Gametrailers' Ratchet & Clank: A Crack In Time Review

Does the Ratchet and Clank series wrap up with a whimper or a bang?

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Bnet3433377d ago

Lol didn't they give Demon Souls an 8.9 too? IGN and Gametrailers need to change their review systems. A tenth of a point doesn't mean anything. I'm mad that there is no multiplayer like the PS2 Ratchet games. >:(

Cyrax_873377d ago

I know it would just kill them to give this and Demon's Souls a 9. At least they're not as bad as Edge though.

nix3377d ago (Edited 3377d ago )

we know it's AAA game. oh boy... i really love how the things are running nowadays. i would love to see the 360 baised sites reviewing "the blu-ray drive" for 360. i'm sure it will come with a "MUST BUY" tag! q:

as Drake would say - "KARMA IS A B!TCH!"

EDIT: @chaosatom

more like .5 for not being on 360.

chaosatom3377d ago (Edited 3377d ago )

.1 off for not being on xbox.

@below: exactly!

freeblue3377d ago

it's called AAA blocking. technically, 8.9 is a great score, so no one can really complaint (without being look at as a fanboy), but at the same time, you can't say it's an AAA title.

Unicron3377d ago

AAA has become a media/forum buzzword that has lost all meaning because of people tossing it about.

raztad3377d ago

This review is pretty good. I dont care whether game is 9 or metacritic AAA bullsh!t. Game is looking awesome in every dept. Preordered.

Jamegohanssj53377d ago

Wait this is the last Ratchet and Clank? Wtf. No one ever told me.


Xbox Avatars Shoe3377d ago (Edited 3377d ago )

It's GameTrailers, they praise a game so much in a video review but only give it a 9-ish. They talked about how great U2 is in there review but only gave it a 9.3 WTF?!

I LOL'd during the part in the GT video review where they show Drake climbing on a MOVING TRAIN THROUGH A JUNGLE and at that exact part the voice over says "It's not original" ROFL! Because ya' know, every game has a level where you traverse a moving train while shooting enemies and interacting with the dynamic environment around the train *facepalm*

Also, the embedded video isn't working.

Xbox Avatars Shoe3377d ago (Edited 3377d ago )

Quest for Booty was NOT DLC like the GT video says! It was a 10 hour game; DLC is a few hour expansion like ODST XD

Lifendz3377d ago

I don't think I've ever seen so much suspucion of the game media over things that aren't all that crazy. 8.9 is a great score, and the review process itself is arbitrary, but what the bleep was so significant that justified withholding a .01 of a point?

AssassinHD3376d ago (Edited 3376d ago )

Quest for Booty is a 4 hour game. I know because I beat it in 4 hours on my first playthrough. I don't think there was anything I could have done to stretch it anywhere near 10 hours.

Sarcasm3376d ago

They've been on a roll with the 8.9's lately.

HardcoreGamer3376d ago

another awesome game for the ps3 .

klashawnd3376d ago

Here are the exclusive games that Gametrailers has rated an 8.9 on each console:

XBOX 360:



Unreal Tournament 3 (Timed Exclusive)
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Demon's Souls
Ratchet and Clank: A Crack In Time


Just going by this list, looks like PS3 exclusives get the .1 shaft more than 360 exclusives.

HypnoticMonkey3376d ago

Like the PS2 ratchet games? Only one of the PS2 games had multiplayer and only 1 had co-op. the rest had nothing but single player epicness.

Beast_Master3376d ago

I was listening to the sites weekly podcast and couldn't believe Shane Satterfield was reviewing this game after the debocal of his Uncharted 2 review (lacked originality?). Unbelievable, does anyone at GT have a PS3 other than Satterfield? Wow GT must employ like 5 people.

Arnon3376d ago (Edited 3376d ago )

I'm pretty sure if I look at this at a 90° angle with one eye closed, I can tell it's a conspiracy!

