Excerpt: KNACK is the first Playstation 4 exclusive game Family Friendly Gaming is reviewing. Want to know something? It is the worst representation of the next generation on so many levels. KNACK is a huge disappointment. This home console game is boring, uninspired, and violent.
Summary: How many children have imagined what it would feel like to play the hero in an animated movie? A creature that can grow in size and strength through a strange and mysterious relic system and save the budding human race from all manner of evil, including of course other humans?
Excerpt: If you haven’t heard the name Mark Cerny, you’ve definitely seen and played the games he has worked on and consulted for with franchises including Crash Bandicoot, God of War and Uncharted all enjoying his contributions and insights.
Excerpt: Knack is an action platformer that should feel right at home next to games like Ratchet & Clank or Jack and Daxter , but while it seems to have all the right parts, something feels lacking. Visually speaking, Knack looks good.
Summary: A solid game that definitely has an audience. Might lack replay value, could be too short or there are some hard-to-ignore faults, but the experience is fun. How we score: The Destructoid Reviews Guide
Excerpt: Although my tastes don't always sync up with others', it's easy to understand the appeal of genres that don't grab me. Racers let players go fast in expensive cars, shooters turn virtual killing into high-energy action, and so on. In most games, the intentions of the designers are generally obvious.
Pros: Growing to giant size in the final level.
Cons: Getting tired of the gameplay with two thirds left to go.
Summary: While it may not have been the must-have platformer that the PS4 needed, Knack is still a good enough experience that makes good use of the hardware. The difficulty will be off-putting to younger gamers and trophy hunters will need to put a lot of time into it to get the platinum, but other than...
Summary: At some point, I realized that Knack is a game about cussing. I mean, it's not literally about cussing. You won't hear a single coarse word throughout the entirety of the adventure, whose story has been conspicuously crafted in the Pixar mold. Maybe not Pixar; that's probably a little generous.
Summary: Knack is not only a miserably boring action game, but it features one of the worst heroes ever made. Knack is easy to kill, stupid looking and part of an adventure that will never end. This PlayStation 4 game is too difficult for kids and too generic for adults.