Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction Review

Insomniac gave the Playstation 3 launch the strength it needed with the fantastic shooter Resistance: Fall of Man.  Garnering the highest scores of any of the launch lineup, it put Insomniac on the Next-Gen map.  Without missing a beat they released a trailer giving us a glimpse of the next Ratchet & Clank title featuring graphics far beyond what we had seen before, coupled with the humor and platformer gameplay that we

I When I got to the first cutscene between levels, just as Ratchet & Clank escaped using an enemy ship, I was completely sold on the acerbic wit and humor of this title.  You

The controls in Ratchet & Clank Future are very well executed and easy to pick up.  The left analog controls movement, and the right analog gives you a 360 degree control of the camera, most of the time.  (We

While the graphics and sound have gotten a significant bump, the core gameplay elements have pretty much remained the same.  At its core, Ratchet & Clank Future is a platformer with solid roots.  You Ratchet & Clank Future is expansive.  The game takes roughly 15 hours to complete on the first run, with exploring and upgrading your weapons expanding the gameplay a little further.  Once you complete the game you can also jump into a challenge mode that asks you to complete tasks for speed.  While there is no multiplayer element, you

Ron Burke is the Editor in Chief for Gaming Trend. Currently living in Fort Worth, Texas, Ron is an old-school gamer who enjoys CRPGs, action/adventure, platformers, music games, and has recently gotten into tabletop gaming. Ron is also a fourth degree black belt, with a Master's rank in Matsumura Seito Shōrin-ryū, Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do, Universal Tang Soo Do Alliance, and International Tang Soo Do Federation. He also holds ranks in several other styles in his search to be a well-rounded fighter. Ron has been married to Gaming Trend Editor, Laura Burke, for 21 years. They have three dogs - Pazuzu (Irish Terrier), Atë, and Calliope (both Australian Kelpie/Pit Bull mixes).
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