I rented Knack to play with the kids, and it held their interest for a little while.
Knack is an adventure game that was clearly designed for one player, but had two player functionality thrown in at the last minute. The second player can spawn at any time to help punch baddies and is basically a smaller, less powerful clone of you (Knack). The functionality and options for this second player are very limited, but when playing with the kiddos I actually thought this was a good way to do it. It was easy for the kids to come and go as they pleased while I controlled the main character to solve puzzles and beat up the big guys. The game held their interest in about one hour bursts, then they wandered off to Minecraft or the TV.
The hidden treasures serve as powerups, but you'll probably only get enough parts to complete one or two before you finish the game. This is by design, as they want you to replay the story over and over to collect them all. The game was fun and the story animations were entertaining. The story was Indiana Jones-esque, but more geared towards children. However the Japanese influence shines through, as there are tragic elements like death and betrayal scattered throughout. However it didn't hold my interest for more than one play through.
Overall, this is a perfect game to rent through Gamefly. It's fun to play through once and beat, but after that you'd probably never play it again. If you are young or have young children you'd like to play a game with, you'll enjoy this one. If you are an older gamer, you'd probably find it to be a bit repetitive and childish.
I felt this game was incredibly lame. The horrible cutscenes make this 4 to 5 hour long gameplay last about 12 miserable hours. the game play is predictable in every chapter. The chapter play through goes like this. you start off as small knack, punch your way through the linear pathway, grow in size up to the end of the chapter, then you'll lose all your relics you collected. Turn back into small knack. completed chapter. rinse and repeat. Knack has one move, so get use to smashing the square button to punch every enemy you encounter. Just an all around boring game.
Knack is a pretty good game overall. It's definitely good for kids maybe around age 10. It gets a bit old for adults. There are interesting pieces here & there. But definitely not as creative & fun as the Lego Games. I definitely wouldn't pay full price.