Various rumours and insider sources point to a reveal of Knack 2 at Sony's E3 2016 show.
This would be really interesting actually. My wife and I really enjoyed Knack. It was so much different pace and kind of game than we normally play together.
if Knack 2 is real then there will be no Crash appearance ...if Sony is preparing Knack 2(not a bad descision, but CB is a whole different league, ) then for sure there is no Crash-bought-back-remake and all the rumors are futile assumptions .. they would nt want their franchises to compete each other and the former completely overshadow their new sequel
Maybe a double dose of platforming goodness???
Inb4 crash is back but just as a playable skin. It wouldn't surprise me as soon many different companies have gone that route with old mascots in the past. 1st one was fun though and better than the reviews lead people to believe. Sure it's repetitive, but I don't think it deserved all the harshness it got. Surprised it's not a free ps plus game. Maybe it'll be a surprise free game if the 2nd one gets announced
Dafuq are you talking about? Back in the PS2 era they had R&C, Jak&Daxter, and Sly Cooper This gen, they already had Knack and R&C, they also have Driveclub and GT, Sony isn't afraid of their franchises competing against each other
knack 2 could be a big hit, i just think the first one was rushed for launch. watchdogs 2 same thing.
Crash gonna be a cameo in Knack 2 =P
Maybe Knack 2 is the code name for the new Crash game. Ahhh one can always hope.
Me. my son and GF loved taking turns co-oping in Knack. I never really understood where all the hate came from, especially since it was a launch game that still looked good and controlled well imo. @GreatnessHascomeSlayedandRem ained.... Honestly idc what they produce as long as i have fun and enjoy it. One of Sonys strong points over everyone else is their variety of games. Games like Knack arent in abundance anymore so more is better, however if Jrpgs come (which many have been announced) im all in as well
It just needs better story telling.. that was the weakest part of the game if you ask me.. it had a great concept and the combat was good, but the story telling was just awful in terms of script and plot development, so hopefully they step that up
Knack was a different game on hard, it was extremely challenging and very enjoyable. Most ppl didn't play on hard, never touched co op, and never even collected enough gems or gadgets to experience the real joy of the game. Knack is built on a beautiful custom engine and Japan Studios/Cerny will now have proper time and hardware to work with. Instead of dev kits and deadlines they have the 7th core and PS4K. I thoroughly enjoyed Knack, but i expect Knack 2 to be a vastly improved game. I'd buy it.
I herd you had to beat normal mode to unlock hard. then beat hard to unlock another difficulty etc you had to bea the game like 2-3 times to unlock the hardest difficulty and get the platinum is this true and why didnt they release a patch so that you can get hardest difficulty after only beating the game once.
The game was much more difficult when you played it on hard. I got the platinum for it http://psnprofiles.com/trop...
I'm pretty sure you Knack a lot! :D
That's good to hear.
I think this is one game even hardcore playstation fan would agree was seriously mediocre to being bad. Ofcourse this post will get disagrees, but literally nobody asked for Knack2. Interesting to see what changed their mind. Will wait for reviews before jumping in, hopefully it won't get that bad reviews as the first game.
Knack was a decent launch game. It wasn't "bad" in the sense that it was broken or unplayable. In fact I thought the mechanics were quite good. I loved the concept of Knack absorbing all these different properties and using different versions of himself to solve puzzles and get through each level. The story was forgettable but come on. It's a platformer. What were people expecting, The Last of Us? Who cares? That's not why you play platformers anyway. My only real criticism of Knack was that it was a bit too "corridor" linear. I thought it could've done with some more wide open levels that allowed you to roam a bit more like in Ratchet and Clank. Otherwise, I thought it was pretty darn solid, especially for a launch game.
I still need to play the first game. Btw, i was watching the second season of Bloodline on Netflix and some kids were playing Knack on the show, lol.
Same here. I was actually hoping to get it on ps plus these last few months. But I guess it's cheap enough, I'll just get the disc to add to my collection. Murphy s law I buy it and it comes out on ps plus the very next month lol
Its less than 5 pounds on the uk store at the min.
i bought it for like 10 bucks and have enjoyed it alot. My son loves co-op with me and i love his powers, Hes a very likable character. Its better than half the games out right now that ppl say are their goty lol
Wow, I must be a bigger Playstation an then since I pre-ordered it :O
Damn I was hoping for Crash, but if Mark Cerny is busy with Knack 2 then Crash is unlikely
No. Japan Studios developed Knack along with Mark Cerny. There is no reason Cerny needs to be attached to a Crash reboot. Why? Bc he worked at ND during the original Crash? Sumo or Sanzaru or another 1st party could make Crash. Crash will not be a full priced game anyway. It'll likely be a digital download while Knack 2 will be a full retail game.
