Believe It Or Not, I'd Actually Like To See A Knack Sequel
Yeah, I know. It wasn't exactly the best PlayStation 4 launch title.
And admittedly, I wasn't one of its bigger fans, as I called it the "epitome of bare-bones" at the end of my review.
All that being said, my thoughts have returned to Knack several times recently. I don't really know why; perhaps it's just because my eyes wandered across the box in my collection. And I remembered actually having plenty of fun going through the game co-op with my girlfriend. She loved it and honestly, this is one adventure that's a lot better with a partner.
That couldn't obscure all its obvious flaws, of course, but I keep thinking a properly done sequel would be really cool. It's true that the developers didn't do anywhere near enough with that great concept, but this doesn't negate the fact that it is a great concept. Given the right motivation and ambition, I think a better-designed, more robust adventure could be excellent. Besides, we need more story-driven linear quests with likable characters that appeal to all ages.
Knack 2 could take some seriously big steps while keeping that really fantastic core and the result would be quite appealing. What do you think?
9/16/2015 9:38:58 PM Ben Dutka