Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time

    Game » consists of 8 releases. Released Oct 27, 2009

    Time splits as A Crack In Time marks the end of the "Future" trilogy in the Ratchet & Clank franchise.

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    Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time 3

     I feel like I'm in a somewhat awkward position in regard to this game's place in the series. I think in some ways, it's an improvement on the last full release, Tools of Destruction. But that's true of almost every sequel they've done, and this is now the fourth console game to use pretty much the exact same formula, which was created in Going Commando six years ago. I still had a ton of fun with it, but it doesn't feel as fresh anymore.  It's not exactly a knock on the game, because it's not...

    12 out of 12 found this review helpful.

    Cracking over time 0

      Back in the 2002 action platformer Ratchet and Clank, it was revealed that the lovable dorkbot Clank was created in a robot war machine factory. Clank got ejected from that place and wound up becoming BFFs with the furry toughguy Ratchet, and later thwarted Clank’s robot mechanical brothers to neatly wrap up that story arc. But developers Insomniac were jonesing to create an origin story that could span three games, where Clank has some kind of important fate within the grand scheme of the uni...

    27 out of 31 found this review helpful.

    Not Much Of What It Does Is New But It's All Done Well 1

    This Review May Contain Spoilers From The Previous Ratchet and Clank Games and Early Plot Points From A Crack In TimeThe Ratchet and Clank series has been around for quiet a long time. It was born on the PS2 and has been through 5 or 6 games and a few spin offs. The formula of the franchise hasn't been altered much from game to game and that hasn't changed much in this installment of the long running series. If you've played any other game in the series you probably know what to expect from thi...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

    A perfect ending to a great series. 0

    The Ratchet & Clank series has long been a model of excellent action-platforming. With the exception of the lackluster Ratchet: Deadlocked, all the Ratchet games have featured a perfect mix of exploration and intense action sequences, capped off with great characters and hilarious dialogue. The follow-up to 2007's Tools of Destruction (and the downloadable episode Quest for Booty), a Crack in Time opens with Ratchet still searching for his robotic friend Clank, who has been missing since the...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

    R & C Keep Rolling 0

     I was really looking forward, though, to Crack in Time. And, to be honest, is totally exceeded all of my expectations. This might be the best title on the PS3 (keep in mind, I haven't played a ton of games to completion on the console to date, so my experience is, admittedly, limited). It takes the successful formula, adds a more open-ended frame to the engine, and produces an amazing little game.As the game starts, Ratchet and Clank are separated. Clank is stuck in the Great Clock while...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

    A Crack in Time: Refinement with Innovation 0

     Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time is the third and final installment of the Future series, and in many ways easily surpasses its two predecessors, demonstrating how platformers should be done. The story picks up right where Quest for Booty left off. Clank has been captured by the mysterious Zoni, leaving Ratchet to track down and free him, while discovering more about his own origins along the way.   Clank's New Time Abilities       The fact that the duo are separated allows for new g...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

    R&C go out on a high note 0

     So far, there have been five proper Ratchet & Clank games for home consoles (three on PS2, two on PS3), one for the Sony PSP, a Ratchet-centric arena fighter called Deadlocked, a pair of Clank games on the PSP, and the DLC episode I mentioned above. Needless to say, Ratchet & Clank have been a gaming force since they hit the scene in 2002. The secrets to their success? Responsive controls, outstanding level design, sharp and colorful graphics, witty writing and voice acting, and wildly ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Predictable fun doesn't make it any less fun 0

      Insomniac is a great development studio that makes high quality games. If you've played a previous Ratchet and Clank, you know exactly what you're getting into here.+'sThe visuals are very nice with a rock solid 60fps and a distinct art style All the Ratchet and Clank (RC) games have had a distinct look since it's first outing on PS2 and as the tech got better, they just realized more closely the vision I believe they had for the game from it's outset. The first game on the PS3 was impre...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time Review 0

    Rachet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time is the final part of the PS3's Rachet and Clank trilogy and despite some small deviations it's about as pure of a platformer as you can expect to find. There are not many games out there that have the timeless charm of the Rachet and Clank. Perhaps it's the simple nature of the games and their lack of innovation that keeps their games comfy and familiar, like an old pair of trainers.As a Crank in Time is part of a trilogy a little knowledge of previous ga...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time Review 0

