The 2000’s was a great time to be a fan of gaming especially during the PS3/Xbox 360 era that came during the second half of that decade. We got see many high profile 3D titles appear on the PlayStation 3 during the late 00’s including Little Big Planet, The Bully, Grand Theft Auto IV, Metal Gear Solid IV along with countless other third-party games. However, when it came down to high profile action-adventure platform games from the late 00’s one of the few games that instantly stood out in relation to the PlayStation 3 was Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction from 2007. The Ratchet & Clank Future game was considered to be the fifth main installment within the series and was licensed by Sony Interactive Entertainment and developed by Insomniac Games. The gameplay quality and visual presentation of the Ratchet & Clank Future game looked amazing by ’07 standards and put just about every 3D Sonic The Hedgehog game from the 2000’s to shame. The only problem with the Ratchet & Clank Future game was that the campaign felt too short in comparison to its 2005 predecessor. Despite, Ratchet & Clank Future not having a long campaign the pacing of the story was fast enough to keep players from losing interest in it altogether. The open world environment in Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction was probably the among the best that you would ever see in any action-adventure game period.
The dialogue also added to the overall gameplay experience as players utilize various weapons to destroy mechanical adversaries as they control Ratchet & Clank to travel across multiple worlds within the Polaris Galaxy. In the game main villain Emperor Tachyon wanted to destroy the main character Ratchet because of his hatred of Lombaxes (Ratchet’s Race). Despite, his terrifying agenda it was kinda hard to take Emperor Tachyon seriously because his goofy appearance and voice not too mention that Ratchet & Clank managed to steal his cruiser. The zero gravity and rail-grinding gameplay in the Ratchet & Clank Future game was nearly flawless and still great on the PS3 more than fifteen years later. Even though, Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction did not have as much commercial success as earlier titles from the PS2 era; it was arguably one of the best action-adventure platform games from the 2000’s decade outside of anything created by Nintendo & Sega. Its a bit shocking that Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction never go remastered for the PS4; but then again regardless of how great the game was there were other installments within the franchise that were more popular overall.