I don't see why people call it "Jak 4". Sure, you can consider Jak X and The Lost Frontier spin-off games, but I don't think the next game will even have a title. That said, I plan to trade in the original games just to get this trilogy. It should help revitalize my love for the series.
If it were titled anything, it would be Jak 4. Jak X is definitely a spin-off and The Lost Frontier was a psuedo spinoff by a third party developer for a portable system. It's still canon, but not one of the "main" games, so to speak. Consider, as examples, the God of War and Kingdom Hearts series for example. Both had canon portable games between main games, so The Lost Frontier is basically like Jak and Daxter's game in that sense.
As for the main topic, though, I'm absolutely psyched. I've been waiting for this since the God of War Collection was announced. I love my J&D games, especially the first. What's more, I never fully finished the third since my PS2 basically crapped out on me, so this is gonna be an awesome chance to finally finish the game.
I'm getting this, never having played the games sans for renting the second one once. I'm stoked. Now I just need R&C Collection (LOVE that series more than life itself) and I'm set on these HD collections for the near future.
As excited as I am for this collection on metacritic there's a listing saying its also available for the vita. As much as Id like to play these on my PS3 I'd also like to take them on the road. I'm gonna hold off on this right now till I hear more.
Well after Jack 3 they had a complete game about racing called JACK X COMBAT RACING which had online play so while the HD remake covers the main story they should put combat racing in as well with new online play,yes RATCHET NEEDS a HD collection i just hope the early games get the dual analog treatment that was in the latter games. In certain cases controls need updating as well as graphics,sound and adding trophy's.
Beyond good and evil HD is a great example of controls in need of polish because either you walk /look the same way but spin the wrong way in first person mode or the inverse looking around is fine in f.p.m but you spin wrong when walking....strangers wrath HD has the same problem,controls are out of date and should be updated....i'd have no problem if there was a play like it was 200x mode but the default mode should be with modern control advances.
Anyone else saddened that this collection doesn't look like enough effort was put into it? It has sud-HD resolution and a serious lack of anti-aliasing. Both Sly and Ico/SoTC sung on the PS3 because Sanzaru and Bluepoint put a lot of effort into the remasters. The Jak & Daxter Collection is done by an entirely different studio.
"Look at videos or screenshots. It's not crystal clear like prior HD collections."
I don't think that is a valid way of determining the resolution. For all you know, they could be resized screen shots or screen shots of old code. It says 720p on the box, and all of the gameplay videos I've seen look crystal clear.