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Insomniac: Latest Ratchet And Clank Enjoys Fast Start

The now-epic Ratchet and Clank franchise has proven to be immensely popular with both critics and gamers alike.

Before Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time launched late last month, the franchise's 8 installments had sold over 25 million copies over the course of most of the decade. And now, if you check out the latest edition of the Full Moon Show podcast (always a good listen), you'll hear Insomniac announce that A Crack in Time is the fastest-selling installment yet. They didn't provide any exact numbers and we have to wait for the NPD results, anyway, but it's still a promising announcement. Remember, October was a very tough month. Dominated by Naughty Dog's Uncharted 2: Among Thieves - another PS3 exclusive - and featuring other quality titles like Brutal Legend, Tekken 6, and Borderlands, so a game like A Crack in Time definitely had its work cut out for it. But we've learned of a very staunch Ratchet following among the ranks of PlayStation fans; this following has grown consistently over the years and at this point, they'll always reward a new effort.

Just bear in mind that Insomniac has hinted that this latest title might be the last in the stellar series for a while. We know they have to start chugging away on Resistance 3, for instance, and they've called A Crack in Time the end of a trilogy.

Related Game(s): Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time

11/20/2009 10:36:30 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (26 posts)

ace_boon_coon
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 11:28:34 AM
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naughty dog 1upped them when they made the uncharted series. i love ratchet but naughty dog has the upper hand so far this generation. i'm still buying this game though

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NoSmokingBandit
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 12:34:00 PM

The games arent really competing. Uncharted goes for something cinematic and engrossing while R&C sticks to a goofy, fun atmosphere with more emphasis on fun than movie-like production.
Both games actually compliment each other very well. Long live third-person games!

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Scarecrow
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 3:02:12 PM

It's like comparing a fighter to a racing game

If anything, today's generation of gamers is to blame

OMG FPSs!!! OMG OMG OMG OMG

Babck in 1999 it was all 'bout Banjo Kazooie, Crash Bandicoot, Mario 64, Klonoa, Tomba, Spyro

Those were the great days when platformers were appreciated as they should be!

Platformers > FPSs any damn day (imo)

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SnipeySnake
Saturday, November 21, 2009 @ 2:43:58 AM

@Scarecrow
Best comment i ever heard on this website. I agree with you infinity %. I hate the game industry these days...

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napoleon85
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 11:58:22 AM
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This game looks good. I wish they would bring another Crash bandicoot though.

Last edited by napoleon85 on 11/20/2009 11:59:35 AM

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SnipeySnake
Saturday, November 21, 2009 @ 2:48:29 AM

Hell yeah! naughtydog needs to bring back crash and jak back. Im tired of these modern-real world based games. Im not saying uncharted 2 or 1 is bad(they're awesome), but i just want something that has a "goofy and fun atmosphere" as NoSmokingBandit said.

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Fane1024
Saturday, November 21, 2009 @ 5:15:27 PM

ND doesn't own Crash anymore. There are new Crash games, but they're apparently not very good.

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Aftab
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 12:27:40 PM

Kindly change your pedophilian icon.

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Banky A
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 1:30:48 PM

He doesn't need to?

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mexgeo86
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 1:38:26 PM

stay in school, it'll pay off later. Trust me, disposable income is nice.

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Aftab
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 1:55:02 PM

@Banky:

Freedom of expression is all well and good, but pedophilia should cross everyone's line. There is no question in that. I kept quiet when Smeedie first posted, because I figured others would point that out.

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Banky A
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 8:32:01 PM

Yeah but it's a crappy drawing of Bully with two guys kissing. Is it really pedophilia? I see heaps of sick young Japanese teens drawing stupid pictures of 'Love' themes (you know them haha, I hate them).

But yeah I don't like the picture either, for the factors that you addressed.

Though everyone here are all civilized right ;)

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Aftab
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 12:22:38 PM
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R&C:ACIT is a glistening gem. It makes want to repurchase FTOD (I had given it away to a friend last year after playing through it many times and unlocking everything).

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Diggity Dan
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 1:12:01 PM
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Im glad to hear that the game is selling well. I was afraid it would get overshadowed by the other games.

Lots of replay value with all the Zoni, Bolts, Arena and space missions.

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Banky A
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 1:30:29 PM
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Sweeeet. Proud of Insomniac.

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Qwarktast1c
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 2:24:29 PM
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i'm happy to say that i am one of the staunch Ratchet following :)

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Fane1024
Saturday, November 21, 2009 @ 5:17:46 PM

I never would have guessed.

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kevinater321
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 2:40:05 PM
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I love this game, it's a tie between this and r&c for goty. Glad to see it's selling well, but it's probably because of all the adds i see.

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Scarecrow
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 3:03:00 PM
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Yes!!!

And I can't wait to get some of the ps2 Ratchet and Clank games I'm still sadly missing on.

That said, this game's freaking beautiful/fun

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tes37
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 3:10:40 PM
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I'm glad it's doing well. I'm a big fan of all Insomniac's platform games.

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KingRed
Friday, November 20, 2009 @ 11:37:59 PM
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Crack in Time is def amazing. I'm happy i had it as one of my pro-orders before it came out.

Like Scarecrow said it's a beautiful game.

Insomniac you did it again.

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___________
Saturday, November 21, 2009 @ 12:21:21 AM
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ill be seriously pissed if this is there last installment im having to much fun with the series.
though R&C up your arsenal is definitely by far the best in the series, i wish they would do a HD remake of that like the GOW collection.
now that would be a dream come true, the best game available on PS2 now available on PS3.
SPOILERS!
youve been warned!
ok.
why would they have clank rejoin ratchet if there not going to do another one?
makes no sense.
last for a while ok but how longs a while?
2 years?
thats fine i can wait, but any more than 4 i wont be a happy chappy.

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Snaaaake
Saturday, November 21, 2009 @ 3:26:39 AM

Agree!! Up Your Arsenal was the best!!! Boasting 20 weapons and all of them are fun to play with.

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___________
Saturday, November 21, 2009 @ 8:11:14 AM

reason why i think its the best of the series is the missions themselves were the most fun and the sewer extras.
i spent hours upon hours searching for every sewer crystal.
so much fun.
O and not to mention the weapons were most powerful in there especially the RHINO 3.
that was unbelievable truly lived up to its reputation and you can see why it would be banned.
but the RHINO IV disappointed me to weak, and the RHINO V was even worse.
ACIT is the second best followed by TOD than gladiator.
im probably the only person who actually liked that, deadlocked it was called in the US.
all my mates hated that one.

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Fane1024
Saturday, November 21, 2009 @ 5:19:26 PM

It's RYNO, not RHINO.

Rip You a New One.

I don't see how any version of the RYNO could be too weak. You hold R1, rotate, and everyone dies. What more do you want?

I also enjoyed Deadlocked, though TOD was better. I just got Arsenal and haven't played through it yet (finished QFB first).


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___________
Sunday, November 22, 2009 @ 7:35:38 AM

on normal enemies any ryno is a great weapon, but on bosses and use in the arena the ryno 3 was by far the best one.
and i was really disappointed how they took the auto aim off the ryno V.
being the last R&C game i was expecting it to go off with a bang, i was expecting it to be seriously overpowered, i was expecting it to make the ryno 3 look like childs play.
not saying its useless but it definitely could be better.

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