Been spending the last few days getting through Jak 2: Renegade HD on the Playstation 3. Good, fun game that can become so frustrating at times you want to rip your hair out.
Still the characters, story and humor are enough to keep me coming back. If it wasn’t for those things I would probably have put this game back on the shelf.
The action and platforming parts of the game are great! But it’s when they put in other stuff like racing I feel the game looses a lot, since the control on those aren’t very good. Sure, you’ll get used to them right away. But it is still the fact that it seems like this game changes genres and isn’t really sure what kind of game it wants to be. And it’s those parts of the game that can be so goddamn frustrating at times.
But since I find the story interesting for me and I really, really like the characters and the humor of the game. I can see past all that, I would love to see more of these characters. I’m really hoping Naughty Dog will make a real Jak & Daxter 4 someday. Daxter was one of the characters I really didn’t like from the first game, since he was just a big fucking asshole. His attitude as an asshole has been toned done to a better lever and he has really become the comic relief of the series. And he really has some great oneliners.
Gonna take a break from the series now before I start to play Jak III, will probably play through Lollipop Chainsaw fist. Going to get that next Friday, looking forward to that very much. Can’t wait to kick zombie ass with a chainsaw as a cheerleader, yes that is actually one of my hidden dreams. I wish to be a cheerleader who kills zombies, so I’m so glad that dream is finally coming true! Ohhh….