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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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  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. Jun 1, 2011
    10
    I am a big fan of the Ratchet & Clank games and it may seem I'm giving it a 10 just because I'm a 'fanboy' to the series but I really wouldn'tI am a big fan of the Ratchet & Clank games and it may seem I'm giving it a 10 just because I'm a 'fanboy' to the series but I really wouldn't give it 10 if I didn't think it deserved it. A Crack in Time is exactly what I expect from R&C and the absence of Clank throughout the game makes it so much different from the previous games as in the previous games you had lost him for a limited period. The hoverboots make up for his dissapearance however and they are extremely fun. Must buy for any R&C fan. Expand
  4. 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
  5. Jul 15, 2015
    9
    Ah something other than a FPS. Amazing. Glad I played this one on PSNow. Great game, childish but fun and a total breath of fresh air evenAh something other than a FPS. Amazing. Glad I played this one on PSNow. Great game, childish but fun and a total breath of fresh air even though it was out way before, to the current look at my weapon and watch me destroy you. Challenging and great. Loved it even....no just happy with it. Expand
  6. TyeS
    Dec 4, 2009
    9
    If this is indeed the las time that we will see of Ratchet or Clank for awhile then they surely went out with a bang (no pun intended). It If this is indeed the las time that we will see of Ratchet or Clank for awhile then they surely went out with a bang (no pun intended). It has everything you'd expect from a R&C game along with new clever puzzle pieces making this is the best R&C game to date. 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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