History VideoGame / RatchetAndClankFutureACrackInTime

17th May '16 9:03:04 AM MegaMarioMan
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* AscendedExtra: The Groovitrons and Mr. Zurkon, both just 'combat devices' in Tools, become fully fledged, upgradable weapons in this game. Given that both were major {{Ensemble Darkhorse}}s, this comes as no surprise.

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* AscendedExtra: The Groovitrons and Mr. Zurkon, both just 'combat devices' "combat devices" in Tools, become fully fledged, upgradable weapons in this game. Given that both were major {{Ensemble Darkhorse}}s, this comes as no surprise.surprise.
* AsHimself: InUniverse, in ''[[ShowWithinAShow My Blaster Runs Hot]]'', Captain Qwark plays himself.
4th May '16 10:07:14 AM MegaMarioMan
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* HundredPercentCompletion: Requires 40 Zoni, 40 Gold Bolts, 10 RYNO V blueprints, and 1040 skill points. [[spoiler:Fortunately, you only need 40 Zoni to reach the [[DevelopersRoom Insomniac Museum]]]].



* HoverSkates: Ratchet uses a pair of hoverboots to speed around and jump off ramps
* HundredPercentCompletion: Requires 40 Zoni, 40 Gold Bolts, 10 RYNO V blueprints, and 1000 skill points. [[spoiler:Fortunantly, you only need 40 Zoni to reach the [[DevelopersRoom Insomniac Museum]] ]].

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* HoverSkates: Ratchet uses a pair of hoverboots to speed around and jump off ramps
* HundredPercentCompletion: Requires 40 Zoni, 40 Gold Bolts, 10 RYNO V blueprints, and 1000 skill points. [[spoiler:Fortunantly, you only need 40 Zoni to reach the [[DevelopersRoom Insomniac Museum]] ]].
ramps.
3rd May '16 10:26:08 AM Edrobot
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* DevelopersRoom: The Insomniac Moon, unlocked by collecting all 40 Zoni and [[spoiler:defeating [[BonusBoss Lord Vorselon]] for the final time]]. Filled with DummiedOut content.

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* DevelopersRoom: The Insomniac Moon, unlocked by [[spoiler: collecting all 40 Zoni and [[spoiler:defeating defeating [[BonusBoss Lord Vorselon]] for the final time]]. Filled with DummiedOut content.


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* HundredPercentCompletion: Requires 40 Zoni, 40 Gold Bolts, 10 RYNO V blueprints, and 1000 skill points. [[spoiler:Fortunantly, you only need 40 Zoni to reach the [[DevelopersRoom Insomniac Museum]] ]].
25th Apr '16 5:26:31 PM Nintendoman01
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* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: A familial example. In his final message to Clank, Orvus states that while he ''does'' want Clank to watch over the Great Clock in his place, like any father, he's nonetheless content that Clank does whatever "makes him feel whole." With this knowledge, Clank [[spoiler: leaves the Clock in Sigmund's care and departs with Ratchet]].


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* LukeIAmYourFather: As revealed from the very beginning of the game, Orvus is Clank's father, in the sense that he's the source of Clank's soul.
10th Apr '16 3:02:52 PM MegaMarioMan
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* ABoyAndHisX: One of the commercials you can hear on the radio is for a movie about a boy and his War Grok.
21st Feb '16 11:47:10 PM NativeJovian
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* HoverBoots: Ratchet uses a pair of hoverboots to speed around and jump off ramps

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* HoverBoots: HoverSkates: Ratchet uses a pair of hoverboots to speed around and jump off ramps
21st Feb '16 11:44:37 PM NativeJovian
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* HoverBoots: Ratchet uses a pair of hoverboots to speed around and jump off ramps
29th Jan '16 8:16:23 AM MegaMarioMan
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[[caption-width-right:252:[[{{Tagline}} Has time run out for Ratchet and Clank?]]]]
29th Jan '16 8:11:10 AM MegaMarioMan
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* ArtShift: {{Flash Back}}s and photographs are typically drawn rather than CG rendered

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* ArtShift: {{Flash Back}}s and photographs are typically drawn rather than CG renderedrendered.



* BringMyBrownPants: "So much for clean underwear." -Qwark

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* BringMyBrownPants: "So After the Aphelion gets hit by something and falls through the atmosphere of Planet Quantos until it gets stuck in a temporal distortion, we get this from Captain Qwark.
--> ''"So
much for clean underwear." -Qwark"''



* CaptainSpaceDefenderOfEarth: Captain Qwark, as always.

