Shank Hit By Slow Cutscenes on Older Xbox 360s, Fix for Achievement Issue Coming

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Klei Entertainment's recently released Shank is having a bit of a cutscene issue on older-model Xbox 360 consoles, reports the game's official site.

"The first is that it appears that older Xbox 360's have slower disc access rates, so the opening cinematic chugs, and loading between levels takes longer - when we tested this on development kits, this never came up so that took us completely by surprise, and we're looking into it. Note that the actual game experience is not affected in any way."

Other players that have unlocked the full version of the game after playing the trial version may not get credit for the game's first two achievements, as planned. A fix has already been made and precious achievements will be retroactively awarded when it goes live.

Shank is available now on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade for $15 (1200 MS Points).

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    August 26, 2010 12:45 PM

    Buy Scott Pilgrim instead.

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      August 26, 2010 12:55 PM

      By all accounts, I'm hearing that Shank is spectacular.

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        August 26, 2010 12:56 PM

        Really? I was hearing it was good, but had some big flaws.

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          August 26, 2010 3:17 PM

          Yeah, I heard somewhere that cutscenes did play right. :-)

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            August 26, 2010 3:18 PM

            s/did/didn't/

            serves me right for a wise guy

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        August 26, 2010 12:57 PM

        Gamespot disagrees, but most of the times they don't share my opinion.

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        August 26, 2010 1:09 PM

        It's fairly bland, with frustrating boss fights. It's not terrible, but it takes like 2 hours to finish and I barley wanted to finish it at that. I had to take a couple breaks, usually after the unfun boss fights.

        Castle Crasher is a much better game, and even that feels repetitive at times (although is much, much longer).

        Double Dragon and especially the TMNT games are the ones that do did this type of game best.

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        August 26, 2010 1:45 PM

        Too short/repetitive

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          August 26, 2010 1:50 PM

          I admit to constantly being confused by this complaint about any game. Did you find the side scrolling beat em up to be too much beat em up, not enough skill development?