"Real Ain't Pretty”: The Ugly Aesthetic of Kane & Lynch
Kane & Lynch 2 isn't a great game. The gameplay itself is redundant and boring. It does have a couple of great moments in part due to a commitment to a type of realist aesthetic that is more common to 80s comic books than video games. Frankly, most games strive for an idealized and romanticized reality.
Kane & Lynch is looking to present an attitude that is a little more cynical and a world that is a whole lot uglier: