I doubt anymore was expecting a game like this to be the first one Sony shows off after talking big about their new hardware, but that doesn’t stop it from at least looking pretty. You play as Knack, a mysterious creature made of ancient relics who can grow bigger by absorbing more relics.
During the game Knack also discovers that he has a skill (in other words, a knack!) that allows him to incorporate ice, metal and other substances into his body, giving him new abilities from level to level. The result is gameplay which is a little bit like Crash Bandicoot, and a little bit like Katamari Damacy, in that the Knack can get quite large indeed. There’s also a touch of God of War in there, in that there is an epic feel to the game in places.
As for the story, mankind is threatened by a resurgent goblin army and Knack steps forward to protect them – until it becomes clear that an even greater danger is posed by elements of the human community.