Like many videogames Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days is in love with the movies. There are nods to action classics such as Collateral, but Denmark-based developers IO Interactive are as intrigued by the people behind the camera as the stars in front of it. Inspired by the erratic camera work and often shocking nature of internet clips this shooter sequel plays out like a YouTube video nasty. They’re calling it a ‘docu-shooter’, and it’s easy to see why...
The airs thick with smoke, bullets and bad words. Kane (scar) and Lynch (baldy mullet) are going about their business like a machine, one unloading covering fire while the other cuts around potted plants and office furniture, shooting security staff in the back. Over the gunfire, screams and shattering glass, they shout encouragement to each other. Its classic buddy-movie stuff… with one important difference. “What the f*** are you doing? You f***** psycho!” shouts Kane, as
Sept 20, 2007
Besides having two lead characters and a crapload of bullets, any comparisons of Kane & Lynch: Dead Men to EA's Army of Two - also coming out this autumn - will end right here. There are no wisecracks, just f-bombs. There's no aggro meter or invisibility, just your bad-ass attitude. And Kane and Lynch aren't buddies, they hate each other. So, what brings a condemned-to-death killer and a medicated psychotic together? Besides the love of money and fear of death, it's the mayhem
Oct 8, 2007
The more we learn about Kane & Lynch: Dead Men, the more impressed we become. At first blush, the game doesn't seem all that different from a run-of-the-mill, crime-themed third-person shooter, but everything - from the action and cinematic presentation to the story and characters - has been handled with utmost care. With that in mind, it's hardly surprising that Kane & Lynch features some of the most inventive multiplayer modes this side of Halo 3.
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Unlike all the other buddy-buddy games with funny names (Ratchet and Clank, Jak and Daxter, etc), the brooding seriousness of Kane and Lynch: Dead Men buries gamers in a murder-soaked world that most of us hope to never visit. Then again... taking control of two out-of-their-minds assassins and tearing the world a new one sounds like one hell of a videogame.
The game plays much like the Hitman series - guide your characters through a series of constantly updating missions while trying to avoid
Suda51's title is as violent as you'd expect, only this time it's wrapped on in 1960s cool...
Knee-jerk reviews after ten minutes' play-time. As is only right and proper.
Kinect Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure is not a movie tie-in but you will get to jump into some of your favorite Pixar movies which include Cars, Toy Story, The Incredibles, Ratatouille and Up. Team up and play cooperatively with Buzz, Violet, Remy and more...
Our last preview of Kinect Star Wars was less than kind. The simple act of moving a Jedi through a totally linear, droid-filled tube was so laborious and unresponsive that Chris dubbed it "the worst thing that's ever existed." I can happily say the newly announced podracing section of the game is nowhere near as troublesome, and dare I say it was actually fun?
Kinect Star Wars caught us off-guard with some fun minigames during a recent demo. But there was a particular one that waved its hand and won us over...