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Ratchet And Clank Future: Tools Of Destruction

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Released
23 October 2007
Format
PS3
Developer
Insomniac

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Ratchet And Clank Future: Tools Of Destruction


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The PS3 needs a hero. For every game like Heavenly Sword that demonstrates what the console’s capable of, along comes an unmitigated disaster like Lair that shakes our confidence in the new console. But now that Ratchet & Clank are on the scene, Sony’s big hunk o’ plastic finally has an action adventure worth shouting about.

Like previous games in the series, the main appeal of Tools Of Destruction is its diverse gameplay; the action is staged across a wide variety of sprawling levels, each crawling with imaginative enemies, structures that can be blasted into dust, and dozens of fun mini games that keep the action fresh and exciting. Richly detailed graphics help elevate the experience beyond the odd couple’s outings on earlier consoles, and the larger levels also mean there’s more opportunity to tackle challenges in an order that suits you, rather than being forced along a narrow, linear path.

But what really sets TOD apart from the competition is its inventive weapons and hilarious set pieces. As well as a range of outrageous rocket launchers that fire missiles at multiple targets, the game also features guns that hurl blob-like creatures to attack enemies and a disco ray that makes monsters dance themselves into a frenzy, the ability to upgrade weapons and make them deadlier also helping to keep the carnage from becoming stale.

Amazingly, TOD also does a fine job of harnessing the Sixaxis’ motion-controls during the myriad flight sequences, showing that the PS3 pad can ape the Wii’s gesture-based gaming if used correctly, and making a game like Lair seem even clumsier.

A love of cartoon humour is essential to enjoying this game - and you may want to knock a star off the final score if gratuitous surrealism and animated hijinks leave you cold - but TOD is still one of the most inspired and enjoyable PS3 romps to date.


Reviewed by David McComb

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Posted by MovieWatcher45 at 03:07, 15 August 2009 | Report This Post


AWESOME!!!!!!!

This game is just so fun to play. Many of the veapons are soo cool. Like the "transphormer" who make your enimies into small animals. A game that is fun to play again and again, i never get tired of it. ... More

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Posted by jasonbie at 02:20, 27 February 2009 | Report This Post


All out FUN!!

This was the first PS3 game that I purchased. Having played R&C "Up Your Arsenal" on PS2 I just knew it would be excellent. I have to say that even though bought this game with the idea that my 8 year old daughter would enjoy this title I have just as much fun as she does if not more. The game is challenging (but not overly difficult) and just an insane amount of fun. As you progress through the levels you upgrade your weapons so that your "Tools of Destruction" are ev... More

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Posted by KidCallaway123 at 19:25, 13 February 2008 | Report This Post


hilarious

one of the best games in years. So funny, and puts you in a great mood ... More

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Posted by daithi baru at 10:31, 20 November 2007 | Report This Post


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