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    What went wrong with Knack as a platformer?

    Though I haven't played the game, I know that this PS4 launch title received a lot of mixed opinions. I thought it might be interesting if those that have played Sony's newest platformer might share what they thought about it, compared to older games like Crash Bandicoot? What went wrong with Knack as a platformer? Is the game flawed or has the industry lost interest in new games in the genre?
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    Looking at it (and that's all I can do).
    I always thought it kind of looked sparse and boring. Not enough going on.

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    I really enjoyed the game.

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    Nothing went wrong. People expected something new and groundbreaking but instead they got something different.
    7.5/10 game but people treat it like its 3/10

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    Quote Originally Posted by mynd View Post
    Looking at it (and that's all I can do).
    I always thought it kind of looked sparse and boring. Not enough going on.
    Yeah, the levels just look too static. That always turned me off.

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    Gameplay wise it was excellent but Knack himself wasn't that great of a character... IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitbydeath View Post
    Gameplay wise it was excellent but Knack himself wasn't that great of a character... IMO
    I will agree to this.

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    Coming from the creator of the ps4 hardware, you'd have expected this game to be the graphical showcase for the ps4, but the reality is it isn't. Seeing this game demoed at a sony store left me unimpressed from a graphical standpoint. I can't attest to the gameplay as i haven't played it but mostly what i've heard is that it just feels okay but not anything special. I don't think you can compare this game to crash bandicoot, that game was in a league of its own for its time.

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    I don't feel like it was a platformer. To me it was more of a kiddie God Of War and that's probably why I liked it so much. Only problem for me was that the story was super meh. I loved the Pixar looks so much!
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    Enjoyable game, too much copy / paste work, could have been shorter and even better for it.
    Pixar like story, wonderful to watch even for older kids.
    It could have just as easily been a successful direct to Blu-Ray movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitbydeath View Post
    Gameplay wise it was excellent but Knack himself wasn't that great of a character... IMO
    I can definitely see that. The character design wasn't interesting. The gameplay is actually not that bad and if you play it on a higher difficulty it is actually quite challenging and forces you to try different things. I played the demo and plan on picking it up later on as I've got quite a lot of games to finish.

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    What went wrong with Knack as a platformer?

    I'm having a lot of fun with it. People were just disappointed because - as a launch title of SCE - Knack should've become the new mascot of Sony. But instead the character itself is just meh.


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    Meh character. Meh game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaas View Post
    I'm having a lot of fun with it. People were just disappointed because - as a launch title of SCE - Knack should've become the new mascot of Sony. But instead the character itself is just meh.


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    Yeah, but I'm curious since there were reviewers who gave it such low scores. What other platformers/beat-em-ups would you compare it to?
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    It was too easy and the coop seemed so last minute and thrown on :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartyRules View Post
    It was too easy and the coop seemed so last minute and thrown on :/
    This was not an easy game. Cheap deaths and 1 hit kills made this quite difficult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lethal View Post
    This was not an easy game. Cheap deaths and 1 hit kills made this quite difficult.
    I breezed right through it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lethal View Post
    This was not an easy game. Cheap deaths and 1 hit kills made this quite difficult.
    Yeah that was frustrating. I think the game is hard when Knack it's little, but it's easy when he's huge.

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