Knack PlayStation 4

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  • Summary: Knack is an action game for the PlayStation 4 announced by lead system architect Mark Cerny at the PlayStation Meeting. Players take control of a robot named Knack who is created to help neutralize the goblin threat that has taken over the peaceful land.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 83
  2. Negative: 28 out of 83
  1. Dec 4, 2013
    85
    Problems aside, I still had a lot of fun playing the game. If you love Ratchet & Clank or the early Jak & Daxter games you will feel right at home here.
  2. Dec 19, 2013
    70
    Though it fails to live up to the promise of its biggest ideas, Knack is a good game, a solid a challenging old-school adventure for gamers young and old.
  3. Nov 29, 2013
    66
    In spite of its family-friendly aesthetics and its co-op option, Knack ended up being more repetitive and unsatisfactory than we expected from one of PS4's big release titles.
  4. Nov 27, 2013
    55
    Generic level design, a world without magic, technically weak: This is an exclusive disappointment for the new system.
  5. Nov 14, 2013
    50
    The story is also a convoluted mess, going on for much too long. Even worse, its reliance on deus ex machinas is almost comical. The emotional manipulation that Cerny attempts through the story is a bit too brute-forced.
  6. Jan 2, 2014
    40
    As a launch title for a new console Knack will probably not satisfy anyone. It’s not a total disaster but it’s a bad uninspired game, lacking both variety and interesting game design.
  7. CD-Action
    Jan 10, 2014
    25
    An awfully boring, repetitive and uninspired game that does absolutely nothing to show PS4’s capabilities but a lot to ruin your day. [01/2014, p.66]

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 47 out of 268
  1. Dec 23, 2013
    10
    I don't know way much people dislike this funny game. I have lot a funn playing Knack. Some moments are very hard some very easy and sometimeI don't know way much people dislike this funny game. I have lot a funn playing Knack. Some moments are very hard some very easy and sometime i don't like checkoints but you remember consoles when don;t can save you game? Return to the past :-)

    Very positive is co op mode can you play on DS4 or PS Vita (using as controller). If you have children you be have lot a fun playing this game with your child.
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  2. Nov 29, 2013
    10
    Cool game! love to play it with the kids. they enjoy it very much because it's not very hard to learn.

    if you dont like any of the other
    Cool game! love to play it with the kids. they enjoy it very much because it's not very hard to learn.

    if you dont like any of the other release games this one should offer you some fun for a while.
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  3. Nov 15, 2013
    10
    This game is a must buy for people who love games like Mario, Jak, Banjo-Kazooie and Ratchet and clank.

    Gameplay: Solid, simple, responsive
    This game is a must buy for people who love games like Mario, Jak, Banjo-Kazooie and Ratchet and clank.

    Gameplay: Solid, simple, responsive and smooth.It has simple and uncomplicated controls to introduce children to console-based gaming. the game is around 10 hours on normal difficulty. You can upgrade Knack’s abilities and sizes.different materials and elements, which supplement Knack’s health and size. Example crystal for stealth ability, Ice and wood.

    Graphics: The graphics are gorgeous, pixel art like. Very colorful and vivid scenery. The physics are awesome, Knack's body is composed of individually rendered relics and you can see each piece connecting.

    Multiplayer: 2-Player Coop Multiplayer and i have to says its extremely FUN in coop!

    I gave this game a 10/10 because i like it and im having a blast playing coop with my kid.
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  4. May 26, 2015
    8
    This game was the first plattformer i ever played and I liked it a lot. Even i dont think that a release on the PS4 was necessary, it would beThis game was the first plattformer i ever played and I liked it a lot. Even i dont think that a release on the PS4 was necessary, it would be the same experience on the PS3. You can get it really cheap right now (under 15€) so you should give it definitely a try! Expand
  5. Apr 14, 2016
    7
    Knack is a platforming beat 'em up video game developed by SCE Japan Studio

    + Fun Game for Children and play in Family + Good Characters
    Knack is a platforming beat 'em up video game developed by SCE Japan Studio

    + Fun Game for Children and play in Family
    + Good Characters
    + Fun Story for Children
    + Look Like Animated Movie
    + Combat
    - It's Difficult at point to be Frustrating
    - Repetitive
    - Little Platform Sections
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  6. Nov 6, 2015
    6
    This is a fun game to play with friends, but that's about it. You get it because there's no other games out and beat it in the amount of timeThis is a fun game to play with friends, but that's about it. You get it because there's no other games out and beat it in the amount of time it takes to turn on your system. Understatement, yes, but the point is the game had no replay value and the game is fairly easy. Also, doesn't fully reach the capabilities that the Playstation 4 has to offer. Expand
  7. Mar 10, 2015
    0
    This game sucks... how someone can give an mixed or an positive review for this sh*t ? The graphics of this game sucks the same way theThis game sucks... how someone can give an mixed or an positive review for this sh*t ? The graphics of this game sucks the same way the gameplay do , the game is childish , RIDICULOUS Expand

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