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Kane & Lynch: Dead Men Xbox 360 Review
30 May 2010
Excerpt: Adam Marcus and James Lynch (who’ll you come to know as the titular Kane and Lynch) are an unsavoury duo, one is apparently a traitor and the other apparently murdered his wife. That’s not all though, they also could do with getting their mouths washed out with soap such is the profane words that are spoken from them. I can never remember Jak & Daxter doing or saying such things, perhaps Kane and Lynch should look towards them for some inspiration.
Excerpt: Every once in a while a game comes along that starts the conversation anew about whether video games can be considered a form of art. Kane & Lynch: Dead Men is not one of those games. A violent tale of murder and betrayal, Kane & Lynch tries very hard to be like a hardboiled action movie, except it isn’t, and more to the point it isn’t a very good game either.
Excerpt: Kane & Lynch doesn’t waste any time, throwing you head first into its dark world from the very first scene that has the twosome busted free from their prison transport by a group of masked gunmen. After a running firefight through the streets and a narrow escape from the authorities, the story starts to come together. Kane is a former mercenary on death row awaiting execution, freed now by a group called The7 with whom he previously worked.
Excerpt: Wouldn’t it be nice to have a video game that would let you act out on your darkest impulse? It’s the sort of impulse that would return both a reward and severe consequence if pursued in reality. Shooting heroin. Spearheading bank heists. Aside from the issue of law enforcement, there’s a deeper level of danger involved with Kane & Lynch ‘s line of work.
Conclusion: A solid, adrenaline fueled, fast action game with a great story and some solid acting. Disappointingly short campaign but a multiplayer that makes up for it. Its uniqueness is something that will appeal to a large amount of gamers.
Excerpt: Kane & Lynch: Dead Men may go down as one of the worst game titles in the history of gaming. Although it would not be easy to get the name confused with the likes of Cain and Abel, Starsky and Hutch or Rocky and Bullwinkle, I would not be surprised if a few people did. Funny names aside, what matters most is how a game plays. I am happy to report that Io's crime thrilling third person shooter is an entertaining, yet equally disturbing, experience.