History VideoGame / KaneAndLynch

17th Sep '17 4:53:46 PM nombretomado
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* DuelingGames: ''Kane & Lynch: Dead Men'' was announced and released around the same time as the original ''ArmyOfTwo'', and had a similar premise (Automatic Cover-Based ThirdPersonShooter set in a DarkerAndEdgier version of the real world with emphasis on [[CoOpMultiplayer Co-Op play]] between [[GreyAndGrayMorality snarky and morally repugnant protagonists]]). By odd coincidence both games had sequels set in Shanghai, although ''Dog Days'' was announced several months after ''Army Of Two: The 40th Day''.

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* DuelingGames: ''Kane & Lynch: Dead Men'' was announced and released around the same time as the original ''ArmyOfTwo'', ''VideoGame/ArmyOfTwo'', and had a similar premise (Automatic Cover-Based ThirdPersonShooter set in a DarkerAndEdgier version of the real world with emphasis on [[CoOpMultiplayer Co-Op play]] between [[GreyAndGrayMorality snarky and morally repugnant protagonists]]). By odd coincidence both games had sequels set in Shanghai, although ''Dog Days'' was announced several months after ''Army Of Two: The 40th Day''.
17th Sep '17 4:45:53 PM nombretomado
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* FollowTheLeader: '''March 2009''': ''ArmyOfTwo: The 40th Day'' is announced, and will feature Salem & Rios trying to get out of Shanghai after a job goes south. '''November 2009''': ''Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days'' is announced, and will feature Kane & Lynch trying to get out of Shanghai after a job goes south.

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* FollowTheLeader: '''March 2009''': ''ArmyOfTwo: ''VideoGame/ArmyOfTwo: The 40th Day'' is announced, and will feature Salem & Rios trying to get out of Shanghai after a job goes south. '''November 2009''': ''Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days'' is announced, and will feature Kane & Lynch trying to get out of Shanghai after a job goes south.
3rd Aug '17 4:52:43 PM WaterBlap
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* InterfaceScrew: From the first game: Whoever controls Lynch in co-op mode gets to see one of his psychotic episodes first-hand. Specifically, it's the part where, in single-player, Lynch opens fire on hostages for no apparent reason. Lynch claims they were attacking him, which you, or whoever is controlling Kane, clearly saw that they weren't. [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything The person playing Lynch will actually see the hostages being rendered as police officers firing guns at them.]]

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* InterfaceScrew: From the first game: Whoever controls Lynch in co-op mode gets to see one of his psychotic episodes first-hand. Specifically, it's the part where, in single-player, Lynch opens fire on hostages for no apparent reason. Lynch claims they were attacking him, which you, or whoever is controlling Kane, Kane clearly saw that they weren't. [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything [[DevelopersForesight The person playing Lynch will actually see the hostages being rendered as police officers firing guns at them.]]
10th Jul '17 12:11:47 AM AnotherGuy
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* BlackAndBlackMorality: Grey if you're being ''generous''.
28th Feb '17 12:04:07 PM TheAmazingBlachman
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''Kane and Lynch: Dead Men'' is a third-person cover-based shooter with squad-based gameplay inspired by [=I/O=] Interactives' previous such game, ''VideoGame/FreedomFighters''. The plot follows the titular characters through a story of escape, betrayal, and redemption. The game opens with Kane being transported to jail. His prison bus is then assaulted by a very well-organized group of men, and one of the prisoners being transported with him shoots his cuffs off and threatens to kill him if he doesn't follow. You see, Kane was one of The 7, a group of mercenaries - until he ditched them with the money, during a mission that went bad.

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''Kane and Lynch: Dead Men'' is a third-person cover-based shooter with squad-based gameplay inspired by [=I/O=] Interactives' Creator/IOInteractive's previous such game, ''VideoGame/FreedomFighters''. The plot follows the titular characters through a story of escape, betrayal, and redemption. The game opens with Kane being transported to jail. His prison bus is then assaulted by a very well-organized group of men, and one of the prisoners being transported with him shoots his cuffs off and threatens to kill him if he doesn't follow. You see, Kane was one of The 7, a group of mercenaries - until he ditched them with the money, during a mission that went bad.
17th Jan '17 8:08:52 PM infernape612
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** The 7 are established to be more evil than the protagonists by [[spoiler:betraying Lynch]] and being willing to kill Kane's wife and daughter. Of course Kane is in this predicament in the first place because he betrayed The7, Lynch killed his wife and later ends up [[spoiler:killing Retomoto's daughter]].

