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Ratchet and Clank Future a Crack in Time

ESRB: E+10 for Everyone ten and up – Animated Blood, Comic Mischief, Fantasy Violence

PEGI: 7 for everyone seven and up – Violence

System: PS3

          Ratchet and Clank is back in this new installment in their series! This time Insomniac continued on the past game’s theme. There are many things to do in this game as explorer the many small planets, do side quests, and even find new parts for your weapon. Yup you can customize some of your weapons. This game is a great 3D platformer and has elements that make some of the new Mario games great.

          The campaign is the main focus in the game and that is very much evident in the way it plays. It has pretty good voice acting, great storyline, and many little things that you can collect and find. You start out playing as Clank, he is pretty much Ratchet’s side kick but a main part of the story revolves around him. Anyway you are asleep at the great clock which keeps all the time in the galaxy intact and the main robotic villain Dr. Nefarious and his robot butler Laurence are next to you trying to get access to the clock’s mainframe. When they aren’t paying attention you escape running through the clock’s maze-like hallways and rooms. After a while of playing you switch to Ratchet, Clank’s best friend. He is searching for Ratchet with the famous clumsy and vain public hero Captain Quark. After arguing for a bit they crash land on a mysterious planet that seems to have problems with it’s time field. I will stop there because I don’t want to give away any more spoilers. The story is very compelling and exciting, and is above most other platformers.

           Some of the extras in this game are Agorian Battle Arena where you can get new weapons by going in the arena against an onslaught of enemies. There are four different classes bronze, silver, gold, and finally raritanium. They look like large battle ships in some sectors when you are flying around in your ship. Also when you are in the main lobby there is an 8-bit arcade shooter featuring the blundering Captain Quark. It plays much like the arcade game Smash TV with some different elements thrown in. Also there are many side missions where you collect trash in space or destroy satellites. Furthermore there are several collectibles such as Zoni, the magical creatures that run the Great Clock and upgrade your spaceship, Constructo weapon customizations which unlock new parts for weapons, and Gold Bolts they are basically a huge lump of bolts which serve as the currency in the game.

          Overall this is a great family game. Sadly the only multiplayer element in this is leader-boards to track how many enemies you killed and stuff. Also there isn’t any split screen so if you do get it for your family make sure your kids are fine with the fact they won’t be able to play together. but other than that the story line isn’t just solid, it’s concrete reinforced. I would recomend this to people whom like 3D platformers or want a family friendly game.

Rating: 8.9/10