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Jak and Daxter Collection
Family Friendly Gaming
15 April 2012
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.
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...
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.
Conclusion: The collection hits highs ( Jak 1 ) and lows ( Jak II ) but serves as a great window into the changing of the guard in action platforming in the early aughties. Gamers who haven't checked out the series really should for historic value alone.
Excerpt: Back in the PS2 era, there was a lot of hype surrounding the new Naughty Dog franchise. The developer had made a name for itself with the very successful Crash Bandicoot series and gamers everywhere were buzzing with excitement over what they could do on a more powerful console.
Excerpt: Two more PS2 mascots are cleaned up for the modern gamer Jak and Daxter – remember them? Once the darlings of the new Playstation 2, and set to be successors to Crash Bandicoot (who himself was Naughty Dog’s previous mascot), Jak and Daxter unfortunately didn’t strike a chord to the same level as...
Pros: 3 large, exciting platform adventure titles, Jak 3 looks great, Classic Naughty Dog characterisation and charm, brilliant characters and levels, with sensitive design and believable interactions, awesome overarching storyline, with nice nods to other science fiction
Cons: Jak 1 looks poor, gameplay is somewhat schizophrenic between titles, Jak 2 is very much the poor child in terms of gameplay, polarising gameplay means most people will either fall in love or thoroughly hate it