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: Computer games have become big business in recent times making as much money as many feature length films. However, the increases in profits have combined with an increase in costs. Whilst once upon a time a game could be made by one man in his bedroom, now it takes many people many work hours. When 'Stranglehold' was first announced they proclaimed it to have cost over $30 million.