Stranglehold.

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  1. jaxxster
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    What a refreshing little fun gem this is. Anyone else got any thoughts on it?
     
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    PS3 demo supposedly hits tomorrow, gonna check it out and check back. [​IMG]
     
  3. Azimuth

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    Its a fun game but way too short. The multiplayer was excellent, very chaotic.
     
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    Im already on that boat level. Only played it for an hour.
     
  5. Icarus

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    Played the demo. I don't like it that much, it's like, they're forcing you to do fancy moves all the time. It reminded me of Max Payne a lot. No new stuff here..
     
  6. T-hug

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    I think it's a great game, bit short but it warrants a few playthroughs on each difficulty for sure and Hard Boiled mode is insane (cheap bosses).
    Haven't tried the MP due to net being down (why no offline MP?) also bit dissapointed they left the vehicle parts out.

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    I give it 8/10.
     
  7. cubin'

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    Xbox360 demo is good fun. I'll probably talk my friend into getting it so I can play it.
     
  8. Seyiji

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    Wow Max has been listening to The Vapors too much [​IMG]

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    BTW any news of when there will be a PC Demo?
     
  9. Costello

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    Only played it for about 20-30 minutes and I loved it.
    Very linear but so much fun!
     
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    Played the demo through several times so as to get the "powers" (I forget the game names for them), rather nicely hard mode was actually hard.

    Best "film tie in" this side of chronicles of riddick in my opinion.
     
  11. jimmy j

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    I'm enjoying it. I was expecting a max payne rip-off, but it really does kick arse as much as people say.
    A few little niggles with the controls, but nothing spoils the gameplay.

    Good stuff!
     
  12. FAST6191

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    I was expecting the max payne games to rip off Woo.
     
  13. jimmy j

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    They soooooo did! But Payne came out before Woo even looked at making a videogame, so Woo is a dirty rotten plagiarist [​IMG]


    PS. Just reached the casino level [​IMG]
     
  14. Bloodgod

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    Played all the way up to just after the 18 years flash back. Game is fun but the game get very repetitive and boring comp AI. I give this a rental... or a steal. I'm going to go watch Hard Boiled a bit later. Chow Yun Fat and John Woo is one of the best combinations in Hong Kong cinema.

    Ignorance is bliss.
     
  15. jimmy j

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    Who? Me? [​IMG]

    I am not ignorant to John Woo's impact on modern cinema. Nor am I ignorant to the fact that Max Payne was an obvious attempt at bringing the Woo experience to videogames. I was just pointing out that, while Stranglehold is 100% genuine Woo (Woo being the pioneer in movieworld), it was pretty much impossible for it not to be compared to Max Payne (the pioneer in videogameworld). Some less informed gamers might even see Stranglehold as a rip-off and I find that pretty amusing [​IMG]
     
  16. Icarus

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    hehehehehe... yes I find this annoying too [​IMG]
     
  18. T-hug

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    If you press LB you can kick the tables over then press it again to take cover behind the table. Find cover pretty useless though in most parts lol. Playing it now at work gonna finish it I hope.

    Anyone tried stuntman ignition? I hated the previous games but this one is quite good!