Submitted by FrustratedFury 436d ago | review

ZTGD | Knack Review

Ken McKown writes: Being a launch game on any platform is not an easy task. Knack looked to be one of the shining spots for Sony’s PS4 launch. Unlike most of the lineup, it showcased a more lighthearted look and feel akin to Nintendo launching a new Mario with their platform. It also helps that Mark Cerny, the current face of the PS4, was behind its creation. After plodding through the 10-12 hour campaign I can safely say that Knack crumbles under archaic design and tedious progression. There is just not enough charm here to make it worth putting up with. (Knack, PS4) 5.0/10

Philoctetes  +   436d ago
I've watched a bit of this game through the PS4s streaming service, and I'm baffled as to why it's getting shredded in reviews. It's obviously not going to win any GOTYs but it looks like a halfway decent 7-ish title. I can see myself picking it up when it hits the bargain bin; alternately I'd be happy if it turned up as a PS+ release.
Visiblemarc  +   436d ago
Yes...I own it.. the reviews would be funny if it wasn't so unfair.

To me this is a case of biased reviews and reviews by lazy incapable gamers.

Biased because of Sony/Cerny prejudices (Don't even pretend this doesn't exist, people.)

Lazy/incapable reviews because a lot of people seem to find Knack to be too hard. (I personally like the style of challenge) Take my word, it's in no way unfairly hard.

This game is at least a 7. A solid 7, which gets a full recommendation from me.

Giving it 4's and 5's is ridiculous.
guitarded77  +   436d ago
I ended up buying it through the buy 2 get 1 free sale. I was gonna wait to see if it came to PS+, but figured WTH. I like it. Played local co-op and alone. It's a fun game. Agreed... it's not GOTY material, but it's not a 5. Don't believe the hype... that's all I can say to the uncertain out there.
OrangePowerz  +   436d ago
The power of the new PS4 video streaming. I had fun watching some of the streams for different games while waiting for the UK launch.
SegaSaturn669  +   436d ago
It's being scored as shovelware! What a pity, the game controls so well and has such carefully planned content.

There really is no accounting for taste. But it's so weird that the popular critic reviews are hammering it so hard.

I like it so far a lot more than mario 3d world.
Naughty__Boy  +   436d ago
I agree,this is not normally the type of game i would play but it looks fun and i might buy it when the price drops a bit.
ruefrak  +   436d ago
I'm half-way through Knack, and it does not deserve low scores. It's a GOOD game. There is nothing broken in it and the controls work very well. It definitely has a great, old school feel to me which I really love.
I'd give it an 8/10. Watch the streams and judge for yourself, but I'm really impressed with it.
2paclives  +   436d ago
Another wrong score. I've been playing this since launch. The scores are wrong and the reviews are incorrect.
2pacalypsenow  +   436d ago
This game is nowhere near a 5 score
Mainsqueeze  +   436d ago
The butthurtedness of PS4 fanboys over this is funny.
Puppy_Farts  +   436d ago
No one is butthurt, users are providing accounts of their experience which largely flies in the face of most reviews out there. Stop stalking the PS4 fanboys...maybe?
scott182  +   436d ago
creepy stalking xbot?
2paclives  +   435d ago
No. The game is better than average. I was never expecting a masterpiece. Just stating that the 5s it has been getting are wrong. Superman 64 is a bad game. Knack is not. I give it a 7.5.
IHassounah  +   436d ago
You can't call out a piece of opinion wrong , they are just putting out there opinion
Mainsqueeze  +   436d ago
Dude unless that opinion is negative on a Sony product, wtf are you thinking?! /s
CrossingEden  +   436d ago
"The scores are wrong and the reviews are incorrect because I liked it and if I like something then obviously it means that it's good because there's no such thing as a biased opinion especially not for launch titles"
^--your comment translated. And seriously, this game is pretty bland with barely any other content besides the eight hour single player mode. Which for $60 is very disappointing. Knack as a character LOOKS cool though...except when he talks.
FrustratedFury  +   436d ago
This reviewer doesn't know what he's talking about. He's completely wrong. I don't care if it is his opinion. The game is great. I would give it a 7.5 at least.
FrustratedFury  +   436d ago
I guess sarcasm is dead. It's his opinion, guys. Let him have it.
FrustratedFury  +   436d ago
Also, to whoever flagged this review post as "lame" grow the hell up. Stop acting like a child and learn to deal with the fact that not everyone around you agrees with you.
Silly Mammo  +   436d ago
Just played 1.5 hrs and I'm having a lot of fun with it. Controls and gameplay are tight. A 5 or less rating, to me means that the game is broken and I don't see that. If people are on the fence, I'd pick it up. Scratching my head with all the hate for this game. Give it a solid 7-7.5 score.
WeAreLegion  +   436d ago
The userscore is a LOT higher than the critic rating.


This is a very fun game.
kingxtreme81  +   436d ago
Definitely a game I'm looking forward to getting later on when its price matches my interest (about $30).
CalebZachary8411  +   436d ago
Another terrible review.
RPG_Lover  +   436d ago
this is sony vs nintendo right here
Marceles  +   436d ago
I streamed myself playing it last night http://www.twitch.tv/crotin... I really don't get the low scores

*throws self-promo link, runs away*
CalebZachary8411  +   436d ago
It really is a very fun game. It's nothing ground breaking, or something we haven't completely seen before. But it has charm, heart, and is a very delightful game. Controls are great, visuals are fantastic (looks like you're watching a Disney movie).
kopusx  +   436d ago
Wow, this game looks horrendous on 1080p...I own a ps4 and just like the 3 is starting to collect dust, I am wondering why I jumped ships... Well, if the rest of the PS4 games are this bad, I guess is time to put this thing on Ebay....
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Fishermenofwar  +   436d ago
Put yourself on Ebay...What is your Psn Id so I can check....
Bigpappy  +   436d ago
The rest of the games are not like that. Try Resogun, that is the best game to play on your PS4 right now. No need to sell it on Ebay. The guys say there will be good exclusive next year and in the future. There are some multi-plats like NBA 2K14 too if you like sports.
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infectedaztec  +   436d ago
Try the 1980s arcade game with updated graphics because all the AAA titles have bombed. I'm so happy I decided not to jump,ship in the end (I was very close).
My advice is to stick to multiplatform games for now.

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