Ratchet and Clank is a good third-person adventure game. The main protagonists of the game are none other than Ratchet and Clank.
The story begins where the “Quest For Booty” left off. Ratchet was in search of Clank after his buddy was taken away from him two years ago.
During that time, a mysterious Dr. Nefarious fixed Clank but he was reprogrammed to turn against the Zoni, an alien race.
After reprogramming Clank, Dr. Nefarious took off. After some time, Clank finally wakes up and he immediately saw a huge mechanism known as the “Great Clock”.
The Great Clock is responsible for time and anyone who blindly changes the Great Clock’s hands will result in dire consequences.
After some events, Clank turned to Sigmund, one of the caretakers of the Great Clock, and requests him to create a portal of time for him. This is so that he can go back 2 years ago prior to his disappearance.
After going back in time, Clank saw Ratchet looking at Orvus while he was being interrogated by Dr. Nefarious. Dr. Nefarious wants to know everything about the Great Clock but Orvus only said to him that the clock doesn’t work like a time machine and he flew off.
The events after that prompted Clank to think that Orvus is actually his father. He was created to guard the Great Clock against people with evil plans such as Dr. Nefarious.
Clank then went on to go to the “Plumber”. This plumber would repair Clank’s damage that he suffered when he traveled back in time. The Plumber then states that he wouldn’t wager more than 6 minutes.
The message the plumber said was still puzzling to Clank initially, but it was actually a message that would save Ratchet’s life later in the game.
After some time, Ratchet finally rescues Clank from Dr. Nefarious’ minions. Ratchet and Clank, along with Azimuth, wants to stop Dr. Nefarious and his plans of using the Great Clock for his own purposes.
It was then made apparent that Dr. Nefarious wants to use the Great Clock to turn back time; a time where the evil guys would always emerge victorious over the good.
Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time is one of the best games on the Playstation 3 game console. It is one of the best because of the compelling story, cute characters, and the humor that is found in some of the game’s dialogue.
In the game, you will mostly control Ratchet but there are instances in the game where you will control Clank.
Ratchet has some new gadgets he can play with and you should make good use of them as these gadgets can help you solve some puzzles.
One of Ratchet’s new gadgets is the time pad. The time pads allow Ratchet to create a holographic copy of himself. You can use the time pad to create 4 copies of Ratchet at a time. The holographs can be used for fighting and it can also be used in certain instances in a dungeon.
This game is absolutely fun that even IGN, one of the most respected gaming pundits, rated this game a solid 9/10 because of its fun gameplay and humor, not to mention the plot of the game as well.
If you have a Playstation 3 game console, I highly recommend Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time to be included in your gaming library.