* [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment Big Lipped Alligator Mission]]: There's a mission where Daxter gets sucked into a computer and has to play a Pac-Man style game to find a MacGuffin. It evidently wasn't supposed to be ''that'' much of a stretch, since the character who put him into the computer [[BrainUploading was one with the computer himself]], but Daxter's ''whole body'' getting sucked through the ''screen''?
** Most fans remember it as ThatOneLevel.
* ClicheStorm: Some of the lines of dialogue.
* MoralEventHorizon: When exactly Count Veger crossed it is up for debate, but it's widely accepted that he ''crossed'' it. Many point to his [[spoiler: gloating to Jak immediately after Damas' death]] as one.
* MostWonderfulSound: The charging noise of the Wave Concussor, the sound of the Mass Inverter waves, and the NukeEm Super Nova blast.
* {{Narm}}: The battles between the Freedom League and the Metal Heads/KG bots become hard to take seriously, especially after the War Factory is destroyed. The ''entire city'' sans the port consists of endlessly respawning soldiers and enemies killing each other ''over'' and ''over''. You can't even help effectively because the FL troops are just [[PaletteSwap Palette Swaps]] of the original guards, so your weapons will automatically target them too.
* NightmareFuel: [[spoiler:The Dark Makers]] aren't pretty.
* PlayerPunch: [[spoiler: Damas's]] death makes you want to [[KillItWithFire Kill Veger With Fire]].
* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: The [[IncrediblyLamePun Hellcrap]] Cruiser went from being useless in ''Jak II'' to being instrumental in [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome a certain mission]].
* ScrappyLevel: The NintendoHard ''PacMan'' esque minigame in the power station. It becomes a lot easier though once you realize that [[spoiler:you can speed up Daxter's movement]].
* ShockingSwerve: There are quite a few in this game such as [[spoiler:the Precursors actually being ottsels like Daxter with highly advanced technology]] or [[spoiler:Jak actually being Mar.]]
* TearJerker: [[spoiler:Damas's death]].
* WinBackTheCrowd: For those who were unhappy with the drastic GenreShift Naughty Dog made between Jak 1 and 2, Jak 3 offered more of a happy medium between the two.
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