For all those, who have watched any single Tarantino, Rodriguez or other revenge-, italo-western- or b-movie and liked it: This game is so awesome; you have to play it...!
Shank wants "bloody" revenge for the ♥♥♥♥♥♥ of his beloved girlfriend. You will guide him through a pulp, dirty, mexican-like nightmare.
Everything is based in a "italo western graphic art style" that just KICKS ♥♥♥...
The gameplay mingled Jump&Run-elements with a 2-D Side-View, a vast variety of guns and cool Combo- & finishing-moves: Bring destruction upon your enemies in the fast paced solo-mode or cooperative with a friend.
The only sad thing about Shank is the short time for the first playthrough! Apart from that: Masterpiece!!!
I will close this quick introduction with a quote from the game, which shows that the dialogues are equally good as the ones from Tarantino:
Priest: "I shall call you Lazarus" - Shank answers: "And I shall call you: ♥♥♥♥ed"