ARS: Kane and Lynch 2 review: ugly people doing terrible things

ARS: Do games need to be fun to be successful? Think about it: we give films the freedom to depress us even though we still enjoy the movie on many levels. When it comes to games, I'm not sure we extend ourselves the same courtesy. Kane and Lynch 2 features unlikable men doing things I don't agree with, in a place I don't want to be. As I fought wave after wave of thugs and law enforcement, my main thought was simply that it would be better if both Kane and Lynch took bullets to the head. I didn't want them to win, and I certainly didn't want to be them.

It also doesn't help that the game's presentation rubs your nose in the ugliness of its world. That could have been on purpose, as some sort of statement, but the end result was a feeling of claustrophobia and discomfort. The game feels like it doesn't want to be played, and tests you by asking how long you'll endure it.

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Army_of_Darkness3040d ago

Playing as an ugly half bald dude ain't my bag baby yeah!

ReservoirDog3163040d ago

I actually love the fact that the two leads aren't beautiful looking people. It's so different.

Quagmire3040d ago

When youre this beautiful, nothing else matters


raztad3040d ago

I dont play games because the beauty of the characters. WTF?

I'll be playing this game as soon as it drops in price on steam. I noticed the PC version is very playable on my laptop, and looks much better than the PS3 one.

Kakihara3040d ago

the Ugg is in the eye of the beholder. I'd much rather look like Kane in this game than any emo haired tween or macho wrestling douche from any other popular videogame.

dgroundwater3040d ago

Greyed out DLC items in the menu for your brand new game... Thats ugly.