AnalogAddiction writes, "The best word to describe my experience with Knack is probably disappointing. From what we were first teased regarding Knack at E3, it had everybody intrigued. SCE Japan Studio showed off a brand new idea, with an interesting main character named Knack was thrust into a beautifully coloured world. It also gave people flashbacks to games like Crash Bandicoot or Ratchet & Clank. Unfortunately, Knack never reaches those heights."