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The aqua blue Holoflux Armour, the most basic example of armour in A Crack in Time.

As with most every Ratchet & Clank game, A Crack in Time allows players to purchase armour at Armour Vendors to lessen the damage done by enemies and obstacles. Especially on the hard difficulty levels, purchasing armour is essential for ease of play, however a skilled player can increase the difficulty of the game artificially by refusing to buy any armour.

The Armor of Ratchet & Clank Future: Crack in Time is unique among all Ratchet games in the fact that it is in fact Holographic Armor. This allows for Ratchet to retain a consistent look throughout cinematics and in-game cutscenes. However, there are some differences between a scene and gameplay. The most noticeable one is that the lights for the armor turn off during scenes, and Ratchet's helmet retracts, leaving his cap visible. A more easily missed difference is that the emblems are always that of the Holoflux Armor no matter what type of armor Ratchet is wearing at the time. The final difference is that the shoulder pads are always the shorter Holoflux variety.

The -flux armour in A Crack in Time resembles the Lombax armor worn by Azimuth and Kaden, primarily in the large circular light on Ratchet's chest, which is placed on the right side. The parallel to Kaden's armor is the use of straps attached to it, but there is also a parallel to Azimuth's as well in the use of a matte grey undersuit.



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