Its good, I must say. here are my conclusion of this series.
1st movie - was introducing the characters. it's prologue for a reason. this happens around 1998 u think, however wat i can see is that shiki and mikiya have sort of graduated from school
2nd movie - was telling the history of shiki and mikiya. When i was watching the first, i was wondering how those 2 meet up. 2nd movie is in the year of 1995, where there are still in school.
3rd movie - awesome fighting sequence. based on preview and the novel
4th movie i must admit is a bit boring. not much action but its more or less a continuation of the 2nd movie events. ( based on novel )
5th movie++ - this is where the real fun begins. by reading the novel summaries, i think the 5th will be very good. havent read the 6th chapter and the 7th chapter of the novel yet at this point.
the reason why its slow paced, is because each movie represents a chapter so far. therefore the 1st and 2nd chapter are considered short and lack of action. when u play those "novel" games, both clean and dirty types, don't u get bored of the starting parts, when the "good" stuffs comes much later in the game?
a link to share if u r interested. this consists of the novel summaries of the 7 chapters. try it out first before u start ranting about how bad KnK is.