Guys seriously... who cares. It's R&C. It's a good game.

Xbox Avatars Shoe3376d ago

I did a lot of exploring and other stuff besides just playing it straight through.

randomwiz3376d ago (Edited 3376d ago )

they dont need to change their review systems.

Think of any ps3 exclusive GT reviews out of 9.4 instead of out of 10, and you get the correct score, so 8.9/9.4=
9.4 to 9.5, good score

morkendo3376d ago

played the demo it is hard doing clank time travel. using present clank, after time clank image whoa!!!!!! but other than that the game is awesome!!!!

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colonel1793377d ago

My guess is that they gave it 8.9 so the PS3 doesn't have so many AAA games in a row, let alone the same month. Anyways, a great game, I'm a big fan, and for me this is AAA game, and 2nd best platformer this gen.

raztad3377d ago

Technically speaking SMG is last gen. If you say SMG is a current gen game then we will need to bring forward all PS2, xbox and gamecube games.

Xbox Avatars Shoe3377d ago

AAA doesn't actually refer to a games quality, it refers to a game's budget. It's an investment term for a good investment that will make you more money than you spent. It is now used in other mediums such as video games and movies. It's commonly used regarding movies where a high-profile film had a AAA budget or had AAA funds put into it because the high amount of money put into would yield an even better return.

Now people have made AAA almost a slang word by using it to describe sheer quality, but really AAA title just means it had a big budget. Pretty much every big/hyped game that comes out is a AAA title since they put a lot of money into the heavy hitters.

thedisagreefairy3376d ago

ive been saying that for freaking months.

ppl dont understand what the hell their talking about when they say AAA

Demon Souls (great game) could have a score of 98 but it wouldnt be a AAA game. It was a cheaper game to make and wasnt expected to sell millions of copies.

Lair on the other hand was a AAA game because of the money sony put into it and expected alot of sales. It ended up flopping at retail because not that many ppl bought it.

A flop has nothing to do with review scores either. A movie or GAME flops when it falls below expectations in sales and sells alot less than the original budget for the game or movie was made for.
Like if it cost 30 million for a game to be made. It only sold 5 million dollars worth at retail. that is what a real flop is.


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Jac5al3377d ago

Jesus Christ... They complain about every game being too linear jeez. What, does every game have to be open world these days?

Rmagnus3377d ago

but personally i prefer games being liner than open world for me than again most of the open world games i played are sandbox games like GTA4, Ass creed, Oblivion etc and they are not very fun to me

Unicron3377d ago

Indeed. 90% of games are linear experiences. Considering you can explore moons at your leisure inbetween "main levels," I don't know what more they expect? Not every game is a sandbox title. Can we start marking down Madden for not having guns now too?

Anorexorcist3377d ago (Edited 3377d ago )

But yet what came of that? One of the most breathtaking, action-packed, amazingly story-driven videogames of all time!

WTF You can't have it both ways! You can't have a free-roaming GTA-knockoff with an amazing, intricate, breathtaking storyline. Gametrailers apparently believes they can have that particular cake and eat it too.

Gametrailers is obviously catering to the MS bot crowd here with this 8.9

"Oh see, 8.9 not AAA LOLZ!!! Floppage confirmed! (Damn when the hell is my mom going to finish making my damn microwavable macaroni and cheese already?)"

bruddahmanmatt3376d ago

They'll probably complain about GT5 being "too linear" when it's released next year. "GT5 has the potential to be great, but players are hampered by the fact that you have to remain on the paved tarmac/track in order to extract the best lap times possible". "SCEA and PD messed up by not making Gran Turismo 5 open world". Or something equally as stupid and along those lines.

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bujasem_893377d ago

to playin this i just hope i finish demons souls in time man that game is awesome , it is actualy keepin me from playin U2 multiplayer

JonnyBigBoss3377d ago

Great score guys. Just another solid B+/A title in the PlayStation 3's library. I love this series.

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