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Knack - "Throughout this review I have to use "Knack" to describe both the name of the PlayStation 4 launch title and its titular hero."

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GiantEnemyCrab1652d ago

Ouch! I had a feeling this game wouldn't score well when I first played it. Fixed camera is fail.

GiggMan1651d ago (Edited 1651d ago )

What makes it so bad is that people like you keep on trolling and people are still going to pick it up lol. Haven't you figured out that no matter what little slick comment you post people are still going to pick up this game along with PS4's and whatever else they want.

You can't spoil their joy it's too close to launch. No one is going to switch to the "other" system lol. It's on you guys though if you want to continue to waste time lmao.

GiggMan1651d ago

Nope. Not mad. Just a little sad and confused.

Kind of feel sorry you :'-(

Hopefully all of your hard work will convert at least One person to buy a Xbox instead of PlayStation. Keep hope alive.

XB1_PS41651d ago

N4G did a 180 today.. I feel bad for anyone who has alliance to their console.

Studio-YaMi1651d ago

Wait wait,weren't you upset about Sony fanboys throwing cheap shots at the XboxOne & it's games?

Now you're doing the same thing? :\
more like "dat logic & hypocry" man.

NateCole1651d ago

@giggman. Well it does have higher preoders than titanfall afterall lol!

malokevi1651d ago

I went into eb games today to pay off my X1 preorder, and was surprised to see that they had a PS4 demo booth set up. Nobody was playing, so I hopped on it. Knack was the first game I played.

I've got to say, it deserves the review scores it's been getting. It's not exactly my kind of game, but I played it with an open mind, being that my gf is getting a PS4 on friday to give me for xmas.

Very unimpressive. Not only was the gameplay as shallow and uninspired as I had heard (and yes, I immediately went for hard mode, knowing that people say that's where the game really shines)... but even the visuals were extremely lacking. It was literally my first first-hand experience with any next gen game, so I was hoping it would at least be visually impressive... but not even remotely.

The other game was Fifa, which was equally unimpressive. Though, I knew going into it and from watching videos that both these games are lacking anything to make the, seem "next-gen". Unfortunately, they didn't have KZ.

Looking forward to KZ, PS2 and Warthunder to keep me busy until the 2014 lineup appears. And, of course, my xb1.

The store was decked out with next gen. Obviously they're getting it ready. They even had a Titanfall display. Very cool, and very exciting for all of us.

Mainsqueeze1651d ago (Edited 1651d ago )

Haha Giggman feels sorry for people who knew this game was going to suck and weren't blinded by the Sony logo on it. I feel sorry for the people who actually payed money for this and then try to convince themselves they like it so they don't feel like they wasted money.

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hulk_bash19871651d ago

I played the demo at gamestop just 3 days ago and I loved it.

Mainsqueeze1651d ago

What did you love about it?

hulk_bash19871651d ago

I love the feel of the combat and charming look of the game. I personally enjoy and own games like Ratchet an Clank, Sly Cooper, and especially God of War. And Knack felt like a combination of those game elements . So yes I enjoyed playing the game and am looking forward to popping it in my brand new PS4 in 5 more hours. But if you or anyone dont find the game enertaining or interesting then by all means enjoy whatever games you enjoy, just dont question or doubt my anticipation for Knack.

Aceman181651d ago

hmm i wonder if the people hating are actually making comments in the article where it's getting good scores?

i'm looking for to the game, and no negative review or trolling by people who constantly hate is going to sway me from enjoying the game.

i wonder what these people would say when DR3 and Ryse gets low scores also, are they going to say these reviewers are bias against MS?

creatchee1651d ago


"i wonder what these people would say when DR3 and Ryse gets low scores also, are they going to say these reviewers are bias against MS?"

Well, to be fair, if Ryse and DR3 get high review scores, there will be no shortage of fanboys crying out against media bias and MS paying off reviewers.

Mainsqueeze1651d ago

Idk very many people that think Ryse will get a good review score lol still doesn't take away from Knack being an awful game and fanboys trying to convince themselves otherwise.

Ashby_JC1651d ago (Edited 1651d ago )

what will happen when some reviews are low for ryse, Dr3 or forza5 ....nothing.

because I hate to say it. xbox games and gamers don't put there games on a pedestal as much as some...I say some not all....Sony loyalist.