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** The 7 are established to be more evil than the protagonists by [[spoiler:betraying Lynch]] and being willing to kill Kane's wife and daughter. Of course Kane is in this predicament in the first place because he betrayed The7, the 7, Lynch killed his wife and later ends up [[spoiler:killing Retomoto's daughter]].
19th Oct '16 2:51:42 PM N8han11
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** [[spoiler:Actually, the sequel reveals that Kane's daughter is alive and estranged from him. Though it doesn't make things exactly happy for Kane, seeing she will never forgive him for what happened to her mother.]]



** [[spoiler:Actually, ''Dog Days'' reveals that Kane's daughter is alive and estranged from him. This is probably the one positive part of Kane's life...or would be if not for how broken his family life has become.]]
6th Oct '16 2:49:53 AM IvelliosWiefel
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* CrowningMomentOfFunny: This little gem.
-->'''Kane''': ''When we get out, we blend into the crowd.''
-->'''Lynch''': ''We're two white, blood-covered guys in China. There is no way...''
30th Sep '16 6:58:02 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ExecutiveMeddling: The reason for the game existing- IO wanted to go back to Hitman and make ''[[VideoGame/HitmanAbsolution Absolution]]'', scheduled for a 2009/2010 release date, but Eidos decided that Kane and Lynch would be a big franchise and ordered them to make it- some fans say that Dog Days is [[TheyJustDidntCare bad on purpose]] because of it.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: The reason for the game existing- IO wanted to go back to Hitman and make ''[[VideoGame/HitmanAbsolution Absolution]]'', scheduled for a 2009/2010 release date, but Eidos decided that Kane and Lynch would be a big franchise and ordered them to make it- some fans say that Dog Days is [[TheyJustDidntCare bad on purpose]] purpose because of it.
1st Sep '16 6:45:06 PM Joylock
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''Kane and Lynch: Dead Men'' follows the titular characters through a story of escape, betrayal, and redemption. The game opens with Kane being transported to jail. His prison bus is then assaulted by a very well-organized group of men, and one of the prisoners being transported with him shoots his cuffs off and threatens to kill him if he doesn't follow. You see, Kane was one of The 7, a group of mercenaries - until he ditched them with the money, during a mission that went bad.

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''Kane and Lynch: Dead Men'' is a third-person cover-based shooter with squad-based gameplay inspired by [=I/O=] Interactives' previous such game, ''VideoGame/FreedomFighters''. The plot follows the titular characters through a story of escape, betrayal, and redemption. The game opens with Kane being transported to jail. His prison bus is then assaulted by a very well-organized group of men, and one of the prisoners being transported with him shoots his cuffs off and threatens to kill him if he doesn't follow. You see, Kane was one of The 7, a group of mercenaries - until he ditched them with the money, during a mission that went bad.



Its sequel, ''Kane and Lynch: Dog Days'', was released in late August 2010. After a TimeSkip of 3 years, the plot focuses on the pair reuniting in Shanghai to oversee a black market arms deal. What initially seems to be an amiable if tepid rendezvous between the pair quickly escalates into a mounting crisis that threatens to either destroy them or the city itself. [[ItsAllAboutMe And we all know which one]] ''[[AntiVillain they]]'' [[ItsAllAboutMe will choose...]]

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Its sequel, ''Kane and Lynch: Dog Days'', was released in late August 2010.2010, and ditches the original game's squad-based mechanics in favor of a greater focus on 2-player co-op gameplay. After a TimeSkip of 3 years, the plot focuses on the pair reuniting in Shanghai to oversee a black market arms deal. What initially seems to be an amiable if tepid rendezvous between the pair quickly escalates into a mounting crisis that threatens to either destroy them or the city itself. [[ItsAllAboutMe And we all know which one]] ''[[AntiVillain they]]'' [[ItsAllAboutMe will choose...]]


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* CuttingOffTheBranches: The fact that [[spoiler: Jenny is still alive]] in ''Dog Days'' strongly suggests the "bad" ending of ''Dead Men'' is canon. While it is possible that she somehow managed to [[spoiler: survive being shot through the chest in the "good" ending, it is ''far'' more likely that Lynch eventually got over his complete loss of respect for Kane after his decision to abandon his allies and leave with Jenny in the "bad" ending.]]
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