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The Great Legacy Under the Green Sun.

posted by TheApester (MCGREGOR, TX) Mar 23, 2008

Member since Nov 2003

2 out of 3 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy is for the platforming gamers who like cutesy games, but not anime cutesy, like Mario,Kirby and Ape Escape (especially). Since this game is Western, a unique thing in the gaming industry, the art style (and almost everything else) is more of a fantasy Saturday morning cartoon. As stated in the description, you play as the silent,strong-and somewhat cool- Jak, who is on a quest to turn his best friend Daxter- the hilarious comic relief- back to his former self. But you'll feel more like you're on a tourist trip of the world of the green sun and the elvenfolk when you go through each level collecting Power Cells and Precursor Orbs, because each place is sooo beautiful! (My favorite level is probably the Lost Precursor City) The game should've have music like Kingdom Hearts, but well, guess not, because it'd probably make the game look more Japanese, I suppose.
My favorite part of the game was the cutscenes, because each time a new cutscene rolled, I was like "Oh, boy, is Daxter gonna say something hilarious?!" The best cutscenes are the ones when you die, because sometimes Daxter will pipe up saying something smart-aleck about the dead Jak, like " I'll Say something real teary at the funeral, like 'How am I going to change back now?!" Jak and Daxter, you make the grade!
I know there are other Jak and Daxter games, but I don't really have the heart to play them, because it seems like they changed Jak and the enviroment too much, turning him and his tourist trip into a grittier darker world. I'm kind of upset about that. I will probably play the PSP game Daxter (if I ever get one) because it's not that gritty in presentation thanks to our lovable hero, Daxter!
I think I'll get that far in the series, then pretend it ends there.

Daxter: Don't step into the light, Jak. DON'T STEP INTO THE LIGHT!(Shakes camera.)

Hilarious!! <:

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Good Start

posted by austinjb (CARLSBAD, CA) Oct 26, 2007

Member since Jun 2005

2 out of 3 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

this is a good start to one of my favorite video games series. the title is a little misleading since this is just the first game out of three and it makes it sound like the only game in the series. the story is a little lacking since all you do is collect a certain number of things called power cells until the very end. the environment constantly changes and goes from a village on the beach to the center of a volcano. you can only attack two ways and it takes a while to get from one place to another but that doesn't ruin the game. if you like this game you should get jak 2 and 3. jak 2 changes dramatically from the first one though.

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Not Like Any Other, Except Crash

posted by Nameless (SAN JOSE, CA) Jan 22, 2007

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Member since Apr 2005

1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

Jak and Daxter is a story that takes you on an adventure to save the world by stopping a crazy from releasing dark eco. Theirs also blue, red, green, and yellow eco that give you special abilities for a short period of time. Throughout the game you have to get your hands on precursor orbs and power cells. The precursor orbs are used to exchange for power cells. Power cells are what you need to progress through the game.

The graphics are still pretty good even though the game has been out for a while. The gameplay is much like Crash Bandicoot with the character movements and enemies. The camera control can get a little annoying because you can't look up or down, but it's nothing that ruins the game.

Overall I recommend this to anyone who likes a good action adventure.

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