The thing with Kane and Lynch was that it built up get a hype like most things I think people got the hopes about the game thinking it was going to be the be all and end all and because of this when the game was finally released people saw the end product and thought "all that hype for nothing" I've seen this game quickly drop down in price, get average reviews and some bad ones and I think to myself if it wasn't hyped up from the start would people have seen it in a different light?
You player as Kane a guy that has done the dirty on his former colleges (the 7) and spending his days in prison until the 7 send lynch, a complete nut case, in to free him so they get use him to retrieve back what he stole from them if not his wife and daughter will pay the consequences.
So the odd couple is born. Throughout the game you control Kane however you can point lynch in the right direction, who to attack, to hold back and give him weapons. You can do this with over team mates when they come available but you stick with lynch throughout. From the start of the game you're treated to some fast and furious action levels such as escaping from jail, breaking back into one, shooting your way through the streets of Tokyo and getting thrown into the middle of a warzone. Just because the action is furious though don't expect to rush into things; this will just get you killed. You have to take your time a bit, make sure you keep your men in check and keep an eye out for snipers and other sly enemies. If you do die don't panic too much if you do die then if a team member is close by he will inject you with adrenaline to bring you back. This won't happen all the time and if you use it to much then after a while it won't have any effect but it certainly makes the game a little easier and less frustrating. Another good thing about your team mates is that if you run out of ammo your team will give you extra rounds. Again though they will only do this three or so times.
The story is quite good in the game as well it keeps you interested in finding out Kane and lynch's past, why the are they way they are and why they are targeted dead men. Every time you die/ get knocked out while your characters on the floor you hear voices that help fill in some of the blanks, like why kane's family hate him etc. These little touches make the game that little more interesting.
The only criticism I have with the game is the graphics there not fantastic by any means at the time of it's realise I expected more. Don't get me wrong there not dreadful, there ok and that's about it.
Another thing near the end of the game you finish a level in a city then the next thing you know you find yourself in the middle of a warzone. This is a minor criticism but I'd like to have seen a cut scene or summit to wean your way into it. Like I say minor and it may be just me being picky.
Anyway this is a great game and you can get it so cheap these days and it's certainly worth it, the game has tones of great action, an interesting story, two ending to see, and a bound of an unlikely friendship. Defiantly worth the 12 - 15 quid you can pay for it 2nd hand these days.