- Oct 3, 2006
- 7th Street, Cerberus' Row
Jak & Daxter's "darker, edgier" direction after its great first entry was, for lack of a less crude way to put it, really quite stupid. Dumb writing, ugly character designs, bland scores, Daxter being the only compelling character...how on earth this series was considered an equal to Ratchet & Clank or Sly Cooper was always beyond me. I love the first game and Naughty Dog's work prior to that...but Jak 2 and onward is just hogwash.
Jak 3 they toned it down a bit. Sure it was more mature because Jak was growing up, but the lightheartedness was there. Plus its open world mechanic was noteworthy.