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Jak & Daxter - reviewed by Tory F
Review Date: 17 December 2001
Review Score 9.75/10
Distributed By: Sony Computer Entertainment
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Developed by Naughty Dog, the group behind the Crash Bandicoot series, Jak & Daxter is a game that is so addictive you will not be able to put it down.
This is a platforming title that is revolutionary in a number of ways. You are Jak, the humanoid in the cover who has to complete tasks to try and change his friend Daxter back to normal after an accident with Dark Eco mutates him into his squirrel-like form.
There are no levels in Jak & Daxter, the whole game can be traversed in one outing. You have missions to fulfill and gather energy to be traded with other inhabitants of the game world.
This is a game that will be loved by everyone, old and young with the only con being the very rare slip of the camera. In four hours of solid play this happened three times but only once resulting in a bad jump.
The world that the two live in is inspired and a pleasure to travel through. Rich colors and details are vibrant and the whole game has fun as its main inspiration.
Onscreen you control Jak, though Daxter is also visible sitting on your shoulder for the most part. Animations are fantastic and even letting Jak stand still and watching how he and Daxter fool around is lots of fun, do it at least once!
Jak is easy to control and has some impressive attack combinations that can be powered up by blue and orange Eco spheres that will give him short boosts of increased speed, toughness and so on.
I have said this a fair bit over the months of November and December 2001, but this is a must have title. Go and buy it now!
- Tory F