โพสต์: 13 ธันวาคม
I love the original Shank. It's a fun brawler with a good story with over-the-top ♥♥♥-kicking.
Shank 2 improves the gameplay in some areas and downgrades it in others, but the main problem with this game is the story.
-The dodge button was a welcome addition
-Adds more fun ways to dismember people, like throwing them in the air and shooting/slicing them
-Forward attacks involve more charging forward
-A bit too tutorial-heavy
-There are way too many enemies to defeat. It makes the game not fun and more of a grindfest.
-The story is absolute ♥♥♥♥. In the first game, the story was straightforward. Shank=good guy. Everyone else=bad guy. You kill bad guy. Also some backstory, but mostly that.
In Shank 2, you rescue your mentor/girlfriend and it's pretty dark and gritty. No. The story in Shank should just be him going around and killing things. I don't want to deal with moral choice in Shank. I just want to dismember people.
Also, Shank apparently has a daughter? This is wrong for a couple reasons. One, Shank is a terrible role model. He runs around getting drunk and killing people. Why should he care if he has a daughter? Two, Shank is such a badass that giving him a moral compass takes away a lot of that. It's like giving the Terminator a family.
Shank 2 is more of a gritty grindfest than the over-the-top popcorn action game that the original Shank was. If you prefer a more complex story, then buy this game. I personally think that the story should complement the gameplay, and the original story did that a lot better. In Shank 2, the story and the gameplay don't match, and it detracts from the experience.