Replaying Jak II - #1

Posted by MetalGearSunny (6999 posts) -
Jak is back....and he is fucking mad!
The title says it all. I'm replaying Jak II. I played quite a bit of it today, so I won't recap what I did today. I'm at the part where you meet the fat dude, and he gives you a gun........

  



....and I saved it from there. The game feels a little outdated, but isn't that the point? Isn't the reason people replay games is to see how games got better? How much questions can I add to this? Will the fat guy loose weight? Will I get a life? Will I finish the game or just slack off like my last game? Follow this series to find out!

#1 Posted by MetalGearSunny (6999 posts) -
Jak is back....and he is fucking mad!
The title says it all. I'm replaying Jak II. I played quite a bit of it today, so I won't recap what I did today. I'm at the part where you meet the fat dude, and he gives you a gun........

  



....and I saved it from there. The game feels a little outdated, but isn't that the point? Isn't the reason people replay games is to see how games got better? How much questions can I add to this? Will the fat guy loose weight? Will I get a life? Will I finish the game or just slack off like my last game? Follow this series to find out!

#2 Posted by SinGulaR (2372 posts) -

I replay games to have more control over the gameplay using my earned experience with it. Seeing that gamedevelopment is making progress is just a side effect.

#3 Posted by CenturionCajun (1461 posts) -

I too am in the process of playing Jak II at the moment. In my case however it is because I never had a PS2 until last fall (yes, I know I'm behind) and am trying to catch up on all of the main series I missed. Playing through it for the first time several things have struck me so far.

-How drastically this games veers away from the kid friendly nature of the first game.
-How much Grand Theft Auto III's open world was influencing games in the early 2000s.
-How much mileage you can get out of a cute wise cracking side kick.
-Good Lord in Heaven is this game hard. I've spent probably half of my playtime simply redoing missions over and over until I finally accomplish them.

While I'm not going to say that this is one of the best games ever made it holds up decently well. The graphics are done in a cartooney enough manner that their age isn't horribly apparent and the gameplay is solid.

#4 Posted by PowerSerj (987 posts) -

I picked up the first Jak a few months ago and I loved playing that game so much. Suffice to say, I went and picked up Jak II, Jak 3, and Jak X Combat Racing, but have yet to finish II. I should probably get on that. It's just a weird transition from Jak to Jak II.

CenturionCajun said:

"Good Lord in Heaven is this game hard. I've spent probably half of my playtime simply redoing missions over and over until I finally accomplish them."
Damnit, yes. What I have played of it so far, I get the sense that the missions are not forgiving.

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