This was an ok game. I played with a friend of mine, and we kept getting the feeling that it was a single player game forced to be a co-op. We played army of two, and we felt that had a better co-op experience.
The controls are good, the graphics are good, but the game play was pretty stale, and boring. The Characters were likable though.
Overall if you didnt like Army of Two, you probably will like this, if you like this game, your probably wont like Army of Two, its just one of those games.
In all honesty, I went into K&L blind. I wanted a good co-op to play with my friend, and this fit the bill. While not horrible, the game was certainly lacking in important areas.
Kane was a member of a gang called "the seven" and is on his way to death row. His former crew intercept his transport, but certainly not for his own freedom. Kane's old mates accuse him of stealing their money, and have kidnapped his wife and daughter as ransom. Lynch is sent along to report anything suspicious. This makes for an interesting dynamic, as our duo are not exactly the best of friends. Adding to the hostility is Lynch's mental condition, which leaves him to fits of rage and blackouts. Fun times for all.
Many hated the story and the lack of any true heroes, but I found this part to be one of the few really intriguing aspects of the game. One level, while inside a bank, my friend starts happily gunning down innocent people. I figured it was just him being a bit of a psycho, but I look over and see that those innocent people on my screen look like enemies to him. Other characters are deformed, and some have a pig's head. This was outstandingly written, and played perfectly into the story. I loved that scene.
Of course eventually you have to think about the gameplay, and this is were it grinds to a halt. A third-person perspective, the controls are often sloppy and unresponsive. The guns never feel fun to use, and the graphics are lacking. The attempt at squad tactics never worked as well as I'm sure they hoped it would. Your teammates AI is pretty pathetic.
I did like the way they incorporated many different locations without being obvious about it. The story flowed into these areas, which were in general, well designed. I also thought the voice work was well above average.
Kane and Lynch isn't for everyone, certainly not for the kiddies. It does have some flaws, but get together with a friend and it's certainly playable, just not very special.