Knack 2 Review

by admin September 10, 2017 at 4:53 pm

Knack 2 is the sequel to the 2013 PS4 launch title, Knack, which was a platforming game similar to the likes of Crash Bandicoot. Despite the influence of one of gaming’s most popular marsupials, it fell flat thanks to tedious, repetitive gameplay, shallow level design, and uneven difficulty. Is Knack 2 more of the same, or has Sony learned from its first outing?

As the name suggests, you play as the titular Knack – a robot that can change its size, growing bigger or shrinking down as needed to solve various puzzles or take down a host of enemies. Though it sounds quite similar to the first game, it takes on a smarter approach that results in something a lot more engaging.

For one, you can shift sizes at will, making it easier to squeeze through narrow gaps by becoming a diminutive two foot automaton, or jumping across massive chasms by turning into a 13-foot towering bot. This is intrinsically linked to the levels too. They’re peppered with a number of sections that require you to manipulate your dimensions in order to progress.