GameCrate: "The question just has to be asked: why is Knack even getting a sequel?"
Minor issue -- the title formatting could be better.
Day one and I loved the first one. It is a model of gamelay.
'Knack 2 isn't looking like a big improvement on the first game' 'I got a chance to play through the combat portion of the demo, and while I didn't play the original Knack, I'd have to say I was pretty underwhelmed with what I saw in this sequel. Underwhelmed and confused.' Well I'm the one confused. How can one say its not a big improvement if one hasn't played the first one to start with?
I enjoyed the first so i have no problems buying the sequel lol.
Ok, what ? It's have been improved a lot than the original game. Knack 2 have a platform, skill tree and variety of melee combat.
It's also very boring.
What games in the past couple years do you find not boring? Just helps with perspective.
Don't answer! It's a trap!
Majority will disagree with you, buddy.
@UCForce "Majority will disagree with you, buddy." What do you expect on a site that likely has more users than all of Nintendo platform users, Xbox, and PC users combined by a long shot. However I do think it looks a lot better than the first Knack.
Knack 2 is not going to win GOTY of course, but people will enjoy this game more than original. @Moldybread I talk about the others sites who are happy about Knack 2 improvements.
@moldy well, the majority of gamers do own a Ps4 after all ;) On topic, the first game looked very lame I'm not denying that, however this sequel looks a whole lot better!
@Army_of_Darkness How does it look a whole lot better than the first game though?
@Army_of_Darkness1h ago "well, the majority of gamers do own a Ps4 after all" So how many Switch/Wii U/ Xbox/ PC gamers are out there? If that number is less than 15 million then you'd have a point because this site has at least 4-1 in favor of PS4 fans. But again I do think Knack 2 looks a lot better than the last one.
So basically this is a Sony fansite. I didn't even notice lmao. Why does it feel like it's more Xbone fans on this site. I get ridiculous pm messages from Xbox fanboys calling me a Sony Fanboy and PC fanboy wtf.
Maybe because you are LMAO..... No offense ofc
I haven't been on this site long enough to call me a fanboy :)
I was just kidding, sorry, didn't mean any thing :)
If this game was from another company it would be amazing. Beat Up Bad Guys, Open Doors, Repeat. or another game jump, punch, jump, punch, repeat, punch, punch, punch, repeat...
Well of course knack sucks, can't break bricks with your head. Lol.
This is the first impression I've seen stating this. So far the impressions I've seen have praised it for being a welcomed improvement from the first game. (Which my girlfriend and I really enjoyed) Still interested to play it and make my own judgement
The good news is that preview flat out said, if you enjoyed the first Knack then you will likely enjoy this one. This previewer may also not be a fan of this genre of games and thus how/why his opinion formed as it did. You will know for sure come Sept 5th.
Never bothered with the first, still waiting for it to hit PS+...
It's like $4 used It's worth more than that
Still just gunna wait for PS+ haha
Been hearing that for 3 years now
Sucks, right? Just release it haha
@DaDrunkemJestee Overuse joke.
The character-design of Knack simply doesn't appeal to me and it all just looks outdated TBH. There's nothing there that pulls me in and makes me want to play it.
Knack 2 will most likely suck just like the 1st game. Well maybe that's being a little to hard Knack 1 wasn't all that bad but it wasn't all that good either.
I think before people judge this game, they should know that this is a $40 game and not a $60 one.
Almost every other preview says differently
We are getting a sequel because dunkey wanted a sequel
But all in seriousness, Dunkey didn't want it. The reason Knack got sequel because the sales that push the original Knack further. For me, the sequel got better for one.
First preview that has stated this. The rest say it's a big improvement and a lot better.
"As simple as the combat in Knack 2 may be—and it's really, really simple" The game is aimed to a younger audience, so I would say that you can't bash it for that
It was supposed to be like that. Knack 2 is going be like the first one, but more variety and improved a lot.
some of the pics look like maybe Victors place is in the second game also. It doesn't need to be different in any major way cuz the first game was fine and a ton of fun for me. I loved Knack and played thru it and liked the storyline which was left wide open for the sequel. Games don't have to be completely different every time they make a sequel and sometimes changing to much makes them lose their charm. I'll be all over this game when it releases and I'm sure it will do well.
you'd think with how the luke warm reception was for the first that they'd at least have tried to elevate this series... why did they even bother with a sequel?
Maybe read some other previews where the majority have called it a massive improvement over the first
That's not saying much though, this could be a "massive improvement" and still be an average game.
No that's not true that would make it a good game. It wasn't like the first was some abomination it was a average to borderline bad game. The point is they listened to criticisms and addressed them and now the game is being rewarded for it
Funny because every other hands on preview I've read have said it's not just an improvement but a massive improvement
And that's okay because the 1st game was grand. I really don't see why a lot of Previews are saying its so amazing. It looks very much like the 1st game but with better graphics and animations and lots and lots of great new moves, especially co-op moves (and co-op was in the 1st game too for people who didn't know). Even the facial expressions in cutscenes are a lot more lively now too. I hope Jennifer Hale is returning too ^_^
I enjoyed the first Knack. But i played it before the internet told me it sucked, so i didnt know i shouldnt have enjoyed it! /s
I bought the original day-1 and actually had fun with it. If I could change one thing it would be the "clear area of enemies in order to unlock next area" game-play. I think there's actually a name for that, but I don't know what it is. LOL
I loved Knack, but the one thing I didn't like was that just when you got really big, the game forced you to shrink down to small Knack again. I like how Knack 2 gives you the option of shedding your relics and shrinking down rather than forcing you. Definitely a big improvement.
This game is for platformer fans , has couch Co-op , skill trees and more added. If you dont like platform was to begin with you won't care, but for 39.99 I will buy this and play with my wife amd daughter. The first left a lot to be desired but ultimately my daughter and I enjoyed it for what it was. Sony doesn't aim to make every game a system seller, they cater to different audiences and thats why they are in the lead.
That's far from true I play it in e3 and its a massive improvement!!!
I was late to the party with Knack 1 and it was better than I was led to believe and Knack 2 seems it will be even greater than that.
Im buying it just to piss everyone off.
Loved the original
How can you say that you found the game underwhelming when you haven't played the first? I doubt Knack 2 will be perfect but I really hope it turns out WAY better than the first Knack. Also, you think Knack getting a sequel feels like it came out of nowhere? You probably never heard of the new Bubsy game coming later this hear.
Well, the first game was already awesome, so not a problem for me ;)
"Looks" like an improvement to me. Played the first game myself & I'm glad the camera is better, not to mention more Crash style platforming in the gameplay footage.
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