This Kane & Lynch Pack includes:
Kane and Lynch: Dead Men
Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days
Kane and Lynch: Dead Men
Kane and Lynch: Dead Men is the new action shooter franchise by Io-Interactive, creators of the multi-million selling Hitman series. Kane & Lynch: Dead Men follows the violent and chaotic journey of two men - a flawed mercenary and a medicated psychopath - and their brutal attitude towards right and wrong. This volatile partnership combined with innovative technologies allow for an unparalleled gaming experience.
Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days
Play as two of gaming's most disturbing and realistic criminals; Lynch – a self medicated psychopath - and Kane - a disillusioned and desperate ex-mercenary, in a gritty and brutal crime shooter from IO Interactive. Kane and Lynch face the consequences of their actions when a simple job gone wrong finds them on a desperate and frantic struggle to escape. Experience their fight to survive through the back streets and rooftops of Shanghai’s gritty underworld. They can trust no one, not even each other as the cracks begin to appear in Lynch’s sanity and Kane’s stability.
I managed to get this pack on sale which is a decent value however I would not recommend buying this pack for full price. The gameplay is bland and uninteresting and the enemy AI is horrible. The graphics are nothing short of terrible with clunky camera movement which are guaranteed to make most people motion sick. The first game while being vastly better then the second is mediocre at best, but occasionally fun if you can overlook the vast amounts of problems you can get some very minor enjoyment out of these games.
This pack contains two legendary titles developed by Io Interactive, the same creators of the great Hitman series. This time, we don't have games known for their stealth mechanics, instead, these games are pure and violent shooters in third person perspective. And be warned, these can be very violent and shocking. The protagonists are not the usual nice and valiant heroes, but just almost psychopaths anti-heroes, if that's possible. The stories are also violent, but very interesting. Either you love the games or not, there's nothing in between. The first game is much older, and you can tell. The graphics are average at best, but the game is really fun to play. The second if more polished and also gruesome. You play it if it's filmed by someone following the action with a very shaky camera, with mosaic censorship in extreme violent situations, like somebody been shot in the head or when there's nudity in the game. It's supposed to be this way, like a filmed documentary in real-time. Overall, this is a very good pack to get if you still don't have these titles. You save money in two good games. One tip for you, in Kane & Lynch 2, if you're suffering from motion sickness or just don't like the shaking of the camera, you can disable that effect in the options for the controls and enable "Steady Camera".
Are the Kane and Lynch games stellar? No. Did they revolutionize the medium? Kinda, yeah. What you have are characters completely unaffected by the moral outrage fad that's taken over the industry. These are relatable but unlikeable people dealing with situations they put themselves in, gambling with fate and losing. Not a single thing about either of the two makes the case for an enviable life but by the end, you're glad you played a game that explores a real grimy version of camaraderie amongst killers, the kind of non-friendship I wish more characters in action dramas had. A "bros" game that isn't Army of Two - there isn't any high-fiving here. The first game is most famous for the corruption in the videogame journalism (ha) business that led to Gerstmann-gate, which then led to Giant Bomb in its prime. And the second game is most famous for being the sequel to the game everyone hated because that's what r/vidya wanted you to do. But to truly understand K&L, you've gotta play it and since it's always on sale, you don't have an excuse. Most of the flaws have been or can be explained through devil's advocate nitpicking, such as calling the unforgiving shooting (which was improved in the second) and the weak cover system (which was improved in the second) more realistic and the shakycam in the second game can be turned off. Altogether, the games are 7/10 titles but treated like 5/10s, which of course is how you get people reviewing it in the 2/10s. It's not Heat or Collateral but I'll take any game that comes close, personally.
I played the first one and thought that it was decent, but there were some things that bothered me. Luckily, the second instalment was much better. The game got a pretty nice graphical and physical overhaul, and the weapons and overall gameplay did not feel clunky the way the first one did. I also enjoyed playing Fierce Alliance, given that I love heists (bank heist level from the first game was awesome). Overall, the only major drawback was its length. I felt that the story mode was a bit short, and I was hoping that we would see what happened after they left Shanghai, but, I guess I'll have to wait a while to see what morally corrupt mischief they get into next. Overall, I thought it was a good game.
Kane and Lynch is a troubled game with good ideas. Borrowing much of its plot and missions from films like HEAT, it plays out in a gritty, and almost realistic way. It is only when it comes to poor design choices, bad PC optimizations, and Frustratingly difficult sections that this game could be a bad experience. On the other hand, if you can look by these flaws, you will find a game that wants to be good, but just can't get there. I personally enjoyed the way the Heist missions played out. Also, the way in which they portray every character as a disgusting human being adds a dark new look at the anti-hero. Overall, I would recommend this game, but be prepared to look past some issues.
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