For all of the flack Knack 2 received when it was first received, it defies the cynics through enjoyable combat and an immersive, expanded world.
Wait so I skimmed through this for the most part so unless I missed it what was the reason why they decided to include the order besides pricing?? Ratchet & Clank was released for 40 bucks also....
To get this article more attention
It worked, lol
I felt the same way. I won't be visiting wewritethings.co anymore.
Wowser. What an original name for a site too, lol
The Order: 1886 wouldn't have caught so much flak if it too were released at $40
Actually, it wouldn't have caught any flak at all if people just understood the type of game it was, and stopped comparing it to Gears of War.
The game was criminally short at 5.5 hours with next to no replay value. I understood exactly what type of game it was, it just wasn't worth the asking price. And I say that as someone who paid full price on release day. As interesting as the game was, it had no business being full price.
I paid 60$ for it and enjoyed it played through it 3 times, sold it for like 28$ to amazon... then bought it for 5$ on a psn sale a few months ago... didn't play it yet, bought it so my wife would play it... great game, reminded me of underworld.
People understood what kind of game it was, it still sold reasonably well. It's just that this type of game wasn't for a lot of other people, which is understandable.
So many people were expecting a completely different game, though. Part of it was that people got hung up with comparing it to another game that had absolutely nothing in common apart of a cover system (which plenty of games have...). At any rate - It looks like this instalment is getting more favourable reviews.
People will compare everything to something else, this isn't an issue that's exclusive to The Order: 1886 Even so, an increase of a score from 54 to 70 on Metacritic isn't something to entirely be proud of. Knack has further cemented itself as an average platformer.
54 to 70 is a pretty significant increase, actually.
Yes I know that but it's still a 70, which is pretty much an average score
This is true. A tech demo with half a story, that's all.
@Frinker Always being skeptical like one dimensional person. Like I said, you are so predictable with that attitude of your.
"Its great value of $39.99 shows what Sony learned from The Order: 1886‘s price controversy." Not really. Even during the PS2 era Sony had sold a lot of its AAA platformers at $39.99. Not to mention that a lot of 3D platformers have been selling for that price recently this generation as well. It's in no way a reaction to The Order: 1886. You could only say that Sony has become reactionary to that title's reception if they were to release a new AAA game that isn't standalone DLC for $40 as well.
The Order 1886 was shorter than most stand-alone DLCs.
That makes three $40 first party exclusives for PS4 in less than a month. First two being Uncharted Lost Legacy and Everbody's Golf. Awesome.
I just started on 1886, I might need a 2nd playthrough to fully concentrate on the dialogues. Plus, got Knack 2 for free on the PS store, so can't complain about the price 😉😁
being that the game is 40 bucks, has co op, and last around 12 hrs on normal i dont see why this is getting 7s..i think the knack stigma is effecting the scores
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