Reviews are WRONG!!! Knack is Great, VERY Underated...(Link)

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#1 Posted by Slimmin360 (1485 posts) -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Smo0Zlnk8a0

Link shows yet another PS4 gamer enjoying over an hours worth of Knack.

I agree reviewers need to relax, Knack is a nice old fashion style platformer with next gen graphics.

A nice break from the serious, gray scale, gritty, bloody serious shooters.

I bought it myself, but between gift cards and my $10 off coupon i got it for only like $13 out of pocket but it is worth the full price, it's incredibly fun to play and a pleasure to watch.

This is definitely the one time bad mag and site reviews should be ignored, it's a Sony classic platformer, think about it, the creator of Crash Bandicoot doesn't make a bad platformer.

Check out the gameplay video and decide for yourself...i love it.

#2 Posted by SuddenlyTragic (831 posts) -

Naughty Dog made Crash Bandicoot...

#3 Posted by chikenfriedrice (10587 posts) -

Just because 2 people like it doesn't make it good.

#4 Posted by Bread_or_Decide (17920 posts) -

My brother really digs it. Shrug. Seems like a love or hate. Just the other day I played Heavenly Sword again and I can't imagine why that franchise wasn't given a sequel. Some games are under rated.

#5 Edited by R3FURBISHED (10655 posts) -

@Slimmin360 said:

i love it.

good for you. You liking the game doesn't mean its good, but its good you are enjoying it.

#6 Edited by Heil68 (45726 posts) -

I'll be playing it this weekend. My coworker said it was decent.

#7 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (7461 posts) -

@Bread_or_Decide said:

My brother really digs it. Shrug. Seems like a love or hate. Just the other day I played Heavenly Sword again and I can't imagine why that franchise wasn't given a sequel. Some games are under rated.

I liked Heavenly Sword and would play a sequel. Didn't it score pretty well, though?

#8 Edited by slaves (1307 posts) -

Played it for about 5 or 6 hours yesterday. I really like it. Its simple but also challenging at the same time. Very under rated.

#9 Posted by Slimmin360 (1485 posts) -

@SuddenlyTragic:

@SuddenlyTragic said:

Naughty Dog made Crash Bandicoot...

Mark Cerney was the creator of Crash Bandicoot and worked for Naughty Dog at the time.

#10 Posted by groowagon (2848 posts) -

this thread is funny.

4/10 =/= impossible to be even slightly enjoyed by any human being on planet earth or beyond

#11 Edited by Pikminmaniac (9104 posts) -

@Slimmin360 said:

Knack is a nice old fashion style platformer with next gen graphics.

Incorrect statement alert. Knack is in the same vain as games like God of War or the old Ninja Turtles for SNES. 'Tis no platformer.

And I get the feeling it's a poor beat em up in comparison to most, but nothing should stop anybody from enjoying it. That's really all that matters.

#12 Posted by bobbetybob (19295 posts) -
@Slimmin360 said:

@SuddenlyTragic:

@SuddenlyTragic said:

Naughty Dog made Crash Bandicoot...

Mark Cerney was the creator of Crash Bandicoot and worked for Naughty Dog at the time.

No he produced the games and was a designer on 2 and 3. I wish people would stop acting like games are made by one person.

#13 Posted by Slimmin360 (1485 posts) -

@groowagon said:

this thread is funny.

4/10 =/= impossible to be even slightly enjoyed by any human being on planet earth or beyond

Do us all a favor and play the game before making your useless comments, i did, thats how i know it's a good game.

#14 Posted by Bread_or_Decide (17920 posts) -

@groowagon said:

this thread is funny.

4/10 =/= impossible to be even slightly enjoyed by any human being on planet earth or beyond

The game has scored low all across the board that is true. And sometimes people can convince themselves of anything. (Like the people who claimed they could play LAIR with those awful motion controls.)

And sometimes when you buy a new console you'll enjoy what's on it even if the quality is subpar.

BUT...if someone is enjoying something who are you to say they aren't or can't?

#15 Posted by ni6htmare01 (1026 posts) -

@PurpleMan5000 said:

@Bread_or_Decide said:

My brother really digs it. Shrug. Seems like a love or hate. Just the other day I played Heavenly Sword again and I can't imagine why that franchise wasn't given a sequel. Some games are under rated.

