Summary: This game is John Woo in every way, style and no substance. Great shooting mechanics but after the Woo factor wears off in the beginning of the game, it gets VERY VERY repetitive. Great game for Achievement/Trophy farming, you won't hang your self or kick your puppy after hours of playing it, but you won't play it again after you get your Acheivements/Trophys. Like a Psychotic girl/boyfriend get what you can out of this game and never play it again.
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. The main one is the games difficulty. I played in on normal throughout, but on many occasions it felt like hard. It spikes frequently.
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. Also once you jump up on a highlighted item, which is difficult because it won't always highlight very easy, it is difficult to get off.
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. Do to the fact that it activates every time you walk by a table or any other "interactive environment." The weapons are generic and repetitive. The game is bland and forgettable. A rent only.
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. From the moment you turn the game on, the graphics and story line pull you right in.
Derivative, repetitive gameplay, last gen graphics
Doug Gastright, 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. Graphics - cut scenes look awful with facial expressions and CG from several years ago. In game graphics slightly better, but still look like polished Xbox graphics, not 360/ps3 quality.