Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time

Will cracks open the latest game in the Ratchet & Clank series and discovers that it won't disappoint fans of Sony's flagship platforming franchise. In fact, it may gain some new ones.

Few gaming franchises have maintained the consistent high quality found in Insomniac's Ratchet & Clank series of action platformers. From Ratchet & Clank's Playstation 2 debut to last year's short, but oh-so sweet downloadable continuation in Quest for Booty, the lombax/robot duo has set some well-earned high standards for other third person action hybrids to follow. A Crack in Time proudly continues this tradition with a slew of innovative new additions to the game's tried and true core formula, all the while keeping the trademark wit and charm that's served the series so well.

Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time picks up right after the PSN exclusive A Quest for Booty left off. A kidnapped Clank is being held hostage on a mysterious device known as The Great Clock, while Ratchet, reluctantly teamed up with franchise favorite Captain Qwark and desperately scrambles to rescue his mechanical comrade. A Crack in Time is neatly split into Ratchet's action and platform heavy segments and Clank's brain-bogging puzzle sections, adding a nice level of variety to the core gameplay that neatly breaks up the monotony of blasting away Nefarious's henchmen.

Ratchet's segments retain the same look and feel as previous installments, including the customization first introduced by Going Commando. The classic run-and-gun segments have been neatly complimented by some zany new weapons such as the deadly Plasma Striker rifle, perfect for sniping Argonians, or the belch-powered Sonic Eruptor.

One of the most enjoyable additions is undoubtedly Ratchet's Hoverboots - rocket-powered footwear that's absolutely invaluable when it comes to high speed terrain traversal. Aphelion, Ratchet's trust starship also makes a return, but instead of the rail-shooter inspired segments seen in past Future titles, A Crack in Time allows players to zip from planet to planet with sandbox-inspired ease.

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greyscale

killawolf62 wrote:

its a quest for booty not a quest for time

Ack, typo -- should be fixed, now :)

htown4life

I need to cop this game..I have all the R&C games on the PS3
I actually like this series, game is great & the graphics look fantastic

zoulkeeper

never did buy this game i play it once never like it one bit, guess its nothing new but story line n the graphic so who really care about that wut happen to online co-play?? guess there just to old to notices wuts going on in the game world now a day.. need to up grade urself, u old fork..

HuskyGT

HA, HA!! PSN exclusive (R & C quest for booty) I HAVE A HARD COPY OF THE GAME! PAL region 3, And it plays perfectly on my region 1 ps3( did not expect this,i live in a NTSC region 1 country and i bought it as a collectible to add it to my R & C collection ). Cant wait for this game to arrive to my country!

snipes1183

Got this one pre-orded and ready to pick up monday night! Tools of Destruction and Quest for Booty were awesome!

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