Tools of DestructionContinue following the exploits of Ratchet and Clank as they save the digital galaxy from various evil forces. This sixth installment of Ratchet and Clank is actually the first game of the series on the PS3.

The duo’s exploits this time around concerns Ratchet’s Lombax heritage and Emperor Percival Tachyon’s thirst for revenge. Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction lets you go with the two protagonists on a quest to unravel the mystery of the Lombax species.

Play with Several Powerful Weapons

The vile tyrant Tachyon bears a grudge against the Lombaxes because the race was able to wipe out Tachyon’s insect-like monsters called the Cragmites. Ratchet is the last Lombax in existence, and that’s why Tachyon is out to get him.

Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction proves to be a wonderful visual spectacle. It definitely raises the PS3 to a different level of gaming. This game just pulls you out of your comfortable bean bag or what-have-you, and into the galaxy of Ratchet and Clank.

Ratchet and Clank: Tools of Destruction Great visuals are constantly delivered, with every vivid detail of the lush settings popping out of your screen. The game’s frame-rate never breaks or slows down so you will consistently enjoy the mind-blowing sequences and high-powered action.

This installment is a shooter-platform game like its predecessors, and, as always, it showcases a number of fun weapons. You get to control Ratchet most of the time, and the rest of the time you can control Clank. Explore various worlds to complete missions using Ratchet’s already famous wrench or other weapons you can gain during the course of the game.

Controlling the characters involve the SIXAXIS controller. Ratchet can just enter free-fall, or fly with the help of Clank. Both of these times you can use your controller’s tilt functionality. The tilt-sensing abilities of your controller can also steer the path of a mini-tornado, outline a path for a laser-cutting tool, or use a marble to complete circuitry.

From the common to the absurd, Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction features lots of weapons. Tornado Launcher is one of them. As its name implies, this weapon creates a tornado. Likewise, the Groovitron is another weird weapon. It shoots a giant disco ball into the air and causes all the enemies to start dancing. Each enemy has a unique dance style that will surely cheer you up every time you use the weapon on them. Some of the conventional weapons include a rocket launcher, a standard blaster pistol, the Pyro-Blaster, and the laser weapon Alpha Disruptor. The Alpha Disruptor is a Lombax weapon that is expensive to upgrade and only offers limited ammunition. And the Pyro-Blaster is basically a flamethrower designed to quickly burn the enemies to bits.

As you progress through the story, you’ll earn bolts to purchase weapons and the precious metal raritanium with which to upgrade your arsenal. Raritanium will purchase slots on the grid that unlocks upgrades in strength, ammo capacity, range, and other attributes.

With the luscious visuals, solid gameplay, addictive story line, and hilarious weaponry, Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction takes PS3 entertainment up by several notches. Enjoy learning the Lombax secret, completing minigames, using the crazy weapons, and more with this action-packed adventure game.

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Contributed by Ethel Merioles, Product Reviewer