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Fantastic! An instant classic.,
This review is from: Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack In Time - Playstation 3 (Video Game)
Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack In Time is a phenomenal game which is leaps and bounds above Tools Of Destruction...which is quite impressive because the first in the "Future" trilogy of Ratchet & Clank was no slouch of a game.
The controls are easy, the camera (although sometimes having a mind of its own)complements and follows play smoothly, and the sound (my biggest gripe with ToD and QfB) is fantastic.
The graphics are much improved (may sound odd...seeing as the graphics are purposely cartoony) to the point you can see individual Lombax hairs and subtle changes in the shape of faces for expression. So far (two stages in) I'm missing the comedy bad guys that were present (yet still effectively tyrannical) in the prior two episodes. I will, however, admit to one giggle-worthy moment from Dr. Nefarious.
The weapons and gadgets (still have a TON to get) are truly original all over again and massively fun to use in the creation of explosions and wanton destruction around Ratchet. What is there not to love about a genetically enhanced belching reptile with a hair trigger?
Side missions with Clank still feel a little...meh...but it's good to follow his side of the story and is a welcome break after joining Ratchet in narrowly avoiding death 62 and 1/3 times. Clank has his own brand of humor that works...but works better when combined with a certain wrench-wielding, sarcastic Lombax.
There has been an element of...almost non-linear gameplay added which I have fallen absolutely in love with. I can get to the story when I want and have fun things to do on the side (with very pleasurable rewards) to build me up for story missions.
The radio is a rather creative addition. I keep going back to the techno-trance station while cracking heads and cooking threads with 'ol Mr. Zircon and his smack-talking self while jetting around moons and asteroids in search of bonuses on my jet boots.
I'm rambling now so I will end here by saying that Insomniac has, once again, produced a real gem. Hilarious, action-packed, and a welcome addition to any gamer's library. I wouldn't rent this one or wait for it used, folks...there's fun to be had RIGHT NOW and you shouldn't be missing out.
I'm already hoping for the next R&C game that will have to work to make it above an even higher bar set by Crack In Time.
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Initial post: Oct 29, 2009 1:01:30 AM PDT
C. B. Harris says:
Insomniac annouced that this will be the last ratchet and clank.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 29, 2009 6:39:57 AM PDT
I didn't know that. I am now officially bummed. Here's hoping they change their minds!
Posted on Oct 29, 2009 11:11:20 AM PDT
C. B. Harris says:
yeah me too i'm a ratchet and clank fanatic and was hurt when i found it out on x-play. great review
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 30, 2009 7:32:48 PM PDT
George F says:
Well, that's funny because i heard it will be the last game in the "Future" series.
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