FIRST 10 MINUTES | X360, PS3, PC Saturday, August 28, 2010 | 10:40 AM

The First 10 Minutes of Kane & Lynch 2

The First 10 Minutes of Kane & Lynch 2

Because of Gamescom, we kind of missed the release of Kane & Lynch: Dog Days. Better late than never, here is finally the first ten minutes of the game. IO Interactive's new title did not receive a warm welcome in the press, but to me its main issue is that you do not need more than four to five hours to complete the single player campaign. Add to that the absence of a final cutscene in the end (it feels like being back in the eighties when your only reward was a congratulation message) and you will easily understand why it did not get a high score in the reviews. In spite of an interesting visual approach and a good atmosphere, the game is indeed disappointment in the end. Not quite as bad as some said, but clearly not worth a full price purchase unfortunately.

The First 10 Minutes

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Commented on 2010-08-28 11:34:49
I haven't finished the game yet, but I do love it so far. I'm playing on PC btw. I don't know what people expected from this game. I knew it was going to be a gritty mature TPS with a lot of profanity, without a grand story. That it is short is unfortunate, but to me it's the only negative point knowing that I will finish the game too soon. Other that that, it's what I expected. Raw, mature and a lot of shooting.
Commented on 2010-08-28 13:12:25
You can't get more personal back & forth between characters, than in Kane & Lynch. One of the strongest points in the first game.
Commented on 2010-08-28 17:42:48
It having an anticlimatic ending seems perfect for this material. Haven't played it, but like the first game, it'll probably leave you thinking for a while unlike most other games.
Commented on 2010-08-29 08:55:52
I enjoyed the demo much more than I expected but that level of shortness does eliminate this from the purchase list to the rental or used buy list. It's a shame because they really improved the overall gameplay feel leaps and bounds over the crappy original but there is no excuse for such a short campaign.
Commented on 2010-08-29 12:37:15
i loved it, and the ending was LULs, i was like wtf...Ok, but hey...i love the duo and am enjoing the multiplayer
Commented on 2010-08-30 07:45:55
I REALLY wanted to buy this game, but after i heard how short it was, i couldn't bring myself to do it. I'll probably pick this one up once the price drops in 6 months or so though.

I thought the demo was great. I'm sure the story isn't GOTY material, but i know it'll be fun to play through. I'm forever boycotting Eurogamer after they gave this game a 4/10. Being harsh is one thing, but a 4/10 for K&L 2 is just plain wrong. Especially after they gave the first Kane and Lynch a 7/10. Part 2 was a HUGE leap forward in pretty much every way, but somehow it managed to score lower than the first. Go figure...
Commented on 2010-08-30 16:16:31
@jb457:

Really? You're boycotting eurogamer because they gave K&L2 a 4/10?

That's just sad. Haven't you ever heard of an OPINION?

Anyway you haven't even played the game!!! And NO the demo doesn't count.

The demo was decent... but the full game is not fun, it's shallow, frustrating, buggy, and just down right unpleasant to play.

I also think the dev team intended the game to be like this. They don't want people to enjoy it. It's supposed to be short so that people play it in one sitting. Afterwards you'll feel sick and want to throw up...

It's the kind of game I am proud to say I played through, but never again will I play it.
Commented on 2010-08-30 17:20:51 In reply to b0vril
Posted by b0vril
@jb457:

Really? You're boycotting eurogamer because they gave K&L2 a 4/10?

That's just sad. Haven't you ever heard of an OPINION?

Anyway you haven't even played the game!!! And NO the demo doesn't count.

The demo was decent... but the full game is not fun, it's shallow, frustrating, buggy, and just down right unpleasant to play.

I also think the dev team intended the game to be like this. They don't want people to enjoy it. It's supposed to be short so that people play it in one sitting. Afterwards you'll feel sick and want to throw up...

It's the kind of game I am proud to say I played through, but never again will I play it.
I you say 'the game', do you mean the console version or the pc version?
I love the game and have the pc-version. The graphics are great, the shooting feels great, controls are very good. The story is gritty, raw, mature. Two things that bother me with this game is: it's too short and the multiplayer is bugged.

I really don't like it when media outlets give the pc-version the same score as the console version. At this point eg, Mafia 2 scores lower on PC than on PS3. How that is possible: reviewers don't play PC-versions anymore, exept the dedicated pc outlets which are magazines.
Commented on 2010-08-30 21:44:41
naw, I am talking Xbox
Commented on 2010-08-30 21:49:48
I don't know if it's my ISP (Telecom Italia) or what, but I tried to download the file at least 10 times, from each of the servers, and every time it stopped downloading at around ~500Mb... -.-' I'm giving up...
Commented on 2010-09-01 05:10:21 In reply to b0vril
Posted by b0vril
@jb457:

Really? You're boycotting eurogamer because they gave K&L2 a 4/10?

That's just sad. Haven't you ever heard of an OPINION?

Anyway you haven't even played the game!!! And NO the demo doesn't count.

The demo was decent... but the full game is not fun, it's shallow, frustrating, buggy, and just down right unpleasant to play.

I also think the dev team intended the game to be like this. They don't want people to enjoy it. It's supposed to be short so that people play it in one sitting. Afterwards you'll feel sick and want to throw up...

It's the kind of game I am proud to say I played through, but never again will I play it.
What's with people wanting to argue on this site ? Also, I find it funny that you emphasize "Opinion", yet you feel the need to respond to mine.

Yes, i am boycotting Eurogamer for this poor review. This isn't the first time i've disagreed with their reviews though. Many times, i'll read through their reviews and be left scratching my head at the final score they give. As in... Their final scores don't reflect their article in many cases. To me, a 4/10 means the game is borderline, or completely broken, and not enjoyable in ANY way. IMO, K&L2 is far from broken and un-enjoyable.

Scoring games this low can really hurt a games sales. Giving K&L 2 a 4 pretty much guarantees that 90% of the people who seen that review won't buy the game. I know i sound like a member of their Dev team or something lol, but that's not the case. I just think this review is completely unfair. If a game deserves a 4, and is broken beyond belief, then a 4 is fair, but again... K&L 2 is far from those things.

I've played this game since my first post and giving this game a 4 is CRIMINAL. I can just pick one of the many good things from the game and it would be enough to score the game higher than a 4 lol. It's got good gunplay, pacing, graphics, main charters, cover system, AI is decent, Multiplayer is decent, etc. That's not even mentioning that they gave the original a 7/10. Really ? The first K&L scored higher even though it was basically worse in every way.

With all of that being said. Would i recommend buying K&L 2 ? No, but does that mean the game sucks ? Nope. Well, not IMO anyway ... This would be a GREAT rental. It's the kind of game that you can rent one afternoon and beat with ease, while feeling satisfied afterwords. I recently bought Mafia 2 and REALLY liked it, but i couldn't recommend buying it because once the story is over there's nothing to do. That certainly doesn't mean the game sucks though.

The Metacritic for K&L 2 is 64, which isn't great, but it's surly more fair than a 4. In my personal opinion, anything less than a 7 for this game is to low. That's just my opinion though...
Commented on 2010-09-01 08:42:22 In reply to jb457
Posted by jb457
What's with people wanting to argue on this site ?
yeah, we're so special in that way
Commented on 2010-09-09 15:24:18
Ahhh good times that we believe the game will be decent.

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