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* CaptainSpaceDefenderOfEarth: Captain Qwark, Qwark is over the top dramatic, runs around with a ray gun, and thinks of himself as always.the hero of the story with Ratchet as his sidekick despite the fact he's at best occasionally helpful and more often the cowardly comic-relief.
-->'''Qwark:''' That's CAPTAIN Qwark. I didn't take a two-week hero correspondence course just so I could be called "Mister".



* CutsceneIncompetence: Near the end, Ratchet, Clank, and Qwark, surrounded by his guards, surrender to Dr. Nefarious. Never mind that there are only eight guards, and they later fight Nefarious with the exact same level of preparation.

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* CutsceneIncompetence: Near the end, Ratchet, [[spoiler:Ratchet, Clank, and Qwark, surrounded by his guards, surrender to Dr. Nefarious. ]] Never mind that there [[spoiler:there are only eight guards, guards]], and they Ratchet and Clank later fight Nefarious with the exact same level of preparation.



* EmptyRoomUntilTheTrap: Lampshaded. After going through two of these in the Valkyrie Citadel, Ratchet is not surprised by the third.

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* EmptyRoomUntilTheTrap: Lampshaded. After going through two of these in the Valkyrie Citadel, Ratchet is not surprised by [[RuleOfThree the third.third]].



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Vorselon's message to Ratchet: [[spoiler:"Only one lombax need perish tonight. If you'd be willing to take his place..."]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
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Vorselon's message to Ratchet: [[spoiler:"Only one lombax need perish tonight. If you'd be willing to take his place..."]]



* GameWithinAGame: "My Blaster Runs Hot - The Game". It's a twin-stick shooter that has Qwark facing down hordes of robots.

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* GameWithinAGame: "My Blaster Runs Hot - The Game". It's a twin-stick shooter that has Qwark and Rusty Pete (in 2-player mode) facing down hordes of robots.



* IronicEcho: When first asked why he didn't leave with the Lombaxes, Azimuth wistfully answers: "''Sometimes the universe has a cruel sense of humour''". [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzfLXSFxd5E At the end of the game,]] Orvus concludes his final message to Clank by saying: "''The universe has a wonderful sense of humour. The trick is learning how to take a joke.''"
** Arguably, [[spoiler:Ratchet falling at the Great Clock]] could be considered an echo of the same thing happening on Planet Reepor in ''Tools of Destruction'', OR [[spoiler:the aforementioned "mid-air rescue" of Clank at the Valkyries' base]].

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* IronicEcho: IronicEcho:
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When first asked why he didn't leave with the Lombaxes, Azimuth wistfully answers: "''Sometimes the universe has a cruel sense of humour''". [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzfLXSFxd5E At the end of the game,]] Orvus concludes his final message to Clank by saying: "''The universe has a wonderful sense of humour. The trick is learning how to take a joke.''"
** Arguably, [[spoiler:Ratchet falling at the Great Clock]] could be considered an echo of the same thing happening on Planet Reepor in ''Tools of Destruction'', OR [[spoiler:the aforementioned "mid-air rescue" of Clank at the Valkyries' base]].



* MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight: [[spoiler:Dr. Nefarious' ultimate goal. He even provides the page quote]].

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* MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight: [[spoiler:Dr. Nefarious' MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight:
** Nefarious's
ultimate goal. He even goal is to [[spoiler:use the Great Clock to go back in time and not only undo his previous defeat at Ratchet and Clank's hands, but make it so that, after sufficient meddling with the time continuum, a universe has been created where villains always triumph over the heroes]]. An excerpt from the speech where he reveals this provides the page quote]].quote for this trope.



* MeaningfulEcho: Not an immediately obvious one, but so perfect it can't be anything but intentional. Late in the game, Ratchet rescues Clank by using his Hoverboots to catch him in mid-air and save his life. This mirrors the ending of [[VideoGame/RatchetAndClank the original game]] when Clank uses his Thruster-Pack to push Ratchet in mid-air and save his life. The latter happens in the adventure where the two first meet, the former when they meet up again after their first significant time apart from each other. It's also worth noting that, in their respective games, both the Hoverboots and the Thruster-Pack are used for the same tasks: gliding through the air and crossing horizontal distances quickly.

