Jak and Daxter, Ace Combat 4 Games

Jak and Daxter – Software Publisher’s Description:

While exploring some ancient ruins on a forbidden island off the coast, Jak’s best friend, Daxter, is knocked into a vat of Dark Eco–a terrifying and deadly substance that could corrupt the world forever–transforming him into a weasel-like rodent. The village sage, Samos Hagai, tells Jak that there’s only one person who holds the secrets to transforming Daxter back. Now the pair must set out on a quest in search of a wise old sage who has the power to restore Daxter to his former self. Plunge into a world of adventure, exploration, and discovery. Embark on a magical, often harrowing journey that challenges gamers to test their wits and skills, allowing them to discover twisted plots and battle the evil within. Delivering nothing but the best ingredients for a game that’s set to be one of the biggest titles of the year, Jak and Daxter features great character designs and animations, innovative gameplay mechanics, superior technology, and absolutely stunning graphics. Jak and Daxter pushes the power of the PlayStation2, offering an engaging, immersive entertainment experience that stretches the imagination.

Jak and Daxter Features:

  • Video Games
  • PS2 (PSX2)
  • Sony Playstation (Play station) 2
  • Playstation2 (Play station2)
  • Action
  • Adventure
  • Classics (Classic)
  • Retro
  • Platform: PlayStation 2
  • ESRB Rating: Everyone
  • Genre: Action/Adventure

Ace Combat 4 – Software Publisher’s Description:

Ace Combat 04: Shattered Skies is as close as console owners can come to owning a PC-class simulator. It still has the arcade sensibilities of previous entries in this popular series, but the graphics, number of planes (all with different flight characteristics), and story line kick this dogfighting experience into full afterburner. Things don’t start out too well. Early in the game you’re saddled with what amounts to a flying brick, and are forced to fly a few boring mud-moving missions. Stick with it, though. By the end of the game, you’ll have earned enough money to buy a hangar full of incredible aircraft, each with special weapons, capabilities, and shortcomings. The F-14, for example, has a slow roll rate but can engage multiple targets at long range. The A-10 is horrible in a dogfight, but is devastating down low. You’ll need to familiarize yourself with all the planes, as picking the right plane for the job always spells the difference between success and failure in the later missions. The game is nearly perfect in the audio department, with booming engine noises (taken from recordings of the planes’ real-life counterparts) and constant radio chatter during missions. Graphically, it’s a bit of a letdown, especially the anemic explosions. Up high, everything is picture perfect, and the plane models are gorgeous, but close to the ground the terrain melts into a pixilated mess. This is offset somewhat by the inclusion of dense urban areas and twisting canyons that are thrilling to fly through. All things considered, Shattered Skies is the best mix of simulation and arcade action ever burned onto a disc. –T. Byrl Baker

Pros:

Photorealistic terrain (at least when viewed from high altitude) Nonstop action backed by an engaging story Intense dogfights, sometimes involving dozens of planes.

Cons:

Scripted mission design doesn’t give players much freedom Pathetic explosions Terrain that loses detail when viewed from a low altitude.

Ace Combat 4 Features:

  • Video Games
  • PS2 (PSX2)
  • Sony Playstation (Play station) 2
  • Playstation2 (Play station2)
  • Racing
  • Flying
  • Great Deals (Outlet store)
  • Platform: PlayStation 2
  • ESRB Rating: Everyone
  • Genre: Flight Simulation