Knack 2 (Series) Review
Posted: 18 months ago, last updated 3 months ago.
Jumping, dodging, punching, and using enhanced energy-based powers, you take on enemies and save humankind from a species known as the Goblins. It's a fighting game, but with a Pixar feel.
You work through a series of long, linear levels, journeying from start to finish, while battling enemies, such as humans, robots, and vehicles, finding secret hidden objects that give Knack upgrades, climbing, destroying objects, and completing jumping and switch-based puzzles.
Content Rating: PEGI 12
Skill Rating: 10-13 year-olds
Release Date: 12/09/2017
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative, Platform, Puzzle and Shooting
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. The second game in the series, Knack 2, expands the co-operative side of the experience so that two players can each control their own main character. It also works to scale the difficulty of the experience to match how the player is doing. It's a great game to play in the family.
Skill RatingThis game is enjoyed by 10-13 year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity.
- Difficulty: There is a wide range of difficulty settings that adjust not only enemies but simplify routes through the levels. You can select a different difficulty at the start of each chapter. You can also turn on in-game hints for direction.
- Reading: The main narration in Knack II is fully voiced and subtitled, although they need to be switched on from the options menu. They are white text outlined in black but without a solid background. There is other reading to do of small text on transparent background on the gadgets screen.
- Controls: You can play with two players and pressing the R button warps you to the same location. Buttons and controls introduced with pop-up image of the controller.
- Image calibration: Can set brightness and toggle HDR (High Dynamic Range). Can't turn off screen shake.
- Audio calibration: Can set music, effects and voice volume independently.
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