Rated E10+, Knack II is a one- or two-player game in which players can change the size of a robot (Knack) to suit their tasks. Knack’s job is to save the world from a villain who’s reviving ancient weapons. Players follow a storyline that Telegraph said is “like following (your) own Pixar movie”. This follow-up to the original Knack has several enhancements and is an action-packed game that’s accessible for kids and still has challenging options for adults. Available on PS4.
There’s an implicit message in this video game, as the hero Knack uses his size to defeat “bad guys”. He can accomplish certain tasks as a big robot and others as a small robot. This shows players that being big and powerful isn’t always necessary. The drawback to this game is fantasy violence that takes center stage. With more than 20 moves in his back pocket, it’s Knack’s ability to body slam, multi-bomb, and other fighting tactics that help him beat the villain.
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