Jak II (2003)

Video Game  -  Action | Adventure | Comedy  -  14 October 2003 (USA)
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After being tortured and experimented upon in a dystopian city for two years, Jak escapes from prison and joins a rebel group, hoping for answers to his newfound dark powers.

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Daxter (voice)
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Jak (voice) (as Michael Erwin)
Warren Burton ...
Samos the Sage (voice)
Anna Garduno ...
Keira (voice)
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Baron Praxis (voice)
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Torn / Jinx (voice)
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Sig / Krimzon Guards (voice)
Chris Cox ...
Pecker / Agent 1 (voice)
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Ashelin / Computer / Female Citizens (voice)
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Erol / Agent 2 / Krimzon Guards (voice)
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Vin (voice) (as Robert Patrick Benedict)
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Brutter / Mog / Grim (voice)
Michael Gollom ...
Oracle (voice) (as Michael A. Gollom)
Britton A. Hill ...
Tess (voice) (as Britton A. Hill M.D.)
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Kor (voice)
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Following the events of Gol and Maia in the first Jak and Daxter game, Jak, Daxter, Keira, and Samos have accidentally sent themselves into the future while exploring an ancient Precursor artifact. Jak is taken prisoner by the Krimzon Guards, men working for Baron Praxis. Daxter successfully helps Jak escape after two years of being the text subject in Dark Eco experiments. The Dark Eco has given Jak new powers [he becomes Dark Jak] and has toughened him up-he now talks in this game. As Jak seeks out revenge on baron Praxis he joins a rebel group called the Underground to fight him in this amazing video game. In addition to the same moves as the previous game, you are given guns and modes of transportation. Written by banditbabe1818@aol.com

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Jak II: El renegado  »

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Near the arena, there's a billboard featuring Ratchet and Clank from the Ratchet and Clank series. See more »

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After you complete the story, you know that young Samos and young Jak has gone to the first game, but go to Haven Forrest, and go to the big tree. You will see young Samos sit and meditate. See more »

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Samos the Sage: For every age there is a time of trial. The rocks faced such a fire before they were the strength beneath our feet. The plants braved vast winds before their roots could give us life. As a sage of considerable years, I have known only one such great ordeal. Yet the hero it created was a champion of all time.
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"Steep difficulty curves may cause your brain to bleed."
10 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jak II

A game that has drove many gamers mad, including myself. Not because it sucked. Not because it could have been better. No. If anything, this would probably be one of my all time favorites, but the fact I may kill myself in anger some day from the unfair level difficultly makes me skeptical about playing it again.

This one takes places shortly after the events of the first game, Keira has got the mysterious Precurser Rift Gate working and her, Jak, Daxter, and Samos travel into it. Though after take off in the vehicle, everyone's separated leaving, Jak and Daxter alone in an area unknown to them that resembles a broken city with its residents being watched over by guards. But before they have a chance to check it out, Jak's is knocked out and taken away by Errol and Baron Praxis, two new villains in the game. For two years, the men pump a chemical known as Dark eco into Jak, which at first does nothing, but eventually gives Jak some new powers. With the help of Daxter, the two break out of the jail cell and enter their new home, known as Haven City. Eventually they have to team up with a gang, work as a double agent for weapon supporter Krew, and through out try to find their friends and find a way to get out of this crap hole called home. Guess its not as harmless and cute as the first one, eh?

As game play goes, this is just like the first one. Jak moves the same, fights the same, but now he's supported with a new alter ego created from the Dark Eco, Dark Jak, who, for a short time, has the ability to go on unstoppable killing sprees and as the game progresses you can upgrade his ability's to the point where he is truly invincible. But thats not all Jak II has in store. Now, with a badder look and attitude, and even a tough voice (Jak finally speaks!), the game really shows off a more mature look game play wise. As you continue working for one of the leaders of the gang, Thorn, and as you continue doing jobs for Krew, they begin to trust you and give you access to weapons, four to be exact: The Scatter Gun, the Blaster Weapon, the Vulcan Fury, and the Peace Maker, all of which save your ass more times than you care to think about what with the difficulty spikes. But thats not all. The developers behind this sequel switched the Mario 64 like platform areas in the first game for a Grand Theft Auto style layout with missions that involve you going through platform and shooting stages, as well as have you stealing cars for item drop offs and even go through some races here and there. And if you want to kill some time, later on in the game you get yourself a hover board that you can surf around on all over the city and pull of tricks and even play a few mini games. Or for the ultimate time waster, go on a fetch quest for golden orbs to unlock hidden crap, from big head modes, art galleries, and even a hero mode (which I know better than not to play).

It sounds wonderful so far, right? Great level design, wonderful characters (even with a new voice to show off, Jak still has Daxter to speak for him... even when he doesn't want him to), and an epic plot that makes this game a must to all PS2 owners. But why, for the love of God is it so hard? I still don't know how I got through it, but you can bet I'm not gonna spend my time unlocking everything. I'll kill myself. The unfair difficulty comes from all the opponents. Everyone is out to freaking kill you, considering just about all of them are armed with a gun and unlimited ammo, so you better keep your distance and thank the designers for giving you mercy and giving you a bloody gun. And don't forget about the guards all over Haven City. If you have to pull off a race or drive a cargo of something or another to a far off destination in the city's boundary's, watch out for the damned Krimzon guards because one tap in the head, and they got the whole f**king force after you. Staying above ground (hover cars, nice huh?) just to get away from them won't help either, what with the constant guards flying by here and there is just as bad, only worse because they can get you cornered and confused in mid-air, so its advised to stay on ground and, if you can help it, get yourself a smaller car to pull off easier moves with.

So, aside from the tough level designs, this is truly a great game that you should check out, that is if your not one to chuck a controller out the window in anger.

And to all of you who finished it with no problem... HOW?!? That's all I ask. Great game, hard as hell. 8.5/10


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