I picked up the Jak HD collection because I've heard good things about the Jak franchise. I love platformers so this seemed like a natural fit.
I played Jak 1 and just about love everything about it. I collected everything, and had the best time doing it. It's firmly in my favorite games of all time.
So now I'm about an hour or two into Jak 2 and it's the most boring game I think I've ever played. There's an open city for some reason, which has no purpose but to make it take longer to get to the actual playing of the game. No bad guys, no shops, nobody to talk to, there is no reason why this "hub city" exists other than they wanted an open world game. I spent about 3/4 of the playtime so far driving to the next mission. And the driving isn't even fun, it handles like garbage. Then I got a gun. If I wanted Ratchet & Clank I'd play that.
I guess I want to know if it gets better, I mean, does it get more Jak 1 or does it stay this course? I guess I'm just frustrated that it's so different than the first. Obviously these games are 10, or so, years old and what does it matter, but if Jak 3 is the same I think I'll move on to try out the Sly games.