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First Impressions: Stomping Around with Knack on PS4 | PushSquare

Push Square: "With the number of games slated for the PS4 launch Knack may have slipped under the radar somewhat. However, PS4 System Architect Mark Cerny saw fit to take on the role of game designer and we think for good reason." (Knack, PS4)

Chaostar  +   478d ago | Well said
Knack gets a hard wrap for not being a 'shooty shooty kill kill hardcoarz gaem' but it actually looks pretty fun. Sometimes simplicity can be much more engaging than complex gameplay, the popularity of the Lego games and Skylanders can attest to that.
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remanutd55  +   478d ago
It will be the first game i will play on my ps4 then Killzone Shadow Fall.
morganfell  +   478d ago
Agreed. Knack is one of my day one purchases and really look forward to this title.
dragunrising  +   478d ago
Knack and Killzone Shadow Fall are my two most anticipated launch games.

Does anyone know if Killzone SF supports PS Move. Also, is it 60fps or 30. I've heard some conflicting information on both.
Destrania  +   478d ago
I don't think we'll know for sure until a couple months or so from now. Driveclub for instance is 30fps right now, but they're aiming for 60fps for the final version. Developers will be getting the final PS4 dev kits very soon.
levian  +   478d ago
I've been looking forward to this game since I first saw it, but I heard recently that its going to be a very short linear game, which is kind of disappointing.

I really hope its priced accordingly, $39.99 would be perfect. I'll be grabbing it regardless of price though I think.
Godchild1020  +   478d ago
The game is going to be 10 hours long, with replay value.

http://news.softpedia.com/n...
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gokuss122002  +   477d ago
Was thinking the same thing (about the price). I hope that it is $40. If so, I will definitely pick it. Although I still pick up at $60; it'll just be a little harder to justify. P.S. I am so impressed with Mark Cerny...
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Aceman18  +   478d ago
This game balances out all the violent games I usually play Lol. Is this is easily a purchase for me.
theChickGamer  +   478d ago
What I like is that for the kind of game it is, it's challenging. I asked the guys at E3 to play it hard and it's said "at hard, it's HARD" and yep, it can be quite challenging, so that's more fun for me :)!
shivvy24  +   478d ago
I played spyro 2 yesterday and man games like these are still amazing to this day
Funky Town_TX  +   478d ago
This looks like a first gen Wii game.
Smoovekid  +   478d ago
How?
r21  +   478d ago
What wii game would that be? I'd like to see a first gen wii game that can produce Pixar-like graphics.
morganfell  +   478d ago
Not to mention the physics calculations going on in this thing are impressive as hell.
XabiDaChosenOne  +   478d ago
Id like to see a WiiU game produce these kind of graphics.
Realplaya  +   478d ago
I love the fact this game is not a first person shooter I think we have enough of those. I'm curious if we can get enough people to show support.

@ Kobe357 Pikmen 3, Mario Kart 8, and and Wonderful 101 produced these sort of graphics. Also Nano assault Neo looks better than A lot of games out right now.
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HammadTheBeast  +   478d ago
Except with about 10 000 particles around the main character alone.
mayberry  +   478d ago
Heads up! If someone posts a disparaging comment and doesn't respond to it,... he's a troll....just sayin!
Day one! On topic
MysticStrummer  +   478d ago
"This looks like a first gen Wii game"

This looks like a troll comment.

OT - Knack isn't my usual type of game, though I immensely enjoyed Rachet and Clank: Tools of Destruction, but it's tough to dismiss a Cerny game with his resume even though I'd never heard of him before the PS4 reveal. I do wonder if Knack will be free through PS+ before too long though.
DigitalRaptor  +   478d ago
Good point, but we shouldn't stop supporting developers first hand because their games might come to PS+ at some point. That would mean holding off from buying many great PS4 games.
MysticStrummer  +   478d ago
"we shouldn't stop supporting developers first hand because their games might come to PS+ at some point."

I agree, but it is a potential side effect of PS+. You can always trade the disc in toward something else and have the downloaded copy in reserve though.
MELMAN26  +   478d ago
Not trying to troll but why do I feel like if this was an xbox one exclusive, most people on this sight would not be giving this game so much love?? But since it is a ps4 exclusive, its interesting and a "definite day one" purchase....lol
Majin-vegeta  +   478d ago
Have you been to the eye doc lately?
Smoovekid  +   478d ago
People do not like it because it is not an FPS.

