Jak 3 continues the events of Jak II, and with the death of Baron Praxis, Ashelin Praxis, his daughter becomes governess of Haven city. She reformed the Krimzon Guard into the Freedom league and defeat surviving Metal Heads. However peace does not last as Count Veger’s plot succeeds and Jak is banished, where he has to find a way back to the city and defeat his biggest enemy so far, the Dark Makers, made by corrupted Dark Eco.
From Jak II the Morph Gun has been given more abilities and the world is far bigger containing one more city and a wasteland, where Jak can drive a Buggy type vehicle.
Jak 3 was also very well received by critics, with the only criticism being the degree of dificulty.
Jak 3 trailer
Jak II (JakII: Renegade n Europe and Australia) the second title in the Jak and Daxter series, with darker themes and elements, it was released in 2003 for the PlayStation 2 console.
The gameplay in Jak II is quite different from The Precursor Legacy, wielding a Morph gun firearm that throughout the game can receive improvements, upgrades and modifications.
Jak and Daxter arrive at Haven city, under the control of Baron Praxis and in a war with the Metal Heads. There Jak is captured by the Praxis’ Krimzon Guard, and is experimented on for over two years until Daxter rescues him. Jak can now transform into a darker version of himself, he can gain new abilities for his dark form by collecting Metal Head skull gems.
The story is far longer than the previous game and the plot twists and turns and even has time travel points, making this game a far more mature title and unlike any other platformer in the world at its time.
With very positive reviews from critics, it won several awards and is known for being one of the best looking, uncommon games for the PlayStation 2.
Jak II Trailer
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy is the first of the Jak and Daxter franchise, one of the first platformers on the PlayStation 2 and considered one of the best. Published by Sony Computer Entertainment on December 2001.
Jak, the silent protagonist of the game is a determined and strong 15 year old. Accompanied by his trouble making friend Daxter, who in the beggining of the game is transformed into an Ottsel (hybrid between otter and weasel)
Set on a fictional planet created by Naughty Dog, the player’s goal is to gather items, the main collectible being Power Cells that the player needs to progress through the levels. Other collectibles include the Precursor Orbs, used as currency and Scout Flies, that reward the player with a Power Cell if all 7 Flies are collected in a level.
Eco is a powerful energy with six different forms, green Eco regenerates Jak’s health, Blue Eco raises Jak’s speed and attracts precursor orbs, Red Eco increases Jak’s attack power and Yellow Eco allows the player to shoot energy through his hands. Other types of Eco are the Dark Eco, that damages the player in small quantities but large amounts result in immediate death, and the Light Eco, only seen during the final Boss battle and is a combination of green, blue, red and yellow Eco.
Jak and Daxter get in trouble after going against Samos the Sage’s warnings and going to Misty island where they see people scheming with an army of evil creatures named Lurkers. They try to leave unnotced but are attacked by a Lurker, and with an accidental explosion, Daxter is thrown into Dark Eco which turns him into an Ottsel. They manage to escape and return to their village where they seek help to return Daxter to normal. To return Daxter to normal they must find Gol, the Dark Eco sage and the main villain. In order to get to Gol, they need Power Cells, that the player obtains by completing levels and challenges, defeating bosses along the way. Ultimately Daxter sacrifices his chance to return to normal in order to defeat Gol and save the world.
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy was a success with very positive reviews praising the graphics, characters and gameplay.