I'm not sure what games I'm getting. my mindset on reviews's one person's opinion.

there have been games that have gotten 9s and 10s that I played and hated. then there are games that get 6-7 scores that I love.

look at knack...all the site's that give it good scores. the comment section is barren. give it a low score. everyone is out defending or attacking. yes some come in to laugh about it. but others come here this site must be bias...or I'll wait for x site to review it.

take a look at kill zone reviews...any one giving that game a low the comments blasting the article, author and website. it's quite comical and sad.

Aceman181651d ago


it is quite sad how some people take join in the fact that some sites dont like a particular game.


can you please explain to me how an awful game gets good to decent scores then an awful game as you say shouldnt even get one good score period.


you are right there are more games this gen that averaged in the 7s that i enjoyed more than most that averaged in the 8-10s. it is sad these same people don't have the stones to comment in the good score articles.

Mainsqueeze1651d ago

A 59 metacritic is not a good score...nuff said.

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colonel1791651d ago

I don't like the character. The design is weird and doesn't seem likable to me, and the voice doesn't help at all. I mean, I knew I wanted to try Ratchet and Clank because the design of the characters were fun, and their personalities matched. The same with Crash Bandicoot, Jak and Dexter, etc.

Knack seems always mad when he is evolved. When he is small you would expect a higher voice, like a kid or something. It's weird. I just don't find it likable or relatable.

I can't talk about the design of the game obviously because I haven't played it, but it seems by the trailers, that they could have done much more. It might still be fun, though

Anon19741651d ago

Huh. Another review that fails to get that this game is meant for children.

"Cerny says he created Knack to be a family-friendly game and even an entry-level experience for new, young PS4 gamers."

Also, not even a mention of the co-op or the fact that online play helps unlock a more varied move set for the character. I guess there's no place in the world anymore for an old school, Crash Bandicoot type game for some reviewers. At least there's some reviewers out there that still get it.

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Studio-YaMi1651d ago

The bitterness is strong with you,you can have your laughs .. for now at least.

lifeisgamesok1651d ago

Don't get mad at me lol I'm just glad the ignorance and arrogance of Sony has been brought down some notches. You fanboys were going crazy with your Gddr5, Greatness awaits, resolutions

Those won't help bad games

remanutd551651d ago

2 More days!!! i have my Knack copy already im just waiting for my ps4 to arrive, cant wait to boot up knack and start the adventure.

GirlOnFire1651d ago

ME TOO!!! Greatness awaits!!! I need to sleep now.. -_-

Darkfire3691651d ago

Despite some (or most) review scores, I found a few that encouraged me to pick this game up. I especially like how it's more of a game that brings nostalgia more than anything.

thebudgetgamer1651d ago

Eh, I'm sure kiddies will enjoy it.

rdgneoz31651d ago

It's pretty much what it was described before as being. Something for new gamers / little kids to play, but on harder difficulties something for the older kids to play around with.

TheGreatAndPowerful1651d ago

this old fart seems to be loving his copy of Knack so I think I'll hold off until I get a chance to play it myself.

bigbearsack1651d ago

When I first seen some vids on this game I knew I wasn't going to be that interested. This will appeal to a younger audience with parents.

showtimefolks1651d ago

its pretty sad to be honest how both knack and killzone:shadowfall are getting okay reviews at best. I don't expect any better from MS either i believe Dead rising 3 will be a mid 7 at best and Ryse will be low 6

and its nothing new just some launch games that many people expected to be great. next gen starts next year games wise with infamous 2nd son in February and than for rest of the year bunch of huge 3rd party and exclusive games from both sony and ms

Hufandpuf1651d ago

My hands on with the Dead Rising and Ryse were pretty good. I doubt DR3 will get. Mixed reviews because everyone that played it at the event i went to said they loved it.

showtimefolks1651d ago

i hope it turns out okay, but the point i was trying to make was, lets not judge these systems based of the launch titles

Bruce_Wayne1651d ago

Killzone is not getting bad reviews in my opinion. A 5/10? Okay, that's coming from the website that gave TLoU a 7.5/10. The majority are 8's and a few 7's.

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