Kane and Lynch return in this epic sequel to live out their dangerous lifestyles again: only this time, in Shanghai, China. Distributor Square Enix released this game on August 17th in North America, August 20th in Europe and August 19th in Australia. Many of those who played the first title, Kane and Lynch: Dead Men may not exactly see a difference in terms of better mechanics and storyline, so you should rent this game to test it out and see if it pertains to your gaming taste.
We meet our infamous heroes in Shangai reuniting, to learn more about a dangerous and high pay crime operation involving smuggled guns from Africa. One problem is that while Lynch is attempting to start life anew, his girlfriend Xiu, is actually involved in the crime organization owned by a British man named Glazer. You’ll have to play this game though in order to unlock its full plot and more.
This game begins with many disappointments as in its predecessor with awkward visuals and an incredibly bland color scheme. There also isn’t much music that would usually be complimenting the occasional gunshot or scream, so if you’re a fan of that, this game surely doesn’t have it. When you’re running for cover or running after an enemy this part tends to be frustrating because your enemy may be difficult to kill and is thus able to get rid of you quicker.
Though we name the faults in this game, it also has its notable aspects as a third person shooter. It definitely has a unique visual adaptation. Compared to its predecessor this game is a bit more streamline because shooting an enemy is easier to accomplish now, though it does need a bit more of a tweak to be called a note-worthy title. This game actually does enable online co-op this time around and the multiplayer is interesting; you and your teammates definitely have to work together to win because of the challenging yet engaging enemies.
People have many different tastes in regards to their third person shooters. This one though, is true to its dark and raw clique with its ample blood and gore, and intense gameplay that is serious, disturbing, and fun. BBFC has given this game an 18, the OFLC rated it a 15+, and the ESRB gave it an M. It costs $39.99, so go find it now at Amazon online, Fry’s Electronics, Gamestop, or at any other videogame retail store.
Enjoy and happy gaming from Charlie!