Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus - Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) (Insommiac Games - 1) video game collectible [Barcode 711719992455] - Main Image 1
Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus - Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) (Insommiac Games - 1) video game collectible [Barcode 711719992455] - Main Image 2
Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus - Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) (Insommiac Games - 1) video game collectible [Barcode 711719992455] - Main Image 3
Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus
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Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus (known as Ratchet & Clank: Nexus in Europe) is a 2013 platform video game developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 3. It is the fourth and final installment in the ”Future” series. The series is noted for the inclusion of exotic and unique locations and over the top gadgets, a concept of the traditional Ratchet & Clank experience, that returns in this game.

Into the Nexus received a favorable reception upon release, although lower than previous games in the Future series, with reviewers praising its graphics, gameplay, controls, and humour, but criticizing its weak story and short length.


The gameplay is similar to other games in the Ratchet & Clank series but more focused on Gravity. The game features new weapons and gadgets as well as some returning ones, including the Fusion Grenade and The Warmonger. The game introduces new weapons as well, such as The Winterizer, which creates a tornado freezing enemies and turns them into snowmen, The OmniBlaster, a fast short range weapon and a Nightmare Box, a device that scares enemies, usually in forms of clowns, an eye or a pirate leaving Ratchet all sorts of weapons to eliminate them. Skill Points, Cheats and Gold Bolts make their return. Gadgets include The Repulsor, which suspends enemies in mid-air.

The main goal is for the Nether to reach the other side of the rift through the protagonist Ratchet’s dimension. Gravity is a vital entity in this game, as it is used to travel to hard to reach places. Clank also participates in 2D sections referred to The Netherverses which are mind bending puzzles, where Clank must navigate a treacherous maze while a Nether follows him.

Characters such as Zephyr, Cronk and Talwyn returned, not forgetting the half-hearted super-sized hero Captain Qwark and The Plumber. The army of enemies called Thugs-4-Less (an army from the series’ second game) returns. The Intergalactic Arena (named later as Destructapalooza) also returns. Raritanium is used to upgrade weapons. The game has three difficulty settings: Cadet, Hero and Legend. A Challenge Mode is also available.


Some time after the events of A Crack in Time, Ratchet and Clank (having joined the Polaris Defense Force), along with Cronk and Zephyr, are assigned to escort criminal Vendra Prog to a remote prison to serve her life sentence, aboard the ship Nebulox Seven. While Vendra is being prepped for the handoff, she uses her psychic powers to disable the ship’s power, putting the crew’s survival at risk. Although Ratchet manages to fix the damage, a small army of mercenaries led by Vendra’s twin brother Neftin attack the ship and rescue her. The mercenaries blow up the Nebulox with explosives, killing Cronk and Zephyr. Ratchet and Clank escape and manage to stow away on one of their ships headed towards planet Yerek in the Zarkov Sector.

Upon landing, Ratchet informs his superior Talwyn Apogee of the situation, and is urged to return. Instead, he and Clank set out to investigate the Prog siblings’ activities on Yerek. They meet Pollyx, a Terachnoid scientist who once worked for their old enemy Dr. Nefarious. Pollyx reveals that the Progs kidnapped him for his research on the ”Netherverse”, an alternate world inhabited by a race of demonic entities known as the Nethers.

While exploring the Meero Orphanage, where the Progs lived as children, the duo come across Vendra communicating with the leader of the Nethers, a creature she calls ”Mr. Eye”. After being discovered, they are saved by the timely intervention of Captain Qwark, who provides them with their old ship, Aphelion. With Qwark monitoring the Progs from space, Ratchet and Clank fly to planet Kragg to compete in Destructapalooza, a tournament organized by Neftin’s mercenaries, winning a jetpack upgrade for Clank.

Next, they head to Weeblesnog City, the capital city of planet Silox, where the Progs are experimenting with a device resembling the Dimensionator. The duo confront and defeat Neftin, but Vendra manages to open a portal to the Netherverse, allowing Mr. Eye and his soldiers to enter the real world. Revealing his manipulation of Vendra, Mr. Eye has her cast into the Netherverse. Ratchet and Clank escape and make contact with Neftin, who instructs them to travel to his hideout on planet Thram.

There, the duo meets the Smuggler, who hires them to hunt the native wildlife in exchange for a pair of Hoverboots. Tracking down Neftin, they learn that the device used to free the Nethers was modeled after the original Dimensionator, which has been put on display in the Intergalactic Museum of History on planet Igliak. As it is now the only thing capable of breaching the Netherverse, Neftin asks Ratchet to retrieve it for him. The latter agrees on one condition: that the Progs turn themselves in afterwards.

With the help of a Tourbot stolen by Neftin, the duo make their way through the museum and locate the Dimensionator, just as the Nethers launch an invasion. While Neftin, Pollyx, and Qwark work to restore the machine to working order, Ratchet and Clank engage and defeat the invaders. As Mr. Eye moves to attack them, Ratchet maneuvers him into a one-on-one battle.

Using the Dimensionator, Neftin sends Clank into the Netherverse, where he rescues Vendra from captivity. Combining their powers, the Progs banish Mr. Eye and the Nethers back to their own dimension before surrendering to galactic authorities. Clank takes possession of the Dimensionator in the hopes that he can use it to locate the Lombax race, despite Ratchet’s admission that he has no desire to leave Talwyn.

In a post-credits scene, Cronk and Zephyr are shown as ghosts in front of a display dedicated to them in the Museum’s main hall. After briefly trading insults, the two leave.
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2018-07-03 14:58:10
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