Sunday, March 09, 2003

PS2 - Jak and Daxter review


Developer : NaghtyDog

A.) A new Crash game that plays like Crash Bandicoot but isn't him.

Publisher : Sony

B.) A lot of objectives.

Released December 2001

C.) Silly characters

D.) A lot of Dialog

Type : Platform

Jak and Dexter is a pretty platformer for PS2. I know that PS2 is getting obsolete, but the graphics just seem a little jagged in this game. It’s marvelous to play. The jaggedness is easy to look over because Jak plays well. Jak is the main character, he looks like an elf, and Dexter is a muskrat who Jak teams up with. The spoken dialog is mainly aimed at children, but the tasks, which are set up like Super Mario 64, are variable. I don’t know, I feel like a child when I play this game. It gives off a good feeling though, like you accomplished something. This is harder then Super Mario 64, but I marvel at the Jak’s maneuvers, they are precise. I started to play a game called Ratchet and Clank and while this game compares well to Jak. Jak is notably better. The gamer gets to do objectives which are highlighted in the beginning of the stage. You can repeat or change the objective. Jak is definably a Super Mario 64 clone, one of the best clones since the N64 game. One reason is the game’s developer, Naughty Dog is also known for developing Crash Bandicoot. The first Crash, I heard was the best in the franchise, sold over 3 million copies. The Crash trademark was then sold to Universal Interactive where it became an average game, Crash 4, never to be seen again as a recognizable mascot in the videogame industry. Naughty Dog created a new franchise that took off again. The 2 year project has lava levels, green levels, towns, and water craft. The game has 10 objectives for each stage in the game. This alone brings the game’s to-do list to 120 objectives. Jak closely representing another platform game, not as well known though, Rayman 2: The Great Escape. I like Jak a lot, and it deserves a high review.

Remember Jak is completely designed after Super Mario 64. SM64 was a good game. I didn’t know it was THE BEST PLATFORM GAME EVER CREATED until I found out from numerous review websites. Latest Rumor on the Internet is that Super Mario 64 is coming to Gamecube bundled with Super Mario 128 which the gaming community knows little about. It’s suppose to be better then Mario Sunshine. Jak brings dialog and funny scenes to the genre. The camera angle is nice and doesn’t get bad, ever! gave this game a 9.5 out of 10. I recommend going to a place I like to go called to read a good review. Browse for Jak and Dexter under Reviews.

Summing up Jak !



The game graphic quality is 10 to 1 and it was Sony's premere platform game in 2001.



Jak is easy to control. The control is responsive. The bottom line is if you aren't good at this game, then you haven't played Playstation like the rest of us! This game is inviting to any first time gamer new to Playstation. Its fun like Super Mario 64 was.



Sound Effects




I don't know yet.

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