I want to make an admission right up front about this series. I’m actually a fan of the original Kane and Lynch. I know I’m weird…
It had its flaws but I found the plot engaging and the characters interesting. Kane the former Merc having to keep the psychotic Lynch under control. It created a great tension between the characters and their uneasy relationship was a real high point. Also the variety of missions and locations really kept my interest. A bank job, prison break, absailing down a building/office battle, gun fight in a busy club and a night-time assault on a stronghold in the middle of a war zone all come together to make an exciting game. It’s the same problem i had with Army Of Two: 40th Day. the original spanned the Globe taking in a number of locations, but the sequel restricted itself to… Well, To Shanghai. Same as Dog Days
3 missions in and Dog Days isn’t giving me ANY of the above. The main characters are far less interesting and dare i say it Generic bad guys. the dull locations have all looked the same and the gameplay is a relentless shoot and move with little variation.
It’s more frustrating as i have been defending K&L for the best part of 3 years now, and had hoped the sequel would fix the minor issues of the original. I’m not even a fan of the “camcorder” filter and am sure the graphics were better in the original game. Even if im wearing rose-tinted glasses, Dog Days fails to compare with other 3rd person games of today. Uncharted 2 blows it away, but then again so does Gears Of War 2, and THATS 2 years old now at least.
I hold my hands up and admit, I havent even got halfway through the game, and it may very well improve as the game progresses, but im no longer willing to invest more time to it. I look forward to hearing the thoughts of you guys that have played through it. I hear it can be done in 4 hours.