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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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  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: 68 out of 75
  2. Negative: 3 out of 75
  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. JasonA
    Nov 9, 2009
    10
    What are the reviewers that gave this game a 70 looking for? Why can't a game be a single player experience and just fun? This game is a What are the reviewers that gave this game a 70 looking for? Why can't a game be a single player experience and just fun? This game is a blast to play, it grabs hold of you and never let's go. The pacing is amazing also, you work thru a huge battle requiring strategy and planning which leads into a cerebral puzzle or twitch rail platforming section. Like I said, pure fun, and with all the side quests it's incredibly long for a platformer. Expand
  3. Sep 27, 2012
    10
    Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time is incredible, absolutely incredible. It uses the gameplay formula style of Tools of Destruction and QuestRatchet & Clank: A Crack in Time is incredible, absolutely incredible. It uses the gameplay formula style of Tools of Destruction and Quest for Booty, but they've improved it, they've tweaked it so that it's more fast-paced and engaging, it's an awesome game to play. The graphics style has changed a bit, so that it looks better, it's very easy on the eyes. One thing that makes the whole experience even better is the massive space hub-world, where you can explore different moons, complete quests, listen to hilarious radio, and blow up stuff. One of the best parts of A Crack in Time is the excellent story-line, with shocking twists, hilarious conversations and stuff, and dramatic sequences. The soundtrack wouldn't be that great to listen to on its own, but it fits in with the game insanely well. If you haven't played this game or got it yet, I truly, truly recommend this to you! Expand
  4. Aug 26, 2018
    10
    This is the most pleased Ratchet and Clank game on ps3 and maybe ps2 with the level of graphics they put on for the ps3 and the very longThis is the most pleased Ratchet and Clank game on ps3 and maybe ps2 with the level of graphics they put on for the ps3 and the very long well-written story with challenges, combat, and bosses. One of the best games on ps3 and hope soon they make a new future game on ps4 :) Expand
  5. 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
  6. JamesD
    Jan 18, 2010
    9
    Funnier to experience than Tools of Destruction, it's more of the same when considering the presentation and gameplay elements but if Funnier to experience than Tools of Destruction, it's more of the same when considering the presentation and gameplay elements but if you thought that TOD and Quest for Booty lacked the comedy the series is sometimes known for, Quest For Booty will do brilliantly for your platforming needs 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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