As the series developer and R&C developer had a close relationship, Daxter along with made appearances in the series. They appeared on the billboards of Damosel in and one of the planets named Daxx was named after him (because Jak sometimes called him "Dax").
Arey worked on various Crash Bandicoot and Jak and Daxter titles in his nearly ten years at Naughty Dog, as well as the upcoming Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, which he calls "A great game."
Conversely, Daxter was listed as one of the 15 most annoying video game characters by , stating "Daxter reminds us of that one friend who is always cracking jokes, but isn't any good at it." Similarly, Daxter was listed fifth on 's "Top 5 Worst Videogame Sidekicks", stating he acted like a "terrible '80s stand-up comic" On 's "Top 7 Lazy Character Cliches", they listed "The Animal With Attitude", showing Daxter as an example.