|System: PS Vita|
|Dev: Naughty Dog/Mass Media|
|Release: June 18, 2013|
|Screen Resolution: 544p||Good|
Throughout the trilogy you take on the role of Jak, a hero who goes through many changes over the course of the games. He is almost always accompanied by his best friend Daxter, who is turned into an Ottsel (a fictional hybrid of an otter and weasel) in the first game. The resulting banter and snarky dialogue between the characters is part of the inherent charm of the series.
The Precursor Legacy kicks off the series as a pure platformer, but through Jak II and 3, the series evolves into a third-person action platformer, complete with weapons and vehicles. As Jak, you control a substance called Eco, which in the first game gives the player enhanced abilities and more powerful attacks. In the second game, Jak is infused with Dark Eco, which changes the tone of the game but makes Jak much more powerful. Finally, in the third game, you are imbued with Light Eco, which balances the Dark Eco within Jak. What you get is a hero’s journey story that spans the entirety of the trilogy.
In the end, this trilogy should be on your list of must-play, or even must-play-again games. If you have never had the pleasure of immersing yourself in Naughty Dog’s award-winning opus, you definitely should, and this HD remake has made it available to the masses. However, if given the choice of playing on the PS3 or the Vita, I would definitely prefer the former over the latter. But given the fact that you get three full games for only 30 bucks, it’s hard to argue with the price versus the value.
In short, you can’t go wrong for the price, and this game is definitely worth adding to your collection, but preferably your PS3 collection.
Date: June 25, 2013