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Ratchet & Clank: A Crack In Time
6 October 2011
Conclusion: For kids, Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time is one of the few games that will actually be fun to play and watch. It’s not like what we grew up on; this has a true plot, a true story, and it’s actually entertaining. It’s improved upon the previous Ratchet and Clank platforming formula, and has excellent pace and a lot of secondary games to play, from finding all the Zoni to competing in a galactic tournament.
Summary: It should surprise no one that a new entry in the Ratchet & Clank series is filled to the brim with inventive weapons, stellar production value, and top-notch platforming. A Crack in Time maintains the quality the series is known for, and throws some new elements into the mix. Ratchet’s hover boots make it quick and easy to cover ground, and the Clank sections are the best puzzles seen in the series to date.
Excerpt: Ratchet & Clank pretty much invented the platform shooter genre and the series has consistently delivered some of the best platform games available, with or without the shooting. A Crack in Time continues the series' tradition of quality, delivering one of the series' best and one of the better platform games available.
Excerpt: Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time is a good game. I had a lot of fun playing through it. If platformers are your thing, you'll probably have a similar experience. There are some neat levels, a good sense of humor throughout, a load of weapons that are fun to use and around 15 hours of compelling mayhem if you let yourself become absorbed by everything that the game has to offer. In short, it's a perfectly good next installment in a long-running franchise.
Summary: Parents need to know that Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time is a platform/action game filled with lots of gun-based play, but that it is both whimsical and fantastical in nature. Players only go up against evil aliens and robots, and the weapons they use are highly cartoonish, such as a rifle that fires sonic belches. When enemies are killed they typically just disappear in a flash of light and bolts, though some do leave small greenish puddles behind.
Conclusion: on the PlayStation 3. It's inventive with its approach to telling its story and Clank really gets his moments to shine. Naysayers who stood against the robotic sidekick will be eating crow here, and that's definitely a selling point. This entry is great for newcomers and veterans alike, and there're plenty of reasons to keep playing long beyond the first time through. Collecting items, unlocking stuff, and upgrading weapons will keep hardcore gamers coming back for more.