Good, just not Great.
I thought this game would be freaking awesome, but as Tribes 2, D3, and several other games have taught me, wait and see.
I have read a few reviews on this game, and they are correct, it is a simple beat em up lacking complexity that is apparently "required" for games now. But on that same note, Mario hasn't changed in 3 decades.... Moving on.
The game play can be repetitive but the levels look great. It is easily on par with other games of a similar are style from the PS3, not a major upgrade in graphics but that is expected. It does however, please the eyes.
My only major criticism is that there could have been more to the game. It flirts Greatness on several occasions, such as when you have stealth Knack, but it just doesn't quite get there. The platforming, could have been more expansive and the monsters maybe a little more diverse.
Overall though this is not a bad game, it is in fact a good game, worth your time, maybe not at full price, let it drop $10-$20 and you'll see it's money well spent.
Great Game for Kids, Older Audience Might Not Like
Knack has a lot of elements about it that makes for a fairly good game. The voice acting had a neat role, the graphics were very smooth with a great framerate and excellent resistance in movment, and the story was very basic and understandable. The gameplay is the biggest issue with this game; it is a very simple 3D side-scrolling beat-em-up with very little platforming aspects.This would be a great game for the younger audience who are looking for a nice game and not expect much in return. The more mature and/or hardcore audience will not likely pay for $60.00 for such a basic story with almost nothing to offer. Another thing I don't like is that you will collect shards in the game to play different forms for knack. These shards come at a very slow rate, and then they shove an app in your face in order to get the shards faster. App integegration should improve gameplay, not seem like a necessity to earn things. Nonetheless, this game still provides a number of hours of entertainment for basic gameplay.
Knack.. A good one so far.
I can personally say that this game turned out to be a lot more fun than I anticipated it to be. I'm pretty fond of FPS games and I got this game for my wife to play. and as soon as we started playing we got so hooked. being able to play Co-op on a campaign was so much fun on this game! the mechanics and gameplays are a lot similar to Crash bandicoot buffed up with a little god of war on it! and there's a lot of cut scenes on the campaign as well that details what is going on currently with your progress.
the only thing I find less interesting though is the Story. It's a bit "Weak" they could've made it a little more Interesting.
But that does not really affects how fun this game is. great for casual gamers and the Family. truly a New Gen Plat-former "Classic" !
Knack gameplay is fun, graphics don't turn heads.
This game is fun, believe me. The story line isn't amazing, but is clear and lasts for about 10-12 hours of gameplay. After that, all you have are side missions such as time trails and survival mode. Which is fun but isn't the same as the actual story. The graphics are doable, they aren't terrible, but won't turn any heads. I really like the idea that you have to collect these relics to make your character bigger, making it easier to take down your enemies. This keeps the gameplay feeling new and fresh. The co-op made makes things even funner as you can go play with another buddy on the couch. However, this game lacks an online aspect which would have increase the lifetime of the game, and would have made it increasingly better overall. Been wanting to play a game that you can play with your little brother but the other games are either to hard, one player, or too violent? Pick up Knack, it's worth the money. Overall this game gets a 7/10. I'll be waiting for Knack 2.
Great family game
I got this game to enjoy with my young son. I have to say that is a great family game. My son has a great time with it on the easy setting, while I enjoy the challenge of the hard mode.They have done a great job in making a game that everyone can enjoy and I hope they make more.
Look fun as other Sony platformers
I don't know why people are hating on this game. I personally think mostly kids are hating this game. I am in my 20s and I play a lot of platformers such as Ratchet and Clank, Sly Cooper, and Jak & Daxter. Kids should stop playing shooting games such as Call of Duty. Shooting games are fun to be honest but not right for kids. What kids should be playing now are platformers, racing, action & adventure (T or lower age), and/or sport. Getting Knack on day 1!
Knack is a pretty relaxing little game. I think the only thing I didn't like was how frustrating it could be at times. The ways you could die, but other than that it was a decent game. Good game to collect some trophies! Made me feel younger playing this game and I mean that in a good way. Hard to explain, but you should give it a try.
Watched them demo this on the live feed of the SEC press conference, and if I can get my hands on a ps4 I will be playing this!!! What a amazing and original game.....everyone else can have their shooters I'll take this, and transistor(and a few others coming out after launch)
Great, relaxing game
This game is an absolute fun time. If you're tired of hardcore shooters and just want to relax then this is the game for you. The gameplay is fun, with new enemies coming on almost every level. The story isn't great, but it does develop a hatred for the evil characters which leads to intense boss fights. Overall I would recommend this game to just about anyone. It''s a fun time for you and your family.
I got this game for Christmas from my younger brother. It was a fairly good game. I'm not sure that I would have bought it myself, though. I di want it. It was a very easy game to finish at a fair length of time. The only thing is that the gameplay itself is quite repetitive, yet addicting. I would recommend this for kids around 9-12.