I liked Heavenly Sword and would play a sequel. Didn't it score pretty well, though?

Same here! I think Sony should purchase the right and make a new game base on it!

#16 Edited by lamprey263 (24441 posts) -

For the record, this is the only post PS4-launch thread with something positive to say about the PS4... and it's about Knack.

#17 Posted by groowagon (2848 posts) -

@Slimmin360 said:

Do us all a favor and play the game before making your useless comments, i did, thats how i know it's a good game.

you misunderstood my post.

@Bread_or_Decide said:

@groowagon said:

this thread is funny.

4/10 =/= impossible to be even slightly enjoyed by any human being on planet earth or beyond

The game has scored low all across the board that is true. And sometimes people can convince themselves of anything. (Like the people who claimed they could play LAIR with those awful motion controls.)

And sometimes when you buy a new console you'll enjoy what's on it even if the quality is subpar.

BUT...if someone is enjoying something who are you to say they aren't or can't?

yeah. that usually happens with every console launch, but like you said if someone likes it, then what the hell.

#18 Posted by freedomfreak (41415 posts) -

Yes. This obviously means other reviews are wrong.

#19 Edited by dabear (3607 posts) -

@Slimmin360 said:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Smo0Zlnk8a0

Link shows yet another PS4 gamer enjoying over an hours worth of Knack.

I agree reviewers need to relax, Knack is a nice old fashion style platformer with next gen graphics.

A nice break from the serious, gray scale, gritty, bloody serious shooters.

I bought it myself, but between gift cards and my $10 off coupon i got it for only like $13 out of pocket but it is worth the full price, it's incredibly fun to play and a pleasure to watch.

This is definitely the one time bad mag and site reviews should be ignored, it's a Sony classic platformer, think about it, the creator of Crash Bandicoot doesn't make a bad platformer.

Check out the gameplay video and decide for yourself...i love it.

Knack sucks. Get over it.

#20 Posted by Slimmin360 (1485 posts) -

@dabear said:

@Slimmin360 said:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Smo0Zlnk8a0

Link shows yet another PS4 gamer enjoying over an hours worth of Knack.

I agree reviewers need to relax, Knack is a nice old fashion style platformer with next gen graphics.

A nice break from the serious, gray scale, gritty, bloody serious shooters.

I bought it myself, but between gift cards and my $10 off coupon i got it for only like $13 out of pocket but it is worth the full price, it's incredibly fun to play and a pleasure to watch.

This is definitely the one time bad mag and site reviews should be ignored, it's a Sony classic platformer, think about it, the creator of Crash Bandicoot doesn't make a bad platformer.

Check out the gameplay video and decide for yourself...i love it.

Knack sucks. Get over it.

Go into any Game store and play the PS4 kiosk, Knack demo is on there, play it first and then come and tell me you hated it, since your obviously making your biased comment by the reviews you've seen....and not by personal experience with the game.

#21 Posted by hoosier7 (3880 posts) -

I think i might pick it up once it drops in price, i watched Yoshida stream it a few days ago and it actually looked pretty fun plus the human characters remind me of Astro Boy. Only concern is it could be a bit repetitive. If it sells like ass there's a decent chance it might make PS+ too in the future.

#22 Posted by kingtito (5082 posts) -

@Slimmin360 said:

@groowagon said:

this thread is funny.

4/10 =/= impossible to be even slightly enjoyed by any human being on planet earth or beyond

Do us all a favor and play the game before making your useless comments, i did, thats how i know it's a good game.

Your opinion =/= fact. You liking the game doesn't mean it's good. It just means you liked the game.

I'm sure you can find some people that liked Lair and Haze but would anyone else think those games are good?

#23 Posted by HadOne2Many (1279 posts) -

meh, my gaming time is too valuable to play low rated games. 7s or 8s maybe if the genre interest me, but a 4? Nope, not going anywhere near that, even it is was free. And that's just the gamespot review. This game is getting really bad reviews from all the sites I trust most. 2 stars from Giant Bomb, a 4.5 from EGM, 4/10 from Eurogamer & 1.5 stars from Joystick.

