developer: Sony Interactive Entertainment
publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: common screen, players: 1-2
game language: English
game release date for PS4:
Knack is one of the first titles for PS4, which was announced during the console’s first presentation in February, 2013. Developed by an internal, Japanese Sony studio, this arcade title mixes platformer, stealth, and logic elements. All PS4 system’s features are implemented, which means that you can e.g. share video clips directly from the game or follow the progress made by friends.
During gameplay, you control a small, yet brave creature named Knack. He is a special weapon crafted by human scientists specialised in ancient relicts of a long-gone civilisation. The hero is created for one purpose – to stand against the Goblins led by evil Gundahar.
The action is observed from the third-person perspective. The camera often changes its position, and the player cannot control it. Knack moves on linear, 3D levels filled with diverse enemies. He eliminates them with his fists and by launching special attacks unlocked with items he finds. Knack can absorb environment objects and thus become larger and stronger. His body can consist of 70 to 5000 elements.
The game offers +60 locations in which you find useful components. If you collect whole sets, you can craft special gadgets or gain access to bonus forms of the hero available during the game’s second run. Some levels require open conflict, while others can be finished quietly.
The cartoon visuals of Knack published on PS4 resemble Pixar productions. The game is intended for all age groups, so both children and adults should have good fun.
Game score 5.6 / 10 calculated out of 918 players' votes.
Expectations before the premiere: 8.5 / 10 calculated out of 26 players' votes.