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* MeaningfulEcho: Not an immediately obvious one, but so perfect it can't be anything but intentional. Late in the game, Ratchet rescues Clank by using his Hoverboots to catch him in mid-air and save his life. This mirrors the ending of [[VideoGame/RatchetAndClank [[VideoGame/RatchetAndClank2002 the original game]] when Clank uses his Thruster-Pack to push Ratchet in mid-air and save his life. The latter happens in the adventure where the two first meet, the former when they meet up again after their first significant time apart from each other. It's also worth noting that, in their respective games, both the Hoverboots and the Thruster-Pack are used for the same tasks: gliding through the air and crossing horizontal distances quickly.



** Made even more ridiculous by the [[InfinityPlusOneSword RYNO V]], which (in V1) has 1500 ammo and goes through it in around ''one minute''. It also plays the 1812 Overture whenever fired. There's a skill point earned for killing 15 enemies in a row without stopping. The name of said skill point is 'The Simple Art of Armageddon.'

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** Made even more ridiculous by the [[InfinityPlusOneSword RYNO V]], which (in V1) has 1500 ammo and goes through it in around ''one minute''. It also plays the 1812 Overture whenever fired. There's a skill point earned for killing 15 enemies in a row with it without stopping. The name of said skill point is 'The "The Simple Art of Armageddon.'Armageddon".



* NoScope: While this was effective in previous games, A Crack In Time discourages the tactic by giving the [[SniperRifle Plasma Striker]] the ability to shoot [[AttackItsWeakPoint weak points]] on enemies for extra damage. These can only be seen and hit when scoped in.

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* NoScope: While this was effective in previous games, A Crack In Time ''[=ACiT=]'' [[SubvertedTrope discourages the tactic tactic]] by giving the [[SniperRifle Plasma Striker]] the ability to shoot [[AttackItsWeakPoint weak points]] on enemies for extra damage. These can only be seen and hit when scoped in.



* PaperThinDisguise: Nurse Shannon. The [[spoiler: Nefarious hologram]] might count too, due to the fact that Ratchet's [[PintSizedPowerhouse so short.]]

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* PaperThinDisguise: PaperThinDisguise:
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Nurse Shannon. Shannon is just Captain Qwark dressed up in a nurse's outfit with a red wig and a falsetto voice. He even still wears his green skin-tight bodysuit with attached balaclava.
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The [[spoiler: Nefarious hologram]] might count too, due to the fact that Ratchet's [[PintSizedPowerhouse so short.]]



* ShoutOut: Two of the trophies are "[[IndianaJones It Belongs in a Museum]]" and "[[Film/BackToTheFuture 88MPH]]"
** Before Ratchet enters the Zoni Temple alone, Qwark says "Operation [[Franchise/StarTrek Red]] [[RedShirt Shirt]] is a go".
** In the [[DevelopersRoom Insomniac Moon]], there's a room called the [[VideoGame/{{Resistance}} Hale Conference Room]] among other conference rooms named after ''Ratchet & Clank'' characters. Also, it says the Tetramites were based on TheSwarm from Resistance 2.
** [[TheLoneRanger "High-ho, Snowball,]] ''away!''"
** The "My Blaster Runs Hot" video game is basically ''VideoGame/{{Robotron 2084}}'' meets StylisticSuck.
** '''Mr. Zurkon:''' [[Film/HomeAlone Keep the change, filthy aliens.]]
** Pirate Radio has one song that vaguely resembles "Eye of the Tiger" and another with slightly overwrought emotional guitar work that calls to mind Music/DireStraits.
* SlowClap: In response to Qwark's speech in the Agorian Battleplex.

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* ShoutOut: Two of [[ShoutOut/RatchetAndClank Has its own section on the trophies are "[[IndianaJones It Belongs in a Museum]]" and "[[Film/BackToTheFuture 88MPH]]"
** Before Ratchet enters the Zoni Temple alone, Qwark says "Operation [[Franchise/StarTrek Red]] [[RedShirt Shirt]] is a go".
** In the [[DevelopersRoom Insomniac Moon]], there's a room called the [[VideoGame/{{Resistance}} Hale Conference Room]] among other conference rooms named after ''Ratchet & Clank'' characters. Also, it says the Tetramites were based on TheSwarm from Resistance 2.
** [[TheLoneRanger "High-ho, Snowball,]] ''away!''"
** The "My Blaster Runs Hot" video game is basically ''VideoGame/{{Robotron 2084}}'' meets StylisticSuck.
** '''Mr. Zurkon:''' [[Film/HomeAlone Keep the change, filthy aliens.
page.]]
** Pirate Radio has one song that vaguely resembles "Eye of the Tiger" and another with slightly overwrought emotional guitar work that calls to mind Music/DireStraits.
* SlowClap: In response to After Qwark's passionate speech in the Agorian Battleplex. Battleplex to "save" Ratchet, the crowd starts slowly clapping.



