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Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy

by Sony Computer Entertainment UK
PlayStation2
 Ages 3 and Over
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)

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  • The first PS2 title from developers Naughty Dog, the creators of Crash Bandicoot
  • A vibrant, imaginatively conceived and luxuriously detailed new universe to explore
  • A cast of great characters, each with their own unique personality
  • Engrossing storyline that unfolds as you complete various tasks
  • Adventure takes place across a massive piece of continuous coastline - you can explore freely, with no loading screens and no waiting time
  • Characters and environmental elements exist in real time and have smart artifical intelligence
  • Also available: Official Strategy Guide
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Game Information

  • Platform:   PlayStation2
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
  • Media: Video Game

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  • ASIN: B00005NZSP
  • Release Date: 7 Dec 2001
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,830 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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Amazon.co.uk Review

The PS2 is finally getting its fair share of platform games, and Jak & Daxter is a corker. Following the adventures of the yellow-barnetted Jak and his wisecracking sidekick Daxter (newly transformed into a rodent, and not happy about it), it's a free-roaming 3-D adventure very much along the lines of the N64's Banjo Kazooie--only less irritating. The gameplay, while not breaking any new ground, is perfectly polished and diverse enough to keep the interest up throughout; the main body of the game involves running, jumping, and spinning around the world collecting orbs and power cells and bashing enemies, but there are also racing, fishing and sliding bits, and all are very well done.

The game world is seamless and you can move between areas and missions pretty much at will; there are no loading times whatsoever--a lesson which the latest Crash Bandicoot would have done well to learn. What's more, the irritation of having to restart levels and collect everything again if you lose all your energy is mercifully absent here. The graphics are truly scrumptious and the sound lush--and, shock horror, the script's decent and the characterisation and voice acting not half bad. It's not quite as amusing and cleverly thought out as Rare's aforementioned N64 stalwart--or their more recent Conker's Bad Fur Day--but it's pretty close.

The downsides? It's maybe a bit too easy for seasoned gamers--though by no means a cinch--and the magnificent graphics have eaten up memory that might have been used to make the game longer; as trade-offs go, though, that's pretty reasonable. Bring on the sequel! --Rikki Price


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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great 4 Oct 2003
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Here is a game that is great fun from start to finish. You take on the role of Jak, a young man whose friend Daxter has just been turned into a fuzzy orange meerkat-type creature. Now it's up to you to journey north and find the one person who can change him back, but in order to do that, you'll have to collect increasing numbers of power cells to help you on your way.
The world of Jak and Daxter is large, well detailed, and best of all- continuous. There are no loading times between levels, quite a relief after the frustration of Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex. No, here we have a huge free roaming 3D environment filled with sumptuous graphics, day-night transitions, and superbly realistic sound effects (from the crunch of crisp grass to the thud of metal surfaces, it's all in there). Jak and Daxter's one weakness is its music, but even though the music is not great, the fact that is underplayed enables you to concentrate more on the other, better aspects of the game.
But enough of the scenery, how does it play? The naswer to that is very well. Jak, accompanied by Daxter, may have a somewhat limited set of moves, but it's enough for the purpose of the game. As mentioned earlier, the aim of the game is to collect power cells; to do this you will have to complete a wide range of tasks. From catching fish to defeating ambushes and boss enemies, all the platform staples are there.
Gameplay is spiced up somewhat by the inclusion of eco. Eco comes in different forms, and has several different purposes, from basic health restoration to enabling Jak to shoot fireballs. There are also two vehicles in the game, the A-Grav zoomer (like an overland jetski) and the Flut Flut bird.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Here is a game that is great fun from start to finish. You take on the role of Jak, a young man whose friend Daxter has just been turned into a fuzzy orange meerkat-type creature. Now it's up to you to journey north and find the one person who can change him back, but in order to do that, you'll have to collect increasing numbers of power cells to help you on your way.
The world of Jak and Daxter is large, well detailed, and best of all- continuous. There are no loading times between levels, quite a relief after the frustration of Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex. No, here we have a huge free roaming 3D environment filled with sumptuous graphics, day-night transitions, and superbly realistic sound effects (from the crunch of crisp grass to the thud of metal surfaces, it's all in there). Jak and Daxter's one weakness is its music, but even though the music is not great, the fact that is underplayed enables you to concentrate more on the other, better aspects of the game.
But enough of the scenery, how does it play? The naswer to that is very well. Jak, accompanied by Daxter, may have a somewhat limited set of moves, but it's enough for the purpose of the game. As mentioned earlier, the aim of the game is to collect power cells; to do this you will have to complete a wide range of tasks. From catching fish to defeating ambushes and boss enemies, all the platform staples are there.
Gameplay is spiced up somewhat by the inclusion of eco. Eco comes in different forms, and has several different purposes, from basic health restoration to enabling Jak to shoot fireballs. There are also two vehicles in the game, the A-Grav zoomer (like an overland jetski) and the Flut Flut bird.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
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Jak and Daxter is one of the most addictive and fantastic games released ever. With graphics that make you gasp and a storyline that unfolds with humorous and tantalising suspense (there's always something around the corner) you won't be complaining. This game allows you to move on to different challenges while trying to work out previous ones so you aren't left with the frustration of not being able to continue-until the very end of course! But by then you've learnt the skills, picked up the logic and will be smiling all the way to the restart of the game. With a mix of easier and harder challenges it is suitable for all and those with huge amounts of time or the spare half hour. The platform is huge, one you will love to explore, sound effects so realistic you'll get swallowed up for hours upon hours and in the finale you certainly won't be disappointed with the time you spend. The X box is no threat to playstation 2 if it keeps producing games on this level. There are no annoying seconds wasted on loading screens, graphics with stunning realism and characters you'll adore, I was stunned. With constant new releases you may wonder what's so special but the fab blend of the most superb game qualities you can ask for guarantee that you'll not be leaving your games console for a long long time-even if there's an ever so important piece of work to be done. Happy playing!
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Congratulations to Naughty Dog. Whatever others might think about the game being a clone of N64 platform games (I can't speak from experience), Jak and Daxter was the most enjoyable game I've played on PSOne or PS2. If you've tried and enjoyed the Crash Bandicoot games, you'll see the similarities (same controls, same character actions, same boxes to jump on)... but you'll love the fact that this game does away with all the annoying features. To list just a few: NO load delays whatsoever; NO having to start levels from scratch when you die; NO getting stuck on something and not being able to continue. The whole gameplay is beautifully thought out. You can generally try levels in any order if you get stuck on one, and they're contiguous (so no going back to the "Warp Room" each time). It's a game that doesn't seem to want you to die... if you miss a jump, there's a fair chance you'll just grap the cliff with your fingertips and be able to pull yourself up. Once you've got a power cell, orb, or whatever, you've got it for good even if you die. It's very addictive, and yes, it only took about 4 days of solid playing to complete, but I reckon this was money well spent. It's not all about box-crushing and it's full of humour... where else would you have to herd cows - that moo plaintively when you hit them! - into a pen? My one (trivial) complaint: it really needs a map screen... it's very easy to get lost in some of the bigger levels. Highly recommended.
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