    Ratchet and Clank are back again to protect the universe. This time around you will get to play as both Ratchet and Clank as you try to stop Dr. Nefarious from trying to control the flow of time in the universe. This is the first outing for the franchise onto the PlayStation 3.Graphically, the smooth, cartoony look looks stunning. There's only some slight issues when moving around quickly through the level, but for the most part everything looks smooth, there's no jagged edges. The creative look...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Amazing Ratchet Title 0

     I skipped Tools of Destruction, but have played every other game in the series. This is one of the finest games I've had a chance to play. The game looks amazing, has a great sense of humor, and maintains a good pace throughout that propels you to visit just one more planet. I can't say enough good things about this game. Mr. Zircon was a standout and should win video game character of the year. I also loved the Clank time puzzles, which are unlike anything I've ever played before. I would high...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Pure fun the best in the series 0

     Ratchet and Clank has become a something of a comfort food for me, each new iteration beaming with the same warm welcoming characters, the simple utterly enjoyable gameplay. Every new game bringing a new galaxy spanning adventure, evolving just enough and retaining the same entertaining world and humor. Insomniac’s latest episode in the venerable series is everything I wanted it to be, and is undoubtedly the most complete and meaningful of the series. Separated at the end of the last game, Ratc...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Crack 0

    Insomniac have shown their eye for talent, in making ratchet, that beautiful beast, he cuts a sleek figure insinuating himself across the game screens, his muscles ripple with the exertion of firing the many and varied game weapons, his pearlescent coat shines like a mythical golden fleece, ratchet, that modern day argonaut, his mona lisa grin and feline charisma is unrivalled on the ps3, his knowing looks, and fleeting glances, arent lost on me, his existence is somehow more real, than most rea...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Play it NOW!: Ratchet and Clank A Crack in Time 0

     Isomniac has made a name for themselves over the past decade through the Playstation platform. Resistance and Ratchet and Clank have both become major franchises for Sony and those franchises are some of the few exclusive titles left to bear the PS3 name. While I knew quality was not the issue, my initial excitement to play another Ratchet and Clank installment was luke warm at best. Over time though, I found it impossible not to fall in love with its charm and humor. Playing “Tools of Destruc...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack In Time 0

      Insomniac Games has managed to deliver a great deal of quality to the Playstation 3, and oddly they do so relatively under the radar. Resistance is clearly a big title to Sony, and they promote the heck out of it, luckily it’s also a quality series. But I’d argue that Ratchet & Clank is a far superior franchise, which makes me wonder why it never seems to get the hype it deserves. But lack of expectation can do wonders for a game when you find one you don’t expect to be good. That happene...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    Ratchet and Clank Future: a crack in time Review 0

     Through the lifetime of the action platformer Ratchet and Clank there has not been any significant attempt to stray away from the formula to the gameplay or any attempt to largely improve upon it. Most of the installments to the series have mostly been the same great gameplay with new content added on to it. That said Ratchet and Clank Future: a crack in time does not manage to achieve this upgrade, but it certainly does try to mix it up with solid game design and interesting new game mechanics...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    An incredible ride from start to finish. 0

     Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time isn't a game that monopolized message boards or critics year-end awards lists in 2009. It was released amid a bunch of more high-profile action blockbusters so inevitably got a bit lost in the shuffle. It's not niche or artsy enough to make hardcore gaming connisseurs salivate over it, and it's not mainstream enough to sweep sales charts and casual gamers either. A Crack in Time is just a brilliant, unheralded platforming masterpiece ... one of the be...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

    This game is awesome! 0

    This game is possibly the best game for the PS3 I've played... It has a great storyline, fun game play, Clank has a weapon now, AND you can throw your wrench while walking! This is well worth the $55 I paid. (pre-Order) In fact, this game was sold out a week AFTER it came out. I HIGHLY recommend this game for any PS3 owner and Ratchet fan or fanboy....

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

    Highly Recommended 0

    Okay, so, at the end of Tools of Destruction Clank was taken away by aliens called the Zoni and now Ratchet is looking for him. It turns out that an alien gave Clank a soul because his destiny is to look after a giant space clock that controls time. The alien is... sort of Clank's father in a weird, abstract way? The bad guy from Up Your Arsenal wants to use the clock to do fairly nonspecific bad stuff. On his travels Ratchet meets another space cat who wants to use the clock to go back in time ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

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