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Knack (PS4)

by Sony
PlayStation 4
 Ages 12 and Over
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)
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  • Knack for Playstation 4
  • Two Player Co-Op
  • Fun for the Family
  • Wield Fantastic Powers
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  • Platform:   PlayStation 4
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B00BF6D618
  • Release Date: 29 Nov 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 233 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Product Description

An Unlikely Hero

Mankind must turn to Knack, an unlikely hero, to protect them from a dangerous new threat. The unassuming Knack stands at a mere three feet tall, but thanks to the power of mysterious ancient relics, he can transform into a powerful brute or even a gigantic wrecking machine. Knack is mankind's only hope for turning the tide against the invading goblin army, but trying to harness the true power of the relics could threaten to put the whole world at risk.

From Mark Cerny, one of the greatest minds in video games today, Knack is a fun-filled platforming adventure of colossal proportions that invites players to wield fantastic powers and discover a unique and vibrant world, available exclusively for PlayStation 4.

  • Stunning graphics – Detailed characters and environments, 90 minutes of stunning cutscenes, and featuring a unique character that only the PS4 can bring to life.
  • Old-school meets next-gen – Collect relics to power up and smash your way through hordes of goblins, robots, tanks and more!
  • Fun for everyone – Action-packed gameplay features simple controls but challenging and varied enemy AI.

Product Description

Mankind must turn to an unlikely hero named Knack to protect them from a dangerous new threat. The unassuming Knack stands at a mere three feet tall, but thanks to the power of mysterious ancient relics, he can transform into a powerful brute or even a gigantic wrecking machine. Wield fantastic powers and discover the unique and vibrant world of Knack in this fun-filled and action-packed adventure of colossal proportions.

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56 of 66 people found the following review helpful
By Michael
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When I went to pre-order my PS4 the one launch time that stood out as something a bit different was Knack. It wasn't the same old shoot 'em up or racing game, it looked something more unique and that is why I picked it as the game to go with my new PS4.

Then the reviews started coming in and really slating the game and I did think about cancelling the pre-order and chording another game but I am so glad I ignored all the negative reviews. Knack is such a fun game to pick up and play. There is no big learning curve like in other games and it is a real throwback to the classic platformers. In fact It's probably one of the best launch titles I've played of any console.

The controls are very easy to learn and the gameplay reminds me a bit of the Ratchey and Clank games, collecting power ups and beating up enemies.

I honestly cannot believe the poor reviews the press have given this game. I think it appeals to a wide audience and adds something a little different to gaming catalogues that are overflowing with FPSs and racing games. I hope Sony make it into a series like Jak and Daxter or Ratchet and Clank.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite got the knack of it 9 July 2014
Some games just seem to set themselves up to fail. Take Knack, a game created for the Playstation 4 by one of the heroes of the original Playstation, Mark Cerney; creator of Marble Madness and producer of Crash Bandicoot. How could that possibly go wrong?

Knack feels a lot like Crash, it’s a platformer with no pretence of being anything else and it’s all about jumping, hitting enemies, avoiding things and collecting power ups. The gameplay is pretty much as old school as you can get. So why was it a flagship launch title for PS4?

The main focus here is on the titular character himself and his ability to grow big or small using ‘relics’ found throughout the game. In the initial previews this looked like a cool idea, controlling the size of your playable character and using some neat particle effects to show off the power of the console. In practice, Knack grows bigger and smaller only when scripted to do so and usually without any help from the player.

So that leaves us with the platforming element, which is pretty much old school platforming by numbers; path from A to B with a few creatures to kill, then a locked area that needs to be cleared before being opened. It’s not bad by any means and there’s nothing wrong with it, but it’s certainly not anything new or exciting.

Throughout each level there are yellow crystals to collect that give you a sort of solar power. This allows you to fire pieces of your relic-based body at enemies or turn into a whirlwind. These powers are essential for clearing some of the more pesky enemies, but use it too early and you’ll run out of power to use it again when you most needed.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What can you say 1 Dec 2013
By scott
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This game is amazing the graphics are stunning and the story o f the game it's self is funny and keeps you wanting to play more of it all the time
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Game 15 Sep 2014
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Great game. It received a lot of negativity so I almost didn't purchase it but very pleased I did; then again, I am a fan of 'fun' platform games such as Crash Bandicoot. The game combines story telling and action sequences very fluidly. Although the storyline is fairly predictable, and also 'thin' at ties, there are some nice twists and you shift along pretty quickly from one level to the next. Overall I was very happy and the game provided hours of game play.
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20 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must BUY!!!! 1 Dec 2013
By abzdine
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Where to start??

This game is by far the most underrated game of all time because it has everything. Graphics are crazy, gameplay is great and responsive, the sound of the things you collect can be heard directly in the controller.
The game is challenging enough which makes it for all ages.
On top of all this, it's playable in co-op.
You don't have a second controller but you have a vita? One player can control the game with Vita and the other one with the DualShock 4.
Everything is made for the player to enjoy and have a great experience.
BUY this game, you won't regret it at anytime.
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars have you the knack? 1 Dec 2013
By jpod
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Excellent game. Its fun, not too difficult and has a decent story which you follow. Concept of the main character is clever.

Scenery is also wonderful.
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21 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's fun, why is that a problem? 4 Dec 2013
By Smeaton
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Quite simply Knack is a fun launch game. The graphics are solid but the idea and concept could have been done on the PS3 and that's why it's been slated by the critics - the graphics are better than PS3 but reviewers want bleeding edge Pixar animation, which for a launch title this is not at that level, albeit I think the PS4 could get to that after the developers have a few years playing with the hardware.

It's a typical 'Playstation' game, a bit like a Crash Bandicoot/Spyro type game. It's fun, the mine with the relics is the best chapter so far (I think chapter 5). The number of enemies on screen is quite impressive at times.

Single player covers 11 worlds and is around 12-13 hours to go through each time, to get all the extra's double that. It's also 48GB in size so no wonder it was never a download only game. Co-op play is also decent.

The ability to grow and shrink in a platformer has been done for 25 years, this however puts a new spin on the way it is done and is fun.
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