Why would Sony make a game for a 3. Party IP??? If anything Activision has to find a Team
Crash and Knack 2 both could (and imo should) be a lower price, around the pricing Ratchet and Clank was which turned out to be the sweetspot as it has effectively put platformers back on the proverbial gaming map.
The first one was far from perfect but it was a great throw back to old school platformers... I feel like the built a solid foundation and they just need to perfect/improve their formula
Yeah im thinking its gonna be like crash 2 or jak 2 was to their respective first goes.
do you think its possible for it to be made into an open world type game like banjo kazooie, donkey kong 64? would love for that type of platformer to make a comeback in the new gen.
I don't know but that would be great! Banjo-Kazooie is an all time favourite of mine.
How was it a throwback to old school platformers if it wasn't even a platformer..lol?
"Knack is a platforming beat 'em up video game developed by SCE Japan Studio and published by Sony" What are you talking about?
Never cite Wikipedia as if it's a reliable source lol. Knack is a beat em up. A platformer it is not. there are no platforming sections in Knack ( jumping across platforms) The areas you traverse through are all flat surfaces, witht eh occasional staircase. Compare the level design to Crash Bandicoot, a platformer through and through; Crash's levels are full of bottomless pits and moving platforms to jump on. Knack, on the other hand, has none of this, with the jump mechanic being used as a dodge mechanic within combat, just like in other beat 'em up games. People label it as a platformer just because of the cartoony art style and it's pretty annoying.
I'll cite what I like "lol". What is your beef with people seeing this as a platformer? Just seen an IGN forum post of you whining from a year ago about the exact same thing... Change the record will you
Because it's not a platformer. As long people still call it one, then I will continue to correct them. Explain how you think it's a platformer? Also, Wikipedia is not factual, anyone can edit that site. We were forbidden from citing that site when I was at University.
Cool life story, were you still using "lol" then too? IGN - "Knack is a PlayStation 4-exclusive action platformer" So the largest gaming news network is Incorrect and you (random Internet nobody) are correct? Pull the other one guy!
That doesn't prove the game is a platformer. I've demonstrated using evidence based on its game design, mechanics and level design that it isn't a platformer, but an action beat em up. Where is any of this in this IGN article, to back up the claim? Again I'll reiterate: people glance at Knack and label it a platformer based on its artstyle. A cartoony game with a jump mechanic is not automatically a platformer. Platformers need platforming. Knack is combat focused. It's a throwback to old-school beat em ups, not platformers. So again, can you give examples of Knack being a platformer based on its game design, level layout and mechanics?
This will be my final reply because I'm not one for getting caught up in n4g bull. https://youtu.be/BDYZVwmdAz... Platforming in the first 10 seconds. Thank you, and good night.
And how many chapters of flat surface, arena combat did you have to look through to find one brief section with platform based traversal? Exactly. One very minute section within the game does not warrant the title of "platformer". Other combat beat em up/hack n slash games like God of War also have brief sections that resemble platforming, but it's still makes up 1% of the game, with combat being the major focus. Jak and daxter the Precursor Legacy is a paltformer: every area has platforming. There are two brief sections where you are in an arena like area where you must only use combat to dispose of your foes. The combat in jak is limited, and this is mainly just here as a brief change of pace from the platforming that again, takes 99% of the game. We don't call Jak and daxter a "platforming combat game" Nope. Just liek how Knack, a game made up of 99% combat and 1% platforming" should not be labeled a action platformer, but an action beat em 'up. You can try this with many games; every game will have a disitinct and obvious genre, but there will be a small brief section or 2 in the game where the design resembles that of another genre, but if thisstyle is not apparent and showcased throughout the game regularly, then the game cannot be labelled with the respective genre.
So many people crap on Knack but I actually enjoyed it. Was one of the first PS4 games I played. I'd be interested in a sequel.
