Jak II: Renegade
Jak II NTSC box
|Publisher||Sony Computer Entertainment|
|Release Date(s)|| NA: October 14 2003|
EU: October 17 2003
JP: March 11 2004
|Preceded by:||Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy|
|Succeeded by:||Jak 3|
Jak II, subtitled Jak II: Renegade in Europe, is the second installment in the Playstation exclusive Jak and Daxter series. Released on the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system on October 14, 2003, Jak II is the sequel to Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy and is followed by its sequel Jak 3 a year later. The technical timeline for the series means that Daxter is technically the prequel to this game. This story introduces a major use of the Zoomer, instead of using it to cross various areas.
Jak II is renowned for its large step up in difficulty from Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy. It takes a much darker turn and follows a much more complex story than its predecessor. It is also noted for its age rating increase. It is also a much darker game, both in maturity and color. It is almost impossible to play the game on a low-lit TV screen when the game is in its nighttime. These are mostly the reasons that the game charted so poorly in Japan, affecting future releases in that area.
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