Friday, August 18, 2006
Tak and the Power of JuJu - Finished
So I can now add another game to my list of completed ... Tak and the Power of JuJu. If you mix the letters up you get Jak and the Power of TuTu, which very well might be the next game in the Jak & Daxter Series (or is it Takster?). Man, these names are so similar. If it wasn't for the JuJu I might be confused.
I started playing this platformer close to when it came out ... I dunno, a bazillion years ago ... but I gave up. I got frustrated and confused and stopped. The level design in this game is probably its worst enemy.
Getting to the final boss...well ... that took some work. You need to collect 3 moonstones. OK, been there, done that. BUT here's the catch. Getting each of the 3 is very different (this is good) but their approach to getting them ranges from super simple to super hard (this is very bad). Fortunately (or unfortunately) I did it from hardest to easiest. The final boss battle isn't overly hard in certain ways ... I just hate the "cheap" deaths that cause you to restart. And you need to restart the entire battle. That gets frustrating, fast.
Overall, I had fun. .... 7.5 out of 10.