#24 Edited by TheGuardian03 (21976 posts) -

For a game to get a 4 it must be broken or very poor, i think GS was harsh on it, i have seen about an hour of gameplay and it looked alot of fun, knack is an old school brawler with some platforming and puzzles.

the only things that annoyed me are the voice acting of knack, he should have been kept silent like crash and some other characters, and the soundtrack in some places, other than that it looks like a fun co-op game with family.

I'll have proper judgement and rate the game when I play it in a few monthes, we'll see.

#25 Edited by Karpetburnz (548 posts) -

fair enough, people think reviews are all that matters, but i have enjoyed many games that got bad reviews.

the lesson here is people can enjoy what they want, and nobody can tell you what you can and cant play.

#26 Posted by BPoole96 (22803 posts) -

I played the demo at a Gamestop yesterday and it was really bad. The combat was so bare bones and simplistic and the graphics were far from impressive. Despite the bad graphics, it still somehow manages to have a choppy frame rate

#27 Edited by Tighaman (1010 posts) -

my oldest likes it, it looks nice and fun but the controller just feels funny to me

#28 Posted by Rage010101 (5470 posts) -

lol no

#29 Edited by Riverwolf007 (23907 posts) -

you guy should quit freaking out over knack since ryse is most likely going to be lucky to get a 4.

once ryse gets its shytty score balance will be restored to sw.

#30 Posted by Phazevariance (10994 posts) -

I'm sure those that bought it will convince themselves that it's good. Reviews everywhere disagree.

#31 Edited by R4gn4r0k (16975 posts) -

@chikenfriedrice said:

Just because 2 people like it doesn't make it good.

It does make it good to those people... I'm glad not everyone follows review scores blindly and can decide for themselves what they like or not.

#32 Edited by PinkiePirate (2087 posts) -

I continue to hear about this. People all over GAF and Reddit say it's a great game. I've watched a few streams and Twitch and the co-op mode looks pretty fun.

#33 Edited by chikenfriedrice (10587 posts) -

@R4gn4r0k said:

@chikenfriedrice said:

Just because 2 people like it doesn't make it good.

It does make it good to those people... I'm glad not everyone follows review scores blindly and can decide for themselves what they like or not.

I played the demo and was unimpressed before the reviews....but to each their own

#34 Posted by Crypt_mx (4168 posts) -

Uhm wow. So a video of one guy enjoying Knack suddenly means that everyone else's opinion is no longer valid....what?

Knack is a bad game imo, I only played a little of it, but from what I saw it was overly simplistic and often clunky in combat and movement. It doesn't do any one specific thing well at all, nothing stood out to me.

#35 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

Thanks so much for posting that video. I just finished watching the whole thing and wow the game is a lot better than what the reviews say it is. And not a single slowdown in sight, which leads me to believe those people that said it dropped to 14fps were clueless gamers that didn't realize the game went into slow motion during a kill hit. Either way, this video just put knack back on my "to buy" list.

#36 Posted by lglz1337 (3883 posts) -

knack is a flop get over it

#37 Posted by R4gn4r0k (16975 posts) -

@chikenfriedrice said:

I played the demo and was unimpressed before the reviews....but to each their own

Exactly, to each their own :)

But unfortunately some people will skip on the game because of scores and will perhaps miss out on something they would really like, fortunately there are a lot more ways than scores to determine you will like something or not. Like demos or gameplay videos.

#38 Edited by KBFloYd (14008 posts) -

knack a platformer?

#39 Edited by good_sk8er7 (4322 posts) -

@kingtito said:

@Slimmin360 said:

@groowagon said:

this thread is funny.

4/10 =/= impossible to be even slightly enjoyed by any human being on planet earth or beyond

Do us all a favor and play the game before making your useless comments, i did, thats how i know it's a good game.

Your opinion =/= fact. You liking the game doesn't mean it's good. It just means you liked the game.

I'm sure you can find some people that liked Lair and Haze but would anyone else think those games are good?

