Being a huge fan of the Jak and Daxter
series on the PlayStation 2, I was pleasantly surprised to know that a
new version of their legacy would be released on the PlayStation
Portable that would bring forth elements of all the original Jak and
Daxter games and create something unique and individual for this
powerful mobile gaming unit.
Play as the Dastardly Daxter - Daxter allows gamers to play from his
perspective offering a distinctive set of moves with agile abilities
allows players to climb walls, creep up on enemies, fit in small
The Best In Action Platforming - Taking a job as a pest
fight an ongoing invasion of metal-bugs, Daxter comes equip with
rid the city of these metal nuisances. Get close up and personal by
flimsy bug swatter to squash an army of attacking insects or your
spray gun to hover around a variety of environments while picking up
Exciting Wi-Fi Gameplay - Compete head-to-head against crushing
opponents in a variety of mulitplayer combat arena challenges.
New PlayStation2 and PlayStation Portable Connectivity - Gamers can
their PlayStation Portable to unlock drivers, vehicles and graphics
for Jak X:
Combat Racing or connect to their PlayStation 2 to open up secret
Daxter via USB connection.
The story interlinks with the previous
games on the PlayStation and when Daxter's best friend Jak becomes
imprisoned, it's up to everybody's favourite sidekick to rescue his pal.
Based in Haven City, Daxter take son the role of an exterminator who
must not only embark on his main mission of rescuing Jak but also solve
the denizens of this world's problems by embarking on a variety of
different missions and sub quests.
Unlike previous incarnations, this current
version of the saga lets gamers play as Jak's furball sidekick called
Daxter who is annoying, charming and down right entertaining all at the
same which brings forth a much needed PSP created and exclusively new
experience on the console.
Unlike the wide gamut of PSP titles at the moment that are basically
ports of existing games that basically bring nothing "new to the world
of portable gaming, Daxter has really broken the mould because not only
does it play well on the PSP but it's easily the best arcade game out
for the system at the moment.
The gameplay of Daxter is extremely reminiscent of the previous series
and is actually perfectly suited for the PSP. Novice gamers will have
little difficulty in mastering the control system of this title and more
experiences gamers will appreciate the subtle difficulties that the
developers have implemented into the title to give them a run for their
Apart from performing the stock standard arcade moves of running and
jumping, Daxter must also fight his way through a plethora of enemies in
order to reach his final destination and with that said, the gameplay of
this title is a pure masterpiece, so be warned, your life may be
dictated by this title until you complete it.
Daxter also contains an entertaining wi-fi
head-to-head mode with a variety of different combat arena challenges
and players can also unlock special features for Jak X: Combat Racing on
the PlayStation 2. Most gamers will probably complete this title either
once or twice but the bonus features do assist in creating a longer
shelf life for this title.
Graphically, Daxter is the most impressive game on the system at the
moment (finally a game made for the PSP) that pushes the system to its
full potential, all at the same time of keeping an extremely respectable
frame rate without any stuttering or slowdowns. The characters have all
been professionally designed that move with a flawless grace and match
that with a beautifully created gaming world and this title will easily
be the game that
everybody must own for the PSP.
As with the graphics, the audio is
similarly spectacular and add in some professional voice acting and an
awesome atmospheric soundtrack and the gamer will easily be lost in this
PSP wonderland. Although with that said, Daxter does become a little
annoying with his sarcastic attitude but that is what Jak and Daxter is
In conclusion, Daxter is a flawless piece of art that contains some of
the best arcade gameplay, graphics and story to have been created on the
PlayStation and I will make a bold claim here that from this date,
Daxter is the best title out for the system at the moment. Highly