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Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days £17.99 @ HMV [PS3 Games]

Felix Kemp
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Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days £17.99 @ HMV [PS3 Games]

Dog Days isn't a canine re-imagining of the Kane & Lynch series. It's a gritty, grimy shooter for the Youtube generation, and at HMV you can now pick it up for just £17.99!

Matt reviewed Dog Days just last week, and while he lamented the blink-and-you'll-miss-it campaign and repetitive design, he applauded the innovative multiplayer and ambitious presentation, awarding K&L 2 a 7.

Having escaped their American shackles, the eponymous duo reunite in Shanghai, where Kane enlists his one-time partner for one last job. It's not long before trouble strikes, and when Lynch, the live-wire psychopath, guns down a corrupt politician's daughter, the pair find themselves embroiled in a war spanning ruthless gangs and vengeful bureaucrats. Their last job soon turns into a last-ditch flight for survival.

What sets Dog Days apart from most shooters is Io Interactive's bold visual style. Instead of a steady over-the-shoulder Steadicam, K&L 2 plays out as if their bullet-riddled exploits are being captured by an adventurous Youtuber. The camera shakes when you run, sways even when you're still as if being held in a trembling hand. Explosions distort the image and rupture the sound, too much light spills into exposure, bleeding across the screen, and scenes of extreme violence are blurred out like a news replay. It's certainly a bold attempt, and while the intentionally grimy lens is hiding substandard graphics, it lends Dog Days a particular style and personality to many other shooters lack.

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ODB  Aug. 26, 2010 at 12:02

I posted this before 9 this morning and my comments still 'awaiting moderation'


ODB  Aug. 26, 2010 at 12:06

this 'comment awaitng' moderation business is REALY starting to do my head in

to summarise:

- Posted this @ 8.49 this morning
- comments still 'awaiting moderation'
- links to within Dealspwn still 'awaiting moderation'
- your link goes to HMV and not the games
- £17.99 for the LIMITED EDITION! the standard edition which your post seems to be is actually £39.99
- its PS3 AND 360 not just PS3

Bruce  Aug. 26, 2010 at 14:10

expired now...

Julie  Aug. 27, 2010 at 10:17

HMV idiots cancelled my order! I ordered one PS3 and one Xbox 360 version for my son and nephew. They email crap like this...
"The suppliers have told us that this item is now discontinued, as the manufacturer is no longer producing it"

The game just came out!!!

ODB  Aug. 27, 2010 at 11:00

unlucky...mine got despatched not long after ordering

ODB  Aug. 28, 2010 at 11:14

WOOP WOOP.just arrived

Also had 800 MS Points included!



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