Recently taken to unranked to try out other characters and there's no two ways about it, Jak is **bleep** awful. Most of his moves only build 5AP, his combos don't do **bleep** for him and the biggest chance he has is to get to his level 3 and pray people don't know how to dodge the shield.
It's absolutely absurd how weak his meter building is, Sweet tooth takes roughly 2 "combo" square presses to get his level 1. Jak takes about 20. There's a major problem here, especially considering how awful his level 1 and 2 is. Nerf light Jak if you must, but dude seriously needs some AP increase, take some from Kratos or Raiden or whatever.
I just think he needs an overall circle buff and his square moves should be more standalone. In terms of Square, make it so that I can do something else from the side punch, not just an uppercut, furthermore, let me be able to DO something from the uppercut that will combo. Same applies to down square, other than that first hit of Side Square of course.
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Hell, i just love using Jak. if you suck as him, get over it. No need to change the game mechanics around to suit your crappy skills, just hit more often, and stop your oppenents from punching ur face in.
Jak is bad, get over it. He's supposed to be able to handle mobs efficiently but only one of his moves does that (down circle). Spamming down circle makes you very predictable as well. His only option is spamming forward triangle every chance he gets. His level 1 and 2 are both awful.