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Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days


$60.00 Released August, 2010

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Cool cinematic-like gameplay style. Interesting online modes. Available on Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Windows (PC).

The Cons:Very short cinematic bursts with no establishing a mood, setting or additional plot - focus on intensity makes the experience overly grating, the exact opposite of intense. Very little variation in gameplay (just run and gunning) - gets boring after 15 minutes. Light on plot - adds very little to motivation.


Kane & Lynch 2 is a third person action shooter by Io and Eidos Interactive, presented in a surveillance-camera visual style where players take control of Lynch, a self medicated psychopath who is partnered up with a calculating ex-mercenary.

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  Players must navigate the two anti-heroes through the Shanghai underworld after a deal goes wrong and the duo are forced to flee for their lives.

This game is presented in a gritty style somewhat unique to the world of video games, and inspired by the user-generated era with documentary filmmaking, realism, and intensity in mind. The combat allows players to take cover and shoot at enemies with a variety of modern weapons whilst being supported by a human or computer controlled partner.  In addition to the story mode, players can play a variety of online co-op and competitive modes with various objectives.  This game has strong language and brutal violence.

This game is a sequel to the successful Kane & Lynch: Dead Men and is available for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.

 

Features

  • button-activated cover system
  • use enemies as human shields
  • highly detailed graphics and visual design
  • story and gameplay designed for both physical and psychological tension
  • 2 player co-op as well as single player campaign
  • play in competition or co-operatively online with up to 12 players
  • various game modes including Arcade, Undercover Cop, Cops & Robbers, Fragile Alliance
  • emphasis on intensity, realism, and relentless action
  • free demo made available on Xbox Live, Playstation Network, and Steam as of July 27 2010

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Pros
  • 3

    cool cinematic-like gameplay style

  • 3

    interesting online modes

  • 2

    available on Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Windows (PC)

  • 2

    cool variety of settings - set in Shanghai, very grungy and interesting

  • 2

    extremely violent, but somewhat tastefully done

  • 2

    shot body parts react the way one would expect them to

  • 1

    runs well on older systems

  • 1

    Motion camera and grain effects can be turned off in settings for the less interested.

  • 1

    "Fragile Alliance" arcade game mode structured like the original games online game play, only with bots.

  • 1

    Co-operative game-play mode.

  • 0

    decent gun mechanics which seem fairly realistic - improve overall with more accurate and damaging options

  • 0

    characters ooze badassness

Cons
  • 3

    very short cinematic bursts with no establishing a mood, setting or additional plot - focus on intensity makes the experience overly grating, the exact opposite of intense

  • 3

    very little variation in gameplay (just run and gunning) - gets boring after 15 minutes

  • 3

    light on plot - adds very little to motivation

  • 2

    somewhat dodgy duck and cover / shooting mechanics, not very accurate

  • 2

    weapons must be picked up off the ground - can't be upgraded / tweaked in any way or selected from an arsenal

  • 2

    Enemies have to be hit by millions of bullets before dying.

  • 1

    visual style becomes nauseating and begins to take away from the gameplay - especially if you sprint a lot

  • 1

    Short story mode, and very few arcade mode levels leave players desiring more.

  • 1

    Aiming system somewhat lacking; sometimes very hard to correctly take down an enemy due to confusion.

  • 1

    Buying weapons for online and arcade game modes is not engrossing. (Most games allow some kind of character or weapon customization)

  • 1

    Online and Arcade ranking system very lacking; feels rushed.

  • 1

    Game simply just ends; no plot-line twists or interesting events.

  • 0

    aesthetic is far from fancy or pretty - not a game for fans of high-end graphics

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