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Knack (PS4)

by Sony
PlayStation 4
 Ages 12 and Over
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 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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Game Information

  • Platform:   PlayStation 4
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B00BF6D618
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 13.6 x 1.4 cm ; 100 g
  • Release Date: 29 Nov 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 617 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A LOT of game for the money. 3 July 2014
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Excellent Game. This is the sort of game you will come back to and play hour after hour and enjoy everything about it. The game play is wonderful and is very fluid, the puzzles are interesting, the story line engrossing. It's one of those very very good games that years from now, those who played it will recount it with quiet fondness. It's a lot like Zelda or Mario Super Cart. The game play is simplicity itself but utterly engrossing and engaging. I can put my hand on my heart and say that if I was stuck on a dessert island and could have 3 other games like COD or watchdogs OR I could take just Knack I'd take this. It's simply great and would keep me engaged for weeks. Thoroughly recommended to anyone with a PS4 and for any age really as it's totally inoffensive.
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57 of 67 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rare type of game 27 Sep 2014
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this game is not for every 1 and for me as a gamer who plays mostly violent video games and this game caught my attention its different and its addictive... like i said not every 1s type of game but very rare do we see a new IP of sort that is Good.. reviwers hated this game but i love it
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5 of 6 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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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5.0 out of 5 stars It's fun, simple 16 Nov 2014
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This game is very under-appreciated. It's fun, simple, echoes games of yesteryear, and has character.
Providing you pick it up cheap, it's a good game, and a worthy play.

It's biggest shortcomings are that it's too easy by default (most people that think of the best platformers think of Mario, and you'd be surprised by how few gamers can even get past the first 2 levels.)

Plus there's very little 'platforming' in this game at all. I think there's about 4 events that involve jumping across bridges, and 1 event that is jumping between hovering platforms... and that's out of a long game with 46 levels.

I'd still recommend this game, it's enjoyable, interesting (though the plot is pretty thin) and can easily be bought cheap.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Bought for my brother found it abit boring. Game play not the best
Bought for my brother found it abit boring. Game play not the best, but kills time so not bad for price
Published 6 days ago by Peter law
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
its a good game
Published 10 days ago by malcolm dowie
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
play this a lot took me a while to where I am now buy just can.t kill this bader
Published 11 days ago by plumb75
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great game
Published 22 days ago by Chiliadam
5.0 out of 5 stars Utterly fantastic 10/10
What a fantastic game for all who loved the Crash Bandicoot type of platform games. Brilliant smooth graphics, seamless gameplay and hours of fun. Read more
Published 27 days ago by Biro
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very good service and value for money
Published 1 month ago by Patrick duffy
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic game, played on a lazy sunday non stop ...
Fantastic game,played on a lazy sunday non stop for 7 hours solid and still only on chapter 8 of 13,recommend highly,5 stars,underrated gem,hope they make a sequel.
Published 1 month ago by mark murphy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 1 month ago by John. R.
1.0 out of 5 stars It was terribly, 2 player 1 life
2 player on this game disipointed me badly. It was terribly, 2 player 1 life. Sadly..
I was expekting more since it was to ps4
Published 1 month ago by kim ole løland
5.0 out of 5 stars Ended up completing it with my girlfriend today (had a lazy sunday)...
Bought this game a couple of weeks ago and i'v been playing it every now and then when iv had the time free. Read more
Published 1 month ago by alex
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