Conclusion: I have to give Stranglehold 2 stars, only a rental. I found that whilst the story was ok, the destructible environments impressive, the variety of areas you play in good, and ability to create huge “star” combos when taking out enemies fun...the game is hampered by issues throughout.
Summary: This game took me about 4 hours to beat. I loved the action in the game but it was repetative. I as kind of bored and kind of excited. I dont think you should buy it though it is really short for a lot of money you should get viva pinata instead.
Summary: This is the worst part of this game. Get to know the meaning of claustrophobic. This game will take you there. Most of the time throughout the game there are either people or things right next to you and you can not see them all so you end up trying to go the wrong direction right into them.
Summary: The graphics the game has are decent but extremely repetive. You can expect to see the same objects over and over. The games objectives are thrown together and bland. Go blow up ten meth labs. Rinse and repeat. The Tequila time gets very annoying.
Summary: The hype for this game, along with the screen shots, and the mere fact that John Woo teamed up with actor Chow Yun-Fat really had me thinking there was no way this game couldn't be great. So I picked it up at the rental store, and thank God I did only rent this game and waste $5 as opposed to $60.
Derivative, repetitive gameplay, last gen graphics
Doug G., Amazon
10 September 2007
Summary: I will be honest and state that this review is based upon the Stranglehold demo and not the full version, which I have not played. However, I can't imagine the full version deviating greatly from the demo version.