Eidos: That Dynamic Kane & Lynch Duo Will Return
It's one of those "close but not quite" franchises that has loads of potential, but has fallen just shy of notable quality each time.
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days had the grit and righted a few of the wrongs committed in the original title, but the unrealized potential remained obvious. The good news is that Eidos will get another crack at it: according to what studio president Ian Livingstone told Eurogamer, the twisted duo aren't going anywhere.
"We haven't made any announcements about Kane & Lynch going forward, but we all know that Kane and Lynch are two amazing characters who have a lot of brand equity. People like those guys, so they're not going to disappear."
Livingstone went on to add that K&L2 "had a Marmite effect on people," in that most either loved it or hated it. Some people enjoyed the authenticity of the shuddering camera shot in documentary style, and some thought the dynamic between the two main characters really worked. We at PSXE must've been in the minority, as we neither loved or hated it; we sort of remained on the fence about the whole production.
The series still has potential and provided they take the next step with the third installment, we might finally be able to wholeheartedly recommend it to most consumers.
12/7/2010 8:43:22 PM John Shepard