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don't listen to the anti hype this game is as cool as robbing a bank in a grey suit armed with a m16!
on 24 November 2007
I really don't understand all bad reviews of this uber cool game.
Firstly I will admit I wasn't blown away by the game to begin with, the graphics did seem a bit ropey, it certainly didn't look as impressive as Assassins Creed, but as I got used to it though I realised that the developers have just gone for a more realistic look especially with the colours & textures. In fact the graphics in the nightclub level look fantastic, the whole atmosphere of that nightclub level is fantastic, and the frame rate is great considering the dance floor is packed full of amazingly detailed people dancing. In fact the attention to details is very good in Kane & Lynch, smoke, lighting effects everything seems so life like.
The whole game really tries to emulate the style of the excellent Micheal Mann, the nightclub level inparticular looks like it was cut and pasted from Collateral and the bank robbery levels from Heat. I almost expected to run out of the bank and run into Al Pacino! I admit this is probably the main reason I love this game, I love these sort of movies and it felt like I was in one.
There has been complaints about the targeting system, Yes I agree it does take some getting used to, its not quite got the pin point acuracy of GRAW but then again Kane is not a marine is he! I really don't find it a problem at all. Any one that is marginly skilled can enjoy taking a room of bad guys out with no problems. The game can be challenging though mainly because of the bad guys superb AI, they run for cover crouch behind anything can find, some times I saw a leg slightly sticking out I shot and clipped them, and the bad guy quicky moved himself to more covered position.
The story its self again looks like it come from the pen of Micheal Mann its fantastic, I will warn you its not for children of big wimps that don't like grown up games. It really gets you involved, the characters are really cool lynch is just funny in psychotic kind of way, Kane is great and it feels fantastic to control this gun totting merc. The bad guys (I say bad guys but this nearly the whole cast of K&L are bad guys) are very well scripted and very menancing.
Multiplayer! one of the best features of K&L, the multiplayer really gives you something different than the usual death matches, CTF, headquarters ect. You start working as team of mercs, and you must work together to rob a number of locations, banks, shops diners ect. Your objective is to steal as much dollar as possible, so you break in, grap & get out and the total amount of your teams bounty is shared amongst all of your team. Of course there are number of armed guards to try and stop you, and should you get killed by said guards you become one of them and must stop your former gang members. The best bit is once your gang has made it out of the bank with bags full of cash you can just decide to kill them all. letting you keep the whole bounty and head straight to the top of the rankings, but just bare in mind your gang memebers will be gunning for you on the next round and a nice orange flag saying traitor lights up above your head just to remind them.
To sum up this is a very stylish, tough, adult, fun, cool mother of a game that does have its faults and could have done with a couple of months more in developement, but it is different then most games out at the moment and if you like the movies HEAT, Colleteral ect then grab a copy today!