Completed Games – Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time
Developer – Insomniac Games
Publisher – Sony Computer Entertainment
Release Date – October 27 2009
Ratchet and Clank is a series that I think I’ve played and completed 5 or 6 games in and every time I’m left satisfied. I keep on coming back with each new release and continue to enjoy the solid mix of platforming and shooting. The weapons are key to the enjoyment you get from the gameplay along with the pleasant visuals and humorous writing. It is an accomplishment that they have made so many games in the series but still remain fresh and imaginative. To Insomniac’s credit they realise that for the next game in the series they have to change things up and it looks light they will explore multiplayer again, which they tried in some of the PS2 games, as well as adding a co-op.
The twist in this game is that it is has a light open world aspect where you can travel in you space ship from planet to planet as well as do side missions in space. In addition to the main worlds there are small planets that have a particular challenge or have an item to collect. Because of this there seems that there is more to do than previous games. One really cool part of the open world section is that there is a radio in you spaceship that plays some really cool music, for example there are some classic megaman-esque guitar riffs and jazzy music.
Like the previous games there are plenty of things to unlock such as cheats, concept art and character skins. And when you beat it there is an option to go back just before the final boss and complete unfinished side quest or get any collectables. In this game the developers go one step further where you can unlock an area called the Insomniac Museum. This area is a level you can walk around and see things that didn’t make it into the game and it also has a cool area where you can spec out enemies and watch them fight.
I completed the game on hard and got all trophies except one (challenge mode play through). Roughly a 10-20 hour game depending on how much you want to do. I picked up this game dirt cheap new for AUD$20 so there is no reason not to get it.