Sony has a long history of successful mascot-driven platformer games, from Spyro the Dragon to Crash Bandicoot to Ratchet and Clank and Jak and Daxter. In 2013, with the launch of the PS4, the company tried to add a new name to that list: Knack. Unfortunately, Knack was a bust. Not only was the character itself unappealing, but the game was lambasted for its repetitiveness and uninteresting story.
When Sony announced that Knack was getting a sequel at the fourth annual PlayStation Experience event last December, PS4 owners let out a collective groan. But against all odds, Knack 2 manages to hurdle over the low bar set by its predecessor and establishes itself as a solid (if unspectacular) entry into the competitive genre of 3D platformers.
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Source: ‘Knack 2’ review: Growing up