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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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  2. Negative: 3 out of 99
  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. May 2, 2021
    10
    Undoubtebly the best game in the entire saga. The visuals are amazing, and so are the weapons (the addition of Constructo weapons brings aUndoubtebly the best game in the entire saga. The visuals are amazing, and so are the weapons (the addition of Constructo weapons brings a layer of customizability). the gameplay is without equal (R&C-wise), as the hoverboots are a blast to use. Clank sections, although being slow and repetitive, are quite enjoyable as the puzzles aren't too complicated or long to solve. The story also is quite deep.

    But the masterpiece resides in its brand new space navigation system. In past games you had to watch a cutscene of Ratchet flying in space before landing on a planet, in this one, you fly where you want by yourself. Indeed, you can cruise though a few different sectors, each containing one or two planets and a handful of moons to explore completely. But also side quests and jobs for NPCs to complete, enemy satellites and ships to destroy, all which can be done listening to four radio stations (classical, electro, jazz and rock)

    THERE'S LITERALLY 4 HOURS OF RECORDINGS FOR GOD'S GOOD NAME

    tl;dr play it
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  3. Nov 29, 2020
    10
    The best storyline in the whole series and the best end, gameplay is also great. The graphics are incredible and clank puzzles are quiteThe best storyline in the whole series and the best end, gameplay is also great. The graphics are incredible and clank puzzles are quite enjoyable only one problem with this game is that the ships levels are quite boring. Expand
  4. Feb 24, 2015
    9
    An amazing game, and an perfect example of what a game should all be about. Yes, this would be my first ratchet and clank game, and needlessAn amazing game, and an perfect example of what a game should all be about. Yes, this would be my first ratchet and clank game, and needless to say I will be buying future/past iterations of this franchise without hesitation, This game has everything I look for in video games, the fun factor, variety in gameplay, decent-good story with fun platforming, puzzles, addictive side-content, perfect gamelength, and a game that doesn't take itself too seriously with added in humor. There wasn't much negatives in this game, although I felt like the story(especially the ending was pretty predictable), wanted more platforming/wacky unique guns, since it can get repetitive shooting so many enemies in the game. But clearly the positives outweigh the negatives by a mile; this is probably a better investment than most triple a games coming out this past year or generation in my opinion. Expand
  5. Oct 17, 2010
    9
    I've given this a 9 because the story mode is good however i found flying round in space and doing some of the moons a bit boring. I loved theI've given this a 9 because the story mode is good however i found flying round in space and doing some of the moons a bit boring. I loved the hover boots as they make it a lot easier than using the charge boots all the time like in the old game, the hover boots also make it easier to get from action to action so it makes it more enjoyable that you can kill more enemies in a shorter amount of time. I found the variety of weapons very good as there are just normal guns and burping frog guns. I think i would give it a 10 if it had multiplayer and online like in 3 and gladiator as I don't think that just the story is going to keep you entertained for more than 20 hours. I think it's worth buying and if you don't have the games before this one there is a cinematic telling you the story so far. Expand
  6. Mar 9, 2021
    9
    Spanish:
    Juego muy bueno. El mejor Ratchet de la saga. Gran cantidad de armas, muy variadas y con resultados impresionantes. La historia
    Spanish:
    Juego muy bueno. El mejor Ratchet de la saga. Gran cantidad de armas, muy variadas y con resultados impresionantes. La historia engancha. Puedes pasear con la nave en el espacio al ser un mundo abierto y completar mini misiones para mejorar la nave.

    9.3/10

    English:
    Very good game. The best Ratchet of the saga. Large number of weapons, very varied and with impressive results. The story attract. You can walk with the spacecraft in space as it is an open world and complete mini missions to upgrade the spacecraft.

    93/100
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  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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