled upon the fact that my verizon modem doubles as a router. Downloaded something about Wi-Fi from their site. Very Easy to do. Made a name and pass and then easily changed ps3 network settings and it works great. Guess now I can use my psp online too. All this time I thought I needed to buy a router. I just got test it and see how far it works.
Turns out the working great modem was a fluke. The connection is nowhere near reliable and what was easy the first time quickly became a hassle.
I don't think you're missing much. Not your full arsenal, no new gadgets, not nearly as clever as the stand-alone games. Much more focus on melee fighting, less on puzzles. Didn't think it was worth $15. $8, maybe. They *did* do some clever work-arounds for helping move Ratchett along without Clank, though.
I think QFB was worth $15 as something to hold me over during the in-between year, from TOD to CIT. If anything, I was a bit dissappointed that there weren't gold bolts to hunt for or skill points to make it more replayable (though I played through 3 times on each of the three difficulty settings--Hard was actually pretty hard, for me anyway). If you haven't gotten it by now, then save your money or wait for another sale (for a time it was $10 on PSN).
I move my PS3 upstairs to downstairs and back every day. I have the same set up as you, it's not hard to move and you can use your monitor if you have HDMI. And you must hook up sometimes because they won't let you play most games without the firmware updates. I'd say just move it or get a router, either one works. And Quest for Booty was pretty fun for something downloadable, I enjoyed it and it definitely wouldn't be a waste to play it.
Derek. Get the damn thing hooked to the internet. Certain PSN games were half the reason I got the system. Pixel Junk Eden, and Pixel Junk Monsters (awesome tower defense), Crash Commando, Ragdoll Kungfu, Flow, Fat Princess, Zombie Apocalypse, and yes, Quest For Booty. They're all a lot of fun, if not excellent. And Pixel Junk has a new game coming out at some point soon which looks great.
I did end up hooking my PS3 to the internet, finally got wii-fii. By the way, not everyone has wii-fii, as some on this post think. I love PSN, ability to download DLC, games, and system updates. I did end up getting Quest for Booty for $10. It was totally not worth it. While it was a blast to play, I finished it in no time. I think $5 would be a more reasonable price to pay for it. It is more of a DLC, and should be advertised as such.