think for yourself. play before you judge.
rob_dAmAgE wrote this review on .
ok. so this game got really trashed for various reasons, most having to do with some fat reviewer on gamespot, a bunch of his cronies from various other magazines, and tons of mindless "gamers" who never even took the time to play the game. you know all about the stupid controversy, and if you want to learn more, search out gamespot or google. enough. time for my review:
K&L is all about throwing the player into his or her own Michael Mann wet dream. K&L are extremely dark characters, who are very much at home with killing, cussing, betrayal, and death. Kane is a man obsessed with revenge, and Lynch is a skitzo that has lost his mind.
If you are reading this review, you probably know all about the characters and story, so i wont go into detail about it. Just realize one thing: K&L is a character driven game. The thing that sets K&L apart from most all other shooters is that story is the most important feature in the game.
In a word, the game-play is "fun." you usually have a team of baddies with you and with the push of a button can command them to stay close, investigate a certain spot, or attack a specified area. this makes the game very easy to pick up and play and reminiscent of the creaters previous "Freedom Fighters" game.
besides taking care of your team another important thing to remember to do in k&l is to take cover. you can blind fire, or precision aim once you are safely crouched behind a wall or other such life saving barricade. k&l is positively NOT a run n' gun game. far closer to gears of war than to (i dunno, been a while since i played a typical shooter) serious sam, or the punisher?
the game takes you to many different geographical locations, the best being a u.s. airport, a tokyo dance club and on a bank heist.
there is also multiplayer in the game called "fragile alliance." as i do not have the XBL gold membership at this time, i cannot review this part of the game. the object from what i've read is to go in with a team, steal a large sum of money, then decide if you want to murder your partners & keep the loot to yourself, or let everyone live and share it.
K&L is a linear game, yet not to the point where you feel like you cannot use the environment to your benefit. if you see a busted up car far off somewhere, chances are you can run up to it and use it for cover.
many people have complained about the controls in k&l, so let me tell you exactly how it is. ever play hitman? ever play hitman and get so frustrated that you blow your cover and go on a shooting rampage? if you can remember how those controls and targeting system is, you have a (less detailed) idea of how the controls in k&l are. READ the manual. edit the controls to your liking!
no game is perfect and here are the problems i found while playing k&l:
1. hit detection could have used another couple of months work. i'll be firing half a clip off into a far away targets face and nothing happens!
2. cover system could also have used another couple of months work as well. sometimes, i'll try and take cover and absolutely how i fiddle with the coverage, nothing happens.
ultimately, k&l is a very fun, story driven, gritty, adult action game. k&l should definitely NOT be ignored and shunned like it has been, hence the reason why i've written this review.