PlayStation, I Love You writes: "Judging a book by its cover, Knack looks charming, from its gameplay to its story and titular character. But actually getting a chance to play it can significantly increase the charm and likability."
People are starting to warm up to this game
got mine prordered
Now that people realize this isn't some cheesy hanna montanna causal 6 year old kid game, they actually kind of want to play it. I've heard it's more challenging than most believe it is.
As well they should. "Idk man, it looks like a little kid's game..." It's a platformer, people! Haven't you ever played Crash Bandicoot or Ratchet and Clank or Jack and Dexter?? Those aren't exactly "adult games". Personally? I think it's gonna be fun.
Im gonna DDT the next person who calls it Jack and Dexter
Daxter* my bad @ gamehead36
and here is sony trying to be creative ); Knack
eh, this game looks like it has no depth to it. something that might have some charm for an hour before it wears off. definitely not something worthy of a day one purchase from what i've seen. i'd be happy if they'd show something that would make me change my mind, though.
If you don't want it now you probably never will. I wanted this game since I first saw it at the PS4 announcement because I absolutely love platformers and Cerny has a great track record working on some of the best of them.
I'm tellin ya this game is gonna be a surprise hit.
One of my most anticipated launch titles! This, along with Killzone and Watchdogs will be great games to play!
What I really like about all the events surrounding the PS4's impending launch is that with games like Knack, I really feel as though I've been transported back a couple gaming generations to the glory days where PlayStation was huge and games like this were plentiful. Knack brings about a nostalgic kick that we've all pushed to the side in favor of today's modern sparkly titles; however, if you grew up with Crash Bandicoot, Jumping Flash!, Klonoa, Spyro, etc., you'd be really excited to play something like that again.
I would love a PS4 Jumping Flash, it would be insane!! BTW I'm a big PlayStation fan but a site called "PlayStation I Love You" makes me want to vomit!
Have you ever played the Ty the Tasmanian Tiger series?Those games were awesome,knack is as close as your gonna get to those glory days right now.
I had already preordered this for the fact that there aren't many Day 1 titles, and I want multiple games to play, but this game is actually starting to look really good.
I'm torn between getting this and DriveClub. I'm switching my preorder from Watch Dogs to one of those. I preordered at GameStop and found out it has that horrid "GameStop Edition" banner. I'm NOT having it. And I want to get all my launch games from one place. Or should I suck it up and deal with it? Edited for typos.
Why don't you just get PS+ (which I know you probably will anyway, as will I), download Drive Club PS+ edition for free to try it out and then buy Knack with your cash. Then if you like Drive Club enough to unlock the rest of the retail version's features, you can pick that title up at a later date. There's a win-win proposition for you.
True, true! Good point!
Looks fun. Maybe I should pre-order this too.
I hate to complain... but when knack separates into particles/shrapnel or he's simply so wide going down corridors... I wish stuff happened to the surroundings! I mean technology is to the point it's possible by now right?
Launch games will be rough... imagine a few years from now what sort of environment destruction will be possible. That's why I hope someone decides to resurrect the Red Faction series this gen because THQ obviously squandered a good opportunity when they went under.
I love how this site gives knack a pass but nintendo, u guys go ape on nintendo for releasing supposedly kid games. But when sony does it is a platformer . BS
It's not everyone, I'm not interested in Knack for the reasons you stated, may get it for my nephews to play when they visit though.
Well some people are just hypocrite's like that. But... just don't go throwing everyone in the same basket, though.
I don't criticize Nintendo for releasing family friendly titles. It's their bread and butter and it's what they do best. What I DO criticize Nintendo for is not creating enough new IP's. They rehash and retool the same IP's over and over again! I have nothing against family friendly games! I loved Little Big Planet, Journey, Ratchet and Clank, Sly Cooper, Rayman Legends, etc and they are all family friendly!
Looks like an independent game
So Platformers are indie games now?
Graphic wise it looks pretty terrible. They must have brought back an old classic from the PS2 era.
No it doesn't. This game is what a PLATFORMER is supposed to look like! And Graphic wise, this game looks better than any Platformer so far. Artistically/graphically, its not supposed to look realistic, its supposed to look like a pixar movie would. Look at Sunset Overdrive, the game has cartoony graphics. But Knack looks better. Does that mean its graphics is bad? No it f*cking doesn't! You clearly have no idea why this game looks the way it does.
Looks like a cynical fanboy
If I ever catch anyone saying that Knack is a kiddie game or an Indie game, then I'm just going to label you as a person who hasn't played great platformers back in the day. It isn't all about shooters you know.
Damn I need another game to tag along with kzsf.Torn between knack,watchdogs,bf4 and nfs.Time for Eenie meenie minie Moe.
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