3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Good finish, but could have been better...,
This review is from: Jak 3 - PlayStation 2 (Video Game)
I found out this game was gonna be realeased a week before it came out. Since I am such a huge fan of the previous games, I had to have this one. It turned out to be a great game, but I was a little disappointed.
The story picks up from the last game, but it was stupid that Jak was banished from Haven City after he saved the city from total destruction in Jak 2. The Wasteland was actually a great setting for the game, but everything was too close together. The idea to have ATVs in their made it a fun and exciting journey though.
Haven City was a lot different this time around. It was nearly as big as before and not much to explore. That whole market place area of the city and the wooded area over the water were bother missing and this new area was added. It wasn't very good. But if you can ignore the changes, the story will definitely suck you in.
Yes, the mystery of the precursors is solved in this game. You actually get to see who they are! But quite frankly I was very disappointed when I found out what they really (Daxter...) were. I kind of makes the whole adventure from all 3 games seem very unfulfilling. Even the characters in the game express their feelings that way.
Overall the game was fun, but it seemed very rushed and that they didn't spend a lot of time putting the story and game together. I would have to say Jak 2 was the best game of the trilogy. But don't play it unless you have played Jak & Daxter cuz you will be absolutely lost. It was also too easy cuz I beat it in 3 days. If I had time to play it for 24 straight hours I would have finished it in a day. Thanks to the creators for putting "a ton" of extras in this game which will keep you into for a long time.
I'd say buy it, cuz even if it's lacking, it was still a great game and a lot of fun! I hope they will continue this series for many more games!