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Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy (2001)

Jak tries to help his friend Daxter after he transforms into a hybrid of an otter and a weasel. With the help of a Sage, the pair learn that they must save their world from the antagonists Gol and Maia, who plan to flood it with Dark Eco.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Max Casella ... Daxter (voice)
Anna Garduno ... Keira Hagai (voice)
Warren Burton Warren Burton ... Samos Hagai the Green Sage (voice)
Jason Harris ... Yellow Sage (voice)
John Di Crosta ... Blue Sage (voice)
Sherman Howard ... Red Sage (voice)
Robert Hastings ... Mayor Manac (voice) (as Bob Hastings)
Jack Carter ... Uncle (voice)
Bill Minkin Bill Minkin ... Zeb the Farmer (voice) (as William Minkin)
Kevin Conroy ... Ollie the Fisherman (voice)
Laurie Fraser Laurie Fraser ... Tweetledov Perch the Bird Watcher (voice)
Michael Gollom Michael Gollom ... The Oracle (voice)
David Herman ... Boggy Billy / Sculptor (voice)
Carole Ruggier ... Seddy Mentary the Geologist (voice)
Brian Peck ... Gambler (voice)
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Storyline

When the young adventurer Jak and his friend Daxter find themselves in a sticky situation, they go to Samos the Green Sage for help. The Sage tells them that what they came upon in Misty Island is more than just a little problem, and if Jak and Daxter don't slow down the evil Gol and Maia the world could be changed forever: for the absolute worst.

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Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jak and Daxter See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Naughty Dog See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Naughty Dog wanted Chris Rock to voice Daxter, but Chris Rock refused the offer. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Samos Hagai the Green Sage: I have spent my life searching for the answers that my father and my father's fathers failed to find. Who were the Precursors? Why did they create the vast monoliths that liter our planet? How did they harness Eco, the life energy of the world? What was their purpose? And why did they vanish? I have asked the plants, but they do not remember. The plants have asked the rocks, but the rocks do not recall. Even the rocks do not recall. Every bone in my body tells me that the answers ...
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Alternate Versions

(2012) "Jak and Daxter Collection": PS3 re-release in HD. See more »

Connections

Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #27.7 (2002) See more »

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Fun game with lush environments...best one of the series.
16 June 2008 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

Yes, of the games featuring these characters this one is still my favorite of them all. Granted the story is not as dark, however I as a gamer do not necessarily like my games dark all the time. They made the same mistake in the Prince of Persia saga too, trying to cater to the Grand Theft Auto set of people. This game features two buddies snooping where they should not, the one named Daxter soon falls into a vat of something called dark eco and is transformed into a fuzzier version, granted this does not stop his wisecracking which is the highlight for me for the entire series. Jak is the silent protagonist here and I prefer that a bit more to the talker he becomes. Well Jak and Daxter must navigate the world finding the legendary sages so that they might help not only Daxter, but the world from a dark threat looming in the background. The graphics are great as they really show distance very well. At the beginning you go to an island from the island you can see the mainland, from the mainland you can see the island. The game is filled with areas where you can see in the distance where you must go and where you were. The action is performed via standard platform gaming with your jumping and spin attacks on enemies. The controls are simple and for the most part the game is not the type to make you pull your hair out. The environments are great as you navigate tropical locals, snowy mountain tops, and fire filled mine shafts and you get some top notch boss fights too. It is a shame they did not stick to this formula for future games though. Not that the others are bad, but they just do not match this one in fun.


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