posted by MetalMario (PITTSFIELD, NH) Aug 28, 2012
Member since Apr 2010
I wasn't really expecting a heck of a lot from "Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy", mostly because the only 3-D platformers actually worth playing tend to have the word "Mario" in the title. (Yeah, I said it.) This game was something of a pleasant surprise, however, as I ended up enjoying it, and it held my interest to the end. The levels are diverse and nicely interwoven, and there's lots of things to do and items to collect. One big drawback, however, is that Jak can't jump worth a three dollar bill, and it's irritating how often his double-jump fails to activate, sending him plummeting to the bottom of a deadly chasm. Still, everything else worked well enough, and I'd definitely recommend this game to any fan of the platforming genre.
when i first borrowed this game from a friend, i was amazed at how good everything was, the graphics, the plot, the humor, and everything was just perfect. i loved it! for anybody who is curios about this game, RENT IT FOR GOD'S SAKE! it will change your life i tell you. when i was 5 i used to L.A.R.P it with my friends in the park near my house. then when jak 2 came out, i'm not gonna tell you about that because thats a different story. but seriously. GET THIS GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Naughty Dog has made some wonderful games over the years, the most notable of which include Crash and Spyro, but the Jak Trilogy was one of the first Naughty Dog legacys to be finished by Naughty Dog.
The first game, titled 'Jak & Daxter', is an action-adventure comedy epic about a mute named Jak and his talkative friend, Daxter. The story opens with Jak and Daxter on a boat, riding towards a place called 'Misty Island', forbidden to their people. While there, Jak discovers he has unusual powers over relics left by creatures called 'Precursors', and Daxter takes a swim in dangerous Dark Eco! When he emerges, he has become a small, orange, ferret-type creature called an otsel.
The story that follows revolves areound Jak and Daxter journeying to nearby villiages to find Eco Sages who may have a chance to change Daxter back. However, all the while they must complete difficult tasks to earn power cells and Precursor Orbs.
Like most first-in-the-series games, the characters are bubbly and fun. The animation is very smooth and the gameplay is addictive. It is completely worth while to play this game through to 100%.