* TakeMeInstead: "...All I ask is that you name something impressive in my honor! Perhaps a school, or a food court."

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* TakeMeInstead: "...As part of his attempt to rescue Ratchet at the end of the first tournament on the Battleplex, Captain Qwark offers himself in Ratchet's place.
-->'''Qwark:''' ...
All I ask is that you name something impressive in my honor! Perhaps a school, or a food court."



-->'''Captain Qwark''': "The key to surviving situations like this is to refrain from phrases like '[[ItsQuietTooQuiet it's too quiet in here]]' and 'everything's gonna be alright'."

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-->'''Captain Qwark''': "The The key to surviving situations like this is to refrain from phrases like '[[ItsQuietTooQuiet "[[ItsQuietTooQuiet it's too quiet in here]]' here]]" and 'everything's "everything's gonna be alright'."alright".



* TronLines: Ratchet's armor. Come to think of it, it does make Ratchet look like he came from [[{{Film/TronLegacy}} The Grid]]...

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* TronLines: Ratchet's armor. Come to think of it, it does make Ratchet look like he came from [[{{Film/TronLegacy}} The Grid]]...armor is typically grey or black with neon light lines for accent.



* VocalDissonance: Libra, one of the three leaders of the AmazonBrigade, sounds suspiciously like [[WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers Dr. Girlfriend]].

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* VocalDissonance: Libra, one of the three leaders of the AmazonBrigade, sounds suspiciously like [[WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers Dr. Girlfriend]].has an extremely masculine voice, unlike the other two who have more traditionally feminine sounding voices.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The game fails to resolve several plotlines that ''Tools of Destruction'' left hanging. The upcoming comic series may resolve them yet, though.
** It is never revealed what happened to Talwyn's father, Max Apogee, and in fact, [[BrotherChuck Talwyn doesn't appear in the game at all]].
*** Actually, if you listen in on the radio, you can catch a report that seems to imply that [[spoiler:Max teamed up with Angela from [[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando the second game]] (now apparently confirmed to be a Lombax), and docked on Kerchu where they used the Dimensionator to flee to wherever the Lombaxes were.]] The radio also plays a song dedicated to Ratchet from Talwyn, indicating that she wasn't totally forgotten and implying that they parted on good terms.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The game fails to resolve several plotlines that ''Tools of Destruction'' left hanging. The upcoming comic series may resolve them yet, though.
** It is never revealed what happened to Talwyn's father, Max Apogee, and in fact, [[BrotherChuck Talwyn doesn't appear in the game at all]].
*** Actually,
One thing does get solved, though; if you listen in on the radio, you can catch a report that seems to imply that [[spoiler:Max teamed up with Angela from [[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando the second game]] (now apparently confirmed to be a Lombax), and docked on Kerchu where they used the Dimensionator to flee to wherever the Lombaxes were.]] The radio also plays a song dedicated to Ratchet from Talwyn, indicating that she wasn't [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome totally forgotten and implying that they parted on good terms.forgotten]].



*** [[UnreliableNarrator That]] ''[[UnreliableNarrator is]]'' [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness Azimuth, though...]]
**** The alternative is Tachyon, and he's not exactly the sanest creature in the universe.
19th Jan '16 5:46:57 AM MegaMarioMan
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The third entry in the ''Ratchet & Clank Future'' saga on the PlayStation3, after ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureToolsOfDestruction Tools of Destruction]]'' and ''Quest for Booty'', and the seventh (canon) game in the ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'' series overall.

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The third entry in the ''Ratchet & Clank Future'' saga on the PlayStation3, UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation 3}}, after ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureToolsOfDestruction Tools of Destruction]]'' and ''Quest for Booty'', and the seventh (canon) game in the ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'' series overall.


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* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: For a weapon; the Combuster from ''[=ToD=]'' is noticeably absent. This wouldn't be so bad if the Combuster hadn't appeared in ''Tools of Destruction'', ''All 4 One'', and ''Full Frontal Assault''.
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