The Winner – Knack
The brainchild of PlayStation 4 architect Mark Cerny, Knack may look like the obligatory family-friendly launch title, but its showcase at Gamescom has us convinced it’s something a little more. Featuring a Pixar-esque aesthetic, Knack has all the makings of becoming another classic Sony platformer, combining frantic combat with crazy gadgets and traditional platform-hopping.
Knack isn’t just for kids though. The game is surprisingly challenging as we’ve been demonstrated, with the difficulty setting able to be tweaked to your liking. Throw in ample secrets to explore, and Knack is standing out to be one of the best first-party offerings for PS4 at launch.