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Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days
4 December 2010
Conclusion: Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days provides what the original could not - fantastically gory action over a stunning backdrop of mob warfare and careless violence. There are still a few issues carried over that mar the overall package, but both Mr Kane and Mr Lynch now most definitely have our full attention.
Excerpt: Having only briefly played the original, I was unsure what to expect with Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days. What I got was a pretty solid shooter that should capture its own legion of fans. It doesn't really break or even bend the genre too much, but is a fun ride nonetheless. The story, such that it is, takes place a few years after the first one, where Kane and Lynch escaped the death penalty in a fit of bloody rage. Lynch isn't really the bloodthirsty psycho anymore.
Excerpt: The original Kane & Lynch had a very entertaining story involving two criminals joining forces, although it had its fair share of problems to stop it from reaching true greatness. Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days , on the other hand, may tell a story that isn’t as entertaining as the original, but the game itself is a vast improvement. You know, some games are just made as the foundations for a better sequel to come along some time down the line.
Summary: Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days is a raw and brutal crime shooter designed to take players on an even more intense story experience, following two of gaming's most disturbed criminals, through the gritty Shanghai underworld.
Conclusion: Dog Days is an interesting sequel as it removed a lot of elements from the first game and streamlined it to something simpler. This doesn’t often happen in games they usually build upon the first and improve all the things they didn’t get right the first time around. They also changed up the camera system and went for a more realistic look and feel. The grittiness and emotionality of the game is felt deep inside when you’re playing this game.
Conclusion: A recommendation for Dog Days isn't hard, though it is filled with qualifications. If the story and characters haven't caught your interest yet, or if you're just not interested in crime thrillers, then there's probably not going to be enough in Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days to keep you playing. Outside of the story it tells, how it tells it, and the interesting conceit of its multiplayer modes, Dog Days is just a passable third person shooter.
Excerpt: but in retrospect, the first effort was relatively solid, with the exception of significant consistency and control issues. Some people really enjoyed it but in truth, there were better games available at the time. Now, nearly two years and nine months after the first title launched, the competition in this generation is stiffer than ever.
Summary: When the first Kane & Lynch was released nearly three years ago, it was shard to know what to make of it. On one hand there was a unique plot with the adventures Kane and his loose cannon pal Lynch, and a fresh take on online multiplayer with its Fragile Alliance mode. On the other hand, the campaign was riddled with bugs and had a very unsatisfying conclusion and the online servers were very unstable.