Community Article – Why Naughty Dog Shouldn’t Do Anymore Jak or Crash Games


Article by – GameCritic 

The PlayStation and its games are growing up with a certain generation, thats why a lot of youth have come into gaming and latched onto XBOX because its the newest console contender on the block just like so many loyal fans left Sega and the Saturn for PlayStation. Yea we all started with Mario and Sonic, but we were really raised on PlayStation. I think most of us are all fairly around the same age give or take a few years but we are generation PlayStation. Where now all these little 12 – 15 years who started on Jak and ratchet have now been converted to the XBOX generation, because all they know how to do is fucking point a gun and want to shoot kill shoot kill… (Read the rest after the jump)

Our generation who were raised on PlayStation from PS1 and PS2 are now much older and mature and want more adult theme games hence Uncharted, Infamous, Heavy Rain, God of War 3, L.A. Noire, and Assassins Creed. We are mentally and physically past the Jak and Ratchet stages of our gaming life but we still hold them close to us emotionally for all the fun and joy they brought us.

This new generation of gamers don’t/can’t appreciate that because Microsoft has jumped the gun this generation and brained washed the current growing generation with Xbox Live, Halo, shoot this, shoot that, and that has in some way desensitize these little brats that they ignored games like Ratchet this generation hence why ratchet didn’t do so well this gen compared to last and thats why Naughty Dog made a great choice to not revive Jak and make The Last of Us.

I do however commend Sony for trying to reclaim the younger generations while also giving its loyal fans awesome HD remakes of timeless PlayStation legacy classics that put this industry on the map and started the golden age of gaming last gen. No one has done that besides Sony…..NO ONE! Microsoft and Nintendo have done so much damage to gaming its not even funny. The balance is thrown off. Nintendo with their kiddy shit going backward instead of forward and Microsoft desensitizing these little ignorant kids to just kill kill kill. Sony is the only one trying to restore the balance of gaming while these two idiots run around destroying shit trying to test the market for a niche buck. First Nintendo wanted to be casual now they’re trying to go harcore again with the Wii U. Microsoft was all about the hardcore paying off devs to fuck up PS3 and get exclusive stuff but now they’re all about Kinect and petting imaginary tigers.

SONY is the only one pushing forward advancing this medium with hardware like the Vita and PS3 and their software like Infamous, Uncharted, Heavy Rain, Singstar, and Little Big Planet. Thats why SONY can’t focus on Jak, Ratchet,Crash,or Tomba ;) anymore they have a duty to all of us true gamers who are evolving in age right along with technology and graphics to never look back and put the main focus on past greatness but to strive to create even more greatness and awesomeness we’ve yet to lay our hands on.

If a stranger from the future walked up to me 7 years ago while I was playing Jak 3 and he told me that Naughty Dog had created a game called Uncharted and he described some of the set pieces and that he wanted me to try the game out do you think I’d still be sitting there playing Jak 3 or do you think I’d be playing a game with a cute blond and a hot ass brunette euro chic while chasing airplanes down runways and kicking ass in bar fights…….

I rest my case no more Jak, no more relying on past glory. Its time to show those other two fuck nuts M$ and Nintendo what gaming is all about and what the name PlayStation really means.

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  1. 2 / 7 / 2012 1:12 pm

    Great article game, great read.

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  2. Game-Critic

    2 / 7 / 2012 1:48 pm

    hahaha if I knew you we’re serious I would have checked it for spelling and grammar issues. Thats pure straight off the mind – text convert right there. My fingers type as soon as it receives the electric signals from my tiny ignorant fanboy brain :D

    Another thing if I may……APPLE….you wanna talk shit how much profits you made this and that blah blah we’re raping people so on and so on…..Well if you guys think you’re so damn awesome and you can take over anything jump in the console war bitches. Come on you can come up with an ipod,iphone,and ipad then come out with an ibox and challenge the PlayStation. Challenge true greatness and justify all the shit talk your fans (or should I say ibots) brag about everyday.

    You own Pixar, you claim to have the best video editing and graphic design software with top of the line OS so wrap all that in a box with your fucking billions of profits and step up to the plate bitches…..SONY would eat your asses like a $2 whore would scarf down a 20 piece chicken McNugget after a nights worth of *cough* services. Seriously ask yourself where is the ibox and don’t give me that ipad crap because SONY has a separate tablets and PC market too.

    Whats the matter no Steve Jobs anymore to hold your hand and guide you?…….

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    • 2 / 7 / 2012 9:01 pm

      Yeah, I always ask people how they justify an $800 dollar price difference between an Alienware and a Macbook Pro witht he SAME EXACT SPECS, and nobody has ever been able to come up with a logical excuse, there is “build quality” and “editing” and stuff that may buy a $100 higher price point, but not $800 higher… It’s not that Macs are bad at all, they’re basically the same as a Windows PC these days, but that’s the thing, they should be the same price as PC’s now, and so many people still don’t know that Apple utterly rips off the consumer when it comes to their Mac computers. I refuse to buy one until they make it a reasonable price, and that means I’ll be waiting a looooong time then, haha.

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  3. LiLxEz

    2 / 7 / 2012 2:36 pm

    lol you seem really passionate about this apple thing ahah nicely written article btw! And i think you and mikedemo1 could and should have a nice little debate about that!

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  4. Falioc

    2 / 7 / 2012 9:20 pm

    Nice post

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  5. Game-Critic

    2 / 8 / 2012 3:12 pm

    Thanks for the kind words everyone I try to keep it real and if you think I’m wrong then by all means lets debate and see who can persuade the other to agree on their opinion the most :)

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  6. really?

    2 / 16 / 2012 4:11 pm

    How care you call Mario kiddy shit. Nintendo may be the only company who still cranks out fun-to-play games that don’t revolve around story, but makes you enjoy the game. Almost no first-party Nintendo titles are bad in any way. ALMOST, there are exceptions. And if you really want a good storyline, maybe you should actually give Halo a try. There’s been multiple novels and an anime series that is dedicated to the Halo story arch. You are an ignorant fanboy sir. Open your mind a bit.

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  7. uh

    2 / 16 / 2012 4:43 pm

    considering the HD collection of Jak and Daxter took me to 3 separate locations in order for me to get it. It was sold out on two different racks at Best Buy, the Gamestop across the street was sold out, the Gamestop at the mall had a couple left, and the other Gamestop (the one I actually got it from) only had a couple left. This is a pretty good sign that people still like Jak, and it should show Naughty Dog/Sony that there is still a demand for it.

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