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Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time (PlayStation 3)

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Description

Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time is the final installment in Insomniac's Ratchet and Clank Future trilogy, following Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction and Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty.

During the events of the two previous games, Clank is kidnapped by the mysterious Zoni, led by the evil mastermind Dr. Nefarious, leaving Ratchet feeling all alone in the gigantic universe. Along with Captain Quark and Talwyn, he sets out on a quest to save Clank from Nefarious' clutches. Along the way he discovers the truth about his Lombax past and the secrets of time held within the Great Clock.

The gameplay is the same as in the rest of the puzzle-solving platformers of the series. Ratchet travels to different planets, smashing boxes for bolts and upgrading the various weapons in his arsenal, whilst defeating enemies and using gadgets such as hoverboots and the slingshot.

The game features some new gameplay mechanics however, such as space flying and the ability to manipulate time. Ratchet can fly his ship freely through space, allowing him to stop on moons and acquire the special items that they hold. Clank now has the power to manipulate time: with a new staff he is able to rewind time and record his actions to aid him tricking bad guys and solving puzzles.

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The Press Says

Gaming Age Oct 27, 2009 A 100
Kombo.com Nov 13, 2009 9.5 out of 10 95
ZTGameDomain Nov 09, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Thunderbolt Games Nov 28, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Jeuxvideo.com Oct 22, 2009 17 out of 20 85
GameSpot Oct 27, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Defunct Games Jan 07, 2010 B+ 83
Extreme Gamer Nov 04, 2009 8.2 out of 10 82
GNT - Generation Nouvelles Technologies Dec 01, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Game Observer Jan 30, 2010 77 out of 100 77

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Trivia

The game received two awards in Gamespot's 2009 Editor Choice Awards:

  • Best Platformer
  • Best Writing & Dialogue

Caelestis (3934) added Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time (PlayStation 3) on Oct 26, 2009