I am Technobliterator. I am an editor of various types of wiki content, can upload and edit images (and take screenshots from editors), and more importantly, sort out all your template and Lua needs. I'm an admin as well here, so I can delete pages for you if you need me to.
Hi, I like videogames and Jak and Daxter is a large part of my childhood? And I want Jak 4, please.
Though I have more childhood memories of prefer Ratchet & Clank, the Jak and Daxter series is one of my favorite series of all time, with Naughty Dog as my favorite developer. It introduced me to a lot of gameplay concepts that I came to love in other videogames, and had a thoroughly enjoyable narrative with plenty of character to its setting. Not only did the series help develop my love of videogames and fascination with game design, but it was this very wiki where I first really learnt the ropes with editing, learning how to perform maintenance tasks and have a stab at working with templates.
And that's about all you'll learn from me here without actually talking to me.
As a huge fan of Naughty Dog, who are easily one of my favorite developers, I love everything they do, but the Jak and Daxter series has to be my favorite of theirs overall. It's the most creative series they made, with a lot of variety and character to it, though the fact I grew up on the PlayStation 2 no doubt contributes to this. Crash Bandicoot: Warped was my first ever videogame, so I transitioned easily into The Precursor Legacy, though it wasn't until playing Jak II that I fell in love with the series. That said, The Precursor Legacy is still my favorite just from a gameplay perspective, due to the brilliant level design and mechanics.
Below, my experiences with each game:
|The Precursor Legacy||One of my first PS2 games, and one of my favorite games of all time! I never get tired of replaying this game, it fills me with nostalgia every single time and it's still a thrill to play. The atmosphere, the music, the incredible level design, the variety, everything about this game is amazing. This game is truly a masterpiece, and I'd definitely say one of the best 3D platformers of all time and my personal favorite.|
|Jak II||I adore this game for its story, production values, soundtrack, and for most of its gameplay. The combat was pretty interesting, and it was fun roaming in the open world, though not every gameplay element works perfectly (looking at you, titan mech suit), the gameplay is way too difficult (even if I can easily play it now) and it at times feels unfocused. That said, Baron Praxis is the best villain in the series and the lore is great. I have replayed it a lot, but despite its improvements in some aspects, still consider TPL the better game.|
|Jak 3||While I love this game, it is even less focused than the original in terms of gameplay, and again it's the story and production values that make up for it. The buggy mechanics aren't done quite as well as they could've been, the weapons felt way overpowered like they were more focused on one-upping Ratchet & Clank than on fitting in with Jak's combat, Light Jak is criminally underused, and there's almost too much variety. The clunkiness is part of why I have replayed it the least, it was clearly the most rushed. That said, it has the best soundtrack, a really thoughtful story (that Damas scene...wow), and the gameplay was still good.|
|Jak X: Combat Racing||My opinion on this game has changed completely; I love this game. It's so unique amongst racers, in that the combat racing asks you not to slow other racers, but to outright destroy them, and that it has an actual, extremely tightly written story. This allows the carnage to be ridiculously fun. The vehicles control extremely well, and the majority of the tracks are good, and my gosh, the soundtrack is beautiful. An underrated gem, a really well-written story, and a very innovative racer.|
|Daxter||This is a great PSP game, with a neat story, pretty fun gameplay and a likeable cast. It works as a portable title, and is almost as good as some of the mainline titles. I do not have much of a reason to replay it, and the tone of the story is caught in a confusing place between TPL and II, but those are about my only complaints. Gameplay is tight.|
|The Lost Frontier||Ugh. The games were so consistent in quality, then...this. As a game on its own, it's alright, but it is weaker than the other entries. TLF's story is not great, it's told really poorly and makes every plot twists so fast they fly over peoples' heads. It has a lame soundtrack, a bunch of empty locations, a weak gun, some ridiculous additions like Dark Daxter, and a stupid currency system that does not belong in a Jak game. The eco powers are tolerable, the airship sections weren't bad all things considered, and mechanics like Daxterjacking vehicles and being able to upgrade them wasn't too bad. Decent-at-best game, some good moments, but not nearly what the other games were.|
Bit of backstory; I basically learned to edit wikis here, so I'm grateful to the J&D wiki for that. I now have some above-average wiki skills and expertise in various areas that can be helpful, as well as the patience to make tons of small edits to tons of pages.
I am mostly strong with wikitext, Lua, and CSS, so I've helped with the technical parts of the site a lot. In general, I can help with the games loads, as I have played the Jak and Daxter games a lot, seriously. The Precursor Legacy probably holds the record for most amount of playthroughs I've done of a single game at 12 playthroughs.
Things I've done that I'm proud of include the Jak and Daxter series article, the game articles for Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, Jak II, Jak 3, and the rest, as well as all the work on setting up the Lua modules and converting infoboxes and navboxes.