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Edge- Preview:Sony Japan’s Knack isn’t the cutesy PS4 platformer you think it is

Edge:We go hands on with Mark Cerny and SCE Japan Studio’s PlayStation 4 launch game. (Knack, PS4)

dedicatedtogamers  +   471d ago
I hope Knack does well once launch-time hits. I support Cerny's philosophy that when a console launches, there should be a game for the family to enjoy (note: I'm not saying there are no family-friendly games on X1 or Wii-U).
PSjesus  +   471d ago
I already pre ordered Knack's bundle we need to support old style platformers and so far Sony & Nintendo are the only companys that deliver even they know people now attracted to stupid testosterone games
Jdoki  +   471d ago
Whatever happened to Blinx??
NukaCola  +   470d ago
Blinx the cat was awesome. Some one should revive that.

I'd like to see Croc and Gex to make a come back
NYC_Gamer  +   471d ago
I hope Knack finds success even though it doesn't catch my attention
Lovable  +   471d ago
I don't think this title will do good. Sorry Cerny but gamers nowadays are all about shooting people. Quite sad really.
NYC_Gamer  +   471d ago
So why are games like Minecraft selling millions?there's a fan base for every genre of gaming available
Lovable  +   471d ago
Did you just really compare Mine craft and knack? Oh Goodness..
WeAreLegion  +   471d ago
Did you just miss the point of his comment, entirely? Oh, goodness...
zebramocha  +   471d ago
@love NYC's point is,mc being successful because had nothing to with being shooter but having look and gameplay type different from what you usually get.
Lovable  +   471d ago
@WeareLegion
Nope point still stands. You just didn't understand the comment
limewax  +   471d ago
"Nope point still stands. You just didn't understand the comment"

Said the kid with a complex
hulk_bash1987  +   471d ago
@lovable
You're the one that doesn't seem to get the point. The mainstream gaming audience may seem to be all about shooters but as mine craft and even skylanders shows, there will always be an audience no matter what the genre. Knack has the potential to succeed let's just hope the game is as good to play as it is to look at.
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kenshiro100  +   471d ago
He didn't compare them. Learn to read next time.
HammadTheBeast  +   471d ago
Skyrim. LBP. Pretty much all racing games. TLOU (mixed I know...).
krontaar  +   471d ago
Well that's disappointing.
Cmk0121  +   471d ago
it is a cutesy platformer, thats not a bad thing. platformers are great. rayman origins was amazing and rayman legends will be too. mario series is awesome, its good to have more accessible friendly games than just shooting and killing everyone.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   471d ago
This game is going to get annihilated in reviews.
I can just picture the reviews now "too old school", "does nothing new" "knack has no charm" blah blah blah.
I could be wrong though (well I hope I'm wrong)

I'm still going to pick it up day one, Mark Cerny has such an amazing track record it's hard to imagine this game wont be really fun.
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krontaar  +   471d ago
Or maybe because the game itself isnt good. Bland, empty environments. Enemies disappear when you hit them, little to no actual platforming, boring gameplay, lame story. I gathered this much from all the gameplay videos from E3.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   471d ago
The game could be poop yes, but this game is coming from the guy that made Crash and Spyro. He also took part in the creation of Sonic The Hedgehog and Jak & Daxter. So my moneys on it being a good enjoyable platformer at the very least.

Btw I don't agree with that list of negatives you listed. It sounds as though you want the game to turn out bad.
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bjmartynhak  +   471d ago
Unfortunately I agree. The gameplay seems repetitive. You only get smaller/invisible to go through those lasers, there is nothing else that the particles you absorb can do other than turn you larger.

Edit: and I hope to be wrong!
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fenome  +   470d ago
@bjmartynhak

I know when you absorb the ice in the crystal caves it acts as armor, so it'll take the damage instead of your health. They also mentioned that there will be other elements that you'll be able to absorb as well.

I don't know, I wasn't impressed with it the first time I saw it, but it's growing on me over time. I think I'm gonna have to pick it up. My girlfriends mom LOVES the Jak and Daxter series, she's beat 'em all (except the handheld Daxter game) and still continues playing through 'em to this day. It's fun to play pass-the-controller with her on games like that, so hopefully this'll be something we can play like that.

I just wish the campaign was longer, 10 hours just seems so short..
Mr-SellJack  +   471d ago
Wish it success,glad it has stealth options,hidden areas and an original idea
JunioRS101  +   471d ago
... Yes it is.
wishingW3L  +   471d ago
this game looks so bad is sad. It's looking so archaic, methodical and boring it's crazy to think this is a next-gen game instead of a crappy indie made by a team of amateurs on their first shot at a game.

And if the game has more to offer than braindead brawling then Sony's already marketing it the wrong way with these weak demos.
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WickedLester  +   470d ago
I disagree. I think it's going to be a big hit. There's a reason why Sony chose Knack to be the very first title shown running on PS4 hardware.

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