I loved Haze. :)

#40 Posted by Dreams-Visions (26569 posts) -

Some people like it, some people don't. It's a very polarizing game. There was an interesting article on Polygon about that. The writer was talking about how much he was enjoying the game and trying to convince others it on its merits...before realizing some people just won't dig it.

It needs to have a demo so that people can decide if it's their thing or not.

#41 Posted by mgfarmer (392 posts) -

I got it for my Son to play and have really enjoyed it.

#42 Posted by Midnightshade29 (5363 posts) -

@chikenfriedrice: actually a lot of people like it that actually own the game. People streaming their content of the game like it a lot. Also when I was at midnight launch there were a number of people looking forward to it.

The messed up thing is the people bashing it on sys wars have never played it. I haven't either but I am not going to bash it.. That would be juvenile...

#43 Edited by Slimmin360 (1485 posts) -

@lglz1337 said:

knack is a flop get over it

LOL i love this....it's like being in on the best new secret of the PS4 and no one realizes it......but because some snobbish reviewers who haven't played a good action platformer since Super Mario Galaxy or Ratchet & Clank turned there nose up at it, everyone is going to dismiss it.

LOL whatever your loss, i just finished playing 3 straight hours of it, and it just gets better and better, don't take my word for it, by all means go and try the demo on the PS4 kiosks first, don't spend the money until you try it...if you're even the slightest lover of platformers or action games, you will enjoy playing the demo.

#44 Posted by edidili (3449 posts) -

@KBFloYd said:

knack a platformer?

Can't blame cows. After so many years they forgot what a platformer is. They think cartoony artstyle = platformer.

#45 Posted by Slimmin360 (1485 posts) -

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

Thanks so much for posting that video. I just finished watching the whole thing and wow the game is a lot better than what the reviews say it is. And not a single slowdown in sight, which leads me to believe those people that said it dropped to 14fps were clueless gamers that didn't realize the game went into slow motion during a kill hit. Either way, this video just put knack back on my "to buy" list.

Exactly what happened to me, i bought my PS4 with Killzone Shadowfall, and i also downloaded the free shooters from PSN ( Warframe, Blacklight Retribution, Resogun), and i was contemplating getting Battlefield 4 next, but didn't really want yet another shooter, so i came across that video on Youtube and it made me reconsider and pick up Knack, and i have not regretted it one bit.

#46 Posted by kingtito (5082 posts) -

@Slimmin360 said:

@lglz1337 said:

knack is a flop get over it

LOL i love this....it's like being in on the best new secret of the PS4 and no one realizes it......but because some snobbish reviewers who haven't played a good action platformer since Super Mario Galaxy or Ratchet & Clank turned there nose up at it, everyone is going to dismiss it.

LOL whatever your loss, i just finished playing 3 straight hours of it, and it just gets better and better, don't take my word for it, by all means go and try the demo on the PS4 kiosks first, don't spend the money until you try it...if you're even the slightest lover of platformers or action games, you will enjoy playing the demo.

That's good for you but you need to stop acting like your opinion == fact. A majority of reviewers didn't like the game, get over it already. Play the game because you like it but stop trying to tell people the reviewers are wrong because you disagree with them.

#47 Posted by shellcase86 (1934 posts) -

I have a feeling this game is a lot better than many let on. Would pick up whenever I get a PS4.

#48 Posted by Slimmin360 (1485 posts) -

@PinkiePirate said:

I continue to hear about this. People all over GAF and Reddit say it's a great game. I've watched a few streams and Twitch and the co-op mode looks pretty fun.

That is the word around the net, those who either don't go by reviews or just read them and get what they want anyway because they rather see for themselves, have picked up this game and start raving about it, and i'm just another one on that band wagon...it really is a great game.

#49 Posted by greenballer (619 posts) -

@R3FURBISHED said:

@Slimmin360 said:

i love it.

good for you. You liking the game doesn't mean its good, but its good you are enjoying it.

2nd

#50 Posted by Crazyguy105 (9513 posts) -

I can't take threads like this seriously at all.

You paid over $400 for a system along with the price of the game. I would enjoy even the worst game imaginable if I had to pay that much.

Play through it again in a few years when the PS4 has a steady library of games, then see if the reviews are "wrong".