In Defence of Jak II’s Haven City

Through reading various reviews of what has been my favourite video game for most of my life, it appears that the overwhelming consensus is that even those who like Jak II like it only despite the hub world, Haven City. I’ve seen it criticised for the sheer amount of time the player spends in it, the supposed lifelessness of the city, and the repetitive boredom of driving through it again and again. However, as someone who has spent a frankly disturbing amount of time playing this game throughout my life, I want to present and defend an alternative opinion.

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