"Knack is little more than a dully tedious slog."
This game could sure use a demo on PSN.
I'm holding out for PS+ freebie
same, won't be long. reviewers are shitting on this game while people who actually tried it said its not as bad as people are making it out to be
Yeah I'm really at a loss between what these guys play and what I play. I love this game. The coop is awesome especially with vita second screen. It's a if these journalist lost some of their childhood. These guys need a guideline for reviewing games. Seriously.
I am enjoying the game myself. Actually kind of surprised of how fun it is.
I would say if it sucked... but it doesn't. It's not epic, but it's fun... especially in co-op. I'd say it's a solid 7. Technically runs well, fun to play, controls well, but has shortcomings like invisible walls and forgettable characters (which are different than annoying characters like Vanille from FFXIII). Check Twitch and U Stream for people playing... you can see the game first hand. I will probably be streaming this Friday evening.
same or atleast like 5$ mark
I played it, its simple and fun. I need to play the full game to get more I don't see why this game gets that low of scores guess i'll see how it goes.
The full game is pretty much the same. Simple, fun, and challenging. Don't understand what these reviewers are talking about because while Knack doesn't do anything special, it hardly does anything bad either.
It'll be on PS Plus soon.
That excerpt is hysterical!
"Dull, tedious slog." Is how it should read. Did that make it to print? I dont want to click. No wonder games journalism is such a mess when these people haven't mastered basic English. More to the point, I find the game fun if a little drawn out. At least it seems to entertain the kids. Personally, I'd give it a six to seven out of ten. I don't understand these low ball reviews that try and paint the game as if its unplayable. it may not have the best pacing, or be of interest to the shooter crowd, but part of being a reviewer is a certain degree impartiality, of making guesses and suggestions based on what others might like. It's not all about personal preference when you're a professional making recommendations.
grats, you managed to spot a typo and blow it out of proportion. LOL at referring to Giant Bomb as low ball, sorry it hurts you but in the world outside your little head other people will dislike the game. Opinions are an amazing concept aren't they.
I'm sure Ud cry blasphemy if someone have a game u enjoyed really low score. It's more than a review because it influences people.
I assume this first batch of of reviews is, as a rule, extremely flawed. Knack looks fun. Killzone as well. Loco Cycle is getting ripped and yet looks like a wacky yet enjoyable game. I think this first batch of games is going to be enjoyed by real people. No hardcore gamer in their right mind uses reviews to influence their purchases any more and rightfully so. Reviews forget to consider what the average joe would enjoy nowadays. Famitsu's review structure needs to be the standard...and hopefully will be.
Thank u for the respectful response. What's there guideline btw?!
Well, he didn't over blow it, it is a pretty big error.
id hardly call blasphemy, I don't let review scores affect my opinion of a game or influence it. If you really are so weak minded that you can't be comfortable with your own opinion you need some positive reinforcement.
I think it is time to stop submitting reviews of this game. Everyone go the message. Just beating a dead horse at this point.
but yet, here you are...
I tend to trust the people over at Giant Bomb. They are actually some of the best at what they do and are of a small group of people I actually trust when it comes to game journalism. That slip at the top isn't going to change that. "It's not all about personal preference when you're a professional making recommendations". Professional review sites, by and large, have different writers with different tastes that are used for specific games and genres because it is believed that they can provide a strong opinion on whatever they are reviewing.
knack is a action platformer so its not going to blow peoples minds its also , for a game low budget its meant to be a counter to shooters and stuff a 2nd or 3rd purchase for ps4 buyers not all gamers want killzone and not all wantknack but its there as an option or leverage against the wife, hey we get jonny a ps4 and this nice fun game , dad also picks up some forhimself
Platformers don't have to be mediocre.
Yup. Just look at Super Mario 3D World.
or the beginnings of LittleBigPlanet. Which has changed from a platformer into something greater.
don't try to justify it. it is was it is.
Opinions are opinions, and i will say the same thing when Ryse gets some bad reviews too, if you like the game play it, if you dont then dont it is that simple, if you arent sure buy it try it out if its bad in your eyes exchange it and you arent out of anything at all.
I agree. If the game looks fun to you and has something you think you'd truly enjoy over time, then you should buy it, because the reviewers will almost never have the same opinions and preferences as you.
