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  • Summary: Concluding the events set into motion by Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time at long last answers some of the franchise fans' largest questions. After discovering that Clank's disappearance was engineered by Dr. Nefarious, Ratchet races toConcluding the events set into motion by Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time at long last answers some of the franchise fans' largest questions. After discovering that Clank's disappearance was engineered by Dr. Nefarious, Ratchet races to rescue his best friend. Unfortunately, he discovers that Clank's capture is just the beginning of Nefarious's latest diabolical plot. In this follow-up to the best-selling series, Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time puts players into the role of both Ratchet and Clank as they attempt to reunite and save the universe. Along the way, both finally uncover the hidden truth behind their origins, and discover their ultimate destinies. As the duo come closer to reuniting, they have to ask themselves the biggest question of all: Do Ratchet and Clank's destinies lie with each other? Or is it finally time for the universe's greatest duo to separate for good? Players use new gadgets such as Ratchet’s Hoverboots to explore levels and can take off in Ratchet’s ship to discover nearby moons and planets. Clank use new abilities to manipulate time to try and stop Dr. Nefarious. [Sony] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 79 out of 85
  2. Negative: 0 out of 85
  1. 100
    If this is truly the last Ratchet and Clank release then rest assured that the series goes out with a bang. It’s one of the games of the year and an outstanding exclusive for the Playstation 3.
  2. While Ratchet and Clank's latest outing would serve as a great starting point for those just discovering the franchise, it's an even wilder ride for longtime fans. The story is packed with surprises, including some shockers about the duo's origins, as well as answers to some longstanding questions.
  3. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    90
    The game's charming story and characters are accompanied by fun, compelling gameplay mechanics in both time-tested and totally new styles. [Holiday 2009, p.64]
  4. Even though the formula of this series hasn't seen a dramatic overhaul, the gameplay does continue to offer a very solid experience, complete with enough new features to keep it feeling fresh.
  5. Be that as it may, the strengths of A Crack in Time overcome its weaknesses and on the whole is a fun experience.
  6. The gaming equivalent of watching Saturday morning cartoons, this is an easy-going marriage of puzzle solving and shooting in a game that never tries to box above its weight class, and it never has to.
  7. The same old Ratchet & Clank as always: unsettled, fractured, gorgeous and varied to a fault.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 64 out of 71
  2. Negative: 3 out of 71
  1. jerry
    Jan 18, 2010
    10
    Playing this game is like watching a saturday morning cartoon. It's such a blast to play and can be quite challenging at times. If you Playing this game is like watching a saturday morning cartoon. It's such a blast to play and can be quite challenging at times. If you want a game with an excellent storyline, beautiful graphics & excellent gameplay A Crack in Time will have you covered on all fronts. Expand
  2. RafeakyJ
    Nov 26, 2009
    10
    Excellent adventure , with paradox puzzles , customizable and upgradable weapons. Performs well with a good story platforming and action. Excellent adventure , with paradox puzzles , customizable and upgradable weapons. Performs well with a good story platforming and action. Last but not least the Omega Ryno V is an Epic Weapon. Expand
  3. MatthewW
    Dec 3, 2009
    10
    Seriously, if the PS3 ONLY had it's exclusives and not a single other game I would go out and pay $500 for it today. The R&C Future Seriously, if the PS3 ONLY had it's exclusives and not a single other game I would go out and pay $500 for it today. The R&C Future series are just beyond amazing. You'd swear you were playing the playstation 4 it looks so amazing, it has such incredible framerates and of course, obsidian, being one of the world top devs has made the gameplay fun on every level. I recommend all the R&C future games, they all are worth whatever the cost for they bring a platforming experience that you've never even come close to playing. Trust me, buy all 3 games. If nothing to see just how HUGE the gap in pure gaming power the PS3 has over the XBOX. Seriously after playing the R&C:F games, killzone 2, uncharted 2, and resistance 2 I now realize just how much the xbox is holding back gaming. All these 3rd party devs want to make games on both so they have to make games with 1/3 the content and drasticaly lower graphics than if they were making a PS3 only game. Seriously it's a shame we have to suffer having mediocre games because people think the xbox is better than the PS3 which it is not, in any way. XBOX has HALO... seriously? ODST sucked, nothing else worth mentioning. Don't forget to check out Captain Quarks new movie, "My blasters run hot!" (now playing in holo-theatres galaxy wide.) Expand
  4. Jan 31, 2015
    9
    One of the best in the series so far. The new Clank gameplay is a great addition, and the balancing issues from Tools of Destruction have beenOne of the best in the series so far. The new Clank gameplay is a great addition, and the balancing issues from Tools of Destruction have been fixed. A good part of the series storyline too. A little short. Expand
  5. Sep 20, 2010
    9
    Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time is the best PlayStation 3 game I've played. Although it feels distinctly similar to the other Ratchet andRatchet and Clank: A Crack in Time is the best PlayStation 3 game I've played. Although it feels distinctly similar to the other Ratchet and Clank games, there are a few new things to keep it fresh. The main antagonist from the 3rd Ratchet and Clank game, Dr Nefarious, returns (Yay!) and plans to use a device called the Great Clock created by the mysterious beings, the Zoni and create a Future in which the Heroes always lose. The game play is similar to anyone who's played a Ratchet and Clank game: You have a selection of weapons and have to fight through enemies to reach the end of the level. The weapon designs are great like the Buzz Blades and the Tesla Spikes.The spiritual moons return from past RaC games and are fun to explore. The graphics are lovely: It feels like your watching and playing a Pixar movie. A new game play element to the series is the introduction of Time Puzzles which Clank has to solve which are fun to solve and the later puzzles in the game give your brain a workout. The plot is interesting and the characters are well designed and nicely voiced. The boss battles are epic and quite challenging and the soundtrack is superb. Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time is a really enjoyable game and a great conclusion to the Future Trilogy. Expand
  6. RienyeN.
    Dec 21, 2009
    9
    Solid peace of gaming and an excellent cap to the R&C franchise. Finished it after 15hrs of playing. Granted i played it on normal mode (like Solid peace of gaming and an excellent cap to the R&C franchise. Finished it after 15hrs of playing. Granted i played it on normal mode (like i do all games at first). Only thing i can say is that on that level, the bosses are pretty tame. Only died once fighting Nefarious, but other than that i loved it. They should totally make another. Great game, great graphics, totally worth it. Expand
  7. davidt
    Nov 16, 2009
    0
    this is a zero game. problems. too many pixel perfect jumps. too many falls to instant deaths clank puzzles are broken, the quit button dont this is a zero game. problems. too many pixel perfect jumps. too many falls to instant deaths clank puzzles are broken, the quit button dont work. so i'm stuck this game has gone back in time in graphics, guest for booty is great. this is a zero sum game. Expand

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