Submitted by iGAM3R-VIII 910d ago | article

Shuhei Yoshida: Knack was pitched as 'Crash Bandicoot for PS4'

Some of the announcement event's harshest critics questioned why Knack was the first PS4 game ever shown to the world, as its mascot-driven, cartoonish veneer seems an odd bellweather for next-gen gaming. Yoshida explained that the company prioritized Knack's announcement to stymie the expectations to be a dedicated console for photorealistic, mature video games. (Knack, PS4)

wishingW3L  +   910d ago
if it wasn't for the ugly chubby looking character models I'd be interested in the game. =/
G20WLY  +   910d ago
I like them! Pixar-esque... :o)
grailly  +   909d ago
I'd call them astroBoy-esque :)
Zhipp  +   910d ago
I think they're just fine, if a bit plasticky. Honestly, this and Infamous were the only exclusives at the conference that really piqued my interest.
HammadTheBeast  +   909d ago
No Drive Club or Killzone?
Zhipp  +   909d ago
I'm not really into racing sims(I suck at them, haha), and I'm not much of an shooter person either.
Reverent  +   909d ago
Drive Club for me, definitely has my interest as I Loooove racing sims... But they really didn't give away any information on it other than some world-wide leaderboard stuff which doesn't really sound that interesting. I'm preserving my hype for the game until we see more of it.

Killzone looks gorgeous though :)
jakmckratos  +   910d ago
Wow bro..what did fat people ever do to you??? Eat your family?
M-M  +   909d ago
The visuals and art styles of Knack are only a few of the reasons why I'm getting it on launch day.
No FanS Land  +   909d ago
What the hell is about those critics, we can start a new gen, clean slate, fresh off the "grey" shooters and Knack is criticized for not being like this. I want next gen to be focused on fun to play experience, not just hyper realistic guns and hair, and everything. Gaming is about doing impossible things in life, not just merely recreating it.
DwightOwen  +   909d ago

Please watch and enlighten yourself:

hkgamer  +   910d ago
I don't really like the character designs as well.

Was about to say how Japanese can design better characters for these types of games but googled and noticed Japan Studio is developing this game... Kinda shocked tbh.
r21  +   910d ago
I like them and what about Japan Studio? They're a great studio.
PS4isKing_82  +   910d ago
I think he's asking how is Japan studio making it if mark Cerny came onstage and told the press it's his game? I saw that and wondered that myself. Is Japan studio simply helping out or what?
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ZeroX9876  +   909d ago
mark cerny`s extremely fluent in japanese,so maybe he`s working from over there.
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Black-Rock-Shooter  +   909d ago
I heard he can speak fluent Japaneses and is directing it.
Sure he is not put all his time into it as he has pretty much a big part in the development of the ps4.
hkgamer  +   909d ago
Just thought that Japanese artists are more suitable for these type of games. Then I noticed it was a Japanese studio. Kinda shocked tbh, thought it was done by a western studio.
BitbyDeath  +   910d ago
Throw in splitscreen and you've got a sale.
jakmckratos  +   910d ago
Knack could use a cool looking female companion. How about we call her Rack? And she gets big metal boobies?
Number-Nine  +   910d ago
i want crash :(
delboy  +   909d ago
Crash is legendary, and I can bet that Knack will be a huge flop.
Every game that fails to sell more than 3+ millions is a flop, because it doesn't make enough revenue to make up for production costs and marketing.
That's why Sony closed so many first party developer's.
Cryptcuzz  +   909d ago
What an idiot.

You do know Knack is being created by the same guy that made Crash Bandicoot right?

It might not live up to the classic Crash games, but it has a good chance of being just as memorable if not more with the same guy working on it.

Also, who says a game needs to sell more then 3 million + or its considered a flop? Each game has different budgets, which means each game has different projections for being a flop or not.

