Excerpt: I can understand why some people won't be overly impressed by Insomniac's latest Ratchet and Clank adventure. If you've been playing the series since its PS2 debut back in 2002 you may well be growing tired of the action platforming formula. You might be wondering if secondary character Clank's levels will ever be entertaining, or if the dev team can continue to think up crazy new ideas for weapons.
Excerpt: Did you know that Ratchet and Clank have been around for ten years? Do you remember Ratchet and Clank? For a while it seemed like they were one of the main mascots of the Sony consoles, one of the first franchises to move to download releases and all the time their games were good. Never really Earth shatteringly amazing but good. So what do we get for their ten year celebration? Ratchet and Clank: Q-Force. A tower defence game. Hmmm.
Excerpt: It seems that developer Insomniac Games have wanted to experiment with their Ratchet & Clank series in recent years. Last year’s Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One was a cooperative spin on the series that, while not one of the stronger games in the series, was certainly a lot of fun. This year, we’ve had the release of The Ratchet & Clank Trilogy to celebrate the 10 th anniversary of the series, which, being a collection of HD updates of PS2 games, was a compilation of how the...
Excerpt: In the PS2 era there was a trio of trilogies that all tried to innovate the action-platformer genre and starred cartoony mascot teams. From Sucker Punch we got the Sly Cooper series, from Naughty Dog we got Jak and Daxter , and from Insomniac we got Ratchet and Clank . I have many fond memories of playing all of these series, but the one that always rose to the top of the heap was the wrench-wielding Lombax and his robot sidekick/backpack.
Conclusion: To see how the series started off and then see the hard work that has gone into developing each sequel makes you appreciate these games on a whole different level. Each game keeps the best parts of the previous one while trying something new, which gives each installment a fresh feel while maintaining the core of the series. Both trilogies have an undeniable charm about them that makes you want to experience the stories over and over again.
Excerpt: Principale licence d'Insomniac Games aux côtés de Resistance , Ratchet & Clank a presque toujours résulté d'épisodes de qualité, exception faite de quelques disparités apparues dans les épisodes PSP. Vantant un esprit haut en couleur et un gameplay plate-forme tout en y ajoutant une prise en main très orientée sur l'action, la série a su s'imposer comme une référence solide sur PS2 et depuis peu sur PS3.
Summary: Even though they are separated for this adventure, Ratchet & Clank are still going to kick your butt. After seven installments, it looks like this duo still has a few tricks left up its sleeve. This game has everything, fast action, time travel, a great sense of humor and some of the best visuals of any platformer game. A Crack in Time is easily one of the best PlayStation 3 games of the year! This product was submitted by the publisher for review.