Knack Trophy Guide. Difficulty: *** A minimum of two playthroughs are required, though most likely three or four. Completing on Hard Difficulty mode is no cakewalk.
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Knack is a platforming action-adventure, and an exclusive launch title for the PlayStation 4, which was bundled as a free game in Japan. Players control a creature named Knack, who can alter size by incorporating relics into his body, as well as use different abilities depending on the substances incorporated. The game also connects with Knack's Quest, a free smartphone puzzle game which can unlock special relics within the main game.
The Goblins, lead by their leader Gundahar, have returned and declared war on the humans. In a desperate attempt to protect themselves, Dr. Vargas has created a strange creature named Knack as a weapon to fight back the Goblins.
Knack received very mixed reviews, with an average score of 61%, generally praised for its innovation and overall fun, but criticized by others for its story, while receiving mixed reviews on its gameplay.
Despite seemingly aimed at younger players, the platinum for Knack is no cakewalk. At least two full playthroughs are required, though most likely three or even four, with mopping-up using a chapter select. Your playthrough on Very Hard difficulty can be very challenging.
Expect around 40-50 hours of gameplay, depending on your skills and how many playthroughs you decide to do.
There are two different routes you can take on your way to the platinum: slow and easy, or quick and frustrating. The choice is yours.
If you select slow and easy, then you'll want to start your playthrough on Normal mode. For the most part, you can simply play and enjoy the game from start to finish, collecting gadgets and crystals along the way. You can follow one of the collectible guides in our Links page if you wish, but there aren't enough secret chests in one playthrough to collect everything, so you can always leave this for your next playthrough. When you're finished, select to continue the game from Chapter 1, and here you'll want to focus on collecting everything. Once that's finished, use the Chapter Select to mop-up anything you're still missing.
If, however, you've got some serious skills and wish to get that platinum as quick as possible, then perform the above advice on Hard mode. The reason this is faster, is that completing on Hard mode will unlock Very Hard. If you've decided to unlock most of the trophies on Normal, then you'll need to do another playthrough on Hard.
Once all that's out of the way, you can go ahead and play on Very Hard mode once it's unlocked. This is no cakewalk, and expect to die a number of time.s Hopefully, however, if you've left the Knack Master trophy for last, then you'll have a platinum waiting for you at the end of this challenging game.
Ferry Groenendijk has a great Walkthrough here:
And a Walkthrough on IGN:
And a text-based Walkthrough by AbsoluteSteve and bkStunt:
Here's a great Trophy Guide, by Knack:
And a detailed Trophy Guide here, by Vettes:
And a useful Trophy Guide here, by ShadowGandalf:
mjc0961 created a useful Collectibles Guide here:
And a video Collectibles Guide by PowerPyx:
And a video Collectibles Guide on IGN:
Finally, here's a basic Trophy List: