Why (Most) Reviewers Are Wrong About Knack

Pete Dodd "Knack isn’t a perfect game. It’s not a game that will make you a fan of a genre that you don’t care about. If you loved games like Jak and Daxter or Ratchet and Clank you will find plenty to like in Knack even though it never quite hits those heights. If you hated Crash/Sly/Jak/Ratchet this game will not win you over; in fact it will probably make you hate the genre even further. My point, however, is that fans of the genre wouldn’t throw 9s or 10s at this game. It’s very good, as I will argue, but it has issues."

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PoSTedUP1705d ago (Edited 1705d ago )

it looks simple and fun. but nowhere near the magnitude of Crash Jak or Spyro. i bet it will get some of the younger audiance into the genre and be a fun coop game between parents and their kids like how the lego games are. fo a next gen game, especially an exclusive, ppl were expecting a lot more from it.

GarrusVakarian1705d ago (Edited 1705d ago )

Stop relying so HEAVILY on reviews people! No matter the website, they are just individuals with individual perceptions and opinions. Some people treat reviews as words from God and are so easily influenced to part with their hard earned's always baffled me.

YouTube is all you will ever need to make your mind up on a game, or you could watch someone's livestream on PS4 ;p

You think Knack looks fun? Then buy it!

PoSTedUP1705d ago (Edited 1705d ago )

right, review scores Are an opinion, and a 6 can be fun. i enjoyed a lot of games that got bad reviews. but reviews also mention facts abut a game too as well as compare them to other games in the same genre, and that is where it may sway someones judgement. i generally go to the gaming community (fellow gamers) and youtube when im thinking about buying a game, and with knack, the community is heavily mixed on opinions regarding it also. youtube shows me it is simple and fun but also shows me what people have been sayning. i was going to pick this one up regardless a little later after i get my ps4. but now i know what to expect. i expected a lot more, but probably shouldnt have bc its a new IP and my biase for sony exclusives was through the roof.

i didnt disagree with you btw. +wellsaidbub.

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abzdine1705d ago

reviewers are bastards.. when it's not COD it's automatically shit.
it's a nice sweet PSone like type of game with Pixar graphics.
better support it if you want to see more of these.

cant wait to try it!!

cleft51705d ago (Edited 1705d ago )

I completely agree with you and I have played through the game on hard. The game is simple, fun, and challenging. These reviewers are crucifying this game when the game does nothing wrong whatsoever. A lot of the negativity comes from the fact that the game is actually hard, so reviewers weren't able to just muscle through the game in a relatively short amount of time. People say they want to play hard games, but when you get one like Knack it gets almost unanimously hated on by reviewers.

morganfell1705d ago

I love Kanck. It's combat is deceptive. It seems simple but that is how it fools you. It is a timing master. Great game.

Eddie201011705d ago

I think it's a great game. There are some really good reviews for this game too, people are forgetting those and just jumping on the hate train.

Many are complaining about the difficulty, the difficulty make the game more rewarding, besides it's not a frustrating difficulty it a good challenge which a game should be.

A lot of people are going to miss out by not giving this game a chance.

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Hicken1705d ago

People WERE expecting a lot more from it, but they shouldn't have been.

That's one of the problems with the industry: people expecting things out of a game that the game never intended. It's not like Knack had a previous entry to live up to, or was touted as an epic adventure.

It's just a fun game aimed mostly at kids.

I guess reviewers forgot that things like target audience matter.

starchild1705d ago

People have different preferences, tastes and opinions about what constitutes a good game. It doesn't mean that all the lower reviews are "wrong".

If you enjoy it then don't worry about it. If it is fun to you then it doesn't really matter how fun it is to other people, now does it?


The Reviews on the game KNACK are BULLSHIT..I love this game its fun and and challenging for me,I am sorry for the guys that review games that sit around getting fat and eating dont find it challenging cause they cant leave there house and are stuck in front of there gamming colsole 24/7 peace!

MidnytRain1705d ago

What does a person's lifestyle have to do with their Knack review? lol...

scott1821705d ago

For me it's not very fun, I didn't like the demo. I know people like it, it's just not for me. I wish they would make another ratchet and clank or LBP.

nypifisel1705d ago

It's certainly not for everyone, haven't played it yet but from the streams I've seen it sure as heck didn't deserve the poor score it got; Looks like a light hearted game to me.

PoSTedUP1705d ago

or Crash! which it looks like they might ; )

fenome1705d ago

They did just make another Ratchet and Clank though.. Into the Nexus just came out on the 12th in NA and literally releases TODAY in Europe.


I agree with your review and also would like to say that i have missed on great opportunities by listening to the gaming press,but when i had a friend of min e have the game and played it then i knew they were wrong.

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