gamers (89%) found this review helpful
At first, I was skeptical. A fan of Kane & Lynch: Dead Men, I was worried that the sequel would not live up to the hype. However, after playing the game, it in fact does. Though, it is not as great as I hoped it would be.
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days is set in Shanghai, China, which, as we've seen several times before, can be a great setting for a video game, if done right. While I praise Dog Days for its depiction of and the grittiness of the city, I am most displeased with the new visual effects. The blurred, distorted appearance gives you a headache, and it is a real pain to control the character, especially when running.
Another negative is the combat. Yes, the weapons and fighting control are decent, but it is all very unrealistic. I shot a guy in the foot with a pistol from a very far distance and it killed him. One shot to the foot!
A positive is the story. While I do not want to spoil anything for anybody, I can say that there are some pretty cool twists and turns throughout the game. However, playing with a buddy makes it a LOT funner.
I did not get to taste multiplayer as much as I would have like to have, but I was satisfied with what I was able to see/play. It was interesting enough.
Overall, I'd recommend renting Dog Days for sure, and possibly even buying it.
posted by ironcity46 (VERO BEACH, FL) Aug 20, 2010
Member since Aug 2010
gamers (80%) found this review helpful
WELL, first off, the game is way toooo short, beat story mode on hard in 2 sittings, about 3 hours, other than that game is alright, graphics are different, but pretty good, story was short but good, gameplay was above average, online was above average, overall i wouldnt buy the game.
In Kane & Lynch 2, Lynch, living in Shanghai, calls on his old partner, Kane, to help him close an arms deal. However, a simple job goes terribly wrong and Kane and Lynch must to go down a road of death, violence, and torture with a body count that goes into the hundreds. In fact, half way through the game you’ll probably wonder where are all these guys coming from? Looking at style, game play, and the multi-player I find this game to be above average.
If you don’t like the style, there’s no reason to get this game. It’s done in a gritty shaking cam style that blurs out nudity and heavy violence, like head shots. At first, I found it to be annoying, but over time I found the value in the style, especially the blurred violence. Some things are better left to the imagination because our minds can scare us more than any image on a T.V., and that’s the case here. If you like brutal, raw violence then you should give this game a try.
The game play brings nothing new. It’s your traditional co-op, duck and cover, shoot them up game. I find there are two strategies to the game. One, go guns blazing and waste everything in your path which is more suitable for the easier difficulties or work with your partner and flank the enemies which is only necessary on harder difficulties. The play style gets repetitive quick, but luckily the game is short. You can probably beat it in one afternoon.
Other than the co-op play, there are three other multi-player game types, regular heist, undercover cop which one person plays an undercover cop on a heist, and cops and robbers where you switch between cops and robbers during three heists. The cool thing about these games is you can stab the other players in the back and take all the loot for yourself which gives it that every criminal for himself feel.
Overall, I give this game 6 out of 10 because without the style there’s no reason to get the game. My suggestion is to rent the game, beat it, and return it the next day.