I will be getting it.
nnotdead  +   478d ago
i don't dislike the game because i haven't played it, but i am not currently interested in Knack. i just haven't seen anything about the game to catch my interest. i doubt i will be getting a PS4 before a year after launch anyways, so i guess my interest in the game matters even less. though if i do pick in late 2014-2015 i might pick up Knack on the cheap and let my daughter play it with me.
gokuss122002  +   477d ago
So you clicked on a Knack article, just to say that you're not interested? hmmm...
nnotdead  +   477d ago
^no dummy, i clicked on a first impressions article so i could see/hear more about the game. i said, "... i am not currently interested in Knack. i just haven't seen anything about the game to catch my interest." i have yet to see anything to catch my interest. came to this article to see if there was something i was missing about the game.

not to mention that i didn't just post me not having interest in the game for no reason. i was replying to Smoovekid's overly generalized comment.

or you know, you could just stick with your dumb logic.
monkey602  +   478d ago
I cant wait to get knack! This battlefield and watch dogs are my day one games. I want shadow fall too but ill wait a little to get it
Summons75  +   478d ago
I'll be picking this up. This previous gen was too focused on shooters but the industry needs more platformers and adventure games again. Spyro, Crash, dark could, (obviously zelda), Banjo, R&C, Sly, Jak. So many amazingly fun games still played today and they get shunned to the side for casual shooters like call of duty.
Sitdown  +   478d ago
I agree....I would have loved a Kameo sequel.
rpd123  +   478d ago
Looks pretty legit. Games like this are typically less popular than giant action/shooter games, but the variety they bring is much appreciated.
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Jaqen_Hghar  +   478d ago
A man is getting the KZ launch bundle on Amazon, but will balance it out with Knack as well. Throw in a camera and Driveclub downloading in the background and a man thinks he has an awesome day 1 experience coming! Then Watch Dogs and BF4 for Christmas will make a man very merry.
mayberry  +   478d ago
Well said!
jcnba28  +   478d ago
This game looks awful. The levels look unfinished, there's nothing happening.
Prime_28  +   478d ago
I agree, the levels do look a bit dead.
JP1369  +   478d ago
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isarai  +   478d ago
I'm getting this for sure, really been craving a 3d platformer and this looks to be set to scratch that itch
Wizziokid  +   478d ago
Already preordered.
PositiveEmotions  +   478d ago
I too will get knack day one along with my ps4
Destrania  +   478d ago
Knack looks like it'll be fun, I'm definitely going to get it.
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feraldrgn  +   478d ago
He may not be as successful a character as Crash Bandicoot or Spyro, but I'm still keeping my eye on this one.
We haven't really seen anything of the game yet, other than it's technically impressive.

What we have seen doesn't seem to be of the same tier as CB or Spyro platforming though, I'll give you that, but it could be Cerny's learnt not to show the entire game off before release.

I was glad not to have all of "The Last of Us" spoiled, so maybe Cerny's plan is similar *shrug*.

If it doesn't live up to CB or Spyro, I'll be disappointed, but it's definitely an option for the family & kids.
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windblowsagain  +   478d ago
I like the look of the game.

I don't like the lighting as much outside, inside it looks very nice.

Some of it looks too simple, although i guess it's more that type of game.

Obviously still a way to go yet.
clarkdef  +   478d ago
Still, need more quality family titles, gaming gets a bit dark at times.
Scarecrow411  +   478d ago
Killzone, knack, assassin's creed, watch_dogs... First purchase games for me.
GribbleGrunger  +   478d ago
We really must understand that even the most popular franchises on the planet like COD or GTA, don't appeal to EVERYONE. So if some people say they're not interested in Knack, there's nothing wrong with that at all. Where does it get us arguing with people who are buying the same God damn console we are?

Personal taste is subjective and so pointless to debate.
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WickedLester  +   478d ago
@MELMAN26,

Games like Knack are precisely WHY I support Playstation over Xbox!
mii-gamer  +   478d ago
looks shallow and too simple.
Parapraxis  +   477d ago
put down the mirror bro.

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