Kavinsky [Free] is one of those weird games where the concept, ideas, and its gimmick are way more attractive than the brick-and-mortar mechanics are.
In brief, Kavinsky is an arcade game that features both brawling and racing segments. In one level, you'll be beating up "night creatures" in the city of LA. In the next, you'll be running from Mad Max wannabes in a Testarossa. Neither the racing or fighting are all that great. The racing in particular is wicked floaty, while the brawling is really one-note. There's just nothing much to do outside of punching stuff.
The interesting stuff kinda lies underneath the lackluster play. Kavinsky, if you didn't know, is a made-up dude created by french house artist Vincent Belorgey. Kavinsky is a music-slinging zombie who writes songs about his undeath. This game, oddly, follows the adventures of Kavinsky. It also uses his new album's music.
There's some weird little touches here and there, too. You pick up packs of cigarettes for health bonuses. Some levels forces you to take a picture of something in your room to use as a background. Also, there's a really cool surprise in the fourth level that you'll see in our video.
Should you play Kavinsky? I don't know. Better question: do you like electronic music or really weird premises? If yes, then give this a shot.
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