Summary: It is hard to get particularly excited by " Shank 2 " as despite the obvious improvements over it’s predecessor it still feels like something is missing. This is not to say that the game is poor, far from it as it has been presented well and does contain some good aspects of gameplay yet still seems a little repetitive.
Shank 2 does bulging biceps and buckets of blood in 2D
20 March 2012
Excerpt: The difference between the greatest grindhouse and the just plain tasteless is hard to define. But like the Supreme Court’s famous observation on obscenity, I know it when I see it. Great grindhouse is oddly affectionate, more than a little funny without trying too hard, as eager to please as a puppy, cheerfully grim, and completely unapologetic. It is fearless and ridiculous, more enthusiastic than crass.
Summary: It took a couple years, but Klei has finally perfected Shank's combat. This action-packed sequel is strong on violence and short of depth, not unlike the movies its making fun of. Still, even with the improved combat and art direction, I miss the Tarantino flavors of the first game. Shank 2 is a fun romp! This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on.
Summary: Shank 2 is a good-looking cathartic beat-'em-up with a complex combat system and devilish charm. Unfortunately its weapons are uneven and the action can get overly cluttered, but even if it's not quite the ultimate sequel one would hope for it's still a pleasant, albeit flawed entry in the genre.
Pros: Deep combat system, Smooth animations, Well designed boss fights, Can beat people to death with fish
Cons: Imbalanced weapons, Action can be hard to decipher, No co-op campaign
Excerpt: I had a love/hate relationship with the original Shank. I adored the slick visuals and visceral combat, but the difficulty really tested my old man gaming skills. Sure, it was entirely plausible to beat...
Pros: + Great visual style, + Combat is smooth, + Challenging not frustrating, + Survival mode is fun
Cons: Campaign is short, Removal of traditional coop