Summary: The Good: High production values makes you feel like you're in a movie, superb voice acting, Tequila's moves are awesome, blood galore! The Bad: Shorter than short, unbalanced difficulty makes things extremely frustrating at times, boring and uninspired story, gets derivative about half way through Stranglehold has so much going for it but it falls flat on it's face due to the fact that it provides so little.
Summary: Stranglehold is fun, yet flawed. It's a flashy action game in which you leap through the air, guns akimbo and blazing, killing 5 enemies with a well-placed bullet in a propane tank. The slow-motion shooting is great fun, but the little gimmicks: running on railings, swinging from chandeliers, rolling on trolleys, diving through windows, get old after repetition; never un-fun, mind you, just old.
A good idea strangled by control and pacing issues
Morgan Cahall "so many books so little time", Amazon
1 June 2008
Summary: Game Story: A cop with a past (Tequila) finds that a escalating gang war has connections to a family that he thought he lost forever. To save his wife and daughter he must cross the line from cop to viglante in a one man war that will take him from the back streets of china to a history musem in chicago to the walled mansion and manicured garden's of china's top gang lord.
Summary: i found this game in a bargain bin for 25 bucks an decided to pick it up i was actually really impressed the first hour or so playing it and really enjoyed it but after awhile there was just so much stuff goin on onscreen that i started to get a headache lol and i found the never having to reload kinda cheesy along with the endless amount of enemies flooding out of random doors a lil repetative but all in all i really enjoyed the action movie style stunts and...
Summary: Stranglehold was fun to play but I found it too simple after playing for a few hours. I just wanted to get it over with. After completing Halo 3, Bioshock and Mass Effect I was looking for something to tide me over until the next "best" FPS came along. Stranglehold filled that spot. I passed it along to my grandson. I think he will get a kick out of the slow motion and trick moves.
Summary: The demo on Xbox Live was awesome, the demo included the entire first level, and was very fun. The actual game really held to the demo in quality for the first couple levels, but slowly petered out. They stopped adding convenient lethal environmental factors that you could destroy. Basically if you loved the demo, you will enjoy the game, if you just though the demo was fun but not spectacular don't bother.
Summary: Stranglehold is basically Max Payne meets, well, John Woo. This game is action packed from start to finish, although it is on the short side. The graphics are nice, and they get much better on the later levels. Controls are what you expect for a Max Payne rip-off, plus a few John Woo signature specials moves. The multi-player isn't too deep, but still fun. If you are a fan of Chow Yun-Fat/John Woo movies and/or Max Payne then you will probably dig this.