• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Nov 15, 2013
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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: 56 out of 317
  1. 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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  2. Dec 2, 2020
    10
    KNACK BAYBEE
    this game has it all
    dog graphics, expert gameplay, and a story that rivals the last of us
    peepee
  3. Nov 16, 2013
    9
    Fun platformer. Not overly difficult for young players. Simple mechanics that allow for a low barrier of entry. The story line needs a bit ofFun platformer. Not overly difficult for young players. Simple mechanics that allow for a low barrier of entry. The story line needs a bit of improvement but my kids don't seem to care. This is their go to game. Difficult setting proves more of a challenge for experienced gamers.
    Visually Knack delivers. Pixar quality animation with a strong, early showing of what the nextgen can do. This is just the beginning and as developers have more time to explore the hardware I'm sure we will see some real innovation come about. For now., Knack is a pleasing addition to my game library.
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  4. Apr 6, 2022
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Recently replayed this, and it still holds up, for me at least. Around 7 years ago I picked this up. I loved it then, I love it now. I find this to be great! I can see why some people don't like it though.
    Pros: The game is pretty fun, as any game should be. it's a very fun fighting game. Knack himself is a pretty cool character. the controls make sense, y'know, X is jump, square is attack.

    WARNING: I'll be detailing some stuff about the end of the game, so if you don't any spoilers, DON'T READ ANYMORE!

    are you still here? well, time to talk about the story. the fact that we get NO explanation as to how Ryder survived the volcano exploding is kind stupid. Seriously Mark, you couldn't give us at least some explanation? That's actually about all I can say for the cons though.

    Summary: Knack is a good game, and I totally recommend it to anyone who likes fighting games.
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  5. Jan 22, 2014
    7
    I don't know why people are so hard on knack, the game is ok for a launch game. there is nothing really bad to say about this game. It showsI don't know why people are so hard on knack, the game is ok for a launch game. there is nothing really bad to say about this game. It shows you what the PS4 can do, to be honest when more games come out I really wouldn't recomend this game to anyone but right now it gives you something to play whilst you wait Expand
  6. Jan 21, 2014
    6
    Knack is an okay game not the worst Ive played but no where near the best Ive played. looks great but the the story is boring and repetitive.Knack is an okay game not the worst Ive played but no where near the best Ive played. looks great but the the story is boring and repetitive. But as a launch title it was a disappointment. Expand
  7. Oct 31, 2020
    0
    Knack is a pretty bad game, the graphics are pretty meh, the graphics are just made to showcase the capacity of the ps4, and the gameplay isKnack is a pretty bad game, the graphics are pretty meh, the graphics are just made to showcase the capacity of the ps4, and the gameplay is just boring repetitive and frustrating Expand

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