As a classic gamer this takes me back to Crash or even DK only more modern with availability to much better graphics. This would not be my favorite game of all time but it is fun and has a creative story line.
It is more kid oriented than a lot of other games out there but, it has its place and it is fun... I like the graphics in this game and had no issues moving around or understanding controls after about 30 seconds. While knack is not movie studio quality its reminds me of a more modern family oriented WoW/DK .
It has been very unfairly rated by people who seem to think the only game that should exist is CoD !
posted by DINGLExBERRY (LAS VEGAS, NV) Feb 27, 2014
Member since Jun 2012
For a next gen game, I expected something more from this. Yes, I realize it's a kids game, but so were the Jak & Daxter series, and those series were amazing! Knack is:
- Very linear,
- Does not have a lot of ways to defeat enemies (punch them or jump and pound them - that's it),
- Has no diversity - you play as a small guy and as a big guy, fight basically the same kinds of enemies, and the power ups you receive from collectibles are trivial - no major improvements,
- Annoyingly difficult - I like a challenge, but in this game you are killed in one shot most of the time, and if you grow/power up and get huge, 4 shots AT MOST
- Has an "OK" story with cheesy dialogue (but hey, it's a kids game, Jak and Daxter was cheesy but fun).
Overall, I would not be upset if I didn't try this game, and I can't think of many kids who would be good at it since you have to be very careful as there are a lot of one-shot kills (I understand there are children that are better players than me, but I'd expect this game to be playable to MOST kids, not SOME).