8.7

3-D free-roaming never looked soooooooo goooooood!

Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy isn't just a game, it's a world within itself. Just a vast, free-roaming, do-anything, go-anywhere world where you can meet tons of friendly, whimsical characters and ferocious enemies. The story tells of a supposedly mute adventurer named Jak who's friend Daxter (obviously) gets turned into a mythalogical ottsel after "taking a bath" in a dangerous pool of dark eco. Jak and Daxter must adventure across their world to reach the legendary Sages of dark eco to turn Daxter back, but get into lots of trouble and discover many amazing artifacts in the process. This game's graphic's are utterly magnificent! This worl is just so huge, imaginative, and even realistic at some points. There are absolutely no loading times, and there is even a day-night cycle. The characters are original and memorable, and their movements are smooth. The voice-acting is fitting and powerful, and the sound effects are good, although some could have used a little more tweaking. The music is fitting as well and creates a suitable atmosphere for each level. The gameplay isn't the best you can get on the market, but it's still fun to knock around a bunch of Lurkers, perform breathtaking acrobatic maneuvers, and drive an A-GRAV zoomer around pools of lava. Although it's not very long and has a crappy cliffhanger, this is a memorable and revolutionary chapter in the Precursor Legacy; and even though its sequels are much better, this game is worth playing.

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