What a tool.
Trago1337  +   910d ago

We could have had a Crash PS4 game? DAMMIT!

lol, but Knack looks great though, i just really want a new crash game that doesn't suck.
Zhipp  +   910d ago
Crash probably will show up on the PS4 sooner or later. It'll be Activision, though, which means multiplat and almost definitely mediocre.
HammadTheBeast  +   909d ago
Don't forget squashed head and toys4kids.
Sketchy_Galore  +   910d ago
I like the style of this game but I really don't like the fixed camera angle approach the remote play gameplay hinted at. That was cool for Crash Bandicoot at the time but these days that kind of game really looks a little archaic. I hope the game eventually opens up to a more Jak and Daxter type open gameplay, not open world per se but at least the freedom to angle your own camera.
WeAreLegion  +   910d ago
The remote play is the full game. No changes. :) I can't provide a link, but you'll have to believe me on this one. I'm sure they'll have showfloor demos at E3.
Adolph Fitler  +   910d ago
The game looks awesome how your character can have masses of the enviroments objects attach to him & he can become 50ft tall. I can't wait, I am sick to my stomach at how the platformer genre has gone by the wayside for this generation. I mean, apart from a couple of new IP's, & a scary amount of rehashed HD'd PS2 staples, this gen has really sucked for new 3D platformer IP's.
I enjoyed Ratchet:TOD & the couple of dl Ratchets in between, as well as A Crack In Time, but after that these games have slipped in quality & strayed from what made them great by trying to incorporate other genres, or add in pop culture crap, such as co-op.

I want Knack to be an awesome new 3D platformer IP, & I want it to be highly successful, so I can see this awesome genre of games, return to console gaming.
Comon people, how many COD's do you need in your collection...... I really can't understand WHY in hell people are ignoring a genre that is responsible for some of the most FUN that console gaming has afforded, in the entire history of videogames.
Mario64, Crash Bandicoot, Medievil, Gex: ETG, Banjo Kazooe, Jak & Daxter, Ratchet, Sly Cooper, etc, etc. I mean, this genre helped 3D gaming get to where it is today....especially in regard to the 3rd person genre in general.
Lets bring it back people.
Genuine-User  +   910d ago
I share the same view :)
bobtheimpaler  +   909d ago
Really loved a crack in time. The game was massive. Looking forward to knack, too. I hope we see other genres that have fallen by the wayside return next gen.
nevin1  +   910d ago
So Knack will be the replacement for Crash in future PSABR DLC/Titles?
WeAreLegion  +   910d ago
Mark Cerny produced the original three Crash games, as well as Spyro and Ratchet & Clank. The game is in VERY capable hands. He's also the lead designer of the PS4. ^_^
It looked nothing like Crash Bandicoot.
Genuine-User  +   910d ago
That's because it's a new IP called Knack.
M-M  +   909d ago

That comment right their fully convinced me that something is wrong with you.
BlaqMagiq24  +   909d ago
No shit Sherlock.
josh50187  +   910d ago
i can see it
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stuntman_mike  +   910d ago
But can you feel it.

Typical-Guy  +   910d ago
It looks great... I'm sure it's fun to play, can't wait! Also hoping for a Kameo game on the other party ;-)
remanutd55  +   909d ago
And it will be my first ps4 game!!!! i have decided that Knack will be the first ps4 game that i will buy and play.
isarai  +   909d ago
People bitch that the industry is not being creative enough, when creativity comes around everyone bitches it's "cartoony"

I for one cannot wait to play this game, i seen the very "crash" vibe from this game from the moment they displayed gameplay.
Neo-Axl  +   909d ago
I remember hearing Little Big Planet being trashed with the "Cartoony" slogan from the usual dweebs.

If only they'd take the time to play it.. I spent ALL Christmas day playing LBP2 with my little brothers. As you know Creative is an understatement for LBP, and I know that should be the same story with Knack.

Won't be buying Knack specifically for me, more or less for the kids to play.. gives me the cheeky excuse to play it without being slagged by anyone! haha.
tigertron  +   909d ago
Whilst I do want to play Knack, I want Crash Bandicoot to be the Crash Bandicoot for the PS4.

Listen to us Yoshida!

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