Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy

released on Dec 03, 2001

From the creator and developer of the acclaimed, top-selling Crash Bandicoot series comes the next generation in interactive entertainment.

Expect the unexpected! Enter a new world of magic, adventure, exploration, and discovery where enormous vistas and exotic characters lead you to places beyond your imagination. Test your wits and your skills as you embark on a journey to reverse your best friend's transformation into a furry Ottsel, even as he entangles you in his amusing antics. Discover twisted corruption and battle the sinister minds behind this chilling plot. Light Eco. Precursor Technology. Power Cells. Dark Eco. What does it all mean?

Only one person holds the secret behind the power of the mysterious Eco. Together you must now take on these endeavors.

Unleash the hero within. A new legacy is born!

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The 1st game in the Naughty Dog trilogy! This one seems to be focused more towards the casual audience, not a bad thing. Think of other collect-a-thons of this era. Good game that I’ve beat a couple times.

I'll admit that maybe my outlook at this game was skewed by the fact that I played Ratchet & Clank first; that game felt like it took everything Jak and Daxter did, but did it better. Playing Jak for the first time, it just didn't sing to me as much as I hoped that it would. Despite its impressive technical achievements for its time, it just staled out too quickly for me.

Every time I go back and play Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, it holds up beautifully.
Ahead of its time in terms of open world level design, it features super satisfying exploration alongside great combat and movement mechanics. Packed with personality, the characters, story and enemies are a joy to experience every single time. All of this is presented with colorful, cartoony graphics and set to a memorable soundtrack.

Very solid collectathon platformer for the time, tight controls & charming presentation.

The forgotten Naughty Dog franchise. Which is a shame because TPL is one of the best platformers on the PS2.

(Played before 2023)
It was pretty good. I like how smooth the movement is in and how you carry your forward momentum, and the levels were all really cool. I like the characters but there are some lacking moments, like making Jak completely silent. The humor was missing as well, and I think they could've added more in (which they did in the sequels)