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Knack

Rating Summary

Based on 65 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

58

Top Critic Average

8%

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Based on 65 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Nov 15, 2013

Developer: SCE Japan Studio

Publisher: SCEA

Genres: Adventure, Platformer

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.

Knack Reviews

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IGN

5.9 / 10.0
IGN

Knack's shifting size is a great idea that never really grows into anything substantial.

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Towards the end, at least, there are a couple of levels where the checkpoint balancing isn't quite so bad, and this also coincides with some better level design. By this stage you may also have unlocked a couple of gadgets that allow you to do things like slow down time or increase your damage multiplier. The rest of the game may be shallow, bland and repetitive, but here you get a sense of the kind of game Knack could have been if it had only dared to be a bit more complex in every respect.

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A poor quality video game by any measure, but what this joyless throwback is doing being a key launch title for the PlayStation 4 Sony only knows.

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Knack doesn't really do anything exceptionally well, and squanders your willingness to like it by constantly working against you. Yeah, I'm talking about both the game and the character again.

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