Mar 26, 2010

CBVGR: Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier

Video Review:

Script: Welcome to the Clearance Bin Video Game Review by Organized Remains. Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier is the forth game in the series. It just came out in November 2009, and it was only released on the PS2 and PSP. I'm not sure why it didn't come out on the PS3, but since it didn't the game's cost is only $30 new, while you can find it for $15 used.

The world is running out of Eco crystals and in danger of withering away. Your job is to fix this and find a machine that can save the planet. Of course pirates have to bother you and make it difficult for you to save the world. The game still has the lovable characters, and has brought in new characters.

The controls are pretty good and the abilities you learn throughout the game keep things interesting. While I was never a fan of adding guns to the Jak and Daxter series since Jak 2, they did a pretty good job with weapons in this game. It frustrates me when you die and don't re-spawn with the ammo you started with. If you use all your ammo on a boss and then die, when you try again you will not have any ammo to help you. Lucky your powers can help you defeat enemies, like a big red orb of power that explodes.

Flying is also a big part of this game, which was also a nice edition to the game. Sometimes I find when games have both ground combat and flying combat they don't always work out, but they did it nicely in this game. The ability to upgrade your powers and your ship were also a great addition to the game.

Final Say: I was worried about this new Jak and Daxter, because it wasn't being made by the same company that made the other ones. I know other game series were this has happened and didn't end well for the series (like Crash Bandicoot, but some will argue that). This new Jak and Daxter proved me wrong, while it's not as epic as the first Jak and Daxter, the beginning was kind of slow, but as time went on I found myself having fun. Not sure if the PSP version is any better, but the PS2 version is a good deal at $15, for a game that has only been out for a couple of months.

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