Knack is a throwback to platforming days of yore. When you were a child and fun was your only requirement of any game. The graphics are gorgeous, the levels varied and the enemies challenging. The game is long and definitely worth a playthrough or two. I never once found myself bored or frustrated. Each level brought new challenges. Whether it be platforming, puzzle solving or enemy patterns... It always kept me on my toes.
There are a ton of collectables, that should keep you coming back again and again, in pursuit of perfection, with a platinum trophy. Local multiplayer is also a plus, if you want to play with friends and family.
Overall, this is one of the most enjoyable experiences Ive had in some time. Relaxing and laid back. Straight forward, yet challenging. Great graphics, sound and the controls are spot on. It is also lengthy, at 10 hours or more.
Id imagine this may be one of those titles you may want to keep after renting, as there is quite a bit to go back and accomplish after the credits roll. I had a great time with it, and hope you will too. Especially if you love old school platformers.
posted by Ghost_v1 (MOUNT STERLING, KY) Mar 20, 2014
Member since Mar 2014
Knack is chock full of cheap gameplay mechanics and unfortunately really brings nothing new. It does bring some great voice talent to the child-like series with voice actors including the legendary John Lithgow.
Honestly this game could have been easily made for the Playstation 3. And why they decided to hold out until Playstation 4 is trully bafflling. I picked this up to hold me over until Infamous and honestly it has to be one of the most frustrating games I have ever played. Playing this game on Hard, while do-able, can and will be very frustrating as you will find yourself dying over and over quite often in ridiculous and impossible ways.
Numerous and nearly countless times I kept getting killed and juggled by enemies. If you are a masochist and enjoy punishment then this is the game for you. However if you are expecting a trully enjoying and immersive experience, you might want to keep browsing before placing this atrocious game into your "Game Q".