That's it. Blackout until after e3 conferences are over. This is getting out of hand.
Got a point there. Lots of stuff leaking and rumors.
In most cases leaks are strategic. The reason why Sony had so many leaks last yr and this yr and the reason new trailers come out a week before e3 is bc this is the content that won't make the stage show. They have a wealth of content to show and in the case of Knack it might be so that ppl have a heads up and to build anticipation. Either way leaks are a good thing and they probably mean that the company the leak pertains to will have a stacked show. Remember Sony's e3 last yr? Expect similar greatness this yr.
Nothing wrong with a little info leak
Platinum'd the first one which was painfully time consuming because it was pretty much based on chance. I did however enjoy the game to some extent. I hope they've improved on all the first ones shortcomings. Would definitely be awesome to see them do something more akin to the Ratchet and Clank remake in terms of more diverse gameplay and exploration.
i still need to play the first one, but i hope that this one is focus more on collecting stuff with different abilities.
Really wish we could have got: Medievil Legend of Dragoon 2 Syphon Filter Grandia Tenchu Or something. Ugh, pretty sure I'm not getting Knack 2
I didn't like the first one whatsoever, just the art style but maybe they'll fix what didn't work the first time in the sequel.
Great Knack is a fun game. MAYBE HOUSEMARQUE, should develope the game. That would be a good pairing in my opinion.
Knack was awesome Knack 2 could be amazing I can't wait to see it if this is true
I bought it for $12 during one of the Playstation Store sales and was pleasantly surprised by it. Yes the gameplay was a bit shallow and repetitive at times but it was not nearly as bad as the gaming community would have you believe. Graphics were solid and some of the physics and particle effects were really neat. The game would probably have been better if the upgrades you can unlocked were easier to obtain during a single playthrough. Instead they're all hidden by breakable walls and many of the parts can be missed your first time. Each hidden location only has 1/5 or 1/6 parts needed for an upgrade or ability, so it can be a chore to find them all without using a guide. They should have instead implemented these items and upgrades into the story. Also wish the game had a chapter selection screen after beating it.
I enjoyed Knack and so did many others. It was visually impressive, i knew the engine was too good to waste. I'm excited at the possibilities of Knack without the constraints of it being a launch title made on dev kits. Knack has huge potential and Japan Studios and Mark Cerny are proven commodities. Knack 2 will be significantly better.
Yeah man. I'm definitely happy to see I wasn't the only one who really liked Knack. Excited for a sequel!
This is great news for me. Playing Knack co-op with the wife was a lot of fun.
An underrated gem, that's for sure.
What was the supposed bad new?
Just improve the gameplay. We should be able to do more combos and have more powers.
If knack 2 gets revealed instead of crash then Sony becomes a joke to me
Cool, one of the best co-op games I've played with my son.
I enjoyed Knack so I'll be keen on this
they need to release a patch for knack one that allows you to play the hardest difficulty so you dont have to play the game over a million times just to get the platinum.
Don't waste a second revealing a game very few care about...
I'm surprised to see so many people loved Knack. I bought it at launch at $60 and was very disappointed. The story was good and the game had some aspects to it that were good. I believe that playing that game at Hard mode and co-op probably would make for a better experience than what I had playing it. Yet, I think it was clear that the game was rushed. Very clear, even partly admitted by Mark Cerny himself. Knack 2, however, has no reason to be rushed and just because of that it will be a much better game. Studio Japan is very talented and with it's many teams. In fact, it would be interesting to see Gravity Rush 2, The Last Guardian, and Knack 2 all release this year. 3 games from 1 of Sony's many studios.
I think people here enjoyed it due to the fact they didnt spend 60 dollars on it like you did. I bought the game for 10 bucks and thought it was pretty fun. Had i bought it for 60 my opinion would have definitely changed tho lol
After the amazing hit with Ratchet and Clank, I think there is still a good market for these kind of games so bring it on.
Nice. I would love to see how much the game improve since launch, especially Sony unlocking another core on the PlayStation 4.
Interesting if true, did not enjoy the first but if they are willing to improve upon the concepts and gameplay, then why not give it another shot.
If they can do Knack 2 then surely they can do Sky Cooper or Jak and Daxter with a smaller team somewhere... one can dream :(
Ratchet and Clank got the place Knack failed to reach. Knack 2 shall be fun if well done.