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Old 29-06-2013, 23:47
thomas2400
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These games are amazingly fun but...

In Jak 1 the camera is one of the worst i've experienced

Jak II, would be an amazing game except every time you get going and start to really have fun you hit a brick wall mission that you fail over and over again, the most annoying thing, most of the fails are because of the shoddy controls

I've been reading online and most people seem to think Jak 3 is the best, i'm sure when i start playing it though there will be something annoying that will piss me off
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Old 30-06-2013, 08:42
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Funnily enough I've just got the collection for PS3, never played them before. Only played a couple of hours of Jak 1 and so far it's no fun at all. The camera IS god awful too I agree there.
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Old 30-06-2013, 16:12
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Now - I love Jak . It is frustrating and quite tricky in parts, but I love the world and 3D platformers are one of my favourite genres. I didn't particularly have any issues with the camera, but it may just be I am used to it (having played on PS2 and PS3 already.) Horses for courses I guess.

Jak 2 I am less keen on. Didn't really like how the world and absolutely hated the open world city. I found it way too confined for the vehicles and just no fun to navigate.
Haven't spent much time with 3, but will hopefully play it through on the vita now.
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Old 29-09-2013, 20:03
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Been playing these games because of PS+. Really enjoyed the first game, but the 2nd seems horrible to me. The vehicles are really frustrating and I dont really like the missions. It seems a lot harder than the first game too.

Would I be missing out on much if I skip to the 3rd game, or will I even enjoy it if its like the 2nd?
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Old 29-09-2013, 21:49
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Been playing these games because of PS+. Really enjoyed the first game, but the 2nd seems horrible to me. The vehicles are really frustrating and I dont really like the missions. It seems a lot harder than the first game too.

Would I be missing out on much if I skip to the 3rd game, or will I even enjoy it if its like the 2nd?
The structure is similar to 2 but the checkpoints are more frequent in 3 which generally makes it easier.

It still can be really frustrating tho!
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Old 29-09-2013, 22:15
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The camera is controlled by the right analog stick and is part of the gameplay.

You can't expect the camera to perfect to your needs all the time.
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Old 30-09-2013, 01:24
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I remember the press giving these games a pass for their camera, while whining about far more minor technical problems in competing games like Mario Sunshine. Just another overrated first-party effort from Sony. At least the camera isn't completely broken beyond belief like in, say, Sonic Adventure.
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