Reviews and Problems with Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time
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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.
Whimsical galaxy-hopping romp is heavily weapons-laden.
Common Sense Media
18 March 2010
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.
Excerpt: Keeping a series fresh whilst still satisfying your core fans always becomes tricky and the furry and robot ones last adventure The Quest for Booty was an average encounter bringing little new to the series (bar plot) and being far too short. It seems that we’ve been waiting an age for more action and A Crack in Time really needed to give the whole series a boost.
Excerpt: Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time is a fitting end (if it is really the end, hard to know when it comes to such a long running and interesting series) to the adventures of the very unusual duo of a Lombax and a sentient robot.The first installment in the series arrived in November 2002 and just seven years...
Summary: Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time will continue to bring the experience of playing your own computer generated animation movie. Expect all the laughs and witty banter of a Ratchet and Clank title, as you enjoy all-new space gameplay that gives players the opportunity to engage in space battles, explore the surrounding star system, and discover hidden items and collectibles.
Summary: A Crack in Time is a well crafted platformer boasting hilarious dialogue and addictive gameplay. While it doesn't make any radical changes to the formula, both fans and newcomers will have a blast out of it.
Pros: The hilarious dialogue and cutscenes, The user friendly, pick-up-and-play style mechanics, The awesome weapons, gadgets, and environments
Cons: The fact the gameplay can at times become repetitive, The occasional frustration in the puzzle and platforming elements
Excerpt: It’s surprising how many Ratchet and Clank games there have been over the years. To my count this is the seventh Ratchet and Clank game, eighth if you count the shorter PSN title. A series that grows that long in the tooth can have a tough time keeping things fresh and fun for newcomers, while at the same time pleasing long time fans, so how did Insomniac do? At the end of the last game *spoiler* you may remember that Clank was seemingly kidnapped by Zoni.