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Gameinformer | Knack Review

Though it's a launch game for a next-gen system, Knack is almost nostalgic; it's the kind of game they don't make that often anymore. As such, it's not the most innovative or the most visually dazzling game. This won't be the one you put in to show off your new console to your friends. However, when you're done with the prettied-up versions of the big franchises, you'll find yourself wanting to return to Knack. It's got charm and heart, and offers a whole lot of good gameplay. Ultimately, that's still what's important - no matter which generation we're in.

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LiQuiZoN1472d ago

Mine is arriving tomorrow. This looks more along the lines of what I was expecting for a review score. I know this will be a nice fun game where I can zone out and collect shit.

Hardest Difficulty will be used!

fenome1472d ago

I don't care what anybody says, this is what I missed the most when I went from my PS2 to my PS3. Everything was shooters at first..

jackanderson19851472d ago

jaysus gameinformer going against the grain... everyone else is pipping this as 6 or lower

Ketzicorn1472d ago

Pixelvolt also gave it an 8 and its gotten a few 7s too so there not the only ones that enjoyed it.

jackanderson19851472d ago (Edited 1472d ago )

at the time of my comment it was factual ha too late to change it now

EDIT: ah this only recently got 50 or above yeah my comment was based on 6 hours ago when only IGN, EUROGAMER and a couple of others were out... didn't see the rest later so ignore the above comment from me

from the beach1472d ago

Someone at 'SpawnFist' is working on an article as we speak :P

HammadTheBeast1472d ago

I'm done with IGN when they've given CoD Ghosts an 8.8 and KZ SF an 8.0.

Mainsqueeze1472d ago

They must be paid off right?

misterssippi1472d ago

So Game Informer loves Knack...but every other site hates it...
And every other site has positive previews of Ryse...and Game Informer hates it...how exactly does that work Game Informer?

majiebeast1472d ago

Knack is a game? Ryse is as fun as reading the phone book?

B-radical1472d ago (Edited 1472d ago )

And knack is as fun as spending a night in a jail cell with a texan named bubba.....

Edit: This is prob the first time I have really gone out of my way to talk to a sony fanboy....But you get away with alot of a crap.....will wait for reviews of ryse before I say more

torchic1472d ago

wow! look at tough man B-radical he's too good to talk to Sony fanboys!

didn't mean to cramp your style bro :(

cell9891472d ago

well that certainly struck a nerve on Bradical, take it easy man

GryestOfBluSkies1472d ago

every other site has positive previews for ryse? i dont know what sites you go to, but clearly weve seen different things.

skoorydook1472d ago

Ryse has been getting mixed reactions some very good some not so much, I predict a KZ type split of opinions

Scatpants1472d ago

Ryse reviews are out? I haven't seen any. I was thinking about cancelling my prorder for Knack and getting Ryse, but I don't expect it to do much better.

GryestOfBluSkies1472d ago

@skoory

i agree. some will love it, others will hate it.

@scat

i said Previews, not reviews

SoapShoes1472d ago

Um most previews I have seen of Ryse are not good...

C-H-E-F1472d ago

It comes down to peoples taste bro. I never understood why they'll have a person that loves action adventure games (games that have room to roam the world) play platformers and review them. Of course they'll hate it and give it a bad score because that's not their style of gaming.

When you read a review, make sure you read others as well to get a full understanding of that games essence. From what I've seen everywhere about Knack is it's a great game, great concept, but the fighting is repetitive (don't learn new combos/moves), the character needs extra development (better voice acting, more lively script) and the cutscenes are a bit intrusive in the games experience.

With that being on average the faults of the game, from various reviewers one must ask him/herself does these cons truly equate to this score? Also, how can two different sites take off for the same cons and one be an 8.2 and the other be a 3?From what I read I think it's about an 8.0-8.5 kind of game, i'll find out on Friday.

Scatpants1472d ago

I'm guessing my opinion of it will be in the 7-8 range. Still getting it though.

Drekken1472d ago

Ryse has been getting lukewarm reception. But yeah, I will take a ticket to your world where everyone loves Ryse. I am sick of reality.

dansdooz1472d ago

Ha ha yeh hmmmmm must say i was thinking the same thing...

guitarded771472d ago

Why are you doing this? Does it really matter to you? Are you offended, or insecure?

I'm sure both are good games, but are for a more particular group than say "CoD". Don't worry about it and go play Ryse... I'll go play Knack and we can both be happy, not caring about good and bad reviews.

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rayzorn1472d ago

I want to play this just don't want to pay 60 incase it don't live up to the ratchet and jak games.

my sister normally buys me game for xmas that her son and me play together so hopefully I will get it then and wont have to buy it or it comes to ps+ or I can find it for like 30 down the road.

jackanderson19851472d ago

i'd say January it'll be on the IGC if the sales aren't doing it justice

curtis921472d ago

Target has buy 2 ps4 games get 1 free. that's what I'm doing.

rayzorn1472d ago

yeah I price matched at best buy and already got 3 though. don't know if I want three more. since we get 2 with plus also. that's 5 games. I don't need a backlog that fast. already got a ton on vita I haven't got to yet.

moegooner881472d ago

Can't wait to try it out.

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