Excerpt: Jak and his furry buddy are back again for another adventure. Only this time, Jak’s not there. Captured and taken prisoner, it’s up to Daxter to rescue Jak under his, er... “cover” as bug exterminator. Progress through various stages collecting orbs, squashing bugs, and learning the whereabouts of your imprisoned friend.
Excerpt: In all honesty, as I wandered down the rows of PSPs on display at last year’s E3 and saw the word “Daxter” on a marquee, my first thought—after “why?” —was of how much it didn’t matter since I would never play it. That was last May. Fast-forward 8 months and there I was sliding the sample UMD into my PSP out of morbid curiosity before assigning it to anyone other than me…And I’ve been glued to it ever since.
Excerpt: Boy, I wouldn’t want to be in Jak’s shoes right now. Fresh from a victorious debut adventure, he and his Ottsel pal, Daxter, tinker with their hard-earned Precursor artefact, only to have it shoot them all the way to a world where the sun don’t shine. Well, not their galaxy’s sun anyway.
Excerpt: Daxter is the fifth game in the Jak & Daxter series and the first on the PSP. While the series has taken a few twists and turns over the past few years, first becoming a free-roaming, mission-based driving game and then a racing game, Daxter returns the series to its platformer roots and does a damn good job of it. Ready at Dawn has done a great job of cramming all of the graphical polish and style found in the PS2 Jak games into the PSP.
Excerpt: Developer – Ready at Dawn Publisher - SCEA Features 1-2 Players Memory Stick Duo – 160 KB Wi-Fi Compatible (Ad Hoc) Anyone who owns a PS2 has no doubt played any of the games in the Jax series. The first one, Jax and Daxter, was the introduction to what would be a great series. Gamers were introduced to the two main characters and it was highly evident that the comedic sidekick Daxter really stood out.
Excerpt: It’s taken a little time, but the PSP finally has itself a marquee platformer. Not only is Daxter by far the best platform game available on the PSP, it’s one of the best games on the system. In fact, if it had come out for a home console it would be one of the better platformers for that system. Yes, it’s that good.
Excerpt: It may have taken a while, but the PSP is heating up. No one could have been more surprised than I was that Sony's handheld sputtered so profoundly and so long out of the gate with its serious lack of quality software, but those days appear to be over. Among a recent burst of excellent games comes Daxter , heir to the legacy of Sony's high-profile platforming franchise.