Blitz Review: Jak and Daxter Trilogy in HD (PS3)
These are the games we know and love from the PlayStation 2! Included is Jak and Daxter:The Precursor Legacy, Jak II and Jak 3. All come on a single Blu-Ray Disk under the “Classics HD” Range. I’m not sure what else to say about these games. If you’ve played them, you know how good they are, if you haven’t played them, well, why not? You really have no excuse now! How you’ve managed to avoid playing them since 2001 is beyond me, but take it from me, they are worth your time. They all have great stories, great characters and some amazing voice acting. Start with The Precursor Legacy on The Old World and move on from there. While some aspects of the games have slightly dated now, as a whole they’ve held up remarkably well to the test of time and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed playing them over again!
It’s Jak and Daxter in 720pHD at 60fps!! And there’s even the option to play in Stereoscopic 3D! Naughty Dog have also added support for Playstation Network Trophies, which is a nice addition. It’s nice to see such great, memorable games looking so well and playing just as good as they did back in 2001-2004 when I would have played them originally. The controls are still as sharp, though it’s nice not to be tethered to the console this time round! Finally, we’ve still got the same great voice acting and story to replay over again!
While the resolution has been increased, the textures are still very PS2 quality and really jar a little when you’ve just moved from the like of Uncharted 3! Though, I do like the style, I can’t help but just want more. Gamer tastes have evolved and while these are some great games and the first title is definitely a classic in my book, 2 and 3 just never lived up to the original (as is the way so may times).
If you liked the orginals, or missed them first time round, then I can heartly recommend this. If you didn’t like them first time round, then nothings going to change there. The resolution and Frame Rate bump is nice (even if the textures aren’t up to modern standard) and the addition of the 3D is a fun element. Overall, given that I like them first time round, it scores a 3/5 from me!