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Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Whimsical galaxy-hopping romp is heavily weapons-laden.

Game PlayStation 3 2009
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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 7+

Great Family Game

We enjoy this game very much as a family. Hubby and I have to help the kids out on some of the harder time puzzles, but it is a great family game that we all enjoy!
age 12+

Great Game, crude humor

This game is great fun, even for me (in my few chances to play it). The violence is not concerning to me except for very young children. It's very cartoonish violence: you shoot enemies and they bloodlessly and cartoonishly explode into bolts (not even as bad as I make it sound). The only concern is that it contains a fair amount of crude humor. Gameplay-wise it is fun, light, and hilarious. Good platforming, good combat, crazy weapons, and generally good clean fun.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (12 ):

Aside from some new weapons and puzzles and the fresh story in which they find themselves, not much has changed with Ratchet and Clank since last we saw them. But that’s not really a complaint. As usual, this cat and robot duo are starring an accessible and compelling mixture of platform-style play, clever puzzles, and spectacular action that’s been wrapped up in several layers of broad, good-natured humor.

The best parts take place planet-side, as Ratchet explores new worlds and puts his massive arsenal to work in interesting ways against a seemingly never-ending stream of baddies. A close second are the puzzles Clank takes on. Trying to work out how to get multiple Clanks in different time streams working together can be challenging, but it’s highly satisfying when you finally manage it. The weakest parts of the game take place in space when Ratchet battles enemy ships. These missions are just too simple and arcade-y to fit with the rest of the game. Thankfully, many of them are optional, and those that aren’t are fairly short and well worth working through to experience the rest of this great game.

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