The demo of Kane & Lynch: Dog Days is available as of today exclusively on Xbox Live, provided you were sent a precious code to download it. There is some very interesting content as you can try a bit of the campaign mode, a mission of the Arcade mode and you can even get your hands on three of the multiplayer modes (Fragile Alliance, Undercover Cop and Cops & Robbers). Generous as we are, we would not want you to miss the opportunity to see the game in action so here are a few videos of this exclusive demo. We'll start with the introduction movie and the first part of the demo section of the single player mode played in the hardest difficulty setting. Enjoy! Update: Second part added.
Kane & Lynch: Dog Days' visuals may not have been impressive when looking at screenshots, but it definitely is when you see it moving. The game has this creepy realistic look to it that is even disturbing sometimes. Don't look for Crytek-like extra-HD textures everywhere as you won't find much of them but, despite that, I find the way Io Interactive nailed the surveillance camera look quite stunning. Not only is it unique but it also adds a lot to the immersion, making this sequel even more atmospheric, which was the previous episode's main strength.
Gameplay-wise, this demo should reassure those who found the cover system of Kane & Lynch: Dead Men horrible. It is now fully functional and the aiming also feels a bit smoother and more precise than before. Moving around is then much more pleasant, whether you're running down an alley or sliding from cover to cover. Not everything is perfect though, the AI seems rather weak for now, the animations of the NPCs still look a bit dated, and there are also a few framerate issues that are all the more noticeable as the game runs very smoothly the rest of the time. That being said, let's keep in mind that it is only a demo version and that the developers still have a lot of time to fix most of these issues before the game ships in late August.
GMG send me a 30%off for Civilization BE. I guess they know I need to save some money and want to punish me for it. Can't resist!! lol (22 minutes ago)
If using G-Sync didn't make me a believer, losing it certainly did. 120hz w/o any sync is damn jarring after g-sync. (51 minutes ago)
There's yet to be a public demonstration of Freesync that's on the same page as G-Sync though. It's all been on like a 40-60hz range. (54 minutes ago)
@GriftGFX: Yeah I can understand that. We will have to wait and see how well freesync work first though. (54 minutes ago)
@rayy: I don't believe them. If it's part of the displayport standard, they're probably going to wind up supporting it. They just want to push G-Sync now. (56 minutes ago)
So yeah if freesync works well with AMD and is supported trough all monitors coming we could see Nvidia get forced to support it to, and that could be a win or everyone. (59 minutes ago)
@GriftGFX: well Nvidia says that they wont be supporting freesync, but that can change if it is support trough all monitors coming and people demand it. Also depends on how well it works on AMD. (1 Hour ago)