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: 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.
Excerpt: After spending years hiding his light beneath Jak's bushel, join a solo Daxter for some fun-filled platform action. The game stays faithful to the much loved Jak and Daxter series, capturing both the style and great gameplay. The storyline of Daxter takes us back to the events that led to the start of Jak II. Jak finds himself in Haven City jail, and his long-time companion Daxter on his own realises that in order to help his friend escape, he must get tough.
Excerpt: If there is one thing we’ve learned from platformers, it’s that for
every hero there is a sidekick behind them. And inevitably, they’ll
eventually get their own game (Shadow, Zero, every Mario character in
existence). After several games as one of those sidekicks, Daxter has
gotten a self titled game of his own, and after playing through it, he
definitely earns it.