Game Review: Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time (PS3)
I’ve been excited for this game ever since it was first announced. Wanna know if it lived up to the hype? Flip over to the other side to find out!
For anyone who missed the previous game Quest for Booty, Ratchet learns that Clank is in the hands of Dr. Nefarious. Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time starts off with Clank escaping with the help of Sigmund, junior caretaker of the Great Clock. As Clank learns more about the Great Clock and his past, Ratchet is still fighting his way to find and rescue Clank.
Staying true to the series, the game features a number of hilariously fun weapons. Going back to one of the previous installments (I believe it was Up Your Arsenal), some of your weapons even have the option to be modified. Other notable weapons include the Sonic Eruptor, the Rift Inducer 5000, and the Chimpomatic.
Until the duo team back up, you play as either Ratchet or Clank depending on the part of the story you’re at. Playing as Ratchet, gameplay is typically platforming and shooting. You also get to fly through space in Aphelion, the ship you found in Tools of Destruction. While the main gameplay when playing as Clank is platforming, Clank has more puzzles to solve. Using time pads, Clank must record copies of himself to unlock the next room. Ratchet also gets the opportunity to play through challenges in the arena.
In case you haven’t figured it out yet, I absolutely loved this game. It lives up to its predecessors, and in some instances it even surpasses them. If you liked the previous games, you’ll like this one as well. It’s definitely worth a buy. Never played a Ratchet game before? Go check out the PSN. There’s a demo for Tools of Destruction and A Crack in Time. And while the story is continued from previous games, you won’t be in the dark on the story line. When you first put the disc in and the game is installing you get a nice cinematic featuring an interview with Captain Qwark to catch you up to speed. Ready to buy the game? Check out the link below!