Ironically, since you've been trolling Ryse threads with a special fervor, no one will care about your opinion on reviews. ESPECIALLY not your opinion on Ryse reviews.
Very fun game on Easy. Very challenging/fun game on Hard.
My kids and I are actually loving this game. Sure it isnt the best game ever, but its fun, and that is what its all about. I wish they would have put more into it, but they didnt, and thats ok, we are enjoying it just the same. I hope we get more platformers.
I'd avoid reviews if possible. If you can rent it and play it yourself..because its a shame many people are missing out. It is by no means a masterpiece, however it is very fun, challenging and rewarding; especially those boss battles.
The kids love it. They give it a 10. To me, it's just a jump-attack-all-day-fest. Not very fun, make sure you play on hard if you do. It does look pretty though, I like seeing the environments and the cut scenes looked like movie quality.
Even on Normal it's a challenge at some points.
Looks legit to me.
I will never understand people and this is why. People are constantly begging on their knees for Crash and Spyro to return but then one of the developers who even worked on the games everyone regards so highly makes a platformer now and somehow its being reviewed as a shit game? Honestly what is so different about this game that was different about what you enjoyed in Crash or Spyro? There isn't much difference to me same charm and easy to play fun, its the same simplistic fun but for some reason no one is looking at it this way. So what if it isn't super complicated, I mean to me this reminds me a lot of Crash and Spyro but it is just so odd to me seeing so many taking low punches at this game.. I feel like if this would have came out before this time period, people would have loved it.. I have a strong feeling that is exactly how it would be. I just don't understand people, they literally make no sense sometimes. I bring up Killzone: Mercenary a lot because its reviews had the same ass backwards mentality to them, it got smashed for having a short campaign but then you see games like CoD Ghosts and BF4 with about the same if not even shorter campaigns and no one really cares, those games get more decent reviews. I don't get why people shit on one game for something, then completely ignore it another and the same applies to Knack, I don't know why people who enjoyed platformers like Crash and Spyro are hating on this when its the same formula. Anyone who loved Crash and Spyro should love this game but sadly that doesn't seem to be the case but regardless I enjoy it, I respect it for what it is and I know where and how it even derived so I can appreciate for that instead of trying to expect so much more out of it. I mean was Crash or Spyro really complicated to play? Of course not, for the most part it was the same scheme as Knack but now all the sudden everyone hates this..? Mario is simple to play as well, do people crap on that game for its simplicity.. It is just this type of spinning back and forth that I will never understand.
From the sound of it Knack is bland and repetitive. You look at Crash or Mario and they have true platforming elements: colorful varied levels, wide cast of distinct enemies, environmental hazards. And while it's not a true platformer compare it to games like Darksiders and ask if it's on the same type of gameplay. Plus Crash and even Sly Cooper had a certain humor to it, it didn't take itself seriously Standards have change since the playstation 1/2 days. Despite having a consistent formula Mario games always bring in something new or different, from level to level, world to world, game to game. Knack to me is a game with a lot of potential not fully realized. If the same premise was in the hands of Nintendo or another accomplished dev like Naughty Dog you can be sure the game would be a hell of a lot better. When you shoot for 7's the best you will is 7's. Nothing about Knack screams innovation or above-average creativity. Imo it's a pretty game with safe gameplay that never really dares to go outside of the box. Also I find it funny people like you say reviews don't matter yet when a game gets bad reviews you act like the game is victim to some conspiracy. If you like the game then fine, just don't accuse others of putting Knack down because they felt like it. When one person has a differing view it's an outlier, but when many people have that same view it's a trend
Knack Knack Whose There I knew this game was gonna bomb hard. And think, this is from Cerny, the guy behind the ps4s architecture. It should only be a $20:00 game from what ive seen. Knack Knack Whose There
what in the world is 8 o'clock dollars? try harder, troll.
that was the funny
I probably in the minority, but I like this game, it's fun, simple and a fresh air, I am right now in chapter 7-2
i love these kind of games ratchet sly and jak, got the collections and completed all 9 of them 100% yes they get repetitive but im ok with that can you honestly say shooters are not repetitive in single player mode?
I've been watching Ghost Robo's/Tetra Ninja's gameplay walkthrough of Knack - and I don't understand what the fuss is all about. There is really not much wrong with the game... It's nothing below a 7 imo.. guess expectations has risen for Gen 8. Nice to see COD BS not getting free passes anymore.
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