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Game Title : Daxter
Game Description : Jak & Daxter have been a largely popular franchise on the sony consoles since PS2 and now Daxter finally gets to shine as the leading role. This game combines platformer and action elements with more emphasis on the platforming than previous games in the series, though Daxter is really a spin-off.
Number Of Players : 1-4
Genre : Platformer
Retail Price : $19.99
Graphics : 8.5/10
Sound : 8.5/10
Controls : 8.5/10
Gameplay : 8.5/10
Overall : 8.5/10
I had a hard time rating the graphics. I know they are good, but I was sure if I was amazed to walk in a 3D world like this or if it really was that incredible. I decided to compare it to Ratchet & Clank (practically brother series) and I didn’t think they were quite as god, but they were still fairly good. They maybe both created by different companies, but I really see tons of similarities in a large amount of areas. Nice colourful effects and flame effects are there, but they don’t really impress me as some other games do on the PSP. In the end, I still think these graphics are great, but just the general great nothing spectacular.
The sound gave me some of the same feelings as the graphics did. The soundtrack is good yet not amazing. The sound effects that come off the weapons and painful attacks quite awesome, though. I didn’t think that needs much more explaining seeming how I feel the same way about every sound effect in the game. The soundtrack has got it’s moments too and it does give Daxter the right environmental feel, but for my taste of music, nothing really popped out.
The controls are another thing quite similar to R&C on the PSP with things like the L and R buttons controlling the camera. In other words, there isn’t much of a problem with them. They’re there and they work fine, a few tweaks here and there would have been nice, but I can’t complain much further than that.
The gameplay in Daxter is heavily based on platforming, but there are still some action bits for the people who enjoy the more recent console versions, but be warned it’s not nearly as filled with action as you might think. Personally, I enjoyed taking a break from the intense gameplay and going to something more easier to pick up and play (after all it’s a handheld game), but the veterans that like the latest game might not enjoy this one as much. There are some puzzlish elements in the game, but it was somewhat of a tease because they were simple, but made you excite for more, but you never really get much more, and if there is more, it’s pretty much as simple as the last one. It’s still a nice bonus. I also, really love some of the platforming elements in this game. If your in to he platforming genre and you don’t have this game, I would like to know why because this is a must have for any type of platforming fan no matter the age. Daxter really does serve up a lot in this game, but the game is a little on the short and easy side.
Overall, this game is the perfect definition of great. It gives action, platforming, and very few puzzles but they’re there, so if you’re wanting a game that will give you fun from start to finish, look no further. Like I said earlier, if you are a fan of the platforming genre and you don’t have this game you would be doing yourself a huge favour by picking this one up. Recommended.
Last edited by finalfantasyxii; 07-31-2007 at 09:13 PM.
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