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"Space... it's huge." -Captain Qwark
on September 1, 2013
I just started another playthrough of this awesmoe game after having let it sit for a few years, and I am once more blown away by the production values, the scope of the universe, the tightness of the gameplay, and the delivery of the ever-present Ratchet-style humor. This is one of my very favorite games of the past console generation, and my favorite franchise, as well. And on that subject, I would say that "A Crack in Time" is the best Ratchet and Clank adventure to date, though I'm sure Insomniac is cooking up something extra special for the forthcoming "Into the Nexus", as well as whatever Lombax madness might be arriving on the highly vaunted PS4.
If you are a Ratchet fan, you need this game in your collection. If you're a fan of platformers, you absolutely NEED to give this game a try. I've never played a better platformer in my life, though Rayman Origins comes darned close (although the two are so different, it's hard to make an adequate comparison - let's just agree that they're both awesome). What's particularly noteworthy about "A Crack in Time" is just how much there is to do in this crazy universe. The story-driven campaign is quite lengthy on its own, but I love revisiting the sectors that I've already passed through. There, I can search moons and planets for additional challenges and collectibles, including gold bolts, zoni, and schematics for the ultimate weapon, the RYNO V.
Additionally, I can answer distress calls from other star travelers and assist them, upgrade my spaceship, do battle with other ships, collect weapons and gadgets, focus on leveling up Ratchet AND all his crazy weapons, visit the coliseum for arena battles, and so forth. And as if all that wasn't enough, there's STILL the challenge mode (New Game+), trophies, AND a whole bunch of skill points to acquire. This is platforming perfection, and Ratchet and Clank gold. One of my favorite games of all time, I give it my highest possible recommendation. It's impossible to play this game and not have FUN, and just as impossible to not SMILE! Enjoy, space cadets!