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A decent game. But really not 5 stars
on 8 January 2014
Like probably a fair amount of you reading this review, I discounted this game after reading game magazine reviews which generally gave it around 60%. I then read all the glowing reviews on amazon and decided to give it a go. Well I'm afraid in my opinion the magazine reviews were fairly accurate.
It doesn't really have anything wrong with it, there is definitely fun to be had, probably by the younger generation mostly (although it is pretty difficult at times even on normal!). But ultimately it's very formulaic - run here, jump, press button to kill baddie, collect item, repeat, but this time in an ice/fire level. Ok you might say that's a platformer surely?! but that's my point, If you've played a few platformers before, little will surprise or excite you about this. There isn't any beautiful level design or much originality like that we've seen from the recent Rayman games for example. The only original part is how Knack grows and shrinks in size, but that in itself isn't enough to keep you interested for long.
So in summary, technical fine (graphics, controls etc), some fun to be had but just not massively engaging or original so hard to really recommend.