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Jak and Daxter Collection
2 September 2013
Summary: I have an interesting relationship with the Jak and Daxter series. I went into the first game expecting absolutely nothing, and came away so impressed that I now consider it one of my most beloved platformers of all time. But was once a whimsical and fairly child-friendly series quickly took a dark turn, as Jak is not only captured at the beginning of the second game, but tortured for two years and turned into a half-mutant dark version of himself.
Excerpt: The Playstation 2 (PS2) was one of the most successful video game machines of all time. There were plenty of great games on that system. Games like The Bible Game, and Larry Boy and the Bad Apple stay memorable to this day. Sony had quite a few different characters and franchises they brought to gamers on the PS2. They have been on a campaign to remind gamers of many of those franchises in the form of collections.
Conclusion: The Jak and Daxter HD Collection is a nice little piece of history coded onto a disc. If the Uncharted series has made you a Naughty Dog fan, then by all means give their previous works a shot (if anything, you’ll get the reference behind the furry animal logo on Elena Fisher’s wetsuit). Just understand that these games from a different era, a time before 3D platformers truly evolved.
Conclusion: The Jak and Daxter Collection is one of the best high-def re-releases about and represents great value for money in terms of bang for your buck. The main – indeed only – problem is that certain gameplay elements that we let slide back in 2003 and 2004 haven’t aged well at all, particularly during missions in the second half of Jak 2.
Summary: For anyone who remotely likes platforming action adventure games or just wants to cherish the brilliance of the past console generation should take a look at this game. It's a no-brainer that fans of the franchise will pick this one up as it deserves a place on your gaming wall. The only regret we have is that we wish Daxter's PSP adventure too was added to the disk completing the franchise.
Pros: Minimum 10 hours gameplay per game, Funny script, Three games on a disc (value for money), Trophy support
Cons: We wish Daxter the PSP game too was on this disc, Jak and Daxter: The Precursors Legacy is the easiest to get bored of
Summary: The Jak and Daxter Collection brings the first three installments of the Jak and Daxter franchise to life like never before with stunning 720p HD visuals, stereoscopic 3D functionality and PS3 trophy support.