The game's huge sense of scale, gorgeous environments, and flashiness of all the brightly colored magic projectiles flying onscreen point to its visual splendor.
On the combat front, this magic-based shooter keeps things interesting as you equip a bevy of spells to do battle with a varied enemy lineup.
The game's extensive lore and the plot points centered around a young sorcerer named Jak end up being way more engrossing than one might expect.
There are too many instances of ham-fisted attempts at making the player laugh - you'll groan from time to time whenever the game's characters crack a joke.
From time to time, the game experiences frames-per-